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File #: 2018-0598   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/5/2018 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to: A. AWARD a three-year firm fixed price Contract No. PS54336000 to Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, to serve as the academic partner for the Metro Leadership Academy (MLA) Program, in the amount of $858,552, effective December 2018 through December 2021; and B. APPROVE Contract Modification Authority specific to Contract No. PS54336000 in the amount of $85,855.
Sponsors: Executive Management Committee
Indexes: Contracts, General Overhead, Non-contract, Promotion, Workplaces
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary.docx, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: METRO LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Action
ACTION: AWARD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. AWARD a three-year firm fixed price Contract No. PS54336000 to Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, to serve as the academic partner for the Metro Leadership Academy (MLA) Program, in the amount of $858,552, effective December 2018 through December 2021; and

B. APPROVE Contract Modification Authority specific to Contract No. PS54336000 in the amount of $85,855.

Issue
ISSUE

The MLA is an employee development program is an internal leadership program to address two major challenges. First, 30% of Metro employees are eligible to retire and 60% of Metro employees are eligible to retire within the next 10 years. Secondly, Metro has committed to an ambitious work plan as we build the fastest growing public transportation system in the country. If we do not prepare our Agency and develop leaders, we may face a great gap that cannot be filled with a simple hiring process.

Since its inception, an academic partner has been retained for the implementation of the MLA. The current contract expires December 31, 2018 so a new contract award is recommended to ensure continuity.

Background
BACKGROUND

The MLA was initiated in 2015 by Metro's Chief Executive Officer, Phil Washington. Participants are drawn from both contract and non-contract employees agency-wide. The first 40-person cohort was launched in January 2016. The Academy is a 12 month program that features both academic leadership courses along with Metro's Senior Leadership Team providing real-world learning as it applies to Metro.

Since the inception of the MLA program there have been 120 employees who participated from all Managing Departments within the agency. Below are demographics of the MLA participants from 2016-2018.

* Gender: F...

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