Century To Hire Procurement Consultant At Up To $34,800 Per Year

February 28, 2024

The Century Town Council has voted to hire a consultant for procurement services.

The council voted 3-1, with Shelisa Abraham dissenting, on a recommendation from Mayor Luis Gomez, Jr. and interim Town Manager Howard Brown to hire Bobbi Williams of Davie, Florida, for procurement services.

The motion specifically allows Gomez to negotiate and execute a contract with Williams not to exceed $34,800 to be paid with American Rescue Plan funds. The contract will not return to the council for additional approval of terms.

“I reached out to my network, and I was able to get two proposals.” Brown said

Williams holds a masters of public administration from Nova Southeastern University and is currently the fianance manager for the Department of Public Works in Hallandale Beach, Florida, Florida, and is the assistant director/financial services manager for the Financial Services Department in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, according to her resume. She also has experience with the City of Fort Lauderdale and the U.S. Army.

Williams estimates it will take 38 hours of her time per month for general procurement tasks. Under her proposal, she would be paid $75 an hour for fewer hours per month.

“Services includes full service municipal procurement services, such as review and recommendation of procurement policies and practices; preparation of formal and informal competitive solicitations; acquisition of commodities and services; preparation of contracts/agreements; preparation of correspondences as required for contract files, provide contract administration services, and preparation of adhoc reports as defined in the ITB (invitation to bid) and as requested, according to her proposal.

NorthEscambia.com file photo.


15 Responses to “Century To Hire Procurement Consultant At Up To $34,800 Per Year”

  1. Molino Man on February 28th, 2024 11:00 pm

    “The contract will NOT return to the council for additional approval of terms.” Just wrote a blank check. Popcorn anyone?

  2. Ron on February 28th, 2024 6:07 pm

    There goes more of our tax dollars. Crying shame the state can’t move a little faster
    All those town leaders need to be removed. Leaders used loosely

  3. Bill T on February 28th, 2024 5:01 pm

    The town of century is broke enough said thanks to the current people in charge the money is all gone

  4. same ol same ol on February 28th, 2024 3:06 pm

    ;) popcorn :(

  5. IMHO on February 28th, 2024 2:35 pm

    So…how many town residents show up and voice their opinions?? How many called Council members? If I had a dollar for every time I was told “You ain’t from here so your opinion doesn’t count”..,,yet you’re allowing people from South Florida to run your Town and waste your taxpayer dollars?!? You get and deserve what you allow…

  6. Judith on February 28th, 2024 10:57 am

    UNREAL! Does anybody on the Council know how to do anything?

  7. boo on February 28th, 2024 10:53 am

    The motion specifically allows Gomez to negotiate and execute a contract with Williams not to exceed $34,800 to be paid with American Rescue Plan funds.

    so they are not paying nothing they are using Coflu funds from bumbling burdensome biden

    give it a read it not for cities to pay for useless poop:


  8. Ten Mile Road Neighbor on February 28th, 2024 10:32 am

    “I reached out to my network, and I was able to get two proposals.” Brown said”
    My question is why wasn’t it advertised locally. Surely there are plenty of qualified individuals in the NorthEscambia News Market Area who could provide the same services. This individual is from Davie, Florida. I didn’t see any mention of travel and Per Deim reimbursement in the contract amount, so is this just for salary and are there extra costs not reported here?
    Another question is as to why Mr. Brown had to spend the entire $34,800 that was his authorized limit? It sounds like the arrangement had already been made before the dollar amount was established.

  9. Steve on February 28th, 2024 10:29 am

    Somebody needs to “procure” hams and turkeys for the Christmas holidays to celebrate another successful year courtesy of the Town of Century . Carry on !

  10. Redfish on February 28th, 2024 9:53 am

    The new manager is working his scheme now! Using Federal taxpayer money to hire a pal to be a so called procurement manager, which is a purchasing agent, who will direct all the town purchases to a pal in South Florida, skimming more taxpayer money! I bet the agent won’t set up a competitive bid process to purchase town supplies and equipment!! The town has turned into one big scam to skim taxpayer money and everyone down the line of buddies will get a piece of the action!

  11. Dave on February 28th, 2024 9:31 am

    Meanwhile Town Hall is closed due to staffing shortages. Why not pay someone local to perform a service we actually need?

  12. Jw on February 28th, 2024 9:25 am

    Thank you to Shelisa for saying NO to these cronies yet again! she needs help to combat this craziness.

  13. SW on February 28th, 2024 8:33 am

    The clown show continues.

    That state inspector can’t get here soon enough.

  14. Thomas Paine on February 28th, 2024 8:31 am

    A town hemorrhaging money, failing audits, questionable water quality and officials who keep writing the checks-I bet someone with ties to city hall gets the job.. Could just as easily be a third world country or some failed big city in the North but nope it’s in our own back yard-Century. When your leaders are overthrown-i.e. the soft coup which overthrew the rightfully ELECTED mayor Boutwell, anything goes in the carnival of the absurd that is Century politics.

  15. tom on February 28th, 2024 7:41 am

    the town of Century is such a mess. seems no one up there knows how to manage anything. desolve the charter and get rid of the incompetent group