LEGAL-3925 - USA (Austin, Texas) - Bond Counsel Services - Deadline August 14,2019

Product (RFP/RFQ/RFI/Solicitation/Tender/Bid Etc.) ID: LEGAL-3925

Government Authority located in Austin, Texas; USA based organization looking for expert vendor for bond counsel services.

[A] Budget: Looking for Proposals

[B] Scope of Service:

(1) Vendor needs to provide bond counsel services to the government authority located in Austin, TX.
- Assisting in making presentations and required submissions and obtaining approval of the bond review board and any other state entity with oversight authority for the issuance of bonds by the authority, including the OAG.
- Advise on the legality of: i) proposed debt restructuring techniques and ii) the initial structuring and implementation of new funding programs.
- Preparing all resolutions, agreements, contracts, and other documents to which the authority is a party, and which will be necessary in connection with the issuance of the bonds.
- Attending meetings of the board and the bond review board to the extent required or requested.
- Attending all document sessions.
- Representing the authority in the preparation of any bond purchase contracts and insuring that all participants, including underwriters and investment banking firms, whether retained by or contracting with the authority, disclose all conflicts of interest to and with the authority and any other parties involved in the bonds.
- Assisting the authority in presentations to the major rating agencies in order to obtain ratings for the bonds.
- Rendering a legal opinion that the bonds:
 (a) will be validly issued under Texas law; and
 (b) the interest on the bonds is excludable from gross income tax under existing federal law.
- Preparing any IRS filings required by federal tax law.
- Rendering such other written opinions of bond counsel pertaining to investment earnings and any amounts required to be rebated to the united states as excess arbitrage earnings, if any, and any other written opinions of counsel which may be required under the terms of the bond resolution or under the internal revenue code, as amended.
- Assisting in the preparation of specified sections of the preliminary official statement and the final official statement, including language related to issuer disclosure, with the understanding that bond counsel will not be expected to independently verify other data contained in the official statement and that the official statement may so state.
- Preparing certain certificates and reviewing such other documents as are customary and necessary in order to structure and issue bonds.
- Rendering advice to the board, individual board members, and authority staff to the effect that representations or certifications made by the board, individual board members and authority staff in connection with the issuance of the bonds are authorized or required by law and that bond counsel is not aware of any fact or omission that would make any representation or certification untrue or misleading.
- Providing advice and counsel on continuing compliance with securities, tax, and other applicable law.
- Providing assistance on legislative matters affecting the authority and its client agencies.
- Supervising the preparation, execution, and delivery of the bonds to the purchasers, the printing and binding of the bond transcripts and providing both an electronic copy, in a bookmark searchable pdf format or as a “PDF Portfolio”, and a hard-cover original of the bond transcript.
- Providing advice and counsel on post-issuance compliance with securities, tax and other applicable law related to a transaction in response to ad hoc questions posed by the authority while the bonds are outstanding.
- All other matters necessary or incidental to the issuance of the bonds.
(2) All questions must be submitted no later than July 31, 2019.

[C] Eligibility:

- Onshore (USA Only);

[D] Work Performance:

Not Applicable

Expiry Date : Wednesday, 14 August, 2019

Question Answer Deadline : Wednesday, 31 July, 2019

Category : Legal Services

Country : USA

State : Texas

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