October 18, 2017 – Ashburn, VA:
The Missouri Municipal League signs a master service agreement with IBTS to offer building department services to member municipalities.
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is pleased to announce today that it has partnered with the Missouri Municipal League (MML) to offer a suite of building department services to member municipalities. Local governments are faced with many challenges, including retiring staff, increasing wages, and budget restrictions. The MML and IBTS shared-service approach will provide access to certified staff to provide professional services to communities in a cost-effective manner.
MML signed a master service agreement with IBTS in late September, enabling interested member municipalities to contract IBTS services on a full-time or as-needed basis. Each interested jurisdiction will work directly with IBTS to identify both current and future services. Once jurisdictions sign a service agreement, they are able to request services and only pay a fee for the services that have been provided. This flexibility gives jurisdictions the opportunity to share resources and provide quality service to its community for an affordable cost.
IBTS assists municipalities of all sizes with a range of needs. Under this agreement, the MML members gain access to IBTS’s building department service offering, which includes planning, zoning, permitting, plan review, inspections, floodplain management, stormwater services, property maintenance, accessibility reviews, fire code reviews, and the GOVmotusTM permitting software.
“The Missouri Municipal League is excited about our new partnership with IBTS,” said Dan Ross, MML Executive Director. “IBTS is a nationally respected nonprofit organization with years of experience in providing community development services. Many cities across Missouri need building inspection and plan review services but do not have enough activity to warrant employing their own full-time staff. This new IBTS program will allow MML members to provide important inspection and plan review services for their communities at an affordable price.”
“IBTS looks forward to working with the Missouri Municipal League to provide cost-effective solutions to address the challenges that member communities are facing,” said Curt Skoog, Kansas City Branch Manager at IBTS. “This partnership will allow local governments to operate more efficiently by providing a range of professional services and resources that may not have been otherwise available.”
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IBTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping communities through quality services that reduce risk, enhance public safety, and improve quality of life. IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia with branch offices across the country. IBTS’s work is guided by a Board of Directors made up of government officials appointed by five of the most highly respected, grassroots, state and local governmental associations, including the Council of State Governments (CSG), International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National Association of Counties (NACo), National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), and National League of Cities (NLC).