HOW DO STATE AGENCIES PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?
- Representatives of the Financial Advisor are available to discuss the Program, the State Agency's anticipated lease purchase and lease purchase refinancing needs, and the requisite approval process to be undertaken with respect to procurements made under the Program in accordance with State law. Each State Agency interested in participating in the Program should contact:
|Ms. Vickie Hall, Vice President||Ms. Shari Goldberg|
|Hilltop Securities Inc.||Hilltop Securities Inc.|
|1201 Elm Street, Suite 3500||1201 Elm Street, Suite 3500|
|Dallas, TX 75270||Dallas, TX 75270|
|214-953-8874 or 800-809-9216||214-859-6058 or 800-809-9216|
|Fax: 214-953-4050||Fax: 214-953-4050|
|Email: Vickie.Hall@hilltopsecurities.com||Email: Shari.Goldberg@hilltopsecurities.com|
- Additionally, State Agencies may discuss the Program with DFA by contacting:
Ross Campbell, Chief Procurement Officer Belinda Russell, CPM, CMPA Director, Office of Purchasing, Travel and Fleet Management Staff Officer, Office of Purchasing, Travel and Fleet Management Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration Woolfolk Building, Suite 701 A Woolfolk Building, Suite 701 A 501 North West Street 501 North West Street Jackson, Mississippi 39201 Jackson, Mississippi 39201 Email: Ross.Campbell@dfa.ms.gov Email: Belinda.Russell@dfa.ms.gov
- Each State Agency participating in the Program will need to provide certain information including:
1. a detailed description of the equipment to be acquired or refinanced, including a detailed description of the essentiality or need of the equipment for the program or project and the estimated costs to be financed by lease purchase under the Program;
2. information concerning the useful life of the equipment, the expected date(s) of delivery and acceptance of the equipment, and the proposed financing term; and
3. a detailed description of the State Agency as well as a description of the particular department, if any, within such State Agency that will utilize the equipment.
A Basic Equipment Planning Form is attached as Exhibit "B".
In addition, each participating State Agency may be asked to submit other documentation including expenditure authority, budget requests that may relate to the equipment to be acquired under the Program or any other information deemed appropriate by DFA and the Financial Advisor. For instance, a State Agency participating in the Program to refinance an existing lease purchase obligation should submit a copy of the original lease or information concerning the date the obligation was incurred, the original equipment acquisition cost and amounts financed, an amortization schedule of the payments to be made in connection with the obligations, and the relevant dates for exercising purchase options or prepayment options.