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File #: 19-040    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/29/2018 Departments: PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action:
Title: Adopt an ordinance amending the County of San Mateo Ordinance Code, Title 2, Chapter 2.55, "Procedures for Contracting for Public Projects", previously introduced on December 4, 2018, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.
Attachments: 1. 20190108_o_Update Public Contracting Procedures
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Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: James C. Porter, Director of Public Works
Subject: Ordinance to Update Public Projects Contracting Procedures

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt an ordinance amending the County of San Mateo Ordinance Code, Title 2, Chapter 2.55, "Procedures for Contracting for Public Projects", previously introduced on December 4, 2018, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.

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BACKGROUND:
On June 14, 1994, your Board adopted Resolution No. 58373 authorizing the County to become subject to the Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Procedures pursuant to California Public Contract Code (CPCC), section 22030 et seq. The County's Ordinance Code, Title 2 - Administration, Article 2.5 - Public Works and County Property, Chapter 2.55 - Procedures for Contracting for Public Projects (Ord. No. 04462 ? 1, May 21, 2013), reflects the procedures contained in the CPCC, which are subject to regular revisions. The project values currently specified in the County's Ordinance Code need to be updated to be consistent with the latest CPCC updates, which will take effect at the beginning of 2019.

Compliance with CPCC promotes statewide uniformity of the cost accounting standards and creates greater transparency for those entities wishing to contract with the County for public projects.

DISCUSSION:
Assembly Bill 2249 updates section 22030 et seq. and increases the threshold by which public projects can be performed by employees from $45,000 to $60,000 or less, authorizes public projects of $200,000 or less to be procured under informal bidding procedures, and projects more than $200,000 to be procured by a formal bidding procedure. The bill also authorizes the governing body of a public agency, in the event all informal bids received for the performance of that public project are in excess of $200,000, to award the contract at $212,500 or less to the lowest responsible...

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