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File #: 20-367    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/13/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 6/2/2020 Final action: 6/2/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Project Development Unit, or designee, to execute purchase orders with VWR International, LLC to procure, furnish and install furniture, laboratory equipment, and supplies for the San Mateo Health Campus Project in an amount not to exceed $220,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200602_r_VWR, 2. 20200602_att_2018 NASPO Renewal.pdf, 3. 20200602_att_2016 NASPO Original MasterAgreement, 4. 20200602_att_NASPOValuePoint MasterAgreementTerms.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael Callagy, County Manager
Adam Ely, Director, Project Development Unit

Subject: Purchase Orders with VWR International for Lab Equipment and Supplies

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Project Development Unit, or designee, to execute purchase orders with VWR International, LLC to procure, furnish and install furniture, laboratory equipment, and supplies for the San Mateo Health Campus Project in an amount not to exceed $220,000.

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BACKGROUND:
In March 2017, this Board approved the San Mateo Health Campus Project which includes renovation of the nursing wing ground floor and central plant to relocate essential services, demolition of campus administration buildings built in 1954, and construction of a new administration building.

The County of San Mateo Health Campus uses VWR International, LLC (VWR) as the Public Health Laboratory vendor for lab furnishings, equipment, and supplies. New furniture and equipment for the new Public Health Laboratory will be ordered, in addition to reusing existing lab furnishing and equipment previously provided by VWR.

DISCUSSION:
VWR is a market leading vendor for lab furnishings, equipment, and supplies. VWR offers key benefits that include competitive discounted rates as agreed upon in a Master Agreement, reuse of existing furnishings rather than purchasing all new equipment, and
substantial cost savings.

NASPO ValuePoint, the cooperative arm of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), awarded VWR a competitively solicited cooperative purchasing agreement under Master Agreement No. MA16000234-2. The pricing of laboratory furnishings, equipment, and supplies has been assessed to be fair, reasonable and competitive. The use of this contract and others solicited by VWR, is made available to government agencies without having to go to ...

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