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File #: 20-682    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2020 Departments: HUMAN RESOURCES
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution waiving the request for proposals process and authorizing a two-year agreement with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, LLC to provide childcare services for County employees and to administer a scholarship tuition assistance program, for the term of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2022, in the amount not to exceed $220,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200915_r_Agreement with Bright Horizons.pdf, 2. 20200915_a_Agreeement with Bright Horizons.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Rocio Kiryczun, Human Resources Director
Lisa Okada, Deputy Director, Human Resources

Subject: Agreement with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, LLC to Provide Childcare Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution waiving the request for proposals process and authorizing a two-year agreement with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, LLC to provide childcare services for County employees and to administer a scholarship tuition assistance program, for the term of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2022, in the amount not to exceed $220,000.

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BACKGROUND:
Finding childcare services is frequently difficult and expensive for families, and the lack of such services often has a negative impact on the productivity and availability of County employees.

The County presently owns a building located on its Redwood City campus at 403 Winslow Street, Redwood City, that was built in 1993 for the sole purpose of providing child care services for County employees. The childcare center at this site is known as "Our Place". Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC has provided childcare service for the County at Our Place since 2003 and is certified by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

DISCUSSION:
Bright Horizons continues to offer high quality services at competitive prices for this region. Moreover, there is no alternate provider that could take over management of the facility without significant disruption to employee families and their children especially during shelter in place. Bright Horizons and the County of San Mateo worked collaboratively to reopen the child care center for County of San Mateo employees and the community while keeping the safety of the children, employees and teachers. For these reasons, we recommend the Board waive the RFP process.

The Human Resources Department requests your Bo...

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