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File #: 21-345    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet to provide administrative and management services for the San Mateo Food System Alliance network for the term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $450,000.
Attachments: 1. 20210504_r_San Mateo Food System Alliance Network Manager.pdf, 2. 20210504_a_2021 Acterra Agreement_Signed by Acterra.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carolyn Bloede, Director, Office of Sustainability
Subject: Contract for administrative and management services for the San Mateo Food System Alliance network

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet to provide administrative and management services for the San Mateo Food System Alliance network for the term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024, in an amount not to exceed $450,000.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo County is committed to creating a sustainable food system for both agricultural producers and residents that ensures equitable access to healthy food. In 2006, the County supported the formation of the San Mateo Food System Alliance (SMFSA) to bring together stakeholders and partners from across the food system from production to processing, distribution, preparation, retail, consumption, and waste. Members of the SMFSA include community-based organizations, food bank representatives, the San Mateo Resource Conservation District, and County departments such as County Office of Sustainability (OOS), and Public Health, Policy, and Planning (PHPP).

Previously, organizations such as Ag Innovations and the California Alliance of Family Farmers were contracted by PHPP and OOS to help manage and coordinate the activities of the SMFSA. On November 9, 2020, after a Request for Proposals process, PHPP entered into an agreement with Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet (Acterra) to provide these services. The agreement was for $80,000 with a term from November 15, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

DISCUSSION:
Based on the satisfactory work completed by Acterra to date, PHPP and OOS have agreed to extend the current agreement with Acterra, which will be administered by OOS.

Under the agreement, Acterra will continue to provide much needed administrative and management services to ...

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