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File #: 22-051    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/20/2022 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action: 1/25/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager, or designee(s), to distribute to nonprofit organizations and government agencies surplus safety equipment and to implement appropriate procedures, and to execute agreements with recipient organizations and agencies, to effectuate the distribution.
Attachments: 1. 20220125_r_Resolution re Donation of Supplies Clean.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: N/A
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Distribution of Surplus Safety Equipment to Nonprofit Organizations and Government Agencies

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager, or designee(s), to distribute to nonprofit organizations and government agencies surplus safety equipment and to implement appropriate procedures, and to execute agreements with recipient organizations and agencies, to effectuate the distribution.

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BACKGROUND:
During the supply shortages that existed early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the County purchased a range of safety equipment and cleaning supplies for potential use by hospital staff, first responders, and other front-line workers. The safety equipment includes primarily non-medical-grade isolation gowns, sterile gowns, face shields, and goggles, while the cleaning supplies include bleach, mop buckets, and mop handles.

Over the course of the past two years, the global supply of hospital-grade equipment and the demands of the pandemic response have evolved, and the County Manager has determined these supplies, which are currently stored at the San Mateo County Event Center, are surplus. The County has sufficient medical-grade supplies for hospital staff and other front-line workers and when the County offered the above-referenced supplies to local entities, including hospitals, schools, and businesses, none accepted at that time. The County Manager has estimated that the value of these supplies is approximately $7.7million.

Wine Country Marines is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation that, among other things, has strong competence in identifying and helping to address the supply-related needs of other nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the region, State, and Nation. Wine County Marines has partnered with the County to use its extensive net...

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