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File #: 22-360    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/27/2022 Departments: COUNTY EXECUTIVE
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action: 5/17/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Colu Technologies (US) Inc. for the development, licensing, and maintenance of the Choose Local San Mateo County mobile application, extending the term of the agreement to September 30, 2022 at a cost of $45,000 using funds previously allocated for shop local application shopper incentives.
Attachments: 1. 20220517_r_Colu Technologies Contract Amendment.pdf, 2. 20220517_a_COLU Amendment.docx
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Executive Officer
Peggy Jensen, Assistant County Executive
Subject: Amendment of Agreement with Colu to Provide a Shop Local Consumer Application to Support Small Businesses in San Mateo County

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Colu Technologies (US) Inc. for the development, licensing, and maintenance of the Choose Local San Mateo County mobile application, extending the term of the agreement to September 30, 2022 at a cost of $45,000 using funds previously allocated for shop local application shopper incentives.

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BACKGROUND:
On June 8, 2021, the Board approved an agreement with Colu Technologies (US) Inc. (Colu) for the development, licensing, and maintenance of a pilot San Mateo County Shop Local application to support local business recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic ("Agreement"). The Agreement included an initial term of five months for the pilot application, with two three-month options to extend the pilot (for a total of six months), both of which the County exercised.

The Board allocated a total of $300,000 for the pilot application: $100,000 to Colu under the Agreement, plus up to $200,000 for shopper incentives to promote the application.

The pilot application, named "Choose Local San Mateo County", launched in November 2021 in eight areas throughout San Mateo County-Daly City, South San Francisco, Millbrae, San Mateo, San Carlos, Redwood City, North Fair Oaks, and Half Moon Bay. Since then, five more cities-Belmont, Burlingame, Colma, Menlo Park, and San Bruno-have been added. Ongoing discussions continue with the cities of Pacifica, Foster City, East Palo Alto, and Portola Valley.

Today, 961 local businesses are listed on the Choose Local San Mateo County application and it has been downloaded by 2,836 unique users. Participatin...

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