Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0254    Version: 1 Name: CD-6,1,2,9 - procurement system
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/26/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/9/2010 Final action: 3/9/2010
Title: Recommendation to request City Manager to explore opportunities of allowing other large government organizations and businesses to opt into our procurement system to allow greater leverage and economy scales in purchasing; and report back to City Council within 60 days.
Sponsors: COUNCILMAN DEE ANDREWS, SIXTH DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER ROBERT GARCIA, FIRST DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER SUJA LOWENTHAL, SECOND DISTRICT, VICE MAYOR VAL LERCH, COUNCILMEMBER, NINTH DISTRIC
Attachments: 1. 030910-R-7sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to request City Manager to explore opportunities of allowing other large government organizations and businesses to opt into our procurement system to allow greater leverage and economy scales in purchasing; and report back to City Council within 60 days.
 
DISCUSSION
The City of Long Beach purchases products and services totaling over $250 million annually. The City has a Procurement Department that purchases include everything from toilet paper to automobiles. Our procurement system is a well-bedded system that allows for the lowest possible bidder to qualify for bids and reach out to the various businesses within the community and beyond to provide the best possible services and products for the City of Long Beach.
 
Large to medium sized business and other government organizations such as Long Beach Unified School District, CSULD, LBCC, and Long Beach Transit all purchase many of the same items and services. For example they all purchase fuel, office supplies and vehicles. The plan is to have these organizations participate in our procurement program. This would allow them to have substantial savings in time and money.
 
The City of Long Beach would be able to have an even larger purchasing scope that would create a more cost effective contract and give the best possible price for everyone in the plan.
 
SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
Dee Andrews, Councilman, Sixth District
Robert Garcia, Councilmember, First District
Suja Lowenthal, Councilmember, Second District
Val Lerch, Vice Mayor and Councilmember, Ninth District.