LOS ANGELES COUNTY
CITIZENS ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY COMMISSION

ROOM 163 HALL 0F ADMINISTRATION / 500 WEST TEMPLE / LOS ANGELES, CALIF0RNIA 90012 / 974-1491

October 11, 1988

Hon. Board of Supervisors
383 Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

REFERENCE: Adopted Contracting Policies (Synopsis 142 of September 22, 1987)

Dear Supervisors:

When you adopted our recommendations on contracting policies last year, you directed the Chief Administrative Officer to work with our commission on developing implementation plans, and asked us to report back. This is our report.

The Chief Administrative Officer has formed a Contracting Policy Board to develop the details needed for full implementation of the recommendations. The Board is structured along the lines of our recommendations. It consists of subcommittees on Main Mission Contracting, Contracting Process, Data Monitoring, Goals and Incentives, and Employee Impact.

The Policy Board has kept our staff up to date on its status. From the reports we have seen, we support the work that the Policy Board is doing. Our recommendations are not easy to implement; the changes we proposed involve a major shift in the approaches the County has used to make contracting decisions.

At this time, the Contracting Policy Board is nearing completion of some of its major tasks, in preparation for report and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors before the end of the year.

Therefore, it seems appropriate for our task force to reconvene, and to meet with the Policy Board, in anticipation of a report on implementation by our Commission. In particular, our staff advises us that we may be in a position to assist the Board in establishing final plans in the areas of data collection and performance monitoring, and incentives.

     We therefore recommend that the Board of Supervisors
     1.Receive and file this letter as our interim report on the status of implementation of our recommendations on contracting.
     2.Instruct the Chief Administrative Officer and the Contracting Policy Board to work with our task force in developing final plans and recommendations for Board adoption.

Very truly yours,

 

Joe Crail, Chairman

 

Daniel M. Shapiro,
Task Force Chairman

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