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Title:

 A Review of Actions Taken by Los Angeles County on Proposition "A" Contracting Requirements (Contracting)

Date:

 June 1993

Pages:

 40

Summary:

  The Board of Supervisors requested that the Commission review and report on County Proposition "A" contracting guidelines. The Commission reviewed implementing instructions issued by the Chief Administrative Officer to ascertain their impact on the contract evaluation process. In addition, the study contributes to the process of evaluating both contractor and County management performance.

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Title:

 Contracting Task Force Report and Recommendations (Contracting)

Date:

 July 1991

Pages:

 23

Summary:

  This report expands upon the findings made in the 1987 "Report on Contracting Policy in Los Angeles County Government" by recognizing that any contracting of services performed by employees would have a major impact on positions held by minorities and women. The report concluded that this is a valid finding since the services contracted out up to that time involved low level auxiliary minority held positions such as custodial, food, and laundry workers. The report makes recommendations to mitigate the potential negative impacts of contracting.

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Title:

 Adopted Contracting Policies (Contracting)

Date:

 October 1988

Pages:

 2

Summary:

  This is a letter to the Board of Supervisors informing them as to the status of the implementation of the recommended contracting policies.

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Title:

 Report on Contracting Policy in Los Angeles County Government (Contracting)

Date:

 August 1987

Pages:

 154

Summary:

  This report recommended that the Board direct the Chief Administrative Officer to develop and implement new contracting goals and programs; work with department heads to revise the County's approaches to writing requests for proposals; develop and implement improved methods of managing employee impact to achieve maximum savings from contracting; consolidate some incentive programs into a comprehensive program; and implement a single policy governing all forms of County contracting.

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Title:

 Statement on County Proposition "A" Contracting with Private Firms (Contracting)

Date:

 October 1978

Pages:

 7

Summary:

  The Commission conducted an analysis of Proposition "A" which permits the County to contract for services with private firms when contracting would be more economical and efficient than using County employees. The Commission endorsed this measure. The measure improves accountability of County government and increases the cost-effectiveness and responsiveness of County government. The measure required the County to adopt an ordinance specifying criteria for entering into contracts and to use competitive bidding procedures for awarding contracts.

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