Trend and Analysis

Contract Administration and Procurement (CAP) plans to increase the percentage of contract dollars awarded to diverse suppliers as outlined in the Jobs First Act over the next five years. CAP intends to accomplish this through working responsibly and maintaining timelines to ensure we maintain valid contracts and to work toward a goal of reducing the formal solicitation process time by 10%. CAP also plans to implement a practice to reduce the number of riders and extended contracts in order to promote more competition for minority and County-based businesses. CAP will collaborate with SDDD through active strategic sourcing to identify qualified vendors to participate in procurement opportunities and to identify opportunities early in the procurement process as well as set mandatory subcontractor requirements and the unbundling of work in contracts which will allow for greater participation of MBE vendors.