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File #: 08-1475    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/19/2008 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/30/2008 Final action: 9/30/2008
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Procurement and Contracts Division, recommending the following pertaining to Western States Contracting Alliance: (1) Authorize Purchasing Agent to utilize the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) for acquisition of computing equipment, printers, network hardware, related peripherals, maintenance and software; (2) Authorize Purchasing Agent to include any other authorized vendors of computer hardware and software contracted under WSCA as a result of formal competitive solicitations; and (3) Authorize Purchasing Agent to execute purchase orders on an "as-requested" basis with WSCA authorized contractors following Board approval through any authorized date as defined in the awarded contracts. RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve. FUNDING: (General Fund/Non-General Fund).
Attachments: 1. Cisco Hardware 09-2008, 2. cisco.wsca.pdf
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Chief Administrative Office, Procurement and Contracts Division, recommending the following pertaining to Western States Contracting Alliance:
(1) Authorize Purchasing Agent to utilize the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) for acquisition of computing equipment, printers, network hardware, related peripherals, maintenance and software;
(2) Authorize Purchasing Agent to include any other authorized vendors of computer hardware and software contracted under WSCA as a result of formal competitive solicitations; and
(3) Authorize Purchasing Agent to execute purchase orders on an "as-requested" basis with WSCA authorized contractors following Board approval through any authorized date as defined in the awarded contracts.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve.

FUNDING: (General Fund/Non-General Fund).
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
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Funding
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: Procurement and Contracts has been advised that funding is available within each requesting departments fixed asset or minor equipment budget.

Background: On May 7, 2002, item # 51, your Board dispensed with competitive bidding procedures in accordance with County Ordinance Section 3.12.132C and authorized the Purchasing Agent to participate in the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) master pricing agreement for the purchase of Dell, Hewlett Packard, and IBM products. The County has continued to utilize this program in order to realize significant savings by pooling purchases with participating municipalities in order to achieve volume discounts.

WSCA establishes cooperative contracts where participating states and local government agencies join together in order to achieve cost-effective and efficient acquisition of computing equipment, printers, network hardware, related peripherals,...

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