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File #: 19-1287    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/20/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/10/2019 Final action: 9/10/2019
Title: Human Resources Department recommending the Board consider: 1) Make findings that it is more feasible and economical to engage an outside contractor for the provision of specialized personnel services in accordance with Ordinance 3.13.040; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 4198 with Cooperative Personnel Services dba CPS HR Consulting to provide specialized testing and scoring services for selected personnel recruitments on an “as requested” basis, for the period of three (3) years from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022, for a total not to exceed the amount of $120,000; and 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute Amendments which do not increase the maximum obligation or term of the Agreement. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A- Agreement 4198 CPS HR Consulting, 2. B - Blue Route, 3. Executed Agreement 4198
Related files: 06-1760
Title
Human Resources Department recommending the Board consider:
1) Make findings that it is more feasible and economical to engage an outside contractor for the provision of specialized personnel services in accordance with Ordinance 3.13.040;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 4198 with Cooperative Personnel Services dba CPS HR Consulting to provide specialized testing and scoring services for selected personnel recruitments on an “as requested” basis, for the period of three (3) years from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022, for a total not to exceed the amount of $120,000; and
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute Amendments which do not increase the maximum obligation or term of the Agreement.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Pursuant to Section 701(b) of the County Personnel Rules, Recruitment, Human Resources is charged with evaluating and objectively testing each applicant’s qualifications for a County position using a competitive recruitment and selection process. The department has contracted with outside vendors for specialized testing and scoring services when it is necessary to keep the selection process unbiased and/or to protect against a conflict of interest and because it has been determined to be more feasible and economical to engage an outside contractor.

The current contract with CPS for testing and scoring services, Agreement #047-S1810, was originally executed for a term of two (2) years covering the period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019 and for a total amount not to exceed $65,000. An amendment was subsequently executed in May 2019 to extend the term of the contract one (1) year to expire on June 30, 2020 and to increase the amount by $4,877, for a total not to exceed $69,877. There are insufficient funds left in the contract to cover the expected expenses for the remainder of the contract term. County Council has recommended a new contract be executed rather than drafting a ...

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