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File #: 20-1158    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/27/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action: 9/1/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board consider the following regarding emergency purchases needed to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic using funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: 1) Make findings, in accordance with County Ordinance Code 3.12.160 A., that competitive bidding for CARES Act purchases would not be in the public's interest because of the current public health emergency; 2) Approve the purchase of additional fixed assets listed in Attachment A; 3) Waive the requirements in Procurement Policy C-17 for use of the County's purchase order form for CARES Act purchases; and 4) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to make all CARES Act purchases, consistent with the spending plan approved by the Board on August 4, 2020. FUNDING: CARES Act. (Federal Funding)
Attachments: 1. A - CARES Act Fixed Asset List
Related files: 20-1013
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board consider the following regarding emergency purchases needed to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic using funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:
1) Make findings, in accordance with County Ordinance Code 3.12.160 A., that competitive bidding for CARES Act purchases would not be in the public's interest because of the current public health emergency;
2) Approve the purchase of additional fixed assets listed in Attachment A;
3) Waive the requirements in Procurement Policy C-17 for use of the County's purchase order form for CARES Act purchases; and
4) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to make all CARES Act purchases, consistent with the spending plan approved by the Board on August 4, 2020.

FUNDING: CARES Act. (Federal Funding)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the CARES Act, an economic relief package to provide assistance to families, workers, businesses, and state, local, and tribal governments to help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Fiscal Year 2020-21 California State budget included pass-through allocations to Counties and Cities. Receipt of these funds is contingent upon compliance with all of the Governor's Executive Orders and California Department of Public Health directives and guidance. El Dorado County's allocation is $19,737,000. The CARES Act requires that payments only be used to cover expenses that:

1. are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19;

2. were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020, for the State or government; and

3. were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.

On August 4, 2020 (File #20-1013), the Board of Supervisors approved a spending plan for the County's allocation. Funding agreements with outside agencies have been...

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