RFP Contracting Committees To Be Formed
Interim Communication Director Bill Lobdell distributed a Press Release with the following title, "City to add employee association representatives to outsourcing process".
A POSITIVE RESPONSE TO NENADAL'S LETTER
In a nutshell, in response to a letter by Costa Mesa Employee Association President Helen Nenadal earlier this month, CEO Tom Hatch has formed Contracting Committees, that will include employee association representatives, to research the viability of outsourcing some City Services.
A LINK TO THE PRESS RELEASE
You can read the entire press release, including the attached letter to Nenadal and the city policy HERE.
THREE RFPS TO BE RECALLED AND REVIEWED
The three Requests for Proposals (RFP) that have been distributed, video production, animal control services and building inspection services, will be recalled and reviewed by the new committees, who "will explore the benefits of outsourcing each particular service."
JAIL OPERATIONS RFP ALSO TO BE REVIEWED
There will also be a Contracting Committee established to review the RFP for jail operations that had been prepared by the Police Department staff.
A GOOD MOVE, BUT VERY TARDY
It seems to me that this is an excellent step - but one that should have been taken months ago. Had this plan been announced simultaneously with the announcement of the outsourcing plan it might have taken some of the sting out of that announcement. We'll never know. I'm looking forward to seeing just how this process plays out and hope that, with the calm deliberations by the committees, ways may be found to avoid outsourcing some or all of the operations previously announced for elimination.
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