To improve its procurement practices and comply with the judicial contracting manual, the San Luis Obispo court should solicit competitive bids for procurements of $5,000 or more when required to do so.
The San Luis Obispo court has fully implemented policies and procedures regarding the solicitation of competitive bids of $5,000 or more as of November 1, 2014. A work document entitled Procurement Summary has been created to aid staff in determining the specifics of all procurements and to confirm all required steps are performed. This new document prompts staff to determine the type of procurement process required, whether a formal RFP, informal RFP or whether the product is available under an existing Master or Leverage Purchasing Agreement and directs them to the appropriate local procurement procedure document.
This new procedure ensures that all competitive procurements of $5,000 or more are properly assessed, documented and awarded. Additional training and materials have been provided to procurement staff to ensure that this process is followed as established in the Judicial Branch Contracting Manual and in the Local Contracting Manual.
Please contact Patsy Glenn, Court Accountant II, at (805) 781-5622 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions or assistance.
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