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File #: 20-0508    Version: 1 Name: FY 2020-21 Agreement with the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County
Type: Agenda Item Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 5/7/2020 In control: Administrative Office
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 20-256
Title: 1. Make a finding that it is in the best interest of the County to waive the competitive bidding process consistent with Administrative Policy No. 34 for unusual or extraordinary circumstances for the solicitation of services to promote and market the resources and economy of Fresno County; and 2. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive sole source Agreement with the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County to promote and market the resources and economy of Fresno County, effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 ($38,000).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-20-256 with EDC, 3. Sole Source Acquisition Request, 4. EDC FY 2020 Quarter 1 Activity Report, 5. EDC FY 2020 Quarter 2 Activity Report, 6. EDC FY 2020 Quarter 3 Activity Report
DATE: July 7, 2020

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Jean M. Rousseau, County Administrative Officer

SUBJECT: FY 2020-21 Retroactive Agreement with the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Make a finding that it is in the best interest of the County to waive the competitive bidding process consistent with Administrative Policy No. 34 for unusual or extraordinary circumstances for the solicitation of services to promote and market the resources and economy of Fresno County; and

2. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive sole source Agreement with the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County to promote and market the resources and economy of Fresno County, effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 ($38,000).
REPORT
Approval of the recommended actions will ensure that Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County (EDC) provides businesses with technical assistance to encourage the location of new industry and the retention and expansion of existing businesses within the cities and unincorporated communities of Fresno County. The agreement term is July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, with the recommended agreement maximum compensation set at $38,000, which is no increase from FY 2019-20. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Your Board may opt not to approve the recommended action. However, the recommended action is consistent with the Board's ongoing assignment of the County's current economic development responsibilities, including the revision of the County's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), to the EDC. At the drafting of this Board Item, it is expected your Board will adopt funding as proposed in the FY 2020-21 Recommended Budget.

SUSPENSION OF COMPETITION/SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT:

It is requested that the County waive the competitive bidding process under Administrative Policy No. 34 under "unusual or extraordinary circumstances" e...

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