Organizational Excellence

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Goal 1, Objective 5

Align procurement and grant guidelines with strategic priorities and racial equity principles.
On Track 50%

Updated: January 2024

Summary of objective implementation status (achievements or progress over last year; significant delays or issues, etc.)

In May 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved a scope of work for a proposed procurement assessment. Staff issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) in July 2022, and Civic Initiatives LLC was awarded a contract at the November 8, 2022 Board meeting.

A current state assessment was completed in June 2023 and a draft needs assessment report was presented to the Board on October 17, 2023. Project recommendations are tentatively expected to go to the Board in March 2024.

Key milestone update (include relevant metrics, if applicable)

  • Facilitate and coordinate with consultant and partner entities: The current state assessment, completed in June 2023, included targeted community interviews. More discussions with partner entities are anticipated in individual workplan projects. The recommended workplan is anticipated to go to the Board in March 2024.
  • Collect feedback from community stakeholders: Interviews with some community organizations identified by supervisors were completed as part of the initial discovery phase; more feedback is anticipated to occur with specific projects, as stated above.   
  • Review and Finalize Consultant report: Staff has reviewed and finalized the consultant’s current state findings report and a needs assessment findings draft, presented at the October 17, 2023 Board of Supervisors meeting
  • Present Review and Recommendations to the Board of Supervisors: A proposed work plan, based on the consultant’s needs assessment findings, is tentatively scheduled to go the Board in March 2024.

Coordination and partnership update

The County has preliminarily informed local cities about this effort. However, initial project priorities will likely be focused on the County’s internal procurement processes. To the degree that individual projects involve other jurisdictions and County partners, they will be engaged to provide input.

Community, equity and climate update

No updates for calendar year 2023.

Funding narrative (If this objective received Strategic Plan funding in year 1 or year 2, please provide a status of expenditures to date.)

This project is fully funded and will be fully expended upon completion of the contractors’ deliverables in spring 2024.