Summary of Objective Implementation Status
The County is engaging an outside consultant to conduct a comprehensive review of the county’s procurement process. On November 8, 2022, the Board approved an Agreement for Procurement Assessment Services with Civic Initiatives LLC.
The end goal of this project is to provide a prioritized list of projects and an associated implementation schedule for Sonoma County to develop procurement and discretionary grant award programs that support the County’s strategic goal pillars of Climate Action & Resiliency and Racial Equity & Social Justice. The project list will include best practice recommendations for increasing opportunities for local suppliers, green purchasing, minority and women-owned contracting, and collaborative procurement with local cities and special districts.
Key Milestone Update
Coordination and Partnership Update
The County has preliminarily informed local cities about this effort. The County will solicit further input from cities in the project’s discovery phase in February-March 2023 (tentative).
Community, Equity, and Climate Update
The Office of Equity participated in the Procurement Assessment consultant selection process and will continue to be a stakeholder in this project, along with the Climate Resiliency County Administrator’s Office Division.
This project is fully funded.