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Agenda Item (VI-B-5-b)

Meeting11/17/2015 - Regular
Agenda ItemConsent Agenda Action (VI-B-5-b)
SubjectPurchase of Performing Arts, Apparel, Instruments and Equipment Utilizing The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) Contract
Various Resources
Recommended ActionIt is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the purchase of performing arts, apparel, instruments and equipment from Wenger Corporation, utilizing The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) Contract No. R140804 through September 30, 2017.

Background Narrative:

The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN), a national government purchasing cooperative, maintains lists of contracts for goods and services awarded to multiple vendors.  TCPN assists in reducing the cost of purchased goods and services for participating agencies by aggregating their purchasing power nationwide.  This is accomplished through competitively solicited contracts with lead public agencies.  Public Contract Code 20652 authorizes state and local agencies to piggyback on existing bids properly advertised and awarded by other public entities.

Staff recommends use of TCPN Contract No. R140804, as needed throughout the District, with Wenger Corporation, as one of the sources for the purchase of performing arts, apparel, instruments and equipment.  The term of the contract is October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017, and contains an option to renew for two (2) additional one (1) year periods.  District staff has reviewed available cooperative purchasing agreements and other formal purchasing options and found that this contract best meets the needs of the District.
Prepared By: Aaron Brown, Vice Chancellor, Business and Financial Services
 Majd Askar, Director of Business Services