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Agenda Item (VI-B-5-b)

Meeting3/15/2016 - Regular
Agenda ItemConsent Agenda Action (VI-B-5-b)
SubjectRFP to Award Chairs for the Riverside City College Student Services & Administration Building
College/DistrictDistrict
Funding
Measure C
Recommended ActionIt is recommended that the Board of Trustees award Request for Proposal Number 2015/16-13 –Chairs for the Riverside City College Student Services & Administration Building in the total amount of $124,875 to bkm OfficeWorks.

Background Narrative:


On April 17, 2012 the Board of Trustees approved the Riverside City College Student Services & Administration Building project. Construction is expected to be completed by April, 2016. Purchase and installation of furniture and equipment is one of the final phases of this project. District and college staff worked with an interior design consulting firm to develop a list of furniture and finishes to furnish the Student Welcome Center, classrooms, Assessment Testing Center, faculty and administrative offices, conference rooms, lounges, and computer labs.

On February 1, 2016, the District issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase and installation of chairs for the Riverside City College Student Services & Administration Building project. The RFP required the use of a competitively awarded piggyback contract to achieve added price savings through volume discounting.

Manufacturers were provided an opportunity to pre-qualify their product lines to ensure they met District and college technical performance standards and aesthetics. Global was selected as the approved manufacturer of chairs.

On February 11, 2016, the District received six responses to the RFP solicitation. It was determined that bkm OfficeWorks, partnering with the manufacturer Global, would best serve the needs of the District for this project. See the attached Lowest Responsive and Responsible Bidders summary.

References for bkm OfficeWorks were checked by District staff and found to be satisfactory.
Prepared By: Chris Carlson, Chief of Staff & Facilities Development
Wolde-Ab Isaac, Chancellor
 Majd Askar, Director of Business Services
Laurens Thurman, District Consultant