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Report ID: 16-057c   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 4/28/2021 Final action: 4/28/2021
Recommended Action: Consider authorizing a one-year single source contract with Service Wear Apparel for operator and supervisor uniforms with a contract term beginning November 1, 2021 through October 31, 2022.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Service Wear Apparel Uniform Contract

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider authorizing a one-year single source contract with Service Wear Apparel for operator and supervisor uniforms with a contract term beginning November 1, 2021 through October 31, 2022.
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STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - High-Performing Workforce
Initiative - Financial Efficiency and Revenue Maximization

Awarding the contract to Service Wear Apparel Uniform ensures the continuation of providing high quality uniforms for AC Transit employees. Having a uniform contract aligns with the following Strategic Plan Goals and Initiatives: High Performing Workforce and Financial Efficiency and Revenue Maximization.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

The cost for the one-year contract would remain the same as the current contract year at $809,670, which is included in the operating budget.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

The District entered into a contract on July 1, 2017, with Service Wear Apparel (SWA) under the Region 4 & National IPA/TCPN (National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance/The Cooperative Purchasing Network) Cooperative Agreement for Service Wear Apparel to provide uniforms for AC Transit operators, dispatchers, and supervisors. The term of the contract was for three-years based on the master agreement date of November 2016 with two (2) one (1) year options. The master Cooperative Agreement is scheduled to end on October 31, 2021.

In March 2021, the District conducted a survey to gauge operator, dispatcher, and supervisor uniform satisfaction. Operators, dispatchers, and supervisors were able to participate in the survey via the use of a Quick Response code (QR code) to bring up an online survey through a mobile phone, or through a written survey distributed at each Division. Only 190 responses were received out of approximately 1,250 employees; 150 respondents indicated they were not sat...

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