Here’s an overview of the consent calendar approvals from Wednesday night’s Santa Monica City Council meeting.
City-Wide Office Supplies
Santa Monica City Hall will issue a purchase order with Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc., operating as Staples Advantage, for a citywide purchase of office supplies and products.
The contract will be for an amount not to exceed $1,780,000 for four years,with one additional one-year renewal option of $445,000 on the same terms and conditions, for a total not to exceed $2,225,000 over five years, with future year funding contingent on Council budget approval, according to city staff.
Renewed Homeless Management System
New City Manager Rick Cole will negotiate a first modification to a service agreement of $155,000 with Alexander Consulting for Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) administration, technical support, and a data needs assessment.
It will result in a two-year amended agreement, with two one-year options to renew, with a new total amount not to exceed $234,925, with future funding contingent on Council budget approval, according to city staff.
Regional Grant For Patient System
Santa Monica will receive a grant of $87,500 from the County of Los Angeles for the purchase of an electronic patient care reporting system/records management system. The grant amount will be matched by the City and go towards the same purchase.
The Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Enhancement Program regional grant was awarded to the Fire Department.
The ePCR system will expedite patient triaging by allowing paramedics to generate and complete real-time electronic patient care reports in the field, which will be transmitted to the receiving hospital, allowing doctors to address the needs of the patient in a timely manner, according to city staff.
The City of Santa Monica will make a third modification to a professional service agreement with Commerce Energy to provide renewable electricity for City electrical accounts from June 1, 2015 on a month-to-month basis at a rate not to exceed $0.0888 per kilowatt hour (kWh).
Renewable Energy Certificates are purchased by Commerce Energy on behalf of the City and are certified by the Center for Resource Solutions to verify the renewable generator’s source of supply.
Green power,provided in this manner, is an important component of the City’s sustainability efforts and it is estimated that the contract and first modification have saved the City over $500,000 per year in electric costs compared to Southern California Edison rates over three and a half years, according to staff.