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Who shall sign a contract on behalf of the City? Name 3 possilbe
1. The Mayor
2. The board, officer or employee authorized to enter into the contract
3. On a contract authorized by Council, the person authorized by Council
Who determines prevailing wage?
Director of Department of Industrial Relations
What regulation provides for prevailing wages?
California Labor Code Section 1770
What are the prevailing wage requirements?
All workers employed on public works projects must be paid prevailing wage according to the type of work and location of the project.
Describe 1022 Determination
When it is determined by the Council or board of commissioners that work can be performed more economically or feasibly by independent contracts than by City employees
Who carries out 1022 determinations?
The CAO and the Personnel Department
What is the limit for the Charter departments in approving contracts?
The head of Charter departments are authorized in approving contracts no longer than one year or less than $20,000
What is the amount limit authorization for the proprietary departments (LAWA, POLA, and DWP)?
The Boards of the proprietary departments may authorize the GM's to contract on behalf of the department if the contract does not exceed $150,000.
The Boards of the Airports and Harbor can authorize their respective GM's to enter into contracts on the department's behalf, if they meet what requirements?
1. The contract is not for personal services
2. The term is not longer than 3 years.
3. It is not valued more than $150,000 annually
The Board of Water and Power Commissioners can authorize its GM to enter into contracts on the department's behalf, if it meets what requirements?
1. The contract is not for personal services
2. The term is not longer than 3 years.
3. It is not valued more than $5,000,000 annually
Every contract valued at more than what amount must be made in writing?
True or False. A contract made by one of the proprietary departments for the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment for the sum of less than $100,000 does needs to be approved by the City Attorney as to form.
False. It is exempted from having to be approved by the City Attorney as to form
True or False. Contracts of the proprietary departments, and Rec and Parks and Library less than $5000 for professional and personal services do not need to be approved the City Attorney as to form.
True or False. A contract less than $15,000 for the payment of subscriptions for newspapers, professional journals, online information and research services needs to be approved by the City Attorney as to form.
False. It is exempted from having to be approved by the City Attorney
How many days must pass after contracts specifications have been submitted to City Council before notices inviting bids or RFPs are published?
10 days after submission to City Council
True or False. A contract longer than 4 years must first be approved by Council.
False. A contract longer than 3 years must be approved by Council (with exceptions)
Who has the authority to negotiate with Telecommunications Providers for the purpose of placing telecommunications equipment on City property?
The GM of the General Services Department
What is the maximum cumulative length of the term of a lease for the placement of telecommunications equipment on City property?
Not to exceed 20 years; 5 year term with up to three options to extend the term for additional 5 years for each option.
How is the emergency waiver of the contracting limitations of LAAC Division 10 approved?
The City Council passes a resolution with two-thirds vote and approved by the Mayor
Who is responsible for the enforcement of prevailing wage requirements in all City contracts?
The Board of Public Works, Office of Contract Compliance
True or False. Only Council-control departments need to cooperate with the Office of Contract Compliance.
False, all departments shall cooperate with the Office of Contract Compliance
What is the Equal Benefits Ordinance?
It requires City Contractors to provide equal benefits to their employees with spouses and employees with domestic partners (same and opposite sex)
What contracts does the non-discrimination clause apply to?
What contracts does the Equal Benefits Ordinance apply to?
What contracts does the Equal Employment Practices Provisions apply to?
All construction and non-construction contracts that are $1000 or more.
True or False. Failure to comply with Equal Employment Practices may be the basis for determination by the Awarding Authority or DAA that a contract is a non-responsible bidder or proposer and the contractor is disqualified from being awarded a contract with the City for a period of 3 years or until the contractor is in compliance
False. It is for a period of two years or until the contractor is in compliance
What contracts does the the Affirmative Action Program apply to?
All construction and non-construction contracts of $25,000 or more
How many days does the Office of Contract Compliance have after receipt of notice of imminent announcement for bid to approve the bid package?
15 calendar days
What does CA Family Code 5230 require?
It requires a court to issue an earnings assignment for all child support orders, which requires the employer of the obligor to pay the obligee the amount due for child support
In public works construction or improvement contracts, the name and address of each subcontractor who will perform work for the bidder must be listed if the work is what amount of the total bid?
In excess of 1/2% of the prime contractor's total bid or $10,000, whichever is greater
What type of contracts are not restricted by competitive bidding requirements?
Contracts less than $25,000
Contracts made by the Purchasing Agent of the City for purchase of materials, supplies, or equipment that are less than $100,000
During time of war or national emergency, how much vote is required by council to suspend competitive bidding requirements?
Two-thirds by all members of City Council
What benefits are provided to bidders/proposers who qualify as a "Small, Local Business"?
They are granted preference to all contracts less than $100,000 in an amount equal to 10% of the bid/proposal of the lowest and best responsible bidder or proposer.
What is the Transitional Job Opportunities Program?
The City extends a preference of 10% for contracts less than $100,000 for businesses providing transitional jobs for the long-term employed.
What is the Living Wage Ordinance?
It ensures that employees working on City contracts are paid the City's Living Wage (which consists of a cash wage rate and an employer's health benefits contribution and are provided with time off.
How much time off is required by the Living Wage Ordinance?
At least 96 compensated hours off and 80 additional hours of uncompensated time off for family or personal illness
What is the Slavery Era Business Corporate/Insurance Disclosure?
This ordinance requires those seeking to do business with City to fully and accurately disclose any and all Participation in or Profits derived from Slavery
What is the purpose of "Sweat-Free Procurement?"
The serves to do business with contracts who make a good faith effort to ensure that they and their subcontractors shun sweatshop practices and adhere to workplace and wage laws
What does the First Source Hiring Ordinance require?
It requires City Contractors to estimate the anticipated employment opportunities they will need to fill in order to perform the services in their City contract. They will notify EWDD of a specific employment opportunity at least 7 days before releasing the employment opportunity to the public.
What does the Local Business Preference Program provide for?
Awarding Authorities grant an 8% Local Business Preference to Local Business for contracts over $150,000.00
What is the overall purpose of the Local Business Preference Program?
It encourages business to complete for City contracting opportunities, to locate operate in the City and to encourage existing local business to refrain from relocating to different, less expensive areas.
What is the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO)?
It states that contractors and sub-contractors cannot inquire about an applicant's criminal history until after a conditional offer of employment has been made.
What is the Disclosure of Border Wall Contractings?
It requires those seeking to do business with the city to fully and accurately disclose any and all contracts, bids, or proposals to provide goods or services for the design, construction, operation or maintenance of the Trump Administration's proposed Border Wall
True or False. The Disclosure of Contracts and Sponsorship of the NRA requires contractors and sub-contractors disclose contracts or sponsorships with the NRA prior to entering into a contract.
What is Proposition HHH?
It is a 1.2B bond to fund the construction of 10,000 permanent supportive housing in LA City for the next 10 years
What is Measure H?
It is a LA County-wide 1/4 cent sales tax to fund services, subsidies, and housing over 10 years
What does the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts require?
It requires that contractors and subcontractors must pay their laborers and mechanics employed under a federally funded or assisted contract over $2000 must be paid no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on similar projects in the area.
What is the Permanent Supportive Housing and Facilities Infrastructure Stabilization Ordinance?
It requires that Prop HHH funded projects include a project labor agreement that promotes the hiring and continued employment of local residents, including those that may be classified as transitional or disadvantaged workers.
What office or department provides Business Tax Registration Certificate (BTRC) for all City vendors doing business with the City?
The Office of Finance
What does Local Business Enterprise (LBE) provide for?
It provides preference for LBE's bidding as a prime contractor on City contracts in excess of $150,000
What contract opportunities are posted on BAVN?
All contract opportunities greater than $1000
Who is responsible for administering the City's certification program?
The Office of Contract Compliance, Centralized Certification Administration
Which Executive Directive established the Business Inclusion Program?
Villaraigosa Executive Directive No. 14
Who does the Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance apply to? And what are the requirements?
It applies to Hotel Employers of hotels with 150 or more guest rooms to pay the CHW min wage and provide 96 compensated hours of time off and at least 80 additional hours of uncompensated time off per year
What is the Worker Retention Ordinance?
It requires that when a City contract has been terminated and will be replaced by a new contractor for the same services, the outgoing contractor must provide the successor contract with a list of employees who meet certain requirements. The successor contractor must retain these employees for a 90-day transition period.
When is a 1022 Determination always required?
New contracts with a labor component of more than $25,000 including labor contracts
What is the Personnel Departments role in a 1022 Determination?
They determine if City classifications can perform the work requested be contracted.
What form is used for 1022 Determination?
CAO Form 703
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