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1 APRIL 3-6, 2013, LONG BEACH, CA Cooperative Purchasing Programs APRIL 3-6, 2013, LONG BEACH, CA

2 This material is presented by CASBO Southern Section Purchasing Professional Council as information for school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts. It has not been reviewed by State CASBO for approval, and therefore, is not an official statement of CASBO. Content is provided for informational purposes only. All legal documents and opinions should be discussed and approved by the individual entitys legal counsel. Cooperative Purchasing Programs CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

3 Piggyback Bids State Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Groups Cooperative Purchasing Programs CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

4 Definition of Piggybacking: A procedure of procuring materials, supplies or equipment by utilizing another public entitys award of an Invitation to Bid or Request for Proposal. Piggyback Bids CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

5 Legal Basis for Piggybacking: Public Contract Code Section Piggyback Bids CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

6 In order for a bid to be piggybackable: 1)The original bid by the awarding agency must contain a piggyback clause 2)The awarded vendor must agree that your agency can piggyback on the contract Piggyback Bids CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

7 Steps to follow for successfully participating (piggybacking) on another agencys bid: 1)Contact the awarding agency and have them forward you a copy of their bid documents 2)Verify the Terms and Conditions meet your districts requirements. 3)Verify the bid was advertised and awarded legally Piggyback Bids CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

8 Steps to follow for successfully participating (piggybacking) on another agencys bid: 4)Verify the bid is still valid (check expiration date and possible contract renewals) 5)Verify that its in the best interest of your district 6)Take to your Board for approval Piggyback Bids CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

9 Other Considerations: - bonds - payment process - using a piggyback clause in your districts bids - annual blanket board approval for use of piggyback bids and other cooperative purchasing contracts Piggyback Bids CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

10 Sample piggyback clause: Other school districts and public agencies may purchase under this bid at the same prices, terms and conditions stated in these bid documents, at the discretion of the successful bidder. Agencies participating in this bid shall be responsible for obtaining approval from their approving body of authority when necessary and shall hold the (School District/Public Entity Name) harmless from any disputes, disagreements or actions which may arise as a result of using this bid. The (School District/Public Entity Name) waives its right to receive payment, and authorizes each district to make payment and place orders directly to the successful bidder. Piggyback Bids CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

11 Pros: - time constraints - smaller districts - unfamiliar with product/technology Cons: - may get better deal with own bid Piggyback Bids CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

12 Can you piggyback on an RFP (Request for Proposal) for services? Can you piggyback on an E-Rate bid? Can you piggyback on a construction bid? Piggyback Bids CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

13 Can you purchase through a bid that was not done in your county or state? CA Govt. Code 6500 defines public agency as including the federal government and other states/agencies Check bid conditions for geographical limitations Check with your own legal counsel and/or County Office of Education Piggyback Bids CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

14 Legal Basis for utilizing State Contracts: Public Contract Code Sections and State of California Contracts CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

15 State Contracts are also termed Leveraged Procurement Agreements (LPAs) State of California Procurement Division website for LPAs: State of California Contracts CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

16 Types of State Contracts: California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) Statewide Commodity Contracts State of California Contracts CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

17 California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) PCC and authorizes Not competitively bid by State of CA, but based on a bid awarded on the Federal General Services Administration (GSA) schedule Local agencies no longer pay fees to CMAS Process to utilize a CMAS contract Services excluded from the CMAS program State of California Contracts CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

18 Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) Uses a lead state model in issuing cooperative solicitations Available to all State of CA governmental entities When searching for contracts, recommend using the State of CA DGS website, to ensure that CA has elected to participate in a particular contract State of California Contracts CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

19 Statewide Commodity Contracts CA DGS Procurement Division administers contracts for use by State and Local government agencies Contracts are developed through competitive bidding Check each contracts user instructions to determine if contract is available to local government agencies and if fees to DGS Procurement Division apply State of California Contracts CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

20 CalSAVE Operated by Monterey County Office of Education Provides competitive piggybackable bids for use by California K-12 education and other public agencies Often utilizes AEPA bids (national organization) Focus is on technology and instructional materials Other Cooperative Purchasing Groups CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

21 U.S. Communities Bids issued by Lead Public Agency on behalf of U.S. Communities and 90,000 public agencies Bid solicitations are advertised nationally Participating agencies must register with U.S. Communities Wide variety of contracts available Other Cooperative Purchasing Groups CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

22 The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) Bids issued by Lead Public Agency Bid solicitations are advertised nationally Participating agencies must participate via agreement with TCPN terms and conditions Other Cooperative Purchasing Groups CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

23 National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company (National IPA) Bids issued by Lead Public Agency Agencies complete a participation form and are assigned an NIPA Participating Agency number Other Cooperative Purchasing Groups CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013

24 Questions? Thank You! Cooperative Purchasing Programs CASBO ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SCHOOL BUSINESS EXPO 2013


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