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Legislative & Administrative Policies

​These are relevant laws, policies, and administrative guidance relating to public procurement of​ goods and services. However, these links are not intended to represent all relevant California law relating to procurement, public works and related issues. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Local Preference Policy
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Local Preference Policy
Board of Supervisors' Policy Manual § 5.6.5.2 sets forth a Local Preference Policy. This policy may apply to you if your business has a pyhsical address and meaningful "production capability" within the boundry of the County of Santa Clara.
 Living Wage Ordinance & Policy
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Living Wage Ordinance & Policy
The Ordinace Code and Board of Supervisors' Policy Manual § 5.5.5.5 sets forth a Living Wage Policy for specifed contracts.
Pay Equity Policy
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Pay Equity Policy
Board of Supervisors' Policy Manual §5.5.5.4, Mandatory Policy Provisions, includes Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination.
Wage Theft Policy
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Wage Theft Policy
Board of Supervisors' Policy Manual §5.5.5.4, Mandatory Policy Provisions, includes Wage Theft Prevention.
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy
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Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy
The County recognizes that the products and services it purchases have human health, environmental, economic and social impacts and it is committed to sustainability through purchasing products and services that will enable it to meet its current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Bid Protest
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Bid Protest
The Board of Supervisors' Policy Manual § 5.6.5.3, Protest Process, requires that the County provide a process to a contractor (vendor) "in which they can submit a protest of an award of a contract to another contractor or to otherwise challenge any steps taken during a solicitation process that the contractor believes constitutes an abuse of process by County officials or evaluation team members, or abuse of discretion by County officials or evaluation team members."

Last updated: 6/28/2018 1:18 PM