By: Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved nine recommendations from Supervisors Todd Spitzer and Janet Nguyen to improve County procurement processes for contracts under $25,000. Working in concert with the two Supervisors’ recommendations, the Office of the Performance Audit Director brought 30 additional recommendations on Countywide purchasing, which were approved by the Board of Supervisors on the same day. This week, the Grand Jury published four recommendations relating to the structure of County procurement and training procedures, which will be considered at another Board meeting.
“This is a unique opportunity to examine how we do County procurement,” Supervisor Spitzer said. “All of these things are coming together at the same time: the recommendations from Supervisor Nguyen and me, the recommendations from the Performance Auditor, and the recommendations from the Grand Jury.” Continue reading