Item 02: American Rescue Plan Funds


Council Member
Where are we regarding the RFP matrix that was used to select a vendor for ARP funding, will we have a chance to increase the value of local presence before these next projects are considered?


Staff member
Response provided by Lynda Williams, Purchasing Manager:
We hope to have a recommendation to the City Manager within the next couple of weeks on reasonable and fair point allocation for the local presence criteria for RFP (Request for Proposals) solicitations.

After the selection of the Small Business Counseling Services, and after much more research on federal funding requirements, we have learned that per 2 CFR 200.319 (b), it prohibits the use of local preference in the evaluation of bids or proposals. We will not be factoring in local presence in any future solicitations with ARPA funds.

Thank you!