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    Overview  

    Part of objective two of the Operations Document is to disseminate information regarding economic opportunities to local businesses interested in doing business with the City, and residents interested in construction job referrals; and assist city departments, contractors and developers in identifying local businesses and residents interested in economic opportunities.  To support this ongoing mission objective the various activities below are designed to institute consistent outreach methods within the city’s procurement processes, and provide outreach for contractors conducting local hiring.  It may be important to note that the outreach to businesses is designed to begin with Business Licensing.  Contact is made to local businesses with an active city business license.  While the contract and hiring results are reported annually to the full City Council, below is a report of the outreach activity conducted.

    Business Matching (One-on-one Meetings) 

    These activities create one-on-one interviews (introductions) between local businesses, city departments, and procurement partners; and between residents interested in construction jobs and contractors.

    Informal Bid Opportunities 

    These activities are carried out during for potential opportunities that fall below the bid threshold (under $25,000).  Local Businesses with an active business license, and have matching products or services are contacted to gage their interest in the potential opportunity.

    Formal Bid Opportunities (Emailed Notifications) 

    The city uses an online-tool to disseminate bid notifications.  Local businesses interested in bidding on projects with the City of Pasadena are encouraged to register their company information to receive emailed notifications for opportunities that require a formal bid process.

    Construction Job Referrals 

    These referrals are carried out for contractors and/or developers participating in the city’s Local Hiring Ordinance for private development projects; or participating in the city’s good-faith effort to conduct local hiring on a public project. All referrals are initiated by the contractor or developer and are typically based on an actual job opening.

    Advisory Group 

    The Advisory Group is a combination community members, local organizations, and City departments.  The primary purpose is to provide advice and recommendations to Department of Finance on local participation to maximizing local hiring, and local subcontracting and procurement efforts.  To forward to the Department of Finance comments received from the community.

    Technical Assistance 

    Local businesses in need of technical assistance will be matched to the City’s strategic partners for services including Finance; State Small Business Certification; and Business Development. 


  • Pasadena First Buy Local - Report of Outreach

    Contract & Procurement

    Project Name     Businesses Contacted
    FURNISH LABOR AND MATERIALS FOR ROOF REPLACEMENT AT LAMANDA PARK BRANCH LIBRARY 9/28/2010 Library Department 7
    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C.)/Multi-Purpose Room Technology Support 9/21/2010 Department of Information Technology 8
    AERIAL AND UNDERGROUND FIBER CABLE REPLACEMENT PROJECT 9/16/2010 Department of Information Technology 26
    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Consultant Services to Develop and Implement a Pedestrian Safety Campaign 8/30/2010 Department of Finance, Purchasing Division 46
    DEVELOPMENT OF COST ALLOCATION PLAN & CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE USER FEE STUDY 8/27/2010 Department of Finance, Budget 9
    Installation of Street Lighting on Allen Avenue and Other Streets 8/25/2010 City Clerk 7
    Executive Employement Search Consulting 8/24/2010 Human Resources 35
    IT Strategic Planning Consulting Services 8/24/2010 Department of Information Technology 57
    Underground Utility Conversion 8/5/2010 Public Works Department 45
    Parking Lot Striping 7/9/2010 Public Works Department 62
    Computer Sales or Lease 6/23/2010 Department of Information Technology 161
    Catering for City Council 2/12/2010 Mayor's Office 141
    1280/1282/1284 North Lake Ave. Land Planning & Development 177

    General Outreach

    Outreach Type Businesses Contacted
    Working Group Meeting: Update 7/29/2010 Finance Department 43
    Working Group Meeting: Final Review of Operations Document 5/14/2010 Finance Department 39
    Working Group Meeting: Presentation of Operations Document 1/15/2010 Finance Department 36

    Local Hiring

    Project Name Residents Contacted
    Parke Street Apartments 8/11/2010 MASBUILD, INC. 71
    Installation of Landscaping & Irrigation at 25 E. Orange Grove 6/8/2010 LA LOMA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC 70
    Parke Street Apartments 5/17/2010 MASBUILD, INC. 65
    Urgent Care Center 2/22/2010 Mallcraft Construction 186
    Allen Brigden Mixed Use Development 11/12/2009 Allen Brigden, LLC 297
    Urgent Care Center (Outreach) 11/19/2009 Mallcraft Construction 311