Mayor Ron Dellums announced today the accelerated implementation of the two actions necessary to fully centralize Oakland’s procurement and contracting processes: the physical consolidation of the Contracting and Purchasing Department, and the installation of the “procure-to-pay” online system. With these two components in place, the City’s contracting and purchasing processes will be fully centralized, with a virtual “one stop shop” available to contractors and vendors seeking to do business with Oakland.
Mayor Ron Dellums announced today that the Oakland Animal Shelter will be exempt from part of the mandatory business closure scheduled for December 24, 2008 through January 5, 2009 to protect the welfare of animals and the community.
Mayor Ron Dellums today was appointed to serve on a special United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Working Group on the MainStreet Economic Recovery Plan, which will look at crafting and advocating for a national package that will create jobs and rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
The City of Oakland has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP)
seeking written proposals from interested and qualified economic development professionals and/or
organizations to provide business expansion, retention and support services as well as conduct and analyze
an annual business survey and implement the City’s Business Alert Commercial Security program. The City
invites responses from a single firm or individual for one or more of the program activities.