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Orange County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Measure AA
Changes in Terms for Competitive Contracting and Bidding Process
City of Santa Ana

City Charter Amendment

19439 / 64.4% Yes votes ...... 10767 / 35.6% No votes

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Results as of Jan 4 9:36am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (126/126)
50.5% Voter Turnout (756348/1497397)
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Sections 421 and 422 of the Santa Ana charter require that the city follow a competitive contracting and bidding process that ensures maximum quality of goods or services at minimum costs for purchases of services, supplies, materials and equipment. The provisions also contain specific dollar thresholds for formal bidding for both goods and public works contracts, and for contracts which may be approved by the city manager.

The proposed amendments retain the requirements for open, competitive contract requirements, but require quarterly public reports of all contracts approved by the city manager in exchange for moving the dollar thresholds for city manager contracts and formal bids from the charter to ordinance.

The proposed amendments also set aside a separate section of the charter for public works contracts which requires the city council to adopt limits for formal bidding, and permits the city council to adopt alternate contracting processes for public works projects such as design-build.

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