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File #: 21-0624    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Bids Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/28/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of the Orange Police Department's recommendation not to award a Towing and Storage Services Agreement to Alberto's Towing based upon its failure to meet the requirements and standards set forth in the Request for Proposal No. 20-21.39 dated March 4, 2021.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Staff Report for Agenda Item 3.14 Dated June 8 2021, 3. RFP 20-21.39 Dated March 4 2021
TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THRU: Thomas R. Hatch, Interim City Manager

FROM: Dan Adams, Chief of Police


1. SUBJECT
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Approval of the Orange Police Department's recommendation not to award a Towing and Storage Services Agreement to Alberto's Towing based upon its failure to meet the requirements and standards set forth in the Request for Proposal No. 20-21.39 dated March 4, 2021.
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2. SUMMARY
The Orange Police Department utilizes private towing companies for the removal, storage and impounding of vehicles during the course of business.

The prior Towing and Storage Services Agreement with the private tow companies expired on July 1, 2021. On March 1, 2021, the Police Department began the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for towing and storage services agreements with local tow companies. The Police Department received four proposals from applicants including Archie's Towing, Tows R Russ, Southside Towing, and Alberto's Towing. The Police Department conducted a review of the proposals and conducted onsite evaluations of each of the four applicants in order to determine whether they met the requirements and standards set forth in the RFP and the Police Department Policy Manual, Policy No. 502 (Policy 502). Based upon the Police Department's evaluation, it was recommended that Archie's Towing, Tows R Russ, and Southside Towing be approved for towing and storage services agreements by the City. The Police Department determined that Alberto's Towing did not meet the requirements set forth in the RFP and Policy 502. Therefore, the Police Department concluded it would not recommend the approval of a towing and storage services agreement with Alberto's Towing to City Council.

The Police Department placed its recommendations regarding the towing contracts, including its recommendation not to award Alberto's Towing a contract, on the City Council Agenda for the regular meeting on June 8, 2021, as Item 3.14 on the ...

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