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File #: 22-4470    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Amendment Status: Passed
File created: 7/20/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request for approval of a renewal option with Qumpas Inc., dba Better World Books for sale of surplus, worn out, damaged books, audiovisual and other library materials for Harris County for the period of September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023 with revenue in the amount of $7,500 (210220).
Attachments: 1. 22-4470 Renewal No. 210220 Qumpas Inc., dba Better World Books

Department: Purchasing

Department Head/Elected Official: DeWight Dopslauf

 

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Amendment

 

Project ID (if applicable): 210220

Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Qumpas Inc., dba Better World Books

 

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A

Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal:  N/A - project was awarded prior to launch of County's M/WBE Program

 

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):

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Request for approval of a renewal option with Qumpas Inc., dba Better World Books for sale of surplus, worn out, damaged books, audiovisual and other library materials for Harris County for the period of September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023 with revenue in the amount of $7,500 (210220).

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Background and Discussion:

This is a renewal for term contract Job. No. 21/0220, Sale of Surplus, Worn Out, Damaged Books, Audiovisual and Other Library Materials for Harris County. The original term contract award was approved in Commissioners’ Court.  The Harris County Public Library (HCPL) utilizes this term contract for ethical disposal of library materials.

 

Expected Impact:

The approval of this renewal allows HCPL personnel to continue providing new and current materials for the County Library by allowing us to ethically dispose of old/worn out/damaged materials.

 

Alternative Options:

Other vendors exist but they were evaluated through the RFP process and this option is the best for the County.  The vendor pays reasonable prices for discarded library materials without requiring extensive sorting or other limitations that would limit what the library can send.

 

Alignment with Goal(s):

_ Justice and Safety

X Economic Opportunity

_ Housing

_ Public Health

_ Transportation

_ Flooding

_ Environment

_Governance and Customer Service

 

Prior Court Action (if any):

Date

Agenda Item #

Action Taken

9/14/21

296

Award

 

Location: N/A

Address (if applicable): N/A

Precinct(s): Countywide

 

Fiscal and Personnel Summary

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FY 23

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Existing Budget

1000 - General Fund

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Total Funding Sources

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Anticipated Court Date: 8/2/2022

Anticipated Implementation Date (if different from Court date): Ongoing

Emergency/Disaster Recovery Note: Not an emergency, disaster, or COVID-19 related item

Contact(s) name, title, department: Amber Seely, Division Director, Collections & Technical Services, County Library

Martha Sloan, Contracts Administrator, Harris County Purchasing

Attachments (if applicable):  Letter