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File #: 22-4478    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Financial Authorization Status: Passed
File created: 7/21/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request by the Office of County Administration for approval of an order authorizing the expenditure of funds in the amount of $146,900 for Process analysis of enrollment in the Gulf Coast child care subsidy program as a subaward of the agreement with PFM Group Consulting LLC under Job No. 210317, MWDBE Contracted Goal: 15%.
Attachments: 1. Child Care Enrollment Process Analysis_Combined Backup for Order
Department: County Administration
Department Head/Elected Official: David Berry, County Administrator

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Financial Authorization

Project ID (if applicable): n/a
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): PFM Group Consulting LLC

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): 15%
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): 28.1%
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal is not 0% and is listed above

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the Office of County Administration for approval of an order authorizing the expenditure of funds in the amount of $146,900 for Process analysis of enrollment in the Gulf Coast child care subsidy program as a subaward of the agreement with PFM Group Consulting LLC under Job No. 210317, MWDBE Contracted Goal: 15%.
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Background and Discussion: As part of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) child care work, Harris County - together with the City of Houston - established a working group of child care providers and other key stakeholders to advise on its investments. A key investment area established by this working group was the need to improve the current enrollment system for the Gulf Coast child care subsidy program. This program is the only public funding available to support family's ability to quality child care. This recommendation was acted upon by the ARPA Child Care Focus Area Team and the initial process analysis for this enrollment system was approved by a majority of ARPA Steering Committee Members on April 13, 2022.

Consulting proposals were requested from vendors previously selected under Job No. 210317 and evaluated by a cross-functional selection committee. PFM Group Consulting LLC proposed a four-month engagement as detailed in the attachment and was selected by the committee.

Harris County will collaborate with the Gulf Coast Workforce Board on this project. The Gulf Coast Workforce Board, also known as Workforce Solutions, wi...

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