OUSD LBU Monitoring
LOCAL BUSINESS UTILIZATION POLICY
In order to provide economic opportunity for Oakland residents and businesses and stimulate economic development, the Oakland Unified School District ("District") implemented in December of 2008 a program that has directly impacted how public funds are spent. The 2008 program, commonly referred to as the Local, Small Local, and Small Local Resident Business Enterprise Program (2008 S/SL/SLRBE) has proven to be a great success, stimulating economic development through the support and empowerment of the local community, especially groups that have historically been disadvantaged.
The District's primary goal under the 2008 L/SL/SLRBE was to partner with the local community and demonstrate its leadership by harnessing local resources so as to achieve maximum local benefits. In 2014 the S/SL/SLRBE policy was amended to raise the Local Business Utilization to 50% participation on OUSD Capital Projects.
In 2021 the District amended the policy to accept certifications from other local agencies for businesses that are based in Oakland. You can view the 2021 policy amendment by clicking here. We have prepared a summary document that reviews the 2021 amendment and outlines steps to meet the local business requirement, you can access this document here.
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If you have any questions regarding the LBU Narrative or the Monitoring Reports, feel free to contact Andrea Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Measure Y Program Update & Contract Opportunities Meeting
On June 22, 2021 OUSD hosted a virtual outreach meeting to provide information on upcoming contract opportunities with the District. Over the next several years there will be multiple constructions, professional service, and vendor contracts funded by Measure Y and deferred maintenance projects overseen by the Building & Grounds department. The District’s Local Business Consultants: Luster National, Inc., and Lowe Consulting Group, Inc. facilitated the meeting; over 100 local businesses were in attendance. Please click the link below to view the recording of the meeting, Q&A, and list of meeting attendees. If you have questions regarding the District’s Local Business Program, please contact Phillip Lang at email@example.com.
Feel free to review the presentation, questions asked, or view the list of participants for this event by following this link.