Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Human Services Agency



December 30, 2003


January 7, 2003



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Maureen D. Borland, Director, Human Services Agency


Glen H. Brooks, Jr., Director, Central Region


Seventh Amendment to the Agreement with Opportunities Industrialization Center-West (OICW)



Adopt a resolution authorizing the execution of a Seventh Amendment to the Agreement with OICW to increase the amount by $13,200 and extend the term of the Medical Billing and Coding and Pharmacy Technician section of the Agreement only. This Amendment changes the total Agreement obligation from $3,130,538 to $3,143,738 and the term remains the same, July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2004.



On July 25, 2000, the Board of Supervisors approved an Agreement with OICW for the purpose of closeout activities for the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), and to provide WorkFirst One-Stop Career Center Services. The Board of Supervisors has approved five previous Amendments; to add Comprehensive Year-Round Youth Services; extend the term of the Agreement; increase the amount of the Agreement; reduce the funds from the One-Stop Career Center Services in Menlo Park for FY 2001-02 to support the expansion of the PeninsulaWorks One-Stop system; increase services through the Jobs Now program and the One-Stop Career Center; extend the Agreement for OICW to offer a course in Medical Billing and Coding instructions, and employability skills training targeted to dislocated workers, and to continue vocational training services for CalWORKs participants.



OICW currently performs recruitment, comprehensive assessment, case management and post placement follow-up services for its Medical Billing and Coding course, and for the Pharmacy Technician course taught by Mission College to be held on-site at OICW. This Seventh Amendment extends the term for which OICW can perform services for the Medical Billing and coding course, and the Pharmacy Technician course from September 30, 2003 to December 31, 2003. This Seventh Amendment also includes $6,600 for services provided to the Medical Billing and Coding course, and an additional $6,600 for services provided to the Pharmacy Technician course for a total increase of $13,200. Both the Medical Billing and Coding Course and the Pharmacy Technician course are extended to include job development activities.


A Request For Proposal process is not required for this Agreement as this Contractor was chosen through a selection process administered by the Workforce Investment Board. County Counsel has reviewed and approved this Seventh Amendment as to form. Risk Management has approved the Contractor's Insurance. The processing of this Amendment was delayed due to funding availability.


Vision Alignment

The Agreement with OICW keeps the commitment of both: Creating opportunities for every household to participate in our prosperity and Sowing the seeds of our future prosperity, and goals number 17 and 19: The skills level of new workers rises with improved K-12 education and training options and All households experience real gains in income. This Agreement contributes to these commitments and goals by providing educational, vocational and support services to youth and by supporting employment and training services, that assist individuals in finding gainful employment and reaching self-sufficiency.


Fiscal Impact

This Seventh Amendment increases the Agreement from $3,130,538 to $3,143,738. The term of the Agreement is July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2004. The additional amount of $13,200 is funded with Career Pathways Initiative Grant and is included in the FY 2003-04 Adopted Budget. There is no Net County Cost as a result of this Amendment.