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For Public Works or Improvements necessary to maintain or repair health facilities under the jurisdiction of the Health Commission, the Department of Public Health (DPH) may award master agreement Contracts, for work to be performed on an "if-and-as-needed" basis, to qualified Contractors in conformance with the following procedures:
(a) Contract Award. The Director of DPH may award master agreement Contracts, on an "if-and-as-needed" basis to construction Contractors who can establish all of the licensing, qualifications, experience, and certifications, as required by the Director of DPH. A Contractor may apply for a master agreement under this Section 6.69 by providing DPH with a statement of its experience and qualifications and other information as requested by DPH. Within 60 days of receiving such information, DPH shall advise the applicant of its eligibility for an award of a master agreement.
(b) Contract Terms. Master agreements awarded under this Section 6.69 shall conform to the requirements of Section 6.22 and shall conform to Administrative Code Chapter 14B, as applicable. Master agreements shall provide for an expiration term of not more than five years from the date of Award, including all modifications. All master agreements shall provide for a maximum total dollar value of work each Contractor is authorized to perform during the Contract period. No master agreement may be modified to exceed 150% of the original Contract amount. Master agreements shall contain no minimum dollar amount. Master agreements shall provide that DPH may assign work on a task order basis, "if-and-as-needed, " through competition among master agreement Contractors.
(c) Task Order Competitive Solicitation. To assign work under master agreement Contracts, DPH shall solicit Quotations from no fewer than three qualified master agreement Contractors. Solicitations shall conform to Section 6.21, except that neither a published advertisement nor bid security shall be required. Solicitations shall include a description of the proposed task order scope of work, including plans or specifications, if any, and may include provisions for liquidated damages for delay if and as appropriate to the particular project. Responsive Quotations must include subcontractor listing, if any, in conformance with subsection 6.21(a)(9).
(d) Task Order Award. The Director of DPH shall issue a task order for the performance of work under a master agreement to the Contractor submitting the lowest Responsive Quotation. In the event that DPH is unable to obtain three Quotations, the Director of DPH shall base the award on the Quotation or Quotations received. If the Director of DPH believes that the public interest would best be served, by accepting other than the lowest Quotation, he or she is hereby authorized to accept the Quotation that in his or her discretion will best serve the public interest.
(e) Task Order Terms. No task order or multiple task orders for any single Public Work, whether in one phase or multiple phases, shall cumulatively exceed the Threshold Amount, including all modifications. The Director of DPH may issue or modify a task order to exceed the foregoing imitation only upon the Director's written determination establishing the urgency of the work and the justification for proceeding under this Section 6.69, rather than through San Francisco of Public Works, in conformance with Section 6.2.
(Added by Ord. 224-08, File No. 081084, App. 10/15/2008; amended by Ord. 108-15, File No. 150175, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015)