The Office of Policies, Procedures and Legislation (OPPL) develops, maintains, and disseminates uniform statewide acquisition policies and procedures.
The OPPL was established based upon the following events:
- In 2002, Governor Davis issued Executive Order D-55-02 creating the Governor's Task Force on Contracting and Procurement Review.
- In the Governor's Task Force report, Recommendation #7 requires the Department of General Services (DGS) to develop a uniform set of policies, procedures, and processes for contracting and procurement activities.
- To implement procurement reform recommendation #7, the Procurement Division (PD) engaged a consulting firm through a competitive procurement process to:
- conduct a diagnostic review of the current purchasing environment
- identify inconsistencies and gaps in current policies, procedures and processes
- make recommendations on roles and responsibilities, and
- prepare implementation plans to identify tasks through project completion.
- A key recommendation of the CORE Report was the establishment of a new OPPL reporting to the Assistant Deputy Director at the Procurement Division.