The Office of Policies, Procedures and Legislation (OPPL)
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.