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File #: 2020-782    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/9/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVING A GENERAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH LYFT, INC.TO PROVIDE ON-DEMAND RIDE-HAIL SERVICES (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit No. 1 - RFP 20-032 Notice of Request, 2. Exhibit No. 2 - RFP 20-032 Notice of Intent to Award, 3. Exhibit No. 3 - Draft Lyft, Inc. Agreement
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Consent


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CONSIDER APPROVING A GENERAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH LYFT, INC.TO PROVIDE ON-DEMAND RIDE-HAIL SERVICES (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

On April 7, 2020, the City entered into a short-term agreement with Lyft, Inc. ("Lyft") to provide residents with City-subsidized, on-demand transportation through December 31, 2020. Since the program's inception, over 2,636 rides have been provided to participants, offering safe and convenient travel within Carson. Given the success of this program, a Request for Proposals (RFP) notice was published on September 24, 2020, to solicit qualified vendors to provide this service by January 1, 2021 (Exhibit No. 1). Due to prolonged negotiations between legal teams from the City and Lyft, the previous contract expired prior to a new contract being executed. As such, staff is requesting retro-active approval of this new contract to account for services rendered by Lyft since January 1, 2021. Notably, this error in staff awareness of the delay and inaction should have been addressed by submitting a request to execute a contract extension for Lyft until the legal negations were resolved. Staff has been counseled on this incident and instructed to proactively avoid contract lapses in the future.

Two vendors, Rasier, LLC ("Uber") and Lyft submitted proposals. Based on the completeness of each firm's response to the RFP and the costs of providing this service, Lyft was selected as the lowest responsible bidder (Exhibit No. 2). Lyft took exception to the City's standard contract form and proposed the use of their company form, prolonging negotiations and the ability to commence services by January 1, 2021. However, the City Attorney's Office was successful in negotiating resolution of most legal issues and was able to finalize an agreement. Staff is now seeking City Council approval to award a three-and-a-half year contract with Lyft at a not-t...

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