SAN DIEGO - The San Diego City Council approved a plan Feb. 1 to bid out the functions of its Fleet Services Department, which maintains more than 4,000 city-owned vehicles, including police cars and fire trucks.

Fleet Services is one division within General Services and is responsible for providing a full range of fleet management services to the City of San Diego. According to council meeting documents, the City intends to acquire the services of a provider (City employees or outside vendor) to service its Fleet Services operational needs through a managed competition process.

City staff will use a Preliminary Statement of Work (PSOW) to create a request for proposals from interested firms. PSOW is the first step in the managed competition procurement process. The PSOW documents service specifications and is presented to the City Council for consideration and public comment to assure all parties that no degradation of service levels will occur as a result of the competition.

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