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Roundtable Discussion with John L. Reamer, Jr.
February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
AIA LA & Bureau of Contract Administration (Inclusive Procurement)
A roundtable discussion with John L. Reamer, Jr.
This is a virtual meeting. Please register below to receive the Zoom link.
As a follow up to our annual Legislative Day At City Hall, AIA LA is organizing an opportunity to connect directly with John Reamer and the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA). Mr. Reamer will share more details about various, upcoming contracting opportunities with the City of Los Angeles, as well as, share more insight about how to navigate the Business Assistance Virtual Network (BAVN) so that your firm can partner more often with primes and sub-contractors. This roundtable will also serve as an opportunity for AIA members and the architecture & design community to learn more about BCA’s ongoing initiatives to ensure inclusive and equitable contracting opportunities, as well as, a chance to hear feedback from BCA leadership on how the architecture community can serve as a more effective partner to support these equity initiatives moving forward.
John L. Reamer, Jr. – Director, Bureau of Contract Administration, City of Los Angeles
John L. Reamer, Jr. has been the Inspector of Public Works, Director of the Bureau of Contract Administration since August 2004. The Bureau, one of five operating Bureaus in the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works, protects the City’s interest through serving as an independent quality control and contract compliance agency. As the City’s Inspector of Public Works, Mr. Reamer ensures safe and quality public works construction for all work performed in the City’s Public Right-of-Way. This includes construction performed by private contractors under permit and over $6 billion in construction contracts awarded through various City departments. Mr. Reamer, as the Bureau’s Director, has City-wide responsibility to monitor and enforce federal, state and local wage and contracting laws. These responsibilities include overseeing the City’s state-approved Labor Compliance Program, negotiating and administering the City’s Project Labor Agreements, and administering several city ordinances such as Living Wage, Minimum Wage, and the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box). His responsibilities also include coordination on the City’s Business Inclusion Program, promoting opportunities for those who work on City projects by certifying minority, women, local, and small businesses and serving as the City’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer. In January 2019, while operating in the BCA Chief Executive role, Mr. Reamer served for one year as the Interim General Manager of the Economic and Workforce Development Department. In this role John led efforts to finalize a Citywide Economic Development Strategy that included establishing a Small Business Commission and coordinating the City’s BusinessSource Centers to provide economic development assistance to small businesses. John also partnered with the City’s Workforce Development Board and coordinated the City’s WorkSource Centers to enhance workforce development opportunities for Transitional and Youth workers.