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File #: 22-00513    Version: 1
Type: Departmental Agenda Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/20/2022 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 5/31/2022 Final action: 5/31/2022
Title: HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding an Ambulance Service Contract Policy Resolution and Ambulance Services Update, as follows: (EST. TIME: 2 HR.) a) Adopt a Resolution adopting a policy setting forth issues to be considered for inclusion in contracts for the provision of emergency ambulance services entered into or renewed on or after January 1, 2022; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Fifth Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with American Medical Response West (AMR) to update the Vehicle Maintenance Program, to update the "Lame Duck" Contract Termination provision, and to extend the termination date to March 1, 2024 to allow for completion of the Ambulance Services Request-For-Proposals (RFP) process; c) Approve and authorize the Public Health Department Director, or designee, to authorize AMR's requests in accordance with Agreement Section 11.1.G, upon review and approval from the County Executive Officer (CEO), Auditor-Controller, and County ...
Sponsors: PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Attachments: 1. Board Letter, 2. Attachment A - Ambulance Service Contract Policy Resolution, 3. Attachment B - RFP for Exclusive Ambulance Services Provider Approved by EMSA, 4. Attachment C - Letter of Approval from California Emergency Services Authority for RFP, 5. Attachment D - Review of Recent California Ambulance RFP “Ramp-Up” Timelines, 6. Attachment E - RFP Potential Bidder Questions, 7. Attachment F - American Medical Response Agreement A05, 8. Hyperlink to material from May 10, 2022, 9. Public Comment - Foley & Lardner LLP, 10. Public Comment - Pueblo Radiology Associates, 11. Public Comment - International Association of EMTs and Paramedics, 12. Public Comment - Santa Barbara County Fire Chief's Association, 13. Public Comment - Wright, L'Estrange & Ergastolo, 14. Public Comment - American Riviera Bank, 15. Santa Barbara County RFP for Exclusive Ambulance Services Provider - Revised May 31, 2022, 16. Presentation, 17. Public Comment Speakers, 18. Adopted Resolution, 19. Executed Amendment, 20. Minute Order
Related files: 22-00406

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HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding an Ambulance Service Contract Policy Resolution and Ambulance Services Update, as follows: (EST. TIME: 2 HR.)

 

a) Adopt a Resolution adopting a policy setting forth issues to be considered for inclusion in contracts for the provision of emergency ambulance services entered into or renewed on or after January 1, 2022;

 

b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute a Fifth Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with American Medical Response West (AMR) to update the Vehicle Maintenance Program, to update the “Lame Duck” Contract Termination provision, and to extend the termination date to March 1, 2024 to allow for completion of the Ambulance Services Request-For-Proposals (RFP) process;

 

c) Approve and authorize the Public Health Department Director, or designee, to authorize AMR’s requests in accordance with Agreement Section 11.1.G, upon review and approval from the County Executive Officer (CEO), Auditor-Controller, and County Counsel;

 

d) With respect to the RFP for an Exclusive Ambulance Services Provider for the Santa Barbara County Exclusive Operating Area:

 

i) Approve and authorize issuance of the RFP; or

 

ii) Provide staff with other direction regarding further development of the RFP; and

 

e) Determine that the proposed actions do not constitute a “Project” within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Section 15378(b) of the CEQA Guidelines, because it consists of the creation of a government funding mechanism or other government fiscal and administrative activities, which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant impact on the environment.

 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICY