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File #: 16-0981    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/16/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/24/2017 Final action: 10/24/2017
Title: Sheriff's Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement 214-S1710 with National Medical Services, Inc., to extend the term for an additional year to October 31, 2018, and to increase the not to exceed amount to $190,000 for forensic analysis and toxicology services. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. 2A - Amendment I Blue Route 10-24-17, 2. 2B - Amendment I 10-24-17, 3. Executed Amendment 1 to Agreement 214-S1710, 4. A - National Medical Services Blue Route 11-15-16, 5. B - National Medical Services Contract 11-15-16, 6. C - National Medical Services Exhibit A 11-15-16, 7. Executed Agreement 214-S1710
Related files: 20-1177, 18-1630

Title

Sheriff's Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement 214-S1710 with National Medical Services, Inc., to extend the term for an additional year to October 31, 2018, and to increase the not to exceed amount to $190,000 for forensic analysis and toxicology services.

 

FUNDING:  General Fund.

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

The Sheriff's Office recommends the Board approve this Amendment.  National Medical Services, Inc., provides critical forensic and toxicology services that are paramount to verifying the cause of death in Coroner cases. 

 

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

National Medical Services Inc. has been providing selected forensic analyses and toxicology services for the El Dorado County Sheriff, Coroner's Division since 2002.

 

On November 15, 2016, the Board approved entering into Agreement #214-S1710 with National Medical Services Inc., with a term of November 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2017 with a not to exceed amount of $95,000.

 

This Amendment will increase the not to exceed amount to $190,000 and extend the term for an additional year from November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018.

 

The Sheriff's Office is currently working with National Medical Services to get updated insurance certificates; once received they will be uploaded into Ebix and the blue route will be routed through Risk Management for approval.

 

ALTERNATIVES

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

County Counsel and Risk Management

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

No Change to Net County Cost. This expense is budgeted in the Sheriff’s annual operating budget, and will continue to be budgeted in following years.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Return one fully executed copy to Sheriff’s Office for distribution to contractor.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Public Safety

 

CONTACT

Undersheriff Randy Peshon