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File #: 19-0303    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/19/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/12/2019 Final action: 3/12/2019
Title: Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Award Request for Proposals 19-918-037 for advanced life support ambulance operations services within County Service Area 3 (CSA 3) to the sole qualified proposer, California Tahoe Emergency Services Operations Authority (CTESOA); and 2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to negotiate an agreement for services with CTESOA for Board consideration. FUNDING: CSA 3 - Ambulance fee and benefit assessment revenue.
Attachments: 1. A - RFP 19-918-037 CSA 3 Ambulance Service, 2. B - CTESOA Proposal
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Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Award Request for Proposals 19-918-037 for advanced life support ambulance operations services within County Service Area 3 (CSA 3) to the sole qualified proposer, California Tahoe Emergency Services Operations Authority (CTESOA); and
2) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to negotiate an agreement for services with CTESOA for Board consideration.

FUNDING: CSA 3 - Ambulance fee and benefit assessment revenue.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Under a public utility model, the County provides prehospital Advanced Life Support (ALS) services and contracts for transport and dispatch services for the residents of the County. The County is divided into two County Service Areas (CSAs) for the provision of ambulance services. CSA 3 includes the Lake Tahoe Basin, the City of South Lake Tahoe, Meeks Bay, and Tahoma.

The County’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System is authorized by County Ordinance Code Chapter 8.74 - County Emergency Medical Service and Medical Transportation Ordinance (“EMS Ordinance”), under the provisions of Title 22 of the California EMS Act and the California Health and Safety Code.

CTESOA has been the contracted ambulance operator in the CSA 3 South Shore operating area for 18 years; however, the EMS act provides for periodic competition for ambulance operations contractors. The County issued RFP 19-918-037 in November, 2018 and responses were due on February 1, 2019. CTESOA was the only respondent. CTESOA is qualified to perform the services and has been meeting the requirements of its current contract with the county, consistently providing response times that exceed the 90% standard set forth in the contract. The current contract expires August 31, 2019; however CTESOA would be entitled to request an extension of the agreement under the existing terms and conditions.

CTESOA proposes to continue its current operations model, wh...

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