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File #: 20-0546    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/10/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Make findings in accordance with El Dorado County Ordinance Code, Chapter 3.13.030 (C) that due to the limited timeframes, temporary or occasional nature, or schedule for the project or scope of work, the ongoing aggregate of work to be performed is not sufficient to warrant the addition of permanent staff; and 2) Approve and authorize an increase of $20,000 to Agreement 3093 (188-S1610) with New Connections Communications Inc., thereby increasing the maximum obligation from $125,000 to $145,000 through the remaining term of April 30, 2020, to allow payment for services rendered. FUNDING: 49% Federal, 27% Realignment, and 24% State.
Attachments: 1. A - CRS 3093 AMDT IV (188-S1610) New Connections 04/21/2020, 2. B - 3093 AMDT IV (188-S1610) New Connections 04/21/2020, 3. C - 3093 Original, AMDTi-III New Connections 04/21/20, 4. Executed Agreement 3093
Related files: 19-0318, 14-0206
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Make findings in accordance with El Dorado County Ordinance Code, Chapter 3.13.030 (C) that due to the limited timeframes, temporary or occasional nature, or schedule for the project or scope of work, the ongoing aggregate of work to be performed is not sufficient to warrant the addition of permanent staff; and
2) Approve and authorize an increase of $20,000 to Agreement 3093 (188-S1610) with New Connections Communications Inc., thereby increasing the maximum obligation from $125,000 to $145,000 through the remaining term of April 30, 2020, to allow payment for services rendered.

FUNDING: 49% Federal, 27% Realignment, and 24% State.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Adult Protective Services, Behavioral Health, Child Welfare Services, Public Guardian, Public Health, and Substance Use Disorder are all mandated to provide 24-hour telephone answering and transferring telephone call services under various Welfare and Institutions Code. The Public Health Division is also mandated to provide 24-hour telephone answering and transferring telephone call services but under Health and Safety Code. The intent of the legislation is to provide an avenue for the community to contact certain County programs any time of day or night (i.e., Adult Protective Services, Behavioral Health, Child Welfare Services, Public Guardian, Public Health, and Substance Use Disorder). Additionally, 24-hour telephone answering and transferring telephone call services are required to ensure constant access to the Public Guardian Program and Substance Use Disorder services under the California Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System.

HHSA has contracted with this Contractor for over eight (8) years for after hours, weekend, and holiday 24-hour telephone answering and transferring telephone call services.

Agreement 3093 with New Connections Communications was executed with a term of Apr...

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