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File #: 20-1241    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/11/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/13/2020 Final action: 10/13/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Public Health Division, in collaboration with Chief Administrative Office, Fiscal Division, recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer Request increasing Fixed Asset Appropriations by $8,000 for the purchase of a Pharmaceutical Refrigerator, and decreasing Services and Supplies by $8,000; and 2) Add the Pharmaceutical Refrigerator to the HHSA, Public Health Division Fixed Asset list. FUNDING: Federal CARES Act funding.
Attachments: 1. A - FY 20-21 BT PH Fixed Asset 10/13/20, 2. Executed Budget Transfer

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Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Public Health Division, in collaboration with Chief Administrative Office, Fiscal Division, recommending the Board:

1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer Request increasing Fixed Asset Appropriations by $8,000 for the purchase of a Pharmaceutical Refrigerator, and decreasing Services and Supplies by $8,000; and

2) Add the Pharmaceutical Refrigerator to the HHSA, Public Health Division Fixed Asset list.

 

FUNDING:   Federal CARES Act funding.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

In preparation for increased need for vaccine storage / deployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Public Health Nursing Program is requesting to purchase a vaccine refrigerator. The equipment is medical quality and required to maintain the required temperature for vaccine during storage. As with all the current COVID-related purchases, we are competing with many other entities for the same products and request to move forward with the purchase to allow our county to be prepared when the COVID vaccine is deployed.

 

ALTERNATIVES

Disapproval of this Budget Transfer Request could result in insufficient vaccine storage thereby limiting the County’s ability to respond to community need for vaccinations in 2020-21.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

CAO Fiscal Division

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no Net County Cost associated with this Agenda item.  All funding for this purchase will be Federal CARES Act funding.  The purchase will be done directly from Department 15 CARES Act funding, which is administered by the CAO Fiscal Division.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Obtain the Chair's signature on the budget transfer forms and submit to the Office of the Auditor-Controller for processing.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Healthy Communities

 

CONTACT

Don Semon, Director, Health and Human Services Agency