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File #: 21-0953    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/3/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action: 6/22/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Award Request for Proposals 21-990-036 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 service fees and benefit assessment revenue.
Attachments: 1. A - CTESOA Proposal
Related files: 19-1102, 19-0303, 21-1197
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Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Award Request for Proposals 21-990-036 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 service fees and benefit assessment revenue.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The County is responsible for ensuring the provision of prehospital Advanced Life Support (ALS) services to the residents of the County, and does so by contracting for these services through County Service Areas. 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 20 years; however, the EMS Act provides for periodic competition for ambulance operations contractors. In addition, pursuant to a settlement agreement with the California State Emergency Medical Services Authority (Cal EMSA), a competitive process in CSA 3 was to be completed by the County no later than August 31, 2021.

The County issued RFP 21-990-036 on April 16, 2021 and responses were due on May 28, 2021. CTESOA was the only respondent. CTESOA is qualified to perform the services and has been meeting the requirements of its current contract with ...

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