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File #: 21-0933    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/28/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/29/2021 Final action: 6/29/2021
Title: District Attorney recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 5686 with the County of Sacramento District Attorney in the amount of $125,000 with an agreement term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, with the option for annual renewal up to (5) years, to provide as-needed toxicology analysis, biology/DNA and related expert testimony; and 2) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that it is appropriate to contract with the County of Sacramento District Attorney for services provided under MOU 5686 because (B) "Specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in classifications are involved in the performance of the work". FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route Sac County MOU 5686_21-0933, 2. B - Sac Co MOU 5686_21-0933
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District Attorney recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 5686 with the County of Sacramento District Attorney in the amount of $125,000 with an agreement term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, with the option for annual renewal up to (5) years, to provide as-needed toxicology analysis, biology/DNA and related expert testimony; and
2) Make findings in accordance with County Ordinance 3.13.030 that it is appropriate to contract with the County of Sacramento District Attorney for services provided under MOU 5686 because (B) "Specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in classifications are involved in the performance of the work".

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
MOU 5686 as presented by the Sacramento County District Attorney will provide toxicology analysis, biology/DNA and related expert testimony from an accredited crime laboratory. The Sacramento DA operates the Laboratory of Forensic Services (LFS) and per the request of the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, will provide (2) scopes of services on an as-needed basis:

1. Suspected Cannabis: LFS will perform the examination of suspected cannabis plant samples
2. DNA Cold Cases: LFS will perform the examination of evidence suspected of containing body fluids and/or contact DNA

Reports will accompany all test samples and expert testimony will be provided as required.

The total estimated cost for the initial year of services is $125,000. This is comprised of a $207.43 per hour billing rate. No hours will be charged for required testimony travel. The term for the agreement is July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, with the option for annual renewal up to (5) years by means of a written amendment.

Additionally, in accordance with chapter 3.13, Section 3.13.030, the Board is being asked to make findings that it is appropriate to contract out for the necessary services as the work i...

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