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File #: 21-1197    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/15/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action: 8/24/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Make a finding that the work requires specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classification are involved in the performance of the work per Ordinance 5116, Title 3, Chapter 3.13, Section 3.13.030; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute agreement 5873 with California Tahoe Emergency Services Operations Authority for advanced life support ambulance operations services within County Service Area 3 (CSA 3) for the period beginning September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2031, with an option to exercise a five (5) year extension. FUNDING: CSA 3 - Ambulance service fees and benefit assessment revenue.
Attachments: 1. A - 5873 Agreement Sent to Vendor for Signatures, 2. B - 5873 Blue Route, 3. Executed Agreement 5873
Related files: 21-0953
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Chief Administrative Office, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Make a finding that the work requires specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classification are involved in the performance of the work per Ordinance 5116, Title 3, Chapter 3.13, Section 3.13.030; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute agreement 5873 with California Tahoe Emergency Services Operations Authority for advanced life support ambulance operations services within County Service Area 3 (CSA 3) for the period beginning September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2031, with an option to exercise a five (5) year extension.

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. CTESOA has been the contracted ambulance operator in the CSA 3 South Shore operating area for 20 years.

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.

The current contract expires August 31, 2021. On June 22, 2021, the Board awarded RFP 21-990-036 to CTESOA and authorized the Chief Administrative Officer or designee to negotiate an agreement for services with CTESOA for Board consideration. Effective September 1, 2021, the new contract term covers a period of ten (10) years with an optional five-...

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