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File #: 2485-2014    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/22/2014 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 11/3/2014 Final action: 11/5/2014
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc., for APN services for the collaborative Bridge Care Program, to authorize the expenditure of $65,000.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund to pay the costs thereof, to waive provisions of competitive bidding, and to declare an emergency. ($65,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD2485-2014bidwaiver
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health (CPH) has collaborated with Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. (CNHC) to implement a Bridge Care Program. This program will provide for the services of a CNHC employed Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Patients will be referred to the Bridge Care Program primarily by the four CPH clinics for primary care needs. The APN will be responsible for the management and care of the referred patients. Formal bids were not solicited; therefore, this ordinance waives competitive bidding provisions. CNHC is the community-based, private not-for-profit organization providing primary health care services to medically indigent patients at various neighborhood health centers and has had a cooperative relationship with Columbus Public Health since its organization. This ordinance authorizes the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc., in the amount of $65,000.00 for the period of November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015. The contractor's contract compliance number is 311533908.

Emergency action is requested in order to provide these services for clients of the Bridge Care Program in a timely manner.

FISCAL IMPACT: $65,000.00 is budgeted in the Health Special Revenue Fund for Bridge Care services for CPH.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc., for APN services for the collaborative Bridge Care Program, to authorize the expenditure of $65,000.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund to pay the costs thereof, to waive provisions of competitive bidding, and to declare an emergency. ($65,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, Columbus Public Health has a need for Advanced Practice Nurse services for the Bridge Care Program; and,

WHEREAS, Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc., can provide Advanced Practice Nurses who have the expertise required for this program; and,

WHEREAS, this ordinance is submitted as an...

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