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File #: 2556-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2018 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the Human Resources Director to modify and increase the existing contract with AON Hewitt Consulting to include performing a Pharmacy Benefit Manager audit; to authorize the additional expenditure of $60,000.00 from the Employee Benefits Fund or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the costs of the audit; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of the Columbus City Codes; and to declare an emergency. ($60,000.00)
Attachments: 1. AON Attachment 2556-2018.pdf, 2. AON 2018 bid waiver.pdf, 3. 2018 AON Statement of Work for OptumRx audit.pdf, 4. 2018 AON contract modification 101618 for OptumRx audit.pdf
Explanation
BACKGROUND: The Director of Human Resources seeks the authority to modify and increase the current contract with AON Hewitt Consulting Services to allow the firm to conduct a financial audit of the city’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager, Optum RX. The city entered into contract with this firm earlier this year, per Ord. 0017-2018, to provide the Employee Benefits Risk Management office with general benefits consulting services as well as assistance in selecting employee health care plan administrators. At that time, specifics of the prescription drug audit were unknown. Once details and time requirements of the audit were reviewed, new staff was in place and the need to contract with a firm with extensive institutional knowledge and experience of the city’s six prescription drug plans was needed.
Therefore, competitive bidding requirements for a firm to conduct this audit are being waived.
Costs initially legislated, per Ordinance 0017-2018, totaled $200,000.00; this modification provides for additional expenses related to the Pharmacy Benefit Manager audit. This legislation increases the maximum obligation liability by $60,000.00, bringing the total contract obligation to $260,000.00.
This modification will not change any provisions of the current contract with AON Hewitt Consulting Services, which provides funding from February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019, for employee benefits consulting services.
Emergency action is requested to ensure the Pharmacy Benefit Manager audit can commence as soon as contractually possible.

Contract Compliance number is 22-2232264

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding is budgeted and available in the 2018 employee benefits fund budget for this contract modification and increase.


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To authorize the Human Resources Director to modify and increase the existing contract with AON Hewitt Consulting to include performing a Pharmacy Benefit Manager audit; to authorize the additional expenditure of $60...

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