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File #: 2982-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/23/2018 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase existing contracts for interpretation services with the following vendors: Access 2 Interpreters, Universe Translations, Vacolink, Inc., Ad Astra; to authorize the expenditure of $52,445.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund for said contracts; and to declare an emergency. ($52,445.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 2982-2018 NEW
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase contracts for interpretation services for an amount not to exceed $52,445.00. Columbus Public Health has a need to provide interpretation and translation services for persons with limited English proficiency who receive public health services from Columbus Public Health. These services will be provided at Columbus Public Health’s facility located at 240 Parsons Avenue, and throughout the City of Columbus in conjunction with public health services when required. The contract period is from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

Columbus Public Health solicited requests for proposals on February 6, 2017, per RFQ004221. A committee comprised of Columbus Public Health staff reviewed and recommended Access 2 Interpreters as the lowest, responsive, responsible, and best bidder for in-person interpretation services. The contract period is from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019 with the option to renew for three additional one-year periods through March 31, 2022.

This ordinance will authorize contract modifications for a total amount not to exceed $52,445.00 for the following contractors:

PO112896 for Access to Interpreters from $150,000.00 to $186,000.00
PO106420 for Universe Translations from $15,000.00 to $19,645.00
PO106408 for Vocalink Inc. from $20,000.00 to $29,000.00
PO110212 for Ad Astra from $5,000.00 to $7,800.00


FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this contract ($52,445.00) is budgeted within the Health Special Revenue Fund, Fund No. 2250.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase existing contracts for interpretation services with the following vendors: Access 2 Interpreters, Universe Translations, Vacolink, Inc., Ad Astra; to authorize the expenditure of $52,445.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund for said contracts; and to declare an emergency. ($52,445.00)

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WHEREAS, a need exists for interpretation ...

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