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File #: 2438-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/22/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase an existing contract for telephone interpretation services with Vocalink Inc.; to authorize the expenditure of $110,000.00 from the CARES ACT Treasury Fund for said contract; and to declare an emergency. ($110,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2438-2020 Contract Mod for Vocalink 110k
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Ordinance 1465-2020, approved by City Council on July 6, 2020 increased the telephone interpretation contract with Vocalink by $100,000.00. The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase the contract for interpretation services with Vocalink Inc. by $110,000.00 for an amount not to exceed $240,000.00. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased need for telephone interpretation services. Columbus Public Health provides interpretation 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, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

This ordinance is needed to modify by increasing the contract with Vocalink Inc. by $110,000.00 for an amount not to exceed $240,000.00. This modification is needed to continue telephone interpretation services to CPH clients.

Emergency action is requested for this contract in order to ensure Columbus Public Health has telephone interpretation services.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for these contracts ($110,000.00) is budgeted within the CARES ACT Treasury Fund, Fund No. 2207.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase an existing contract for telephone interpretation services with Vocalink Inc.; to authorize the expenditure of $110,000.00 from the CARES ACT Treasury Fund for said contract; and to declare an emergency. ($110,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, a need exists for telephone interpretation services for persons with limited English proficiency who receive services from Columbus Public Health; and,

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased need for telephone interpretation; and

WHEREAS, expenditure of CARES ACT funding to provide interp...

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