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File #: 1634-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/15/2021
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to modify, extend and increase existing contract with OSU Hospitals for continued COVID-19 testing services; to authorize the expenditure of $159,500.00 from the Health Department Special Revenue Fund for said contract; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of City Code; and to declare an emergency. ($159,500.00)
Attachments: 1. 1634-2021 bid waiver, 2. 1634-2021
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the Board of Health to modify, extend and increase the following contract for continued COVID-19 testing services increasing the contract by $159,500, in an amount not to exceed $1,182,769.00, and to extend through December 31, 2021.

OSU Hospitals - Ordinance 0125-2021, approved February 1, 2021, for COVID-19 testing services, increased contract by $139,913.40, in an amount not to exceed $1,023,269.
OSU Hospitals - Ordinance 0965-2021, approved April 26, 2021, for COVID-19 testing services increased the period through June 30, 2021.

Due to the immediate nature of the services, CPH is requesting the waiver of the provisions of Columbus City Code Chapter 329 from the Director of the Division of Finance and Management following procedures set forth under the Mayor’s Executive Order 2020-01 “Declaration of State of Emergency”.
Emergency action is requested due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the signed Mayor’s Emergency Letter to begin these contracts immediately.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for these contracts is budgeted within the Health Department Special Revenue Fund, Fund No. 2250.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to modify, extend and increase existing contract with OSU Hospitals for continued COVID-19 testing services; to authorize the expenditure of $159,500.00 from the Health Department Special Revenue Fund for said contract; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of City Code; and to declare an emergency. ($159,500.00)

Body

WHEREAS, a need exists for continued COVID-19 testing services; and,

WHEREAS, expenditures from the Health Department Special Revenue Fund to provide continued testing services is necessary to address increased needs caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Columbus Public Health Department to waive the competitive bidding requirements of the Columbus City Code; and

WHEREAS, an ...

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