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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 emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Health in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Board to modify the contracts for testing services for the immediate preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.                     That the Board of Health is hereby authorized to modify, extend and increase the contract with OSU Hospitals for testing services for the COVID-19 pandemic response.

 

SECTION 2.                     That to pay the cost of said contracts, the expenditure of $159,500.00 is hereby authorized from the Health Department Special Revenue Fund, Fund No. 2250, Division No. 5001, Object Class 03, according to the ordinance attachment.

 

SECTION 3.   That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes necessary.

 

SECTION 4.   That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes necessary to ensure that this contract is properly accounted for and recorded accurately on the City’s financial reports.

 

SECTION 5.  That this Council finds it in the City's best interests to waive the competitive bidding requirements of City Code for this contract.

 

SECTION 6.   That for reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.