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File #: 2127-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/28/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase an existing contract with Emocha Mobile Health for continued COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation services; to authorize the expenditure of $2,320,000.00 from the Health Department Grants Fund and the American Rescue Plan Act Fund for said contract, to waive the competitive bidding requirements of City Code, and to declare an emergency. ($2,320,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Bid Waiver 2127-2021, 2. 2127-2021 Revised Legilsation Template
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the Board of Health to modify the scope of services and increase the following contract for continued COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation services.

Emocha Mobile Health - Ordinance 1102-2021 approved the modification of COVID-19 contact tracing services in an amount not to exceed $1,432,429.00. This ordinance will increase the contract amount by an additional $2,320,000.00 for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,752,429.00, include case investigation services and extend the contract end date through March 31, 2022.

Due to the immediate nature of the need for case investigation services and continued contact tracing 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.
Emergency action is requested due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.


FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this contract modification is budgeted within the Health Department Grants Fund, Fund No. 2251 ($320,000.00), and the America Rescue Plan Act, Fund No. 2209 ($2,000,000.00). This program does not generate any revenue or require a City Match.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase an existing contract with Emocha Mobile Health for continued COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation services; to authorize the expenditure of $2,320,000.00 from the Health Department Grants Fund and the American Rescue Plan Act Fund for said contract, to waive the competitive bidding requirements of City Code, and to declare an emergency. ($2,320,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a need for continued COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation services; and,

WHEREAS, expenditures from the Health Department Grants Fund and the American Rescue Plan Act Fund to provide continued contact tracing services is necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 caused by this...

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