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File #: 1568-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/25/2022 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase an existing contract with Emocha Mobile Health for continued COVID-19 contact tracing services; to authorize the Board of Health to modify and extend the existing contract with Emocha Mobile Health through December 31, 2022; to authorize the expenditure of $600,000.00 from the Health Department Grants Fund for said contract, to waive the competitive bidding requirements of City Code, and to declare an emergency. ($600,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1568-2022 Emocha Mod #7 Legislation Attachment, 2. bid waiver 1568-2022
Explanation

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

Emocha Mobile Health -Ordinance 1189-2022 approved the modification and extended the contract end date through May 31, 2022. This ordinance will increase the contract amount by an additional $600,000.00 for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,352,429.00 and to extend those contract services through December 31, 2022. .

Due to the immediate nature of the need for 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.

FISCAL IMPACT: This expense is funded by the State Health Subsidy Grant and Enhanced Operations Grant. This program does not generate any revenue or require a City Match.
This modification is contingent on the approval of Ordinance 1628-2022, which transfers object class within the COVID-19 Enhanced Operations Grant program.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase an existing contract with Emocha Mobile Health for continued COVID-19 contact tracing services; to authorize the Board of Health to modify and extend the existing contract with Emocha Mobile Health through December 31, 2022; to authorize the expenditure of $600,000.00 from the Health Department Grants Fund for said contract, to waive the competitive bidding requirements of City Code, and to declare an emergency. ($600,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, a need exists for continued COVID-19 contact tracing services through December 31, 2022; and,

WHEREAS, expenditures from Health Department Operating Fund to provide continued contact tracing, testing and vaccination 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 req...

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