Care Ambulance letter concerning the Napa County Ambulance Franchise RFP
Supervisors accept AMR for EMS ambulance franchise contractAt a special meeting today, the Board of Supervisors accepted staff’s recommendation that American Medical Response West (AMR) be recognized as the winning proposer in the competition for the countywide exclusive EMS ambulance franchise.
View, print or download the Notice of Tentative Decision of Contract Award
The Hearing Officer released his findings of fact and decision on protests today.
Briefly, he denied the protests filed by both Piner and Medic and upheld the HHSA Director's recommendation of AMR as the highest scoring proposer.
The Hearing Officer is scheduled to release his decision concerning the protests filed in reference to the Napa County Ambulance Franchise Request for Proposal (RFP) on August 16, 2011.
In anticipation of this release date, the Board of Supervisors has scheduled a special meeting on August 19, 2011 at 9:00A.M. to receive the Hearing Officer’s decision and take possible action on the RFP.
To view, print or download the Notice of RFP Timeline - Update
Memo concerning Litigation Disclosure
Litigation Disclosure from AMR
AMR's Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA)
Napa County announces the date and time of the Formal Protest Hearing - August 3, 2011 at 10:00am
Memo concerning the Formal Protest Hearing
Please note that this hearing is open to the public to observe, but only the parties to the protest will participate. There is no opportunity for public comment as the hearing officer hears evidence and recommendations regarding ONLY the official protests that were filed by the deadline stipulated in the RFP.
Napa County announces outcome of the Informal Protest meeting
Outcome of the Informal Protest Meeting Memorandum
Letter to the designated Hearing Officer re: Ambulance Procurement - Transmittal of Protests
Opinion piece from Randy Snowden: Choosing an EMS Ambulance Franchise Provider for Napa County
Napa County ambulance Commentary Document
Napa County receives protests from two (2) ambulance franchise RFP bidder's
Protest Document submitted by Medic Ambulance
Protest Document submitted by Piner Ambulance
Choosing an EMS Ambulance Franchise Provider for Napa County
Ambulance System Improvement Brief Summary
Emergency Ambulance - Request for Proposal
Notice of Protest Filing Deadline & "Informal Meeting" Date with Protesters
Today HHSA Director Randy Snowden issued a Notice of Intent to Recommend that American Medical Response (AMR) be awarded the next ambulance franchise. Today begins a 14-day protest period, where any of the unsuccessful proposers may file a protest. If the protest cannot be informally resolved by Mr. Snowden, it will be forwarded to an impartial hearing officer. If a protest is sustained, the hearing officer is responsible for determining the next steps under the RFP. If no protests are sustained, Mr. Snowden’s recommendation is then forwarded to the Board for action.
View, print or download the Media Release
View, print or download the proposals and exhibits (in alphabetical order:)
American Medical Response (AMR)
Ambulance Franchise RFP - Timeline Change/Update
Response to Public Comments on EMS Ambulance Franchise RFP - May 2011
Notice of Proposer - PRESENTATION DATE CHANGE
Please be advised that due to a conflict with the Emergency Medical Services Administrators Association of California (EMSAAC) Annual Conference the date for the Proposer Presentations referenced in Appendix 5 Procurement Time Line has changed.
The new date is June 17, 2011
Final Ambulance Franchise Request for Proposal
The Napa County Board of Supervisors unamimously approved the final draft of the ambulance franchise Request for Proposal for release on April 12, 2011.
The updated timeline can be found in Appendix 5 of the RFP.
The County is conducting the State-required Request For Proposal (RFP) process to grant the upcoming ambulance franchise contract. We take this responsibility very seriously and follow a clearly defined and transparent process. This is an opportunity to improve the system and shift some of the costs of the system from the public to the for-profit ambulance company making money from the exclusive contract.
We understand the community’s concerns about the proposed cost increase associated with the new franchise as well as the loyalty to support a long standing local business. However, state law mandates the county to hold an objective competitive process. In other words, it is illegal for the County to show any favoritism to a local or an outside bidder. B
EMS EMSA Response to Local Vendor Question
For information and documents from the previous RFP please click here: Information and Documents from the Previous Ambulance Franchise