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File #: 19-2217   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/21/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a professional services contract with Medical-Dental-Hospital Bureau of San Antonio, Inc., dba Business and Professional Service, to provide Emergency Medical Service billing and collection services for the San Antonio Fire Department for the period beginning April 1, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2024, with options to renew. Revenues from this contract will be deposited into the General Fund in accordance with the Adopted Budget. [Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager; Charles N. Hood, Fire Chief]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2019-03-21-0235
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Professional Service Agreement for Emergency Medical Service Billing and Collection Services


This ordinance authorizes a Professional Services Agreement with Medical-Dental-Hospital Bureau of San Antonio, Inc. dba Business and Professional Service (B&P) to provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) billing and collection services to the City of San Antonio for the period beginning April 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2024 with the option for the City to extend for two (2) additional one (1) year periods. This contract generates annual revenues of approximately $25 million which will be deposited into the General Fund in accordance with the Adopted Budget.


On December 15, 2011, City Council authorized the execution of a contract with B&P for a period beginning January 1, 2012, and ending September 30, 2016 by Ordinance # 2011-12-15-1065. The contract included one (1) option to renew for a two (2) year period. On June 30, 2016, City Council authorized an extension of the agreement through September 30, 2018 by Ordinance #2016-06-30-0525. On August 16, 2018, City Council authorized a second amendment and extension of the agreement to extend the terms of the contract for an additional six (6) months, beginning October 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2019 by ordinance #2018-08-16-0630.

This is a high profile contract that presented to the Audit Committee for a pre-solicitation briefing on June 19, 2018. This contract was presented to the Goal Setting Committee on June 12, 2018. A formal Request for Proposal (RFP) for the billing and collection of EMS fees was released on September 1, 2018 and closed on October 5, 2018. The City received five (5) proposals to the solicitation which were evaluated by a panel compromised of representatives from the City Manager's Office, Fire Department, Finance, Budget and a representativ...

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