Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Health Services Agency



May 17, 2004


June 8, 2004



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Charlene Silva, Director of Health Services



Continuation of Contracts



Adopt a resolution authorizing the Controller to continue payments on contracts from July 1, 2004 through September 30, 2004.


Background / Discussion

Health Services has a number of contracts for services that expire on or before June 30, 2004 and are pending completion. These contracts, listed in Attachment A of the resolution, will be brought to you for renewal or extension by the end of September.


To ensure continued provision of services during this period, it is necessary to authorize the Controller to continue to make payments to these contracts at the existing rates through September 30, 2004. This resolution allows contractors to meet their commitments in a timely fashion and will allow Health Services the time needed to complete negotiations. This resolution requires that all terms and conditions of the existing agreements are met.


Vision Alignment

This continuation of contracts keeps the commitment of Ensuring Basic Health and Safety for All and goal number 8: Help vulnerable people-the aged, disabled, mentally ill, at-risk youth and others-achieve a better quality of life. It does this by allowing the Controller to continue to make payments on contracts at the existing rates through September 30, 2004 in order to ensure continuous provision of services to residents.


Fiscal Impact

Funds for the annual costs of these contracts have been included in the Health Service's 2004-05 recommended budget.