Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Health Services Agency



November 18, 2004


December 14, 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 January 1, 2005 through March 31, 2005.


Background / Discussion

Health Services has a number of contracts for services that expired 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 March 2005.


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 March 31, 2005. On September 28, 2004 your Board approved a continuing resolution that allowed continuation through December 31, 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 be met.


The four remaining contracts on the continuing resolution are for programs in the Mental Health and Public Health Divisions. The delay in the completion of the two Mental Health contracts is due to the restructuring of RFPs to support changes in the child welfare system. These RFPs are in process, and contracts are expected to be completed in early 2005. Public Health is in the process of renewing its contract with the Rehab Resource Group based on successful completion of an RFP. The Public Health agreement with Lucile Salter Packard is in process of receiving final approval by the Contractor. Both of these contracts are for the California Children’s Services (CCS) Program. Health Services staff will complete these contracts before your Board’s meeting on March 24, 2005.


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 March 31, 2005 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 Services 2004-05 recommended budget.