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File #: 16-1237    Version: 1 Name: National Medical Services, Inc., Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Type: Contract Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 1/20/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 2/10/2016 Final action: 2/10/2016
Title: PROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Cook County Office of the Medical Examiner Vendor: National Medical Services, Inc. d/b/a NMS Labs, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to renew and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Forensic Toxicological Testing Original Contract Period: 4/25/2013 - 4/24/2015, with two (2), one (1) year renewal options Proposed Contract Period Extension: 4/25/2016 - 4/24/2017 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $728,173.00 Original Approval (Board or Procurement): 4/17/2013, $338,173.00 Previous Board Increase(s) or Extension(s): 6/10/2015, $300,000.00 Previous Chief Procurement Officer Increase(s) or Extension(s): 5/13/2015, $90,000.00; 5/15/2015, 4/25/2015 - 4/24/2016) This Increase Requested: $300,000.00 Potential Fiscal Impact: FY 2016 $200,000.00, FY 2017 $100,000.00 Accounts: 259-278 Contract Number(s): 12-53-223 Concurrenc...
Indexes: (Inactive) STEPHEN J. CINA, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner

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PROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT

 

Department(s):  Cook County Office of the Medical Examiner 

 

Vendor:  National Medical Services, Inc. d/b/a NMS Labs, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 

 

Request:  Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to renew and increase contract 

 

Good(s) or Service(s):  Forensic Toxicological Testing

 

Original Contract Period:  4/25/2013 - 4/24/2015, with two (2), one (1) year renewal options 

 

Proposed Contract Period Extension:  4/25/2016 - 4/24/2017

 

Total Current Contract Amount Authority:  $728,173.00

 

Original Approval (Board or Procurement):  4/17/2013, $338,173.00

 

Previous Board Increase(s) or Extension(s):  6/10/2015, $300,000.00

 

Previous Chief Procurement Officer Increase(s) or Extension(s):  5/13/2015, $90,000.00; 5/15/2015, 4/25/2015 - 4/24/2016)

 

This Increase Requested:  $300,000.00

 

Potential Fiscal Impact:  FY 2016 $200,000.00, FY 2017 $100,000.00

 

Accounts:  259-278

 

Contract Number(s):  12-53-223

 

Concurrences:

The vendor has met the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Ordinance.

 

The Chief Procurement Officer concurs.

 

Summary:  This second of two (2), one (1) year renewal options will allow the Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) to continue to receive forensic toxicological testing in the toxicology laboratory.  Currently, the OME uses National Medical Services, Inc. d/b/a NMS Labs to assist with drug testing in determining manner and cause of death.  The ME office is working towards performing more in-house testing without using outside sources.

 

This contract was awarded through the competitive bidding process in accordance with the Cook County Procurement Code.  National Medical Services, Inc. d/b/a NMS Labs was the lowest, responsive and responsible bidder.

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