Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0464    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - COVID-19 Testing Kits
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. RFP HE20-057 and award a contract to Curative, Inc., of Menlo Park, CA, for COVID-19 testing kits and lab services, in the amount of $1,653,750, with a contingency in the amount of $689,063, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,342,813, for a period of one year, with the option to renew for one additional one-year period, at the discretion of the City Manager; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into the contract, including any necessary amendments; and Increase appropriations in the amount of $2,342,813 in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 051920-NB-26sr&att.pdf
Related files: 35546_000
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Recommendation to adopt Specifications No. RFP HE20-057 and award a contract to Curative, Inc., of Menlo Park, CA, for COVID-19 testing kits and lab services, in the amount of $1,653,750, with a contingency in the amount of $689,063, for a total contract amount not to exceed $2,342,813, for a period of one year, with the option to renew for one additional one-year period, at the discretion of the City Manager; and, authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into the contract, including any necessary amendments; and

Increase appropriations in the amount of $2,342,813 in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to enter into a contract with Curative, Inc., for providing COVID-19 testing kits and lab services. The Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) operates several free community COVID-19 testing sites in the City of Long Beach (City). These testing sites complement other State and County testing performed in and around the City, and are part of the larger local and regional test and trace strategy for responding to COVID-19.

The expansion of testing options within the City has positioned Long Beach to begin the process of reopening lower-risk businesses, and allow for certain outdoor recreational activities in beaches and parks. The capacity to test individuals for COVID-19 is key to moving forward through the stages outlined in the State of California's Resilience Roadmap.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) was advertised in accordance with Section 2.85.040 of the Long Beach Municipal Code, and 51 potential proposers specializing in COVID-19 testing kits were notified of the RFP opportunity. Of those proposers, 12 downloaded the RFP via the City's electronic bid system. The RFP document was made available from the Purchasing Division, located on the sixth floor of City Hall, and the Division's website at www...

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