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File #: 19-0334    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive Agreement with Nurse-Family Partnership
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/15/2019 In control: Public Health
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/14/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 19-219
Title: 1. Make a finding that it is in the best interest of the County to suspend the competitive bidding process consistent with Administrative Policy No. 34 for unusual or extraordinary circumstances as Nurse-Family Partnership has an established nurse home visitation program; and, 2. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive Agreement with Nurse-Family Partnership for a nurse home visitation program, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021 ($106,085).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Suspension of Competition Acquisition Request, 3. Agreement A-19-219 with Family Partnership
DATE: May 14, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: David Pomaville, Director, Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: Retroactive Agreement with Nurse-Family Partnership

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Make a finding that it is in the best interest of the County to suspend the competitive bidding process consistent with Administrative Policy No. 34 for unusual or extraordinary circumstances as Nurse-Family Partnership has an established nurse home visitation program; and,

2. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive Agreement with Nurse-Family Partnership for a nurse home visitation program, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021 ($106,085).
REPORT
Approval of the recommended actions will allow the Department of Public Health to use Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) services that include "Guidelines for Home Visits," use of the Efforts to Outcome (ETO) system, technical support, and specific materials required for implementing the evidence-based NFP program which provides nurse home visitation to low-income, first-time mothers and their children in the County. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

There are no viable alternative actions. Should your Board not approve the recommended actions; the Department's NFP services which provide much needed services to first-time mothers to improve their birth outcomes and health of their families would be delayed or cease.

SUSPENSION OF COMPETITION/SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT:

The Department's request to suspend the competitive bidding process is consistent with Administrative Policy No. 34 from the fact that NFP provided nurse home visitation services based upon the evidence-based NFP program model. To use the name, logo, technical support, ongoing nurse education and related materials, NFP sites are required to enter into an agreement. Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program funding mandates a proven succ...

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