Notice to Bidders
Request for Proposal
Status: Awarded
Bid#: 2013-00058
Title: Ambulance Billing Services
Issue Date: 12/11/2012
Request Opens: 01/10/2013
Prebid/Preproposal Conference: None
Payment for Bid Document: None
Purpose
The intent of this Request for Proposal is to solicit proposals from qualified offerors to provide fully comprehensive and automated ambulance billing services and collection system for the City of Suffolk???s Department of Fire and Rescue, as well as services provided by other emergency transport organizations located within the City. Services shall include pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS), and associated emergency service-related billing and money collections. It is the intent of the City to assess reasonable fees for services rendered to assure the provision of adequate and continuing services. It is also the City???s intent to preserve, protect, and promote the public health, safety and general welfare, and to defray the rapidly increasing cost of operations for the City???s emergency service operations. Services shall also include statistical reporting for the City???s ambulance/emergency medical services (EMS).
Notes
2.1 The City of Suffolk???s Department of Fire and Rescue currently operates nine (9) fire stations. These fire stations are staffed full time by City personnel with supplemental services provided by volunteers. The Department operates from an ???all-hazards??? platform and services the City of Suffolk and its residents by suppressing fires; providing advanced life support; providing pre-hospital emergency medical care; rescue operations (i.e. searching for and rescuing persons who become trapped in fires, extrication from vehicles accidents, etc.); special operations, including the release or spill of hazardous materials, technical rescue (i.e. swift water rescue, building or trench collapse), high angle or rope rescue), and marine operations (i.e. water rescue, boat fires, fuel spills); and performing emergency planning. 2.2 The City of Suffolk???s Department of Fire and Rescue estimates that the number of emergency transports will be approximately 6,000 or more, on an annual basis. In Fiscal Year 2011/2012, fifty-six percent (56%) of transports were classified as ALS, and forty-four percent (44%) were classified as BLS. 2.3 Current fees established by the City of Suffolk are: BLS $400.00 ALS1 $650.00 ALS II $800.00 LPM $10.00 per mile
Buyer Contact
Requests for information related to this Invitation should be directed to: Cindy L. Norfleet, CPPB Senior Buyer (757) 514-7522 Email address: cnorfleet@suffolkva.us
Associated Documentation
1611_Ambulance_Billing_Services_-_Addendum_1_-_Jan13.pdf
1611_Ambulance_Billing_Services_-_Addendum_2.pdf
1611_Ambulance_Billing_Services_-_Award_-_Jan13.pdf
1611_Ambulance_Billing_Services_-_Jan13.pdf

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