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File #: 19-1223    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/19/2019 Departments: PROBATION
On agenda: 12/10/2019 Final action: 12/10/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution waiving the Request for Proposal process and authorizing the President of the Board to execute an agreement with Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, Inc. to provide urine and oral fluids drug and alcohol screening services for juveniles and adults on probation for the term of January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $215,000.
Attachments: 1. 20191210_r_redwood toxicology, 2. 20191210_a_redwood toxicology
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: John T. Keene, Chief Probation Officer
Subject: Agreement with Redwood Toxicology Laboratory to provide urine and oral fluids drug and alcohol screening services for juveniles and adults on probation.

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution waiving the Request for Proposal process and authorizing the President of the Board to execute an agreement with Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, Inc. to provide urine and oral fluids drug and alcohol screening services for juveniles and adults on probation for the term of January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $215,000.

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BACKGROUND:
With its mission of assisting victims of crime through offender accountability and rehabilitation, the Probation Department utilizes urine and oral fluids drug and alcohol screening tests to ensure offender compliance to their conditions of probation. For decades, probation departments across the state and nation have used urine drug and alcohol screening technologies to assist in casework in order to provide prompt offender interventions and resources.

Since 2013, through a three-quote solicitation process, Probation has contracted with Redwood Toxicology Laboratory for its urine drug and alcohol screening tests. Redwood Toxicology Laboratory provides the most sophisticated and sensitive equipment and technology to screen and confirm drugs in the urine and saliva. A survey of Probation departments across the state also shows that Redwood Toxicology is the most widely used laboratory service.

DISCUSSION:
Through this agreement, the Probation Department will continue to administer urine and oral fluids drug and alcohol screening for both juveniles and adults on probation, which is a necessary component of community supervision to ensure public safety in San Mateo County communities.

The Probation Department is also seeking a waiver of th...

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