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File #: 20-225    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Front Street, Inc. for Residential Services, extending the term through June 30, 2022, and increasing the amount by $547,521 to an amount not to exceed $1,098,941.
Attachments: 1. 20200407_r_Front Street Inc, 2. 20200407_a_Front Street, Inc.
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with Front Street, Inc. for Residential Services
RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Front Street, Inc. for Residential Services, extending the term through June 30, 2022, and increasing the amount by $547,521 to an amount not to exceed $1,098,941.
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BACKGROUND:
Front Street, Inc. (Front Street) provides unique services that are both difficult to find and necessary for clients who might otherwise require hospital placement. This contractor is the only Bay Area provider known to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) that provides 24-hour residential services for older adults with serious and persistent mental illness. The contractor has provided these services since 2008.

On July 25, 2017, the Board approved an agreement with Front Street for residential services for mentally ill clients for the term of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $551,420.

DISCUSSION:
Under this agreement, Front Street will provide four dedicated beds and 24-hour residential care services for older adults. This component of the housing continuum allows a cost-efficient alternative to using more costly emergency services (e.g., Psychiatric Emergency Services).

It is now necessary to amend this agreement to add one more dedicated bed, increasing the maximum amount by $547,521 to an amount not to exceed $1,098,941 and extending the term though June 30, 2022.
The resolution contains the County's standard provision allowing amendment of the County's fiscal obligations by a maximum of $25,000 (in aggregate).
The amendment and resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form.

It is anticipated that 75% of cli...

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