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File #: 20-511    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/23/2020 Departments: CORONER
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution waiving the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and authorizing: A) An amendment of agreement with Forensic Doctors Group, PC, owned by Dr. Michael D. Hunter, M.D. ("Forensic Doctors Group") for the provision of forensic pathology services extending the term through June 30, 2021 and increasing the not-to-exceed amount by $494,500 to $594,000; and B) An amendment of agreement with Raven Forensic Pathology & Autopsy Services, owned by Dr. Katherine Raven, M.D. ("Raven Forensic Pathology & Autopsy Services") extending the term through June 30, 2021 and increasing the not-to-exceed amount by $178,000 to $277,500.
Attachments: 1. 20200707_r_FPS FDG RFPAS.pdf, 2. 20200707_a_FDG (Hunter Signed).pdf, 3. 20200707_a_RFP&AS (Raven Signed).pdf, 4. 20200707_att_Original Resolution No. 076440 (a-b).pdf, 5. 20200707_att_Amended Resolution No. 077191 (a-b).pdf, 6. 20200707_att_Rogers Original Agreement.pdf, 7. 20200707_att_Rogers Amended Agreement.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Robert J. Foucrault, Coroner
Subject: Amendment of Forensic Pathology Agreements with Forensic Doctors Group, PC and Raven Forensic Pathology & Autopsy Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution waiving the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and authorizing:

A) An amendment of agreement with Forensic Doctors Group, PC, owned by Dr. Michael D. Hunter, M.D. ("Forensic Doctors Group") for the provision of forensic pathology services extending the term through June 30, 2021 and increasing the not-to-exceed amount by $494,500 to $594,000; and

B) An amendment of agreement with Raven Forensic Pathology & Autopsy Services, owned by Dr. Katherine Raven, M.D. ("Raven Forensic Pathology & Autopsy Services") extending the term through June 30, 2021 and increasing the not-to-exceed amount by $178,000 to $277,500.

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BACKGROUND:
The Coroner's Office is required by statute to investigate and determine the cause and manner of death in all violent, sudden, or unusual deaths in the County of San Mateo (the "County"). To carry-out this statutory duty, the Coroner's Office contracts with forensic pathologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Medicine.

On January 28, 2020, pursuant to Resolution No. 077191, the Board approved a new model for the provision of forensic pathology services in the County, which, at that time, were performed by Thomas W. Rogers, M.D. ("Dr. Rogers") and Peter A. Benson, M.D. ("Dr. Benson"), who had been performing such services for the County since 1962. According to the new model, both Dr. Rogers and Dr. Benson would provide forensic pathology services pursuant to fee-for-service contracts covering the term February 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 and a combined not-to-exceed amount of $1,126,350. The expectation was that each would provide 50% ($563,175) of the forensic pathology services.

Unfortunately,...

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