Thursday, December 13, 2012

AMR ends ambulance contract protest

Well, looks like the whole ambulance contract services bid thing is over.

American Medical Response declined to take its protest to the next level Wednesday afternoon when it opted not to appeal to county finance director "Casual" Chris Caldwell.

Mike Cohen, spokesman for the company, confirmed it for me in an email.

The contract, which Rural/Metro won, is good for five years with two, five-year extensions. From early discussions most people figure it will roll over each time, so Rural/Metro will be around for another 15.

In the meantime, from the brief discussions I've had with commissioners, most are glad it's over as they didn't want a repeat of the mess/headaches from 10 years ago.

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