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File #: 3636   
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 2/1/2021 Department: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Subject: v Increasing the Contract Amount with Praxair Distribution Inc.
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

February 9, 2021

FROM
WILLIAM L. GILBERT, Director, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

SUBJECT
Title v
Increasing the Contract Amount with Praxair Distribution Inc.
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
Approve an increase to Contract No. 4400005501 with Praxair Distribution Inc., increasing the amount by $750,000 from $1,180,000 to $1,930,000, with no changes to the term of August 22, 2017 through August 21, 2022, for the delivery of bulk medical gases, medical gas cylinders and site gas services to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
(Presenter: William L. Gilbert, Director, 580-6150 )
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Operate in a Fiscally-Responsible and Business-Like Manner.
Provide for the Safety, Health and Social Service Needs of County Residents.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
Approval of this item will not result in the use of Discretional General Funding (Net County Costs). The costs of $750,000 is funded by State Medi-Cal, Federal Medicare, private insurances and other departmental revenues. Funding sources may change in the future pending any legislative activity related to the repeal and/or replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Adequate appropriation and revenue have been included in the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) 2020-21 budget and will be included in future recommended budgets.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Approval of this item will allow ARMC to continue to utilize Praxair Distribution, Inc. (Praxair) for the provision of all bulk medical gases, medical gas cylinder and site gas needs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the usage of all three of the above listed categories have dramatically increased, increasing overall spending. Hence, an increase to the contract amount is necessary to fund the extra usage.

Medical gas cylinders delivered by Praxair are distributed throughout ARMC and the affilia...

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