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ESD No. 2 fine-tunes bid package
Audience members ask questions and express concerns during a July 16 public hearing of the Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 2 board.
The Wilson County Emergency Services District No. 2 has applied some minor amendments to its request for proposals (RFP) for a ground emergency medical services provider. This is prior to a mandatory pre-bid conference set for Monday, July 30, ahead of the proposals’ submission deadline of Aug. 22.
The board devoted much of its time during a July 16 public hearing to tweaking the 27-page RFP. The board’s vice president, Sarah Gella, reminded those in attendance that specific questions about the document should be asked during the pre-bid conference. Those questions, along with their answers, will be posted on the district’s website, wcesd2tx.us -- where a copy of the RFP also is posted.
One recommendation the board accepted from Jackie Komives, assistant chief of the Eagle Creek Volunteer Fire Department, was the omission of the requirement that response times be reported in minutes and seconds. She said that Wilson County’s 911 dispatch keeps records to the nearest minute.
Betty Zacharias, secretary of the Kicaster Volunteer Fire Department, cited another response-time issue. The original RFP indicated that service providers should be able to respond to an incident within 14 minutes after being dispatched. She said the average response time within the county is 20 minutes.
Also during the meeting, the board accepted Gella’s resignation, which she said was necessary for personal reasons. Gella said immediately following the meeting that she would stay on until the Wilson County Commissioners Court seats her successor.
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