Lauderdale Ambulance Bids Opened
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Bid packages were opened by Lauderdale County officials Tuesday morning during an open meeting.
The City of Florence and Lauderdale County Commission decided to give a joint ambulance bid proposal for the entire county another shot.
Of the thirteen vendors approached by the county to submit proposals, two ambulance providers submitted bid packages.
Lauderdale Emergency Medical Services, a subsidiary of Helen Keller Hospital, and Shoals Ambulance Service, based in Muscle Shoals both submitted bids.
Each company was represented during the mornings bid opening.
After opening each package, Lauderdale County EMA and 911 Director George Grabryan read the bids aloud.
Lauderdale EMS – Bruce Carson
Advanced Life Support 1 (Non-Emergency) – $290
Advanced Life Support 1 (Emergency) – $450
Advanced Life Support 2 – $500
Basic Life Support 244 – $600
Mileage – $12.00
Shoals Ambulance Service – Brian Gibson
Advanced Life Support 1 (Non-Emergency) – $490
Advanced Life Support 1 (Emergency) – $595
Advanced Life Support 2 (Emergency) – $610
Basic Life Support (Non-Emergency) – $400
Basic Life Support (Emergency) – $425
Mileage (ALS/BLS) – $12.50
Special – $700
George Grabryan says that both the Lauderdale County Commission and the Florence City Council must now read over the bid packages and decide which ambulance provider each government body would like to use.
Officials say the monetary side of the contract is just part of the bid package, and council members and commissioners must also look at services provided.
There is no time line on when the governments will decide.
Lauderdale EMS is covering much of the county and city on an expired contract until a new provider is named and contract signed.