Lauderdale Ambulance Bids Opened

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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.

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