Tennessee Rural/Metro Deal Contested by Losing Bidder

Mike Cohen, of AMR, says the process for the deal, worth potentially $60 million, was flawed


 
 

News Sentinel | | Wednesday, December 5, 2012


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- An unsuccessful bidder for Knox County's ambulance contract has filed a protest letter, saying that the process that recommended Rural/Metro for the deal worth potentially $60 million was flawed.

Mike Cohen filed a letter today on behalf of American Medical Response at the county purchasing office. The letter alleges a conflict of interest among some members on the evaluating committee that may have unfairly influenced their thinking.

The letter says AMR had better response times than Rural/Metro, along with new equipment, and that the county should vacate the recommendation and award the contract to AMR.

Hugh Holt, the county's purchasing director, said that he has five days to provide a response upholding or denying the assertions.

"I can't respond to an open issue," Holt said.

More details as the develop online and Wednesday's News Sentinel.



Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, Rural Metro, AMR, ambulance deal

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Shooting Inside Pennsylvania Hospital

Early reports of one person dead in Darby hospital.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Anchorage Chief Proposes Shifting Fire, Medic Crews

Officials debate ways to reduce paramedic burnout.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Kansas City Woman Thanks EMTs Who Saved Her Life

CPR save highlights community awareness program
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

University of Pittsburgh STAAMP Trial

Trauma experts launch tranexamic acid trial.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Moscow Subway MCI

At least 20 dead and 150 injured in subway derailment.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On July 2014

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >