|BOARD OF HEALTH STAFF REPORT (SR 21-007)|
January 19, 2021
|Authorize the Administrative Officer to sign a one-year extension with Refugee and Immigrant Services NW for translation and interpreter services from February 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022 (SR 21-007; K. Curtis)|
|Prevention Services / Katie Curtis, Division Director |
|Prior Board Review:|
|Executive Committee, 1/7/21 |
In 2018 the Snohomish Health District published a request for bid for translation and interpretation services. Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest was one of two service providers chosen to ensure access to all needed languages for programmatic work at the District. In the past the District has spent around $30,000 for services so this contract has not previously come before the board. Due to interpreter and translation needs to respond to COVID-19, cost for these services has increased to around $50,000.
Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest has met the needs of the District for translation and interpreter services. Their services have been used by the District for many years.
Attached as Exhibit A is the original contract. A letter of intent to extend for one year was sent to Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest on December 22. The letter and their email reply are included as Exhibit B. Upon approval by both parties, the agreement will commence on February 1, 2021, and terminate January 31, 2022, consistent with all applicable terms and provisions.
Consistent with Resolution 19-20 and the revised Division of Responsibilities (10/8/19), the Board of Health retains contract authority for non-legal services greater than $50,000year or $100,000/total contract.
MOVE TO authorize the Administrative Officer to sign a one-year extension with Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest for translation and interpreter services from February 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022.