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Procurement selecting new Augusta EMS provider, month-to-month contract in place



With Gold Cross' hold on the Augusta EMS zone set to expire at midnight, city commissioners approved a finalized month-to-month contract with the provider, but questions remained.

Also in public safety, city committees OK'd the purchase of 400 tasers for the Richmond County sheriff and took the ...

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  1. It would be worth filing a FOIA request to see the RFP that was sent to potential bidders for ambulance service. I predict the contract will be awarded to s shell corporation whose CEO is a minority, female who has no work experience involving ambulances and corporate governance. She will have covert business associations with one or more of the commissioners or the fire chief and will follow whatever directions she receives from those officials. ARC will subsidize the contractor’s purchase of 8 new ambulances at the cost to taxpayers of $1.6M. Response times and care quality will not improve. Bobby Williams will break an arm while patting himself on the back, and get the inaugural ride to the ER.

  2. There is at least one positive aspect of the entire mess surrounding the ambulance service. That is the fact that the bids submitted in response to the RFP will establish who was right. Was Gold Cross begging for undeserved monies or were they completely justified?

  3. I’d be surprised if more than a few EMS submit a bid and got to love how the first thing out of the interim admistrator is to raise the mileage rate to cover the budget. Living on the back of the taxpayers again.

    to pay for the pending Ten Million ($10,000,000.00) Dollar budget shortfall created by the careless spending of the 2022 County Commissioners.
    The best first step would be mass resignations of those holdover Commissioners from 2022 and the election of some fiscally responsible replacements .
    The first budget cuts should be the salaries of the Commissioners.

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