020 Psp Beso Sert Tems West
|Agency:||State Government of Pennsylvania|
|Level of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Feb 12, 2018|
|Due Date:||Feb 14, 2018|
Provide to the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Emergency & Special Operations, Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) with Tactical Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) covering the SERT WEST coverage area on an as need basis or as mandated by the SERT Coordinator.
Primary coverage area being defined as the following Counties:
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland
This Purchase Order is for a five (5) year term. Purchase Order to become effective July 1, 2018 and end June 30, 2023.
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS ARE MADE A PART OF THIS PURCHASE ORDER:
• Provide Tactical Emergency Medical Service trained ALS providers on all activations/assignments.
• TEMS teams must be able to acknowledge response within 5 minutes of activation notification. Notification procedures shall be established that utilize a primary and alternate method acceptable to both parties.
• Maintain 24-hour dispatch capabilities for team activations through MEDCOM (Medical Dispatch through Eastern Pa EMS Council and PA Department of Health with capability to converse throughout the Commonwealth).
• TEMS shall provide a minimum of (1) one tactical paramedic for each PSP SERT WEST activation. The exact number of paramedics will be set by the Pennsylvania State Police SERT Commander as mandated by SERT Coordinator for emergency non-primary coverage area responses.
• Provide written documentation to PSP Team Commander for each activation/assignment.
• Provide accurate and detailed billing which is to be all inclusive to a per call/incident/activation or assignment.
• Maintain records for all assignments, training, special events that team participation is required.
• Provides Pa Department of Health Licensed ALS vehicle(s) on activations.
• TEMS provider must carry approved and appropriate medical equipment (ALS/BLS) when assigned to a PSP SERT Element.
• Provides TEMS trained ALS providers on all activations/assignments (number of providers is situation dependent).
• TEMS Trained Medical Directors with PA Department of Health Medical Command authorization.
• TEMS members must participate in medical continuing education courses and additional training as appropriate.
• ALS Providers must be trained to current TCCC, Tactical Medicine, PA Department of Health scope of practice guidelines.
• ALS Providers must be equipped with appropriate medical, personal protective and ballistic equipment.
• TEMS providers must provide open communication and medical training to PSP SERT members.
• TEMS operators must complete a Medical Threat Assessment and Injury Probability Scale on all assignments/activations.
• TEMS provider should be trained in providing "Medicine across the Barricade" (to assist negotiators in providing first aid via phone if situation requires).
• TEMS provider shall provide medical Personnel and Command Staff to Command Post operations on most incidents to maintain the flow of appropriate communication between medical operators and resources.
• TEMS Provider must support personnel (EMS rehabilitation) when necessary. Though, support personnel may not be ALS providers, however they have been trained in mass casualty rehabilitation.
• TEMS providers vetted and approved by PSP SERT Commander.
• Each TEMS operator and MEDCOM must maintain a Resource Manual that contains contact information for:
o all trauma, burn and pediatric facilities within the Commonwealth, all Pa State Police Barracks, and all county communications centers within the Commonwealth.
• TEMS providers must provide their own thermal imaging and night vision capabilities.
• ALS providers must have varied and diverse expertise within Emergency Services to include at the minimum:
o Fire, Rescue, SCBA, SCUBA, Air Medical, Military, Law Enforcement, Narcotics, Bomb Technician, Critical Care Training, Haz-Mat, NIMS, EVOC, EVOC Instructors, Bearcat operations, TEMS Instructors, EMS Instructors/Evaluators, Coroner experience, crime scene training, Clandestine Lab training, K-9 First Aid, ability to effectively communicate with supporting Emergency Services.
• TEMS teams should include Physicians, Physician Assistant, Pre-Hospital RNs, Paramedics, and other Support personnel as required.
• Must have at least ten (10) continuous years of operation as a Tactical Emergency Medical Service (TEMS) organization who has actively and contractually participated with an accredited law enforcement agency emergency response team.
• Must have at least ten (10) Pennsylvania State Certified and/or Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedics formally trained as Tactical Emergency Medical Service (TEMS) operators, certified in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) or obtain within six (6) months of bid award and currently authorized to receive medical command in Pennsylvania.
• Must have at least two (2) medical command physicians/directors who have at least five (5) years of experience contractually assigned with a TEMS organization and are currently authorized to give medical command in Pennsylvania.
All TEMS personnel will be subject to criminal background check and approval by the Pennsylvania State Police.
• Must be contracted with an Emergency Communication Center that is staffed and operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week (24/7) that can receive and dispatch emergency communication for the TEMS organization.
• Can provide at least one (1) fully stocked Pennsylvania State Department of Health Licensed Advanced Life Support vehicle on every call out.
• Each TEMS operator must have full personal protective ballistic equipment and BLS/ALS capable “go-bags”.
• Every incident or scheduled event must be documented with a Medical Threat Assessment (MTA) and an After-Action Report (AAR).
• Required to attend training as directed and scheduled by the Pennsylvania State Police.
• During activations and training all TEMS members shall fall under the direction of the Pennsylvania State Police SERT Commander.
• TEMS shall not be armed during any activations or training sessions. PSP SERT shall provide familiarization training to TEMS in the event of a firearm is required to be rendered safe and/or secured by a TEMS member during an operation.
• TEMS shall provide a minimum of (1) Tactical paramedic to each training day of the PSP SERT as requested.
• TEMS shall be responsible for providing their members with appropriate PPE equipment to include at a minimum ballistic helmet and vest.
• TEMS shall provide an appropriate vehicle(s) to transport the TEMS teams and equipment to any/all activations. Vehicles shall have radio communication capability with state/local law enforcement, fire, and EMS services. Upon arrival at an incident or training, TEMS supervisor shall report to the SERT command Post and be provided a portable radio to allow direct communication with SERT.
• TEMS shall maintain and provide each TEMS Salary and Workers Compensation and Liability Insurance Certificates.
• TEMS will provide a per call/incident rate and a per TEMS Member/Operator rate. Rates shall be bid for each of the five (5) combined fiscal years notated on bid. The contract award is to be based upon the total low cost of both per call/incident and per TEMS Operator costs combined. If the calculated costs of two or more bidders are equal, the department may select the contractor by random method.
Purchase Order is an estimate of services/miscellaneous items required during each fiscal year; State Police will only pay for actual services rendered. If service usage exceeds the original Invitation for Bid/PO estimates during the effective time period of the Purchase Order/Contract, the contractor agrees to provide the additional units of service needed at the original bid/contract unit rates.
TERMS OF PAYMENT:
TEMS shall submit a consolidated monthly bill to the Pennsylvania State Police and PPR Comptroller's Office upon completion of providing the contracted services.
Miscellaneous costs are to be itemized on the vendor’s monthly consolidated billings and will be reviewed by (BESO) Pennsylvania State Police for the approval to be paid. These charges could include but are not limited to: Charges for calls cancelled within an hour of notification would be billed at a rate of $125.00 per call/incident/per member, etc. All other miscellaneous fees will need to be approved by PSP.
An original invoice shall be submitted to as follows:
Commonwealth of PA – PO Invoice, PO Box 69180, Harrisburg, PA 17106
Vendor can also scan and email invoice to email@example.com
and provide a complimentary invoice copy to:
Pennsylvania State Police
Attn: Kristi Lavine
Bureau of Emergency & Special Operations
171 East Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
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