Samaritan Emergency Medical Service will serve Tinker AFB
Samaritan Emergency Medical Services is a division of CLV Enterprises, a Service Disabled Veteran Small Business wholly owned by Charles and Casandra Vetters of Skiatook, Oklahoma. With the help of the Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network (OBAN) PTAC, Samaritan EMS recently received a multi-year contract to operate ambulance services -including Paramedic level emergency response and patient transport services – at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Under the contract, the company will provide two, twenty-four hour Paramedic staffed ambulances dedicated to the Base.
OBAN’s Tulsa, Oklahoma office helped Samaritan EMS identify this opportunity, and OBAN Counselor Larry Findeiss provided additional assistance in reviewing the proposal format and content and ensuring that the proposal content was compliant with the Performance Work Statement. The company was initially notified that although they had submitted a competitive and compliant proposal, they were not selected as the winning bidder. But they submitted to the Contracting Officer a Size Standard protest in accordance with SBA guidelines. The protest was sustained, and Samaritan EMS notified of the contract award subject to submission/review of a Certificate of Competency. The Certificate of Competency was submitted to the SBA in the timeframe allotted, and the Contract Award was issued with an adjustment to the initial performance period.
Samaritan Emergency Medical Services management and staff worked throughout the initial transition period to be briefed on applicable policies and procedures for Tinker AFB and in particular for the Tinker Fire and Medical departments. EMS staff members were recruited and interviewed, and those hired were submitted for processing of Identification for base access. Full services were initiated on September 1, 2014 with two Paramedical staffed ambulances dedicated to the Air Force Base in place and fully staffed.
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