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File #: 2021-1029   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute Two Contract Amendments Totaling $300,000 as follows: 1) Second Amendment with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Substantially in the Form of Exhibit 3, for Three Years in an Amount Not to Exceed $260,000 for City of Alameda Occupational Medical Services; and 2) Second Amendment with Preferred Alliance, Inc., for Three Years in an Amount Not to Exceed $40,000 for Drug Testing Services in Conjunction with Services Provided by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. (Human Resources 2510)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Contract with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 2. Exhibit 2 - First Amendment with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 3. Exhibit 3 - Second Amendment with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 4. Exhibit 4 - Contract with Preferred Alliance, 5. Exhibit 5 - First Amendment with Preferred Alliance, 6. Exhibit 6 - Second Amendment with Preferred Alliance
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Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute Two Contract Amendments Totaling $300,000 as follows: 1) Second Amendment with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Substantially in the Form of Exhibit 3, for Three Years in an Amount Not to Exceed $260,000 for City of Alameda Occupational Medical Services; and 2) Second Amendment with Preferred Alliance, Inc., for Three Years in an Amount Not to Exceed $40,000 for Drug Testing Services in Conjunction with Services Provided by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. (Human Resources 2510)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Alameda (City) hires approximately 50 full-time employees as well as a number of part-time staff each year. Depending on the classification or position the City may require candidates, after the conditional offer of employment, to participate in a medical examination prior to hire. These medical examinations ensure the candidate can safely perform the essential functions of their position. Certain classifications are also required to have medical examinations during employment in order to be compliant with United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations.

Candidates in a limited number of classifications must also pass a drug screen prior to hire. Additionally, employees who drive commercials vehicles for the City are also required by the USDOT to be subject to drug and alcohol testing during employment on the basis of random selection, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and potentially, follow-up.

In 2015 City Council approved three year contracts with Kaiser Permanente Medical Center to perform the medical examinations and with Preferred Alliance, Inc. to support the drug and alcohol testing service. These contracts allowed for two additional three year terms. In 2018, City Council approved an amendment extending the term of both the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and Preferred Alliance contracts by an additiona...

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