Tompkins County
New York


Authorization to Execute a Three-Year Contract – Administration and Provision of Transportation for Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Children Residing in Tompkins County – Health Department


Department:Health DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Agreements, Bids, ContractsFunctions:Fiscal (Budget), Health Related, Transportation


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Finance Department, in cooperation with the Tompkins County Health Department, has duly advertised for proposals for administration and provision of transportation services to children ages 0-5 who are enrolled in Preschool Special Education and Early Intervention programs as authorized by Tompkins County and who reside in Tompkins County, and


              WHEREAS, one proposal was received by the June 5, 2017, deadline, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services Committee, That the contract be awarded to Birnie Bus Service, Inc., of Syracuse, New York,


RESOLVED, further, That the contract be awarded for a period of three (3) years commencing September 1, 2017, and terminating August 31, 2020, with the option to renew for an additional five-one year periods,


RESOLVED, further, That the Health Department is authorized to implement this proposal on behalf of the County, funds are provided for in Account A2960.54305 and A4054.54305.




Meeting History

Jul 17, 2017 4:30 PM  Health and Human Services Committee Regular Meeting

Mr. Kruppa explained this resolution awards the bid for preschool transportation services and will provide transportation primarily for pre-K students that are receiving services for developmental disabilities and delays residing outside the Ithaca City School District.

Mr. Kruppa stated there was one response that is also the current contractor. The cost of services will be increased but is still within reason and he has been working with the contractor to establish a fair price for both parties. Mr. Kruppa is very confident in this vendor.

MOVER:Will Burbank, Member
SECONDER:Peter Stein, Member
AYES:Anna Kelles, Will Burbank, Peter Stein
EXCUSED:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Carol Chock
Jul 18, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Rich John, Member
SECONDER:Peter Stein, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Peter Stein
EXCUSED:Carol Chock, Martha Robertson