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File #: 22-5389    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Amendment Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request that the County Judge execute an amendment to a personal services exemption agreement with ML Forensic Consulting LLC in the additional amount of $100,000 for medical examiner services for the Institute of Forensic Sciences for the term of March 22, 2022 - March 21, 2023.
Attachments: 1. 22-5389 Agreement- ML Forensic Consulting LLC
Department: Purchasing
Department Head/Elected Official: DeWight Dopslauf

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Amendment

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): ML Forensic Consulting LLC

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Personal Services Agreement

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request that the County Judge execute an amendment to a personal services exemption agreement with ML Forensic Consulting LLC in the additional amount of $100,000 for medical examiner services for the Institute of Forensic Sciences for the term of March 22, 2022 - March 21, 2023.
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Background and Discussion:

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS) is experiencing an increased case load this calendar year in addition to an unprecedented attrition of Assistant Medical Examiners. To ensure timely completion of statutorily required autopsies, HCIFS is contracting with Dr. Mary Anzalone (through ML Forensic Consulting LLC) to provide medical examiner services. Dr. Anzalone is an experienced forensic pathologist and has provided consultation to HCIFS in the past. She is already aware of the Department's needs, standard operating procedures, and accreditation requirements. There is no expectation that she would perform any autopsies that might require future courtroom testimony.

The terms of the agreement are being amended to increase the contract amount from $132,000 to $232,000.

Expected Impact:

Dr. Anzalone will assist with caseload reduction by performing assigned autopsies. This will assist with turnaround time of case report completion, assisting with meeting accreditation standards, and providing information to decedent families. Modified terms will increase the contract amount to allow for Dr. Anzalone to perform more medical examiner services.


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