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Contracts Awarded for Advisors on Ambulance Integration

The Department of Health and Community Services has awarded three consulting contracts totalling approximately $581,500 as the next phase of an integrated ambulance service in the province.

  • Healthcare Strategists has been awarded a contract valued at $300,500 to provide technical and research advisory services for the procurement of ambulance services;

  • LifeFlight of Maine has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $246,000 for helicopter emergency medical service planning to inform future decision-making on the design of the overall emergency air ambulance system; and

  • RFP Solutions has been awarded a contract valued at $35,000 as a fairness advisor and will provide services as an independent third party overseeing and monitoring the procurement of ambulance services.

Over the next year, government and these consultants will work to introduce changes in ambulance service delivery.

In the last provincial budget, $9 million was allocated to begin the consolidation of 60 separate road ambulance services into a single, integrated service with a centralized approach.

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