AUBURN — Plans to hire United Ambulance to respond to medical emergency calls in the city will have to wait for a formal bidding process.
City Manager Glenn Aho said the city needs to put out a request for proposals to find an ambulance company to provide emergency medical service to meet federal Medicare guidelines.
"We just found that out, and so we're in the process of doing a full RFP (request for proposals) process — even though United is the only ambulance service in this area," Aho said.
Councilors agreed in May to do away with the city's own rescue service and vehicle dispatched through the fire department.
The city service will continue until the RFP process is finished and the city signs a contract with an ambulance company.