Deltek Pulse: Health and Human Services Month in Review, February 2019
Published: March 04, 2019
A recap of procurement activity in the SLED Health and Human Services market in February 2019.
Solicitation activity in the State, Local and Education (SLED) Health and Human Services (HHS) market in February experienced a 60% decrease compared to January’s solicitations. However, there was an unusually high number of solicitations in January because of one service being solicited in thousands of cities, towns, and counties throughout the U.S. In February, the majority of solicitations were for Information Technology, Professional Services, and Health Services, top requirements which are similar to those from the previous month. However, solicitations for IT were significantly higher than for other categories. These top requirements were followed by solicitations for Social Services, Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Medical and Scientific Equipment, and Operations and Maintenance. Compared to the previous month, the amount of solicitations for these top requirements remained steady.
Notable Solicitation Releases
• The Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, on behalf of the Department of Health, released a request for proposals (RFP) for a Healthcare Technology/System Consultant to support the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC), a residential community with therapeutic and medical support services. The agency is seeking a vendor to provide technical consultation services, evaluate current healthcare procedures and systems, and identify opportunities to streamline systems, aid in regulatory compliance and increase efficiencies. The selected vendor will also assist in the development of an RFP for an electronic health record (EHR) system for WLRC. Based on similar projects, the estimated value of this opportunity is between $2 million and $5 million. Questions are due on March 11, while proposals are due on April 3, 2019.
• The Indiana Department of Administration, on behalf of the Family and Social Services Administration and the Department of Health, released an RFP for Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and Time and Attendance (T&A) System(s). The resulting system, or systems, will support the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Based on the incumbent contract, the anticipated value of this project is approximately $10 million. Proposals are due on May 2, while oral presentations are tentatively scheduled for June 4-6, 2019.
• The Boston Department of Neighborhood Development released an RFP for a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The agency is specifically seeking a web-based software as a service (SaaS) designed to collect and deliver timely, credible, quality data about services and homeless persons or persons at risk of being homeless. This system must be in compliance with all state and federal requirements regarding client/consumer confidentiality and data security. Based on similar projects, the estimated value of this opportunity is between $1 million and $2 million. Proposals are due on March 27, 2019.
• The District of Columbia Office of Contracting and Procurement, on behalf of the Department of Health Care Finance, released an RFP for a Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) Core System and Supporting Services. These services will support the DC Medicaid program, which is comprised of Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and other health benefit programs. The agency is specifically seeking a vendor to implement and operate a state of the art, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system. Based on the incumbent contract, the anticipated value of this project is approximately $100 million. Proposals are due on March 29, 2019.
• The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget has awarded a contract to Public Consulting Group for a Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC) Review Pilot Consultant. The awarded vendor will be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of eligibility reviews, universal testing, and reporting requirements conducted are completed in accordance with the most current specifications from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and as required by the state’s project manager. This contract has an overall seven-year term, including a base term of five years, with two one-year renewal options, and is worth $1,679,400.
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