Deltek Pulse: Health and Human Services Month in Review, April 2019
Published: May 01, 2019
A recap of procurement activity in the SLED Health and Human Services market in April 2019.
Solicitation activity in the State, Local and Education (SLED) Health and Human Services (HHS) market in April experienced a 12.5% increase compared to solicitations released in March. Similarly to the previous month, the top requirement for solicitations in April consisted of Health Services, followed closely by Professional Services and Information Technology. Additionally, these three requirements all experienced a slight increase in their solicitation numbers in April. Following these, while solicitations for both Social Services and Architecture, Engineering and Construction increased slightly, the former overtook the latter in terms of numbers. Finally, the top requirements of Medical and Scientific Equipment, as well as Operations and Maintenance, also saw a modest increase in bids.
Notable Solicitation Releases
• The Indiana Department of Administration, on behalf of the Department of Child Services, released a request for services (RFS) for the Design, Development, and Implementation (DDI) of the INvest Child Support Automated System. The agency is seeking a vendor to collaborate with its Child Support Bureau to complete the INvest Project and replace the existing federally mandated child support automated system. Based on similar projects, the anticipated value of this opportunity is approximately $50 million. Additionally, according to the RFS, the awarded contract will have a base term of three years, with the potential for two one-year renewal options. There are two rounds of questions for this solicitation, the first round being due on May 1 and the second on May 22, 2019. A letter of intent to submit is due on June 7, while proposals are due on June 19, 2019.
• The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released a request for proposals (RFP) for Medical Claims Cost Avoidance and Post Payment Recovery Services. The awarded vendor will perform services affecting third-party collections on behalf of the State for Medicaid and Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) program expenditures for which there is a liable third party. According to the RFP, this project has an annual budget of $1.75 million and, if all renewal options are executed, a total budget of $14 million. Additionally, the awarded contract will have a two-year base term, with the potential for three two-year renewal options. Proposals are due on May 17, 2019.
• The Maine Department of Health and Human Services released an RFP for a Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS). The agency is seeking a vendor to provide a rapid implementation of a proven, web-based, comprehensive solution that complies with federal CCWIS regulations. Based on similar projects, the estimated value of this opportunity is between $5 million and $8 million. The awarded contract will have a four-year base term, with four two-year potential renewal options, according to the RFP. Questions are due on May 10, while proposals are due on May 31, 2019.
• The California Department of Veterans Affairs released a request for offers (RFO) for Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Consulting Services to support the CalVet Electronic Health Record (CEHR) system. The agency is seeking a vendor to provide an assessment of CEHR content, standards, best practices, and quality, as well as identifying and recommending process improvements. Based on similar projects, the anticipated value of this opportunity is between $3 million and $5 million. The awarded contract will have a base term of one year, with the potential for two one-year renewal options, according to the RFO. Proposals are due on May 3, 2019.
• The Nevada Department of Administration, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded a contract to First Data Government Solutions for an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Solution and Services. The awarded vendor is responsible for bringing Nevada into compliance with the 21st Century Cures Act and reducing Medicaid costs due to reduced potential for fraud, waste, and abuse by users of the EVV system. This contract has a maximum term of eight years, including a four-year base period and two two-year potential renewal options. The initial term is effective from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2023. Additionally, according to the Notice of Award, the contract is worth $2,064,304.
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