Deltek Pulse: Health and Human Services Q4 2019 in Review

Published: January 31, 2020

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A recap of procurement activity in the SLED Health and Human Services market in Q4 2019.

Solicitation activity in the State, Local and Education (SLED) Health and Human Services (HHS) market in Q4 2019 (October-December) experienced a slight decrease of 9% compared to solicitations in Q3 2019 (July-September). A little under 5,000 bids were released in Q4, while a little over 5,000 bids were put out during the previous quarter. The top primary requirements were the same in Q4 as in Q3 – Health Services and Professional Services. These were followed by a fair amount of solicitations for Social Services, Medical and Scientific Equipment, Architecture, Engineering and Construction, and Information Technology. The smallest primary requirement in Q4 was Operations and Maintenance.

Notable Solicitation Releases

Between October and December, 40 solicitations were released related to HHS core technologies. While these opportunities covered a wide variety programs, a majority of them were related to Medicaid and health IT. 

Vendors can still bid on the following solicitations:

  • Montana – The Department of Public Health and Human Services released a request for proposals (RFP) for Claims Processing and Management Services to support the state’s Medicaid enterprise system. This solicitation is a multi-state cooperative procurement initiative through NASPO ValuePoint. Other participating states include Utah, Vermont, Idaho, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Connecticut, Missouri, and Georgia. The value and duration will depend on each state’s individual contract. Proposals are due on February 18, 2020.
  • California – The California Office of Systems Integration is seeking proposals for a Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) Platform as a Service Integration Services Solution. The CWDS system will replace the state’s legacy child welfare system. The resulting contract is anticipated to be worth around $30 million and have a four-year term. Proposals are due on March 16, 2020.
  • Michigan – The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget Procurement, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, has a requirement for an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) for SNAP, TANF, and WIC food and cash benefit services. Based on the incumbent contract, this opportunity is expected to be worth nearly $50 million and have a ten-year term. Questions are due on February 7, while Proposals are due on March 11, 2020.
  • The New York Office of Information Technology Services released an RFP for IES System Integrator Master Service Agreements. The agency is seeking qualified vendors, on a per Lot basis, to provide systems integration services as needed. Proposals are due on February 6, 2020.

Notable Awards

During Q4, over 10 contracts were awarded related to HHS core technologies. The total value of these opportunities was $183 million, while their average value was $17 million. Notable awards included:

  • New Mexico – The Department of Human Services awarded a contract to Health Management Systems for the Quality Assurance (QA) module of the state’s MMIS Replacement Project (MMISR). This contract has a total potential term of eight years and is valued at just over $11 million.
  • Maryland – The Department of Human Resources selected Maximus to fulfill its requirement for a State Directory of New Hires for the state’s child support program. This contract expires in January 2023, with two one-year renewals after that, and is worth nearly $4 million.

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