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U.S. Solicitations and Business Inquiries

Abt Associates is defined by its mission: to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. Our global staff works in more than 60 countries and our work is funded by governments, international organizations and the private sector.

We depend on a variety of partner organizations, businesses, and independent contractors to support client projects. We focus on selecting the right partner by conducting competitive procurements to obtain the best value. Depending on the need and requirements, we issue tenders for quotations (RFQs), requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for information (RFIs), requests for applications (RFAs), and independent contractor opportunities.

Below you will find open solicitations for partner organizations, businesses, and independent contractors:

Request for Proposals: Participate and Provide Services through the MassHealth MA DSRIP TA Program (RFP No. RFP-DHE-FY2021-24761-0004)

Expand/Contract

July 8, 2020

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to identify qualified TA organizations to participate as Technical Assistance (TA) Vendors under the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) Payment Reform Technical Assistance Program (MassHealth MA DSRIP TA Program, referred to as the MA DSRIP TA Program). Abt Associates, as a contractor for MassHealth, invites organizations with relevant experience and expertise to apply to become a partner in the provision of technical assistance to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Community Partners (CPs) contracted with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services to provide care and services for MassHealth members. Abt intends to award multiple Master Agreements to qualified organizations, depending on their organizational capacity, area(s) of expertise, geographic coverage, capacity to engage in an expanded menu of interventions, and responsiveness to overall RFP requirements.

Bidders are welcome to submit more than one technical proposal if they have experience and would like to be considered for providing TA under the following domains:

  • Actuarial and Financial
  • Care Coordination/Integration
  • Community-Based Care and Social Determinants of Health
  • Consumer Engagement
  • Flexible Services
  • Health Information Technology (HIT)
  • Performance Improvement
  • Population Health Management
  • Workforce
  • Telehealth

Current MA DSRIP TA Program TA Vendors do not need to reapply but are invited to submit a proposal in any Domain for which they are not already contracted to provide services to ACOs and CPs.


TIMELINE

The procurement timeline is as follows:

Event

Completion Date

Issue RFP

07/08/2020

Bidders’ Conference

07/13/2020, 3:00 PM ET

Bidder Confirmations of Intent to Bid

07/15/2020

Written Questions Submitted

07/17/2020

Responses to Questions Distributed

07/24/2020

Signed Representations and Certifications and Supplier Profile Form Submitted*

08/05/2020

Proposals Due

(Bidders Submit Separate Proposals by Domain)

08/19/2020, 5:00 PM ET

Proposal Evaluation

09/30/2020

Award Notification

10/02/2020

Execute Contracts

10/16/2020

*Please see Attachment E.


BIDDERS' CONFERENCE

A virtual Bidders’ Conference was held on Monday, July 13, 2020, at 3:00PM ET.

Bidders’ Conference Presentation Slides (PDF)


DOCUMENTATION:

Please see the RFP and the documents below for additional information about this opportunity and send questions to MA_DSRIP_TA@abtassoc.com.

  • Request for Proposals: Participate and Provide Services through the MassHealth MA DSRIP TA Program (RFP No. RFP-DHE-FY2021-24761-0004) (PDF)
  • Attachment A: Intent to Bid form (DOC)
  • Attachment C: Technical Proposal Format (DOC)
  • Attachment D: Detailed Budget Spreadsheet Template (XLS)
  • Attachment E: I. Abt Associates Representations and Certifications (DOC)
  • Attachment E: II. Supplier Profile Form (DOC)
  • Questions and Answers (7-24-2020)  (PDF)
  • Questions and Answers Addendum (7-30-2020) (PDF)
 
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