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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.

 

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL

ACO/CP Integration Learning Collaborative (MassHealth DSRIP TA Program)

No. RFP-DHE-FY2018-24761-0002

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to identify a qualified Subcontractor to design and implement the MassHealth Accountable Care Organization/Community Partners Integration Learning Collaborative under the authority of the Payment Reform Technical Assistance Program (MassHealth DSRIP TA Program). This Learning Collaborative is intended to advance the efforts of MassHealth ACOs and CPs to integrate their cultures, workflows, and data in order to better achieve MassHealth payment and care delivery reform goals. Abt Associates invites organizations with relevant experience and expertise to submit a proposal in accordance with the information and requirements described in this RFP. Abt intends to award a single Firm Fixed Price Subcontract to a qualified organization, after a thorough evaluation of their technical proposal in accordance with the evaluation criteria included in this RFP, as well as the organization’s responsiveness to the overall RFP requirements. 

Key dates in the procurement timeline are presented below:

Event Completion Date
Issue RFP 05/29/2018
Bidders Conference 06/04/2018, 10:00AM ET
Bidders Confirmation of Intent to Bid 06/06/2018
Written Questions Submitted 06/08/2018
Signed Representations and Supplier Profile Form Submitted 06/15/2018
Proposals Due 07/27/2018, 5:00 PM ET

 

Questions and Answers (2), 07/18/2018 - RFP-DHE-FY2018-24761-0002_QandA2_7-18-18.pdf

Modification 01 – The purpose of this modification is to extend the proposal due date to July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM ET. RFP-DHE-FY2018-24761-0002 MOD01.pdf

RFP: Design and Implementation of the Accountable Care Organization/Community Partners Integration Learning Collaborative (Updated)

Questions and Answers, 07/03/2018 - RFP-DHE-FY2018-24761-0002_QandA_7-3-18.pdf

Bidders’ call slides - RFP-24761-0002_BiddersCall_2018604.pdf

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

RFP: Design and Implementation of the Accountable Care Organization/Community Partners Integration Learning Collaborative

 

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Investing In Women Program - Provision of Research Services

Abt Associates on behalf of the Investing in Women Program is seeking proposals from Organisations (consulting firms, think tanks, market research companies, university academics, profit-oriented companies, non-profit organizations and independent researchers) interested in providing services for the Research on Impact Investing in Women SME’s. If your Organisation chooses to lodge a “Proposal” it must be submitted on the terms of this document and the attached parts (together referred to as the “Request for Proposal” or “RFP”). The required services (the “Services”) are described in detail in Part 2 – Scope of Research Services.

RESEARCH PROPOSALS OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

2.1. To improve the prospects for investing in women’s SMEs in Southeast Asia, more market data is needed to identify untapped market opportunities for investments. This call for research proposals aims to build impact investing industry knowledge by generating reliable data and research insights on the investable market landscape of women’s SMEs, including the environment in which they operate. Studies should be geared towards the needs of the impact investing community.

2.2. Investing in Women wishes to use this research as a basis to: expand understanding of market opportunities; map out promising growth sectors and unserved/ underserved areas; and highlight evolving approaches and tools that enhance investments opportunities for women’s SMEs.

2.3. This research seeks to explore the types of finance women entrepreneurs are accessing (or not accessing) in any or all of the three focus countries. Investing in Women is interested to understand motivations and challenges of women SMEs in accessing finance from formal sources and to uncover factors that affect their capacity to access investment capital. The research will also look at why women SMEs are accessing capital from informal sources of capital.

2.4. Additionally, data and insights gathered from the research will guide Investing in Women’s C2 impact investing activities and broader objectives of moving capital with a gender lens to Southeast Asia. This initial research may lead to longer-term research partnerships, possibly into a Phase 2 of Investing in Women (2019-2023), for example through broader longitudinal studies of women’s SMEs and the other themes of gender lens investing. Thus, there is potential and interest to build longerterm partnerships.

2.5. Under this Call for Research Proposal, funding is available for research concepts covering C2’s target markets: Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The Call for Research Proposals is also open to supporting research proposals with multiple funding sources, and/or to supporting existing work that could be expanded and deepened to support the goals of Investing in Women. Preference will be given to concept notes that provide immediate, actionable intelligence for impact investors; focus on a subset of the investable women’s SME market segment; and offer opportunities for a broader research agenda.

2.6. The proposed research work must be completed within six months from initial approval or until the end of April 2019. Allocated budget for a six-month research output is a maximum of AUD 120,000, covering all three C2 countries. An individual budget proposal covering less countries will be adjusted accordingly.

Key dates in the procurement timeline are presented below:

  • 8 August 2018 – Call for Research Proposals commences
  • 31 August - Deadline of submission of research concept notes
  • 3 September - Shortlisting of research applications
  • 5 September – Successful parties advised of need to submit a complete proposal
  • 19 September – Deadline of submission of complete research proposals
  • 20/21 September – Selection panel deliberations and interviews
  • 24 September – Notification of successful researchers and/or organisations
  • 25-28 September- Research plan and budget confirmation
  • 17/18 October – Finalisation of research agreements
  • Nov – March – progress reports and deliverables as agreed
  • 31 March 2019 – Delivery of preliminary research outputs
  • Q2-2019 – Completion of research deliverables

All enquiries or clarifications sought regarding this RFP must be directed to Investing in Women Contracts and Procurement at procurement@investinginwomen.asia

RFP: Abt Associates: Request for Proposal - Investing In Women: Provision of Research Services
RFP ANNEX 1: SCHEDULES A - C

 


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MassHealth Community Health Worker and Peer Specialist Learning Communities (MassHealth DSRIP TA Program)

No. RFP-DHE-FY2018-24761-0003

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to identify a qualified Subcontractor to design and implement the MassHealth Community Health Worker and Peer Specialist Learning Communities under the authority of the Payment Reform Technical Assistance Program (MassHealth DSRIP TA Program). These Learning Communities are intended to provide a forum for ongoing learning, peer support, and mentoring for CHWs and peer specialists in MassHealth ACOs and CPs. Abt Associates invites organizations with relevant experience and expertise to submit a proposal in accordance with the information and requirements described in this RFP. Abt intends to award a single Firm Fixed Price Subcontract to a qualified organization, after a thorough evaluation of their technical proposal in accordance with the evaluation criteria included in this RFP, as well as the organization’s responsiveness to the overall RFP requirements. 
 

Key dates in the procurement timeline are presented below:
 

Event Completion Date
Issue RFP 05/29/2018
Bidders Conference 06/04/2018, 11:00AM ET
Bidders Confirmation of Intent to Bid 06/06/2018
Written Questions Submitted 06/08/2018
Signed Representations and Supplier Profile Form Submitted 06/15/2018
Proposals Due 07/27/2018, 5:00 PM ET

 

Modification 01 – The purpose of this modification is to extend the proposal due date to July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM ET. RFP-DHE-FY2018-24761-0003 MOD01.pdf

RFP: Design and Implementation of the MassHealth Community Health Worker and Peer Specialist Learning Communities (Updated)

Questions and Answers, 07/03/2018 - RFP-DHE-FY2018-24761-0003_QandA_7-3-18.pdf

Bidders’ call slides - RFP-24761-0003_BiddersCall_2018604.pdf

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

RFP: Design and Implementation of the MassHealth Community Health Worker and Peer Specialist Learning Communities

 

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Participate and Provide Services through the MassHealth DSRIP TA Program
 

No. RFP-DHE-FY2018-24761-0001

This procurement has closed.

 

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