DSRIP Independent Assessor Funding Availability Solicitation (FAS) Overview
The Department of Health seeks to procure one contractor to serve as an independent assessor of New York State’s DSRIP program. Federal waiver authorization requires the state to procure an “independent” DSRIP assessor for the purposes described in this FAS. Accordingly, the assessor must not be an employee or entity of the New York State Department of Health, not have any business relationship with any of the prospective applicants and Performing Provider Systems it is assessing and act as an independent, unbiased third party with the capabilities to assess each application, without input from the state, based upon the scoring criteria approved by CMS. For more information on the procurement process of the DSRIP Independent Assessor, please see the full Funding Availability Solicitation (FAS) below. All proposals are due to the state no later than 5pm on Monday, June 23, 2014.
The DSRIP independent assessor’s tasks include, but are not limited to: creating an application and application review tool as well as a process for a transparent and impartial review of all proposed project plans; making project approval recommendations to the state using CMS-approved criteria; assembling an independent review panel chosen by the Department of Health based on standards set forth in the DSRIP STCs; conducting a transparent and impartial mid-point assessment of project performance during the third year to determine whether the DSRIP project plans merit continued funding or need plan alterations; assisting with the ongoing monitoring of performance and reporting deliverables; as well as assisting the Department in reviewing applications for Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) and applications for Certificates of Authority for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) from Performing Provider Systems for the duration of the DSRIP program.
The 2014-15 State Budget amends Section 364-j of the Social Services Law to give the Commissioner of Health authority to enter into contracts "without a competitive bid or request for proposal process" as prescribed in the State Finance Law, for the purpose of assisting DOH with implementing projects authorized under the waiver amendment (i.e., DSRIP). The Commissioner must select the contractor that in his or her discretion is best suited to serve this purpose.
Please note that this FAS is NOT requesting bids for the DSRIP Support Team. The DSRIP Support Team FAS is a separate procurement, available at DSRIP Support Team FAS.
Please also note that the vendor selected as the DSRIP Independent Assessor contractor pursuant to this FAS will not be selected by the Department as a contractor or subcontractor providing DSRIP Support Team services.
Contact Name & Address:Mark Bertozzi, Ph.D.
New York State Department of Health
Office of Health Insurance Programs
Division of Program Development and Management
One Commerce Plaza, Room 720
Albany, NY 12237
Email DSRIP Assessor Team BML: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Schedule of Events:||Date|
|FAS Release Date||May 20, 2014|
|Non-Mandatory Bidders Conference||May 27, 2014|
|Written Questions Due||May 30, 2014|
|Response to Written Questions on or About||June 6, 2014|
|Proposal Due Date||June 23, 2014|
|Contract/Work Start Date (Anticipated)||(Anticipated) July 15, 2014|
DSRIP Independent Assessor Documents available for Download
- DSRIP Independent Assessor FAS (PDF, 1.8KB)
- DSRIP Independent Assessor Bid Form (XLS, 53KB)
- DSRIP Independent Assessor Bidders Conference Presentation (PDF, 324KB)
- DSRIP Independent Assessor Bidders Conference Sign-In - May 27, 2014 (PDF, 23KB)
DSRIP Independent Assessor & Support Team Bidders Conference (Non-Mandatory)
There will be a non-mandatory bidders conference concerning the DSRIP Independent Assessor and DSRIP Support Team procurement.
Date: Tuesday, May 27,2014
Time: 9am-10:30am - Support Team and 10:30am-12:00pm Independent Assessor
Location: Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room #1 on the Concourse Level
Additional Information about the bidders conference:
- DSRIP Support Team Bidders Conference Information
- Directions to the Empire State Plaza
- Concourse Level Map of the Empire State Plaza
- Prospective bidders wishing to attend the conference must do so in person.
- There is no maximum number of attendees a prospective bidder may bring to the bidders conference.
- Attendees must register at the time of attendance at the bidders conference.
DSRIP Independent Assessor FAS FAQs
This document has been created as a reference to those interested in learning more about the Independent Assessor Funding Availability Solicitation (FAS) process.
- DSRIP Independent Assessor FAS FAQs (PDF, 328KB)
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