DSRIP Support Team Funding Availability Solicitation (FAS) Overview

DOH seeks to procure one contractor to act as a Support Team for New York State's DSRIP program for up to a one-year contract period. The DSRIP Support Team's contract fulfillment responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, working with providers to strategically think through their potential DSRIP Project Plan applications to transition to effective and efficient high performing health care delivery systems ("Performing Provider Systems"), work on developing project proposal prototypes and "how to" guides to help providers as they prepare their DSRIP Project Plan applications and then work with providers from shortly after design grant receipt until final submission of these Project Plan applications.

Once the design grants are issued, the Support Team will start working with providers. The Support Team will first create prototypes, "how to" guides and other tools for Project Plan application development that can be used by providers to better understand what a strong application looks like and to enhance application development efforts during the development process, including examples of transformation blueprints, governance models, flow-of-funds, etc. The prototypes will also include examples of ways to address issues that may compromise applicants' efforts at developing strong Project Plan applications.

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 Independent Assessor. The DSRIP Independent Assessor FAS is a separate procurement, available at DSRIP Independent Assessor FAS.

Please also note that the vendor selected as the DSRIP Support Team contractor pursuant to this FAS will not be selected by the Department as a contractor or subcontractor providing DSRIP Independent Assessor services.

Contact Name & Address:

Caleb Wistar
New York State Department of Health
Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management
Corning Tower, Room 1695 ESP
Albany, NY 12237
e-mail: DSRIP Support Team BML: st@health.state.ny.us

Schedule of Events: Date
FAS Release Date May 21, 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 20, 2014
Awards Made July 3, 2014
Contract/Work Start Date (Anticipated) (Anticipated) July 15, 2014

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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