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Consulting services to assist AASC in the administration of the Health Insurance Program


Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, hereafter referred to as AASC hereby issues to qualified firms and individuals, a Request for Proposals (hereinafter referred to as "RFP"). AASC proposes to award a contract for consulting services to assist AASC in the administration of the Health Insurance Program. Services are anticipated to include, but are not limited to: the procurement of a health care network and assistance in negotiations to secure the network provider, general consulting, data analysis, evaluation of claim issues, arranging and conducting insurance community meetings, communication strategy, developing a technology platform, review policies and contacts, analyzing financial fund arrangements plan design options, PBM evaluation, review of Cobra questions and exceptions, and ensuring compliance with the Health Care Reform Act.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following information:

1. Experience and qualifications of firms or individuals.
2. Offeror's past work experience with the Board.
3. Relevant experience in providing similar services.
4. Location of offeror's staff and/or offices in relation to AASC four county service area.

Proposals, marked "Sealed Bids - Do Not Open", are due on or before 4 p.m. on October 19, 2018 and shall be addressed to Brian Beck, Chief Financial Officer, AASC, P.O. Box 765 Cedar Bluff, VA 24609. Proposals will be opened at 10 a.m. on October 22, 2018.

Applicants will be ranked and negotiations will begin with the top-ranked applicant in accordance with applicable Virginia Procurement requirements. If a contract satisfactory and advantageous to the Board can be negotiated at a price considered fair and reasonable, the award will be made to that applicant. Otherwise, negotiations with the applicant ranked first will be formally terminated and negotiations will be conducted with the applicant ranked second, and so on, until a satisfactory contract is reached. The Board reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals.

Authorized By:

Regina Sayers
Executive Director



Title III Older Americans Act

The Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens is accepting bids for Title III Older Americans Act services to be provided in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell Counties. Regina Sayers, Executive Director or Brian Beck, CFO, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, PO Box 765, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609. Telephone 276/964-4915, e-mail address: aasc@aasc.org for additional information. Close date to receive bids will be 2:00 p.m. on May 4, 2018