Nursing Services

Agency: Prince George
State: Maryland
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 621610 - Home Health Care Services
  • 623110 - Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
Posted Date: Jul 9, 2020
Due Date: Aug 6, 2020
Solicitation No: 002-21
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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
13300 OLD MARLBORO PIKE, RM 20
UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772
SCHOOL-BASED AND PRIVATE DUTY NURSING SERVICES
ISSUED BY:
Purchasing & Supply Services
Attention: Donna Parks
RFP NUMBER:
RFP 002-21
RELEASE DATE:
PRE-PROPOSAL
MEETING:
July 9, 2020
To Be Determined
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: August 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Room 20
DIRECT INQUIRIES TO: Donna Parks at Donna.Parks@pgcps.org
Karen4.johnson@pgcps.org
1. Downloading the document from the Board’s website at: www1.pgcps.org or clicking on the
following link: https://www.pgcps.org/purchasing/bids.aspx
2. Access solicitations on eMaryland Marketplace https://procurement.maryland.gov/
3. Contact the Purchasing Department at 301-952-6560.
4. Visiting the Purchasing Department between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday
through Friday, excluding holidays. The Purchasing Department is located at 13300 Old
Marlboro Pike, Room 20, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-9983.
Respondents are cautioned not to make changes to any of the terms and conditions or
specifications in this solicitation. Doing so may render a Respondent’s proposal
unacceptable and subject to rejection.
Questions and inquires may be addressed as outlined in Part II, Item 4 of this solicitation.
All questions must be directed to the Buyer and Purchasing Clerk as specified above.
Failure to adhere to this requirement may subject the respondent to immediate
disqualification.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I: SCOPE OF WORK………………………………………………......................................……………3
1.0 INTRODUCTION
3
2.0 BACKGROUND
3
3.0 SCOPE OF SERVICES
3
4.0 NON-EXCLUSIVE................................................................................................................................... 3
PART II: GENERAL TERMS ANDCONDITION…………………………………………………….……………4
1.0 STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY
4
2.0 TERM OF AGREEMENT
4
3.0 PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING
4
4.0 QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES
5
5.0 POINT OF CONTACT/TECHNICAL CONTACT
5
6.0 CONTRACT FACILITATOR/THE BOARD SUPERVISION
5
7.0 CONTRACT TYPE
5
8.0 PAYMENT TERMS
5
9.0 RFP REVISIONS
5
10.0 SUBMISSION DEADLINE
6
11.0 PROPOSAL OPENING
6
12.0 DURATION OF OFFER
6
13.0 MINORITY & WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
6
14.0 E- COMMERCE
7
15.0 INSURANCE
7
16.0 LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
7
17.0 FINGERPRINTING AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS …….................................................... 8
18.0 LEGAL COMPLIANCE .........................................................................................................................10
19.0 BONDING ............................................................................................................................................ 10
20.0 TERMS AND CONDITIONS
10
21.0 STATE OF MARYLAND CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING
11
22.0 PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (PII)...........................................................................
11
PART III: PROPOSAL FORMAT……………………………………………………………………………....12
1.0 GENERAL FORMAT THREE (TWO if MBE Waiver) - PART SUBMISSION
12
2.0 VOLUME I: TECHNICAL PROPOSAL FORMAT
13
3.0 VOLUME II: FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
15
4.0 VOLUME III: MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (MBE)
15
PART IV: SCOPE OF WORK
PART V: EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE……………………………………………….. 16
1.0 EVALUATION COMMITTEE
21
2.0 EVALUATION PROCESS
21
3.0 EVALUATION CRITERIA
22
PART VI: APPENDICES
APPENDIX A - SPECIAL TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR RFP'S
APPENDIX B - ADDENDA ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
APPENDIX C - REFERENCES
APPENDIX D - NON-COLLUSION CERTIFICATE
APPENDIX E - DEBARMENT AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX F - ANTI-BRIBERY AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX G - CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE COVERAGE
APPENDIX H - FINANCIAL PROPOSAL FORM
APPENDIX I - LETTER OF INTENT TO APPLY
APPENDIX J - MBE FORM
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PART I: SCOPE OF WORK
1.0 INTRODUCTION
This Request for Proposal (RFP) is soliciting proposals to partner with a consultant to provide
Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Private Duty Nurses.
2.0 BACKGROUND
The Board Of Education of Prince George’s County (The Board) serves the needs of public
education in Prince George’s County, covering approximately 1,789 square miles, with a
residential population of more than 904,430. It is the second largest public school system in the
State of Maryland. The Board operates 240 facilities over a ten-mile radius, which includes Pre-
k, elementary, middle, and high schools as well as special education centers and alternative
schools. The Central administration headquarters is located at 14201 School Lane, Upper
Marlboro, Maryland.
The Board currently has approximately 136,000 students, 19,600 employees and an annual
operating budget of $2.4 billion.
3.0 SCOPE OF SERVICES
The Board of Education of Prince George’s County (“the School Board”) is seeking an agency
or agencies to provide regular, uninterrupted school health nursing services to the Board of
Education. These services are to be provided by Maryland Registered Nurses (“RN”) and
Licensed Practical Nurses (“LPN”) to supplement the School Board’s current cohort of school-
based professional nurses in the event of a shortage at one or more Prince George’s County
Public Schools (“PGCPS”) locations.
The School Board is also seeking an agency or agencies to provide regular, uninterrupted
private duty nursing (“PDN”) services to individual students in various PGCPS schools and
charter schools.
Throughout the term of any contract entered into pursuant to this RFP, including any extensions
thereof, PGCPS retains full authority to make and implement all decisions affecting student or
staff health care while utilizing the professional services of the successful bidder(s) under this
RFQ. The successful bidder(s) will be responsible for ensuring that any individual(s) performing
services on their behalf under any contract entered into pursuant to this RFQ fully complies with
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and the Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
4.0 NON-EXCLUSIVE
The intent of this contract is to provide the Board with an expedited means of procuring supplies
and/or services at the lowest cost. This contract is for the convenience of the Board and is
considered to be a "Non-Exclusive" use contract. The Board does not guarantee any usage.
The Board will not be held to purchase any particular Brand, in any groups, prices or discount
ranges, but reserves the right to purchase any item/items listed in the price schedule submitted.
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CONTRACTORS IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS WITH PGCPS
PGCPS recognizes the significant costs and imposition on the time of personnel
associated with legal proceedings. Accordingly, PGCPS has adopted a process stating
that:
“One factor, among others, that are to be considered when awarding a contract or
purchase order is the existence of a pending legal dispute whether in court or an
alternative dispute forum with any contractor or vendor which has submitted a bid or
proposal. Before including consideration of the legal dispute as a factor, the
Procurement Officer shall seek the advice of the Office of General Counsel regarding the
legal dispute and shall obtain the concurrence of the CEO or his designee.”
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PART II: GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1.0 STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY
It is understood and agreed that all information pertinent to this solicitation may contain trade
secrets, which are confidential and proprietary. The selected vendor agrees not to disclose or
knowingly use any confidential or proprietary information of The Board of Education of Prince
George’s County and/or third party participant.
Proposal submissions are subject to the Maryland Public Information Act (Education Article,
Maryland Annotated Code, §10-611, et seq.). In accordance with the Act, certain information is
subject to public disclosure. Please be advised that should you deem any portion of your
proposal as confidential or proprietary, it shall be conspicuously indicated on those portions so
deemed. However, and in accordance with the Act, you are hereby notified that every portion
may still be subject to disclosure under the Act.
2.0 TERM OF AGREEMENT
The anticipated term of this contract shall be Three (3) years.
The bidder warrants that prices for the proposal under this RFP are not higher than prices
currently extended to any other governmental agency for the same product or service.
Upon satisfactory service and by mutual agreement the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF PRINCE
GEORGE’S COUNTY reserves the right to renew the contract. The term of renewal shall not
exceed two (2) additional (1) year periods.
A. The Board expects all vendors to provide year over year cost reductions
recommendations.
B. Price decreases are acceptable at any time, need not be verifiable, and are required
should the contractor/producer/processor/manufacturer experience a decrease in
costs associated with the execution of the contract.
C. Price adjustments from the contractor/producer/processor/manufacturer for any/all
items may be considered at renewal. The request is subject to approval by the
Contracting Officer. The request shall be submitted in writing at least ninety (90)
days prior to the renewal term and shall be accompanied by supporting
documentation.
D. Should the awarded vendor, at any time during the life of the contract, sell materials
of similar quality to another customer, or advertise special discounts or sales, at a
price below those quoted within the contract, the lowest discounted prices shall be
offered to Prince George’s County Public Schools.
3.0 PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING
A pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for To Be Determined local time, 13300 Old Marlboro
Pike Room 20, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
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