Federal contract opportunity 75FCMC18R0016 for other management consulting services at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Acquisition and Grants Management, response was due May 1, 2018.

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75FCMC18R0016
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving notice of proposed contract action for the program entitled "Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC)."

CMS is making great strides in improving care for Medicare beneficiaries. However, much more work must be done to improve the quality and efficiency of the U.S. healthcare system. Thus, CMS will have an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to support quality improvement efforts across settings and programs to maximum impact to healthcare and value to taxpayers, entitled the NQIIC. The IDIQ contract allows for the full spectrum of quality improvement work that is in operation under the current various networks. This work currently includes the QIN-QIO work, the ESRD Network work, the hospital focused large scale improvement work, clinician-focused technical assistance work, and other quality improvement work.

CMS intends to solicit this requirement under a full and open competition. It is anticipate that CMS will award multiple IDIQ contract awards that will have a ten (10) year ordering period. The NAICS code applicable to this procurement is 541618 (Other management Consulting Services) with a size standard of $15 million.


A draft solicitation for the NQIIC is being issued with this notice. THIS DRAFT SOLICITATION IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP). Proposals are NOT being accepted in response to this draft solicitation. The purpose of this draft solicitation is for industry to provide questions/comments in an effort to reduce those exchanges once the formal solicitation is released. This draft solicitation is informational and will not preclude any companies from proposing on the impending final solicitation.


All questions and comments concerning this draft solicitation must be submitted by April 30, 2018 to the following email: NQIIC@cms.hhs.gov


Please note that a Preproposal Conference is scheduled to be held on May 16, 2018. The formal solicitation is planned to be released prior to the Preproposal Conference.


Registration for the Preproposal Conference can be made at the following link:


https://www.mitre.org/cmsconference


This solicitation is expected to be issued as pending availability of funds.

***Please disregard attachments 12.a and 12.b for this draft solicitation. These versions will be provided with the Final Request for Proposal (RFP)***

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving notice of proposed contract action for the program entitled "Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC)."

CMS is making great strides in improving care for Medicare beneficiaries. However, much more work must be done to improve the quality and efficiency of the U.S. healthcare system. Thus, CMS will have an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to support quality improvement efforts across settings and programs to maximum impact to healthcare and value to taxpayers, entitled the NQIIC. The IDIQ contract allows for the full spectrum of quality improvement work that is in operation under the current various networks. This work currently includes the QIN-QIO work, the ESRD Network work, the hospital focused large scale improvement work, clinician-focused technical assistance work, and other quality improvement work.

CMS intends to solicit this requirement under a full and open competition. It is anticipate that CMS will award multiple IDIQ contract awards that will have a ten (10) year ordering period. The NAICS code applicable to this procurement is 541618 (Other management Consulting Services) with a size standard of $15 million.


A draft solicitation for the NQIIC is being issued with this notice. THIS DRAFT SOLICITATION IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP). Proposals are NOT being accepted in response to this draft solicitation. The purpose of this draft solicitation is for industry to provide questions/comments in an effort to reduce those exchanges once the formal solicitation is released. This draft solicitation is informational and will not preclude any companies from proposing on the impending final solicitation.


All questions and comments concerning this draft solicitation must be submitted by April 30, 2018 to the following email: NQIIC@cms.hhs.gov


Please note that a Preproposal Conference is scheduled to be held on May 16, 2018. The formal solicitation is planned to be released prior to the Preproposal Conference.


Registration for the Preproposal Conference can be made at the following link:


https://www.mitre.org/cmsconference


This solicitation is expected to be issued as pending availability of funds.

Files
Package File Description
Frequently Asking Questions (FAQ) FAQ_Draft_NQIIC_IDIQ_Solicitation.pdf Frequently Asking Questions (FAQ)
Presolicitation/Draft RFP Attachment_J.1_NQIIC_IDIQ_Statement_of_Work.pdf Attachment J.1 NQIIC IDIQ SOW
Presolicitation/Draft RFP Attachment_J.2_Consent_to_Subcontract.docx Attachment J.2 Consent to Subcontract
Presolicitation/Draft RFP Attachment_J.3_Small_Business_Subcontracting_Plan.doc Attachment J.3 Small Business Subcontracting Plan
Presolicitation/Draft RFP Attachment_J.4_565_Report_of_Accountable_Property.pdf Attachment J.4 565 Report of Accountable Property
Presolicitation/Draft RFP Attachment_J.6_ServiceNow_CMS_Asset_and_Procurement_User_Guide.docx Attachment J.6 ServiceNow CMS Asset and Procurement User Guide
Presolicitation/Draft RFP Attachment_J.7_Ktr_Personal_COI_Financial_Disclosure_Template.docx Attachment J.7 Ktr Personal COI Financial Disclosure Template
Presolicitation/Draft RFP Attachment_J.8_Ktr_Bus_Ethics_COI_and_Compliance_Prog_Req.docx Attachment J.8 Ktr Business Ethics COI
Presolicitation/Draft RFP Attachment_J.9_Compliance_Prog_Guidance_for_Medicare_Fee_For_Svc.pdf Attachment J.9 Compliance Program Guidance
Presolicitation/Draft RFP Attachment_J.10_Question_Submission_Template.xlsx Attachment J.10 Question Submission Template