Dorchester County Solicitation

Solicitation Request: Inmate Medical Services

Deadline: 5/3/2019 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Status: In Review

Solicitation Number: 2019-2352-3302-29

Description: Dorchester County is seeking proposals from qualified firms for the Dorchester County Detention Center Medical Services contract. Please see attached RFP documents for more information.


Documents:

Addition 1

Posted: 4/10/2019

Type of Addition: Addendum No. 1

Overview: Please see attached Addendum No. 1, which contains revisions to page 11 of the RFP document. 

Documents:

Addition 2

Posted: 4/22/2019

Type of Addition: Addendum No. 2

Overview: Please see the attached Addendum No. 2 that extends the submission deadline for proposals until Friday, May 03, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., which will allow sufficient time for all submitted questions to be answered.

Deadline: 5/3/2019 2:00:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Documents:

Addition 3

Posted: 4/24/2019

Type of Addition: Addendum No. 3

Overview: Please see Addendum No. 3 for a list of answered questions, 2018 medical statistics, and the agreements with Southern Health Partners. 

Documents:

Addition 4

Posted: 5/8/2019

Type of Addition: In Review

Question 1

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Dorchester County’s timeline provides for questions to be submitted by April 18, 2019. Assuming Monday, April 22nd is the earliest responses to all questions may be thoroughly answered and distributed, this leaves potential vendors minimal time to review the answers for proper inclusion in the proposals (due only three days after that). MEDIKO and other vendors want to provide thorough and complete responses in order to afford Dorchester County with the information it needs to make a fair and informed decision. As a result, MEDIKO is respectfully requesting an extension of the due date by one week.

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 2

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Please provide a copy of the current health services contract, including any exhibits, attachments, and amendments.

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 3

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Please provide a current staffing matrix for a 7-day week (Monday-Sunday), per shift, where it shows the total FTE’s for all position types including, but not exclusive of the following positions: RNs, LPNs, Physician, Mid-level Health Care Professional (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) Mental Health Counselor, Psychiatrist, Dentist, Dental Assistant, CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), MAT (Medication Administration Technician), CMT (Correctional Medical Technician), MA (Medical Assistant).

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 4

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: How many times during the past year have you had a vacancy in medical staff and what positions were vacant? How long was each such vacancy?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 5

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What are your current vacancies? How long have they been vacant?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 6

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: How many inmates come through intake per day/ per week? Are there any peaks or high traffic days that stand out?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 7

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Please provide a copy of the compensation for each medical personnel for the previous year.

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 8

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What company currently provides onsite X-rays? Laboratory services? Pharmacy services?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 9

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: The RFP states “Ancillary Services: Routine laboratory and X-ray procedures should be performed on-site at the facility when possible. Procedures beyond the capabilities of the on-site equipment will be referred to outside providers.” Does this mean DCDC owns its own x-ray equipment? If so, who currently operates such equipment for x-rays?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 10

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: The RFP states: “Must address the Scope of Work as provided in the RFP. Include a list of certification statements for proposed equipment.” Please provide a list of current equipment housed at and owned by DCDC along with the age and condition of such equipment

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 11

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What hospital currently provides emergency, outpatient and inpatient services?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 12

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: The RFP states use of mental health professionals for 15 hours per week. Does that include use of a psychiatrist?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 13

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What facility/arrangement does DCDC currently use for offsite mental health referrals?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 14

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Does DCDC have a dentist chair and equipment to provide on-site dental services? Does DCDC (by virtue of dental and dental assistant hours) request onsite dental services?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 15

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What is your inmate average length of stay (ALS) at the facility?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 16

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Are you currently running 8 or 12-hour nursing shifts?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 17

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What Jail Management System are you currently using?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 18

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Does the facility have WiFi capability?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Question 19

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Does DCDC house any US Marshal or Federal inmates? If so, what percentage of the population are currently US Marshal or Federal inmates?

Response: We have responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/10/2019

Type of Addition: Addendum No. 1

Overview: Please see attached Addendum No. 1, which contains revisions to page 11 of the RFP document. 

Documents:

Posted: 4/22/2019

Type of Addition: Addendum No. 2

Overview: Please see the attached Addendum No. 2 that extends the submission deadline for proposals until Friday, May 03, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., which will allow sufficient time for all submitted questions to be answered.

Deadline: 5/3/2019 2:00:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Documents:

Posted: 4/24/2019

Type of Addition: Addendum No. 3

Overview: Please see Addendum No. 3 for a list of answered questions, 2018 medical statistics, and the agreements with Southern Health Partners. 

Documents:

Posted: 5/8/2019

Type of Addition: In Review

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Dorchester County’s timeline provides for questions to be submitted by April 18, 2019. Assuming Monday, April 22nd is the earliest responses to all questions may be thoroughly answered and distributed, this leaves potential vendors minimal time to review the answers for proper inclusion in the proposals (due only three days after that). MEDIKO and other vendors want to provide thorough and complete responses in order to afford Dorchester County with the information it needs to make a fair and informed decision. As a result, MEDIKO is respectfully requesting an extension of the due date by one week.

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Please provide a copy of the current health services contract, including any exhibits, attachments, and amendments.

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Please provide a current staffing matrix for a 7-day week (Monday-Sunday), per shift, where it shows the total FTE’s for all position types including, but not exclusive of the following positions: RNs, LPNs, Physician, Mid-level Health Care Professional (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) Mental Health Counselor, Psychiatrist, Dentist, Dental Assistant, CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), MAT (Medication Administration Technician), CMT (Correctional Medical Technician), MA (Medical Assistant).

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: How many times during the past year have you had a vacancy in medical staff and what positions were vacant? How long was each such vacancy?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What are your current vacancies? How long have they been vacant?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: How many inmates come through intake per day/ per week? Are there any peaks or high traffic days that stand out?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Please provide a copy of the compensation for each medical personnel for the previous year.

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What company currently provides onsite X-rays? Laboratory services? Pharmacy services?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: The RFP states “Ancillary Services: Routine laboratory and X-ray procedures should be performed on-site at the facility when possible. Procedures beyond the capabilities of the on-site equipment will be referred to outside providers.” Does this mean DCDC owns its own x-ray equipment? If so, who currently operates such equipment for x-rays?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: The RFP states: “Must address the Scope of Work as provided in the RFP. Include a list of certification statements for proposed equipment.” Please provide a list of current equipment housed at and owned by DCDC along with the age and condition of such equipment

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What hospital currently provides emergency, outpatient and inpatient services?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: The RFP states use of mental health professionals for 15 hours per week. Does that include use of a psychiatrist?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What facility/arrangement does DCDC currently use for offsite mental health referrals?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Does DCDC have a dentist chair and equipment to provide on-site dental services? Does DCDC (by virtue of dental and dental assistant hours) request onsite dental services?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What is your inmate average length of stay (ALS) at the facility?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Are you currently running 8 or 12-hour nursing shifts?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: What Jail Management System are you currently using?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Does the facility have WiFi capability?

Response: We have already responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.

Posted: 4/18/2019

Question: Does DCDC house any US Marshal or Federal inmates? If so, what percentage of the population are currently US Marshal or Federal inmates?

Response: We have responded to this question. Please see the public solicitation.