RFQ - Adult Day Care Services in Southwest Washington, Vancouver WA
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Adult Day Care Services in Southwest Washington
Agency Background: The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW) is designated by the State of Washington as the Area Agency on Aging serving Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Klickitat and Skamania Counties (see www.helpingelders.org). AAADSW plans, coordinates and supports a comprehensive service delivery system in SW Washington for persons who are 60 years of age or older, persons with disabilities who are 18 years of age or older, and caregivers of aging and/or disabled persons. Adult Day Care is among the services overseen by AAADSW.
RFQ Announcement: In response to this announcement, AAADSW will contract with one or more qualified organizations to provide Adult Day Care Services from May 3, 2018 through December 31, 2018 in one or more of AAADSW’s four service areas. These service areas include Clark County, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties, Klickitat County, and Skamania County. After the initial year, contracts may be renewed annually for an additional three years depending on funding availability and/or contractor performance.
Adult Day Care Services: This notice seeks qualified organizations that can provide a supervised daytime adult day care program with core services appropriate for adults with medical or disabling conditions that do not require the intervention or services of a registered nurse or licensed rehabilitative therapist acting under the supervision of the client’s physician. Core services include: (1) assistance with activities of daily living; (2) social services on a consultation basis; (3) routine health monitoring; (4) general therapeutic activities that an unlicensed person can provide without a physician’s order; (5) general health education that a person can provide without a physician’s order; (6) nutritional meals every four hours; (7) protection to ensure client safety; (8) arranging transportation to and from the program; and (9) providing first aid or care in the event of an emergency.
Eligibility: Organizations responding to the RFQ must demonstrate experience and capability to provide all aspects of Adult Day Care Services and fiscal and administrative capability to manage the contract. Applicants must be a verifiable legal public or private entity, hold a valid Washington State Business License, and have at least three (3) years of experience providing services specified under the RFQ. Applicants must also comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, and AAADSW policies. Organizations that have been debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or excluded from participating in a contract by any Federal or Washington State agency will not be considered.
Mandatory requirements to apply (RFQ Packet): Entities interested in responding to this notice must request a mandatory RFQ packet, which details the application process. To receive the mandatory RFQ packet by email, send a request specifying “Adult Day Care Services RFQ” to AAADSWcontracts@dshs.wa.gov. You may also obtain the RFQ packet by mail or by coming to AAADSW’s Vancouver office (faxed requests will not be considered). To receive a packet by mail, submit a brief written request for “Adult Day Care Services RFQ” to the following address:
Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington
Attn: Nellya Zornes, AAADSW Contracts Group
201 NE 73rd Street
Vancouver, WA 98665
Be sure to include your current return mailing address or alternate method of contacting you, and expect a ten-day delay in receiving a packet through the U.S. Postal Service. Because of our limited staff resources, we ask that you please not make telephone inquiries (opportunities for submitting questions will be described in the RFQ packet).
Deadline: Interested entities must request the mandatory RFQ packet before the close of business on by Friday, February 23, 2018 in order to be considered (requests received after the deadline will not be considered).
AAADSW is an Equal Opportunity Agency
Women-owned, Minority-owned and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to apply.