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RFQQ 2023HCA31-Health Care Cost Analysis and Report

SOLICITATION TITLE: Health Care Cost Analysis and Report




Find the full solicitation on Washington’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS). Vendors not registered in WEBS will not receive updates or amendments to the solicitation, which may put them at a disadvantage.

Estimated Schedule of Procurement Activities

Issue Request for Qualifications and Quotations

 November 9, 2023

Bidder Questions Due

November 17, 2023 –2:00 PM Pacific Time

HCA Answers Posted*

November 20, 2023

Interested Subcontractor Responses Due

November 21, 2023

Interested Subcontractor List Posted*

November 22, 2023

Complaints Due (if applicable)

November 27, 2023 – 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Bids Due

December 11, 2023 – 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Evaluate Bids*

December 12, 2023

Announce “Apparent Successful Bidder” via WEBS*

December 15, 2023

Debrief Request Deadline (3 Business Days after the ASB announcement)

December 20, 2023

Negotiate Contract

December 26, 2023

Begin Contract Work

January 1, 2024



Background and Purpose

The Washington State Health Care Authority, hereafter called “HCA,” is initiating this Request for Qualifications and Quotations (RFQQ) to solicit Bids from firms interested in participating on a project to provide analytical services and a written report to the Health Care Cost Transparency Board (HCCTB) as defined by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 70.390.

HCCTB was signed into law for the purpose of reducing the cost of health care, increasing price transparency, and setting benchmarks for the annual rate of growth of total health care spending in Washington State. HCCTB, in consultation with HCA, identifies health care providers and payers that exceed the established benchmark.

Previously, HCA worked with a third-party organization to complete the beginning stages of the analytical review. HCA is releasing this competitive solicitation to seek Bidders interested in completing the remaining work for this project.

The purpose of this RFQQ is to solicit qualified Bidders to review and potentially augment work to date, in order to deliver a final presentation and written report. Work to date includes data, research, and presentation materials.

Existing data, research, and presentation materials needed to accomplish the objectives of this RFQQ are available as follows: 

    1. The HCCTB Advisory Committee on Data Issues Meeting Materials Book (see Exhibit E);
    2. An overview of HCCTB’s work:
    3. Medicare Cost Report though the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services:


Bidders will analyze total health care expenditures in Washington, identifying trends in health care cost growth to produce a final written report and deliver a presentation. The written report, which will include existing and potentially new research and data, will be submitted to HCCTB. Bidders will use data sets for the years approximately 2020-2023 to meet the objectives of this RFQQ. The due dates for the presentation and written report will depend on the final 2024 schedule from HCCTB.

The audience for this work will be HCCTB and other HCA agency executives.

HCA intends to award one contract to provide the services described in this RFQQ.

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum qualifications for Bidders:

  1. Licensed to do business in the state of Washington or provide a commitment that it will become licensed in Washington within 30 calendar days of being selected as the Apparent Successful Bidder.
  2. Five (5) years’ experience with the health care industry, with one or more project(s) related to Health Care Costs Analysis and Reporting.
  3. Five (5) years’ experience on one or more project(s) with government partners (municipal, county, state, federal, etc.)
  4. Five (5) years’ experience successfully managing projects involving multiple business/program partners, across agency/enterprise wide.

Solicitation Coordinator


Kavya Pendakur

E-Mail Address


WEBS Commodity Codes:

918-67 - Human Services Consulting (To Include Mental Health Consulting Services)      

918-75 – Management Consulting

948-47 – Health Care Center Services   

948-48 – Health Care Services (Not Otherwise Classified)          

952-59 – Human Services (Not Otherwise Classified)     

958-56 – Health Care Management Services (Including Managed Care Services)

958-58 – Hospital Management Services


Submit any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation to the Solicitation Coordinator shown above.

Closing Date: 
Monday, December 11, 2023
Health Care Authority
Point of Contact: