Family Support Programs for Children w- Developmental Delays

Agency: State Government of Delaware
State: Delaware
Level of Government: State & Local
  • R - Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
  • V - Transportation, Travel and Relocation Services
Opps ID: NBD10705546172279166
Posted Date: Jan 12, 2021
Due Date: Jan 27, 2021
Source: Members Only
Bid Solicitation Details
Bid Status Details
Family Support Programs for Children w- Developmental Delays,
Solicitation Ad Date 1/12/2021
Deadline for Bid Responses 1/27/2021 at 1:00 p.m. Local Time
Supporting Documents Request for Information
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State of Delaware
Department of Human Resources
Statewide Benefits Office
Request for Information for
Family Support Programs for Children with
Developmental Delays
Request No. DHR21005-IDDSupport
Release Date January 12, 2021
- Deadline to Respond -
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
1:00 PM EST (Local Time)
97 Commerce Way, Suite 201 • Dover, DE 19904
Phone (800) 489-8933 Fax (302) 739-8339
I. Summary ............................................................................................................................ 3
II. Purpose and Scope of Work.............................................................................................. 3
III. General Information Regarding RFIs ............................................................................. 4
IV. Instructions for Submissions (Electronic Only) .............................................................. 6
State of Delaware RFI
This Request for Information (RFI) will not result in award of a competitively bid contract.
The State of Delaware, State Employee Benefits Committee (SEBC), is seeking market information
on support services for families with children with special needs; specifically, developmental
disabilities or delays. The SEBC is seeking information about these specific services, not broad
offerings of employee assistance program work/life balance services.
The information gathered may or may not lead to the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP).
Respondents have the opportunity to deem information in their response as confidential and
proprietary by following the directions in the Confidentiality of Documents section. Please review
and follow the information and instructions contained in this RFI.
Responses are due by Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM (Local Time).
The SEBC is interested in offering innovative ways to support employees and their families in the
Group Health Insurance Program1 (GHIP) with work/life responsibilities. Diagnosed or
undiagnosed intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), including autism, ADHD,
intellectual and learning disabilities, down syndrome and others have been on the rise in the past
several decades. The stress on the parent/caregiver can impact their mental health, well-being and
work place productivity. The SEBC recognizes that there are limited resources and availability of
Board Certified Behavior Analysts to provide assistance for families with children diagnosed with
IDD. In Delaware the ratio of these providers to children that need the services is 1:407.
Parents/caregivers need training by behavior experts to learn how to work with their child
effectively in areas such as daily routines, behavior, academics, language, and motor skills. The
SEBC envisions that an applied behavior analysis treatment program with, for example,
telephonic, virtual and computer-based resources, would be a supplement to the services and
resources provided by the EAP program and the employee’s health insurance. Consequently, the
SEBC is seeking market information about programs that offer resources specific to the trials faced
by parents/caregivers to children with IDD challenges.
1 For complete information about the State of Delaware’s benefit programs, please go to
State of Delaware RFI
All requests, questions, or other communications about this RFI shall be submitted via email by
the RFI Designated Contact, Ms. Laurene Eheman, at
Respondents should rely only on written statements issued by the RFI Designated Contact or her
Direct contact with State of Delaware employees other than the State of Delaware’s Designated
Contact or her designee regarding this RFI is expressly prohibited without prior
consent. Respondents should only rely on written statements issued via the Designated Contact.
Exceptions exist only for organizations currently doing business in the State who require contact
in the normal course of doing that business.
The SEBC reserves the right to issue amendments or change the timelines to this RFI. Where
applicable, all firms who made inquiries or responded to the RFI will be notified via email of any
The RFI is a request for information only. There will be no contract awarded as a result of this
RFI. Nothing in the materials respondents provide as a response to this RFI, nor the State’s remarks
or responses to the RIP’s of any individual respondent, will be considered binding for a future
The SEBC anticipates this will be an interactive process and will make every reasonable effort to
provide sufficient information for responses. Respondents are invited to ask questions during the
response period and to seek additional information, if needed. However, do not contact any
member of the SEBC or Statewide Benefits Office (SBO) about this RFI except for the Designated
Contact as stated above.
Please be advised that, following the deadline for RFI responses and due to the open-endedness of
the RFI questions, you may be contacted for follow-up questions about your response.
The State of Delaware and its constituent agencies are required to comply with the State of
Delaware Freedom of Information Act, 29 Del. C. § 10001, et seq. (“FOIA”). FOIA requires that
the State of Delaware’s records are public records (unless otherwise declared by FOIA or other
State of Delaware RFI
law to be exempt from disclosure) and are subject to inspection and copying by any person upon
a written request. The content of all responses is subject to FOIA’s public disclosure obligations.
The State of Delaware wishes to create a business-friendly environment and process for
organizations responding to this request for information. As such, the State respects responding
organizations’ desire to protect intellectual property, trade secrets, and confidential business
information (collectively referred to herein as “confidential business information”). Responses
must contain sufficient information to be evaluated. If a respondent feels that they cannot submit
their response without including confidential business information, the respondent must adhere to
the following procedure or the State of Delaware may not be able to properly evaluate the response
and any applicable protection for the respondent’s confidential business information may be lost.
In order to allow the State to assess a respondent’s confidential business information, respondents
will be permitted to designate appropriate portions of their response as confidential business
information. If your response contains the phrase “confidential and proprietary” or simply the
word “confidential” on each page, such status will not automatically be granted.
If you are providing any information you declare to be confidential or proprietary for the purpose
of exclusion from the public record under 29 Del. C. ch. 100, Delaware Freedom of Information
Act, you must follow the directions for submission outlined below and within Section III.C.,
Submission of Response.
The confidential business information must be submitted as one electronic pdf copy as follows:
1) A letter from the respondent’s legal counsel describing the information in the attached
document(s) and representing in good faith that the information in each document is not “public
record” as defined by 29 Del. C. § 10002. The letter must briefly state the reason(s) that the
information meets the said definitions. (See Section III.C., Submission of Response, for detailed
2) Copies of the non-redacted pages with that information must be in the same pdf behind the
A respondent’s determination as to its confidential business information shall not be binding on
the State. The State shall independently determine the validity of any respondent designation as
set forth in this section. Any respondent submitting a response or using the procedures discussed
herein expressly accepts the State’s absolute right and duty to independently assess the legal and
factual validity of any information designated as confidential business information. Accordingly,
respondent(s) assume the risk that confidential business information included within a response
may enter the public domain.
The State is not responsible for incorrect redactions or reviewing your submission to determine
whether or not any information asserted as confidential and proprietary is redacted. Mistakes in
redactions are the sole responsibility of the respondent.
State of Delaware RFI
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