Basic Health Plan audit
|Agency:||The New York State Contract Reporter|
|Level of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Oct 3, 2017|
|Due Date:||Nov 2, 2017|
Title: Basic Health Plan (BHP) Audit
Agency: NYS Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs
Contract Number: TBD
Contract Term: 1/1/2018 ? 12/31/2018
Posted Date: October 2, 2017
Submission of Questions: October 11, 2017
Due Date/Time: November 2, 2017, 4:00 PM
County (ies): Albany County
Location: 99 Washington Avenue, Albany New York
Opportunity Type: Discretionary procurements between $50,000 and $200,000
Pursuant to its discretionary purchasing authority under State Finance Law 163(6), the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP), intends to contract with an independent Public Accounting firm that has a New York State (NYS) licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) on staff or an independent CPA licensed in NYS, to conduct an independent audit of BHP trust fund expenditures, consistent with the standards set forth in Chapter 3 of Government Accountability Offices Government Auditing Standards, over a three (3) year period to determine the expenditures made during the three (3) year period, April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2018, were allowable as described in Federal Regulation 600.705(b) and in accord with other applicable Federal requirements. This procurement opportunity is limited to New York State Small Businesses, New York State certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses and businesses certified pursuant to Article 15-A of the New York State Executive Law.
Section 1331(s) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides States the option of creating a BHP, an affordable health benefits coverage program for individuals with family incomes between 133 percent and 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and for individuals with family incomes below 138 percent FPL who are lawfully present in the United States but do not qualify for Federally financed Medicaid due to their immigration status. New York State implemented the BHP, branded as Essential Plan, April 1, 2015. Section 2380-F of the Federal Register requires an independent audit of BHP trust fund expenditures consistent with the standards set forth in Chapter 3 of Government Accountability Offices Government Auditing Standards, over a three (3) year period to determine the expenditures made during the three (3) year period were allowable as described in 600.705(b) and in accord with other applicable Federal requirements.
Additional information on the BHP can be found here: http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/managed_care/essential/2015-dec_annual_rpt.htm
The Contractor must:
Interested parties should submit proposals with the following information to DOH:
NOTE: Solicitation documents may, from time to time, be amended or addenda issued. It is the Proposers responsibility to become aware of any such amendments and/or addenda prior to submission of a proposal. All amendments and/or addenda to solicitations will be posted to this contract reporter notice.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO PROPOSE :
METHOD OF AWARD
DOH will evaluate each proposal based on the Best Value concept. This means that the proposal that best optimizes quality, cost, and efficiency among responsive and responsible offerors shall be selected for award (State Finance Law, Article 11, 163(1)(j)).
DOH at its sole discretion, will determine which proposal(s) best satisfies its requirements. DOH reserves all rights with respect to the award. All proposals deemed to be responsive to the requirements of this procurement will be evaluated and scored for technical qualities and cost. Proposals failing to meet the requirements of this document may be eliminated from consideration. The evaluation process will include separate technical and cost evaluations, and the result of each evaluation shall remain confidential until both evaluations have been completed and a selection of the winning proposal is made.
Contract term: The anticipated contract term will be for a one (1) year period commencing on January 1, 2018 or upon approval of the contract, whichever is later. It is the Departments intent to award one (1) contract from this procurement.
Proposal Due Date
To apply for this contracting opportunity, bidders must submit their proposal via email to OHIPContracts@health.ny.gov , and include Basic Health Program Audit in the subject line on or before November 2, 2017 at 4:00PM. All bids must be received by this date.
There will be an opportunity available for submission of written questions and requests for clarification with regard to this procurement. Any questions and requests for clarification must be submitted via email to OHIPContracts@health.ny.gov and include Questions Regarding Basic Health Program Audit in the subject line no later than October 16, 2017. Answers will be posted on or about October 20, 2017.
Due Date: 11/02/2017 4:00 PM
Contract Term: 1/1/2018-12/31/2018
Location: 99 Washington Avenue, Albany New York
Ad Type: Discretionary procurements between $50,000 and $200,000
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