Pharmacy Benefit Management Services

Agency: The Howard County Public School System
State: Maryland
Type of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • Q - Medical Services
Posted: Apr 7, 2022
Due: May 6, 2022
Solicitation No: 036.22.B1
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Pharmacy Benefit Management Services

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) requests your proposal to provide
pharmacy benefit management services in accordance with this Request for Proposal (RFP).

A Virtual Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on April 21, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. (Please see solicitation documents)

Bid Number
036.22.B1
Due Date
Fri, May 6th 2022 at 10:00am

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Office of Purchasing
10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042-6198
(410) 313-6723, fax (410) 313-6789
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Pharmacy Benefit Management Services
RFP No. 036.22.B1
To All Interested Offerors:
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) invites your submittals to provide pharmacy benefit management
services in accordance with this Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 036.22.B1.
RFP documents may be obtained on April 7, 2022 at the Howard County Department of Education, Purchasing Office
website https://purchasing.hcpss.org/business-opportunities.
The Purchasing Office’s contact for this project is Mr. Robert Bruce, robert_Bruce1@hcpss.org . Offices are working
remotely so please use the email for contacting staff.
Submittals shall be submitted electronically via email in their entirety (all pages) in PDF format no later than
May 6, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. to BidsandProposals@hcpss.org. Proposals that contain either more than one file, or files
larger than 75MB, shall be inserted into an e-folder and compressed in a .zip file. To ensure delivery, if file size
cumulatively exceed 75MB, it is recommended that Offerors submit separate emails labeled No.1, No.2, etc.
Late submittals will not be considered. It is the responsibility of each offeror to ensure that its submittal is delivered to
the proper place prior to the scheduled closing date and time.
It is the Offerors sole responsibility to regularly visit the HCPSS Purchasing web site listed above to download and
acknowledge receipt of all Addenda. It is highly recommended that offerors ascertain if they have received all the
addenda issued prior to submitting their proposal. Failure of any offeror to receive any such Addenda or interpretation
may not relieve such offeror from obligation under his/her proposal as submitted.
All questions should be directed, in writing via email, no later than 12:00 P.M., April 25, 2022 to the contact
above. The Howard County Public School System is under no obligation to respond to any questions that are received
after the cutoff date and time. Only answers provided via addenda issued by the HCPSS will be binding. Under no
circumstances are offerors, including third party vendors or their staff, to contact any other HCPSS staff, employees or
any related constituency for purposes associated with this solicitation, including but not limited to, obtaining or providing
information. Offerors failing to comply with this requirement may be disqualified.
The Howard County Public School System reserves the right to reject in whole or in part any or all submittals.
Certified Minority Business Enterprises are encouraged to respond to this solicitation notice.
Please return the attached NO BID REPLY FORM if your firm does not wish to bid on this project. This form may be
e-mailed to robert_Bruce1@hcpss.org.
Sincerely,
Robert Bruce, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
Director of Procurement and Materials Management
HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
10910 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Pharmacy Benefit Management Services
RFP No. 036.22.B1
ISSUE DATE:
SEALED BID FOR:
RFP NUMBER:
PRE-PROPSAL
CONFERENCE DATE:
PRE-PROPOSAL
CONFERENCE TIME:
April 7, 2022
Pharmacy Benefit Management Services
RFP # 036.22.B1
April 21, 2022
10:00 A.M.
QUESTIONS DUE:
April 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM, in writing (See “Request for
Proposal Notice for Instructions)
PROPOSAL DUE DATE:
BID DUE TIME:
BUYER:
May 6, 2022
10:00 A.M.
Mr. Robert Bruce
phone: 410-313-6722
fax: 410-313-6789
email: Robert_Bruce1@hcpss.org
Office of Purchasing
10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042-6198
(410) 313-6723, fax (410) 313-6789
THE HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
10910 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
NO BID REPLY FORM
Sealed Proposals For: Pharmacy Benefit Management Services
Bid Number:
036.22.B1
Offeror:
To assist us in obtaining good competition on our Request for Proposals, we ask that each firm that has received an
invitation, but does not wish to submit an Bid, state their reason(s) below. This information will not preclude receipt
of future invitations unless you request removal from the Offerors' List by so indicating below. This form may be faxed
to (410) 313-6789.
We must offer a "No Bid" at this time because:
1.
We do not wish to bid under the terms and conditions of the RFP document. Our objections
are:
2.
We do not feel we can be competitive.
3.
We cannot submit a bid because of the marketing or franchising policies of the
manufacturing company.
4.
We do not wish to sell to The Howard County Public School System. Our objections are:
5.
We do not sell the item(s)/service(s) requested in the specific specifications.
6.
Other:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION
A. Purpose ................................................................................................................ 1
B. Background .......................................................................................................... 1
C. Obligations of HCPSS .......................................................................................... 1
D. Respondent Obligations ....................................................................................... 1
E. Errors in Proposals ……………………………………………………………………… 1
F. Respondent Understanding of the RFP ................................................................. 2
G. Deadline for the Submission of Responses ........................................................... 2
H. Right to Amend, Modify or Withdraw RFP ............................................................. 2
I. Issuing Office ........................................................................................................ 2
J. Pre-Proposal Meeting …………………………………………………………………… 3
K. Proposal Forms ………………………………………………………………………….. 3
L. Open Records ........................................................................................................ 3
M. Written Questions and Official Responses ............................................................ 3
N. Clarifications and Addenda ……………………………………………………………… 4
O. Time ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
P. Contract Period …………………………………………………………………………… 4
Q. Inclement Weather or other unanticipated HCPSS Closings ……………………….. 5
R. Contract Documents ……………………………………………………………………… 5
S. Signing of Forms ………………………………………………………………………….. 5
T. Submission of Proposal ………………………………………………………………….. 5
U. Late Proposals ……………………………………………………………………………. 6
V. Description of Services and Contractor Duties ……………………………………….. 6
PART II: SUBMITTAL FORMAT
A. Introduction ........................................................................................................... 7
B. General Organization of Submittal Contents ......................................................... 7
C. Transmittal Letter .................................................................................................. 7
D. Table of Contents ………………………………………………………………………… 7
E. Executive Summary .............................................................................................. 8
F. Submittal Requirements ........................................................................................ 8
G. Subcontractor Information ………………………………………………………………. 8
H. Minority Outreach-MBE Participation Schedule ………………………………………. 8
I. Conflict of Interest ………………………………………………………………………… 8
J. Cost Proposal ......................................................................................................... 9
PART III: SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
A. Statement of Qualifications Section Instructions ……………………………………… 10
B. Qualifications ………………………………………………………………………………. 10
C. Background Information ………………………………………………………………….. 10
D. Insurance Requirements ………………………………………………………………… 11
E. Affidavit and Non-Collusion Certification ……………………………………………… 11
F. RFP Timeline …………………………………………………………………………….. 11
G. Attachments Provided ……… ………………………………………………………….. 12
H. Attachments to be completed ……………………………………………………………. 12
PART IV: SUBMITTAL AND SELECTION PROCESS
A. Introduction ........................................................................................................... 12
B. Submittal Evaluation and Selection ....................................................................... 12
C. Basis for Award ………………………………………………………………………….. 13
PART V: Terms and Conditions ................................................................................ 15
ATTACHMENT #1 NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
APPENDIX A: CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE/EVALUATION SCORECARD
APPENDIX B: EMPLOYEE DATA SHARING AGREEMENT
APPENDIX C: INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
APPENDIX D: PROPOSAL AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX E: CONTRACT AGREEMENT
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