Family Physician Services
Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published February 12, 2016 - Deadline February 22, 2016
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Navajo Area Indian Health Services, Tsaile Health Center (THC) is requesting for submittal of offers for Non-Personal Service Contract for Family Physician / Medical Doctor to provide uninterrupted patient care services to be performed at the Navajo Area Indian Health Services, Tsaile Health Center (THC), Tsaile, AZ 86556.
Services shall be performed in accordance with the attached Performance Work Statement (PWS) No. CSU-14-01. Refer to the PWS for Shift hours.
Period of Performance: Date of Award through 09/30/2016, with the option to extend the end date to 10/31/2015. Obligations will be made on monthly or quarterly basis. The assignment is through the stated period of performance or until the position is filled with a permanent hire. In such instances, the provider will be released from contract assignment.
The Government will consider competitive rates upon negotiation.
Housing is currently not available, but Chinle, AZ has (3) hotels in the immediate area. Upon selected Contractor will be placed on waiting list to acquire Government quarters.
As an Family Physician / Medical Doctor provider you will provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to American Indian and Alaska Native beneficiaries. Duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in patient's condition; collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcomes; providing a full range of medical care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems; and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of competency standards. Our facility is seeking individuals who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a patient centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with patients, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team.
Tsaile Health Center is located in Northeast Arizona as a part of the Chinle Service Unit. This ambulatory care center is situated at the base of the Lukachukai Mountain rage with local elevations of 7,000 to 8,000 feet. Two lakes are within 10-15 minute drive which offer camping, fishing, and non-motorized boating.The Tsaile Health Center has 9,031 registered clients. Clinic hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed on holidays). Weekend work is limited to two 13 hour emergency room shifts per month at the main hospital (Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility), 25 miles west of the Health Center.The Health Center is adjacent to Navajo Community College, the first Indian Tribe-controlled College established in the United States. Routine outpatient services are provided to a broad range of patients including prenatal and geriatrics.
The Government reserves the right to issue a single award or multiple awards to any contractor(s) whose quote represents the best value as defined by FAR 2.101. In determining best value, Price and other Evaluation Factors will be considered: Past Performance and Qualifications. The Evaluation Factors and significant sub factors when combined are significantly more important than cost or price. As part of the evaluation process, candidates may be interviewed to ensure their understanding of the PWS and to verify their qualifications to perform required services. The socio-economic status of an offer may also be considered, should one or more quotes represent the best value.
To be considered for award, your offer shall include the following documents:1) Pricing Schedule (attached form). The Government will consider competitive rates upon negotiation.2) Complete Candidate Profile: Curriculum vitae, resumes, licensures, and all relative documents for proposed candidates.3) Evidence of Past Performance and Experience of comparable scope and complexity in providing services within the past three (3) years.4) Minimum three (3) references, including name of organization Point of Contact, Telephone Number and Email Address.
Email offer directly to the Contracting Officer for this action is: Earl Morris JR., Contracting Officer, 928-724-3735, firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit offer size to 4MB.
Note: Due to the immediate need for Physician services, we will begin to review only completed documents (Pricing Schedule, Certification, and Profile). Awards may be established before the closing of this solicitation.
The selected Contractor shall comply with Agency Personal Identity Verification procedures identified in the contract that implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance M-05-24, and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201; this includes fingerprinting guidelines.
52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (JAN 2011)The Contractor shall comply with Agency Personal Identity Verification procedures identified in the contract that implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance M-05-24, and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201.
The Contractor shall insert this clause in all subcontracts when the subcontractor is required to have routine physical access to a Federally-Controlled Facility and/or routine access to a Federally-Controlled Information System.
Additional Applicable Federal Acquisition Clauses52.204-7 System Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015)52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management (Jul 2013)52.224-1 Privacy Act Notification (Apr 1984)52.224-2 Privacy Act (Apr 1984)52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (Aug 1984)52.229-3 Federal, State, and Local Taxes (Feb 2013) 52.237-3 Continuity of Services (Jan 1991)52.249-4 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Apr 1984) (services) (short form)52.232-18 Availability of Funds (APR 1984)
Department of Health and Human Services Applicable Clauses:352.202-1 Definitions. (JAN 2006) 352.224-70 Privacy Act (January 2006) 352.242-71 Tobacco-free facilities. (JAN 2006) 352.270-2 Indian Preference (APR 1984)352.270-3 Indian Preference Program (JAN 2006)
352.237-70 Pro-Children Act. (JAN 2006) Public Law 103-227, Title X, Part C, also known as the Pro-Children Act of 1994 (Act), 20 U.S.C. 7183, imposes restrictions on smoking in facilities where certain federally funded children's services are provided. The Act prohibits smoking within any indoor facility (or portion thereof), whether owned, leased, or contracted for, that is used for the routine or regular provision of (i) kindergarten, elementary, or secondary education or library services or (ii) health or day care services that are provided to children under the age of 18. The statutory prohibition also applies to indoor facilities that are constructed, operated, or maintained with Federal funds.
By acceptance of this contract or order, the Contractor agrees to comply with the requirements of the Act. The Act also applies to all subcontracts awarded under this contract for the specified children's services. Accordingly, the Contractor shall ensure that each of its employees, and any subcontractor staff, is made aware of, understand, and comply with the provisions of the Act.
Failure to comply with the Act may result in the imposition of a civil monetary penalty in an amount not to exceed $1,000 for each violation and/or the imposition of an administrative compliance order on the responsible entity. Each day a violation continues constitutes a separate violation. (End of clause)
352.237-71 Crime Control Act of 1990-Reporting of Child Abuse (January 2006).(a) Public Law 101-647, also known as the Crime Control Act of 1990 (Act), imposes responsibilities on certain individuals who, while engaged in a professional capacity or activity, as defined in the Act, on federal land or in a federally-operated (or contracted) facility, learn of facts that give the individual reason to suspect that a child has suffered an incident of child abuse.(b) The Act designates "covered professionals" as those persons engaged in professions and activities in eight different categories including, but not limited to, physicians, dentists, medical residents or interns, hospital personnel and administrators, nurses, health care practitioners, chiropractors, osteopaths, pharmacists, optometrists, podiatrists, emergency medical technicians, ambulance drivers, alcohol or drug treatment personnel, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health professionals, child care workers and administrators, and commercial film and photo processors. The Act defines the term "child abuse" as the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, or negligent treatment of a child.(c) Accordingly, any person engaged in a covered profession or activity under an HHS contract or subcontract, regardless of the purpose of the contract or subcontract, shall immediately report a suspected child abuse incident in accordance with the provisions of the Act. If a child is suspected of being harmed, the appropriate State Child Abuse Hotline, local child protective services (CPS), or law enforcement agency shall be contacted. For more information about where and how to file a report, the Childhelp USA, National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD) shall be called. Any covered professional failing to make a timely report of such incident shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.(d) By acceptance of this contract or order, the Contractor agrees to comply with the requirements of the Act. The Act also applies to all applicable subcontracts awarded under this contract. Accordingly, the Contractor shall ensure that each of its employees, and any subcontractor staff, is made aware of, understand, and comply with the provisions of the Act.
352.237-72 Crime Control Act of 1990-Requirement for Background Checks (January 2006).(a) Public Law 101-647, also known as the Crime Control Act of 1990 (Act), requires that all individuals involved with the provision of child care services to children under the age of 18 undergo a criminal background check. "Child care services" include, but are not limited to, social services, health and mental health care, child (day) care, education (whether or not directly involved in teaching), and rehabilitative programs. Any conviction for a sex crime, an offense involving a child victim, or a drug felony, may be grounds for denying employment or for dismissal of an employee providing any of the services listed above.(b) The Contracting Officer will provide the necessary information to the Contractor regarding the process for obtaining the background check. The Contractor may hire a staff person provisionally prior to the completion of a background check, if at all times prior to the receipt of the background check during which children are in the care of the newly-hired person, the person is within the sight and under the supervision of a previously investigated staff person.(c) By acceptance of this contract or order, the Contractor agrees to comply with the requirements of the Act. The Act also applies to all applicable subcontracts awarded under this contract. Accordingly, the Contractor shall ensure that each of its employees, and any subcontractor staff, is made aware of, understand, and comply with the provisions of the Act.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)The Indian Health Service (IHS) is required to comply with HIPAA in the provision of health care to IHS patients. HIPAA was implemented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, under the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 160 and 164. Accordingly, all health care providers, including contracted health care providers are required to comply with HIPAA requirements (Full text will be furnished upon request).
List of Attachments-Performance Work Statement (PWS No. CSU-14-01)-Pricing Schedule