Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant at Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility
Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published November 20, 2017 - Deadline December 8, 2017
SOLICITATION FOR CHINLE URGENT CARE AND EMERGENCY ROOM DEPARTMENT
This Request for Quote (RFQ) is for a Non-Personal Service Contract for a Contractor to provide Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant healthcare provider to the Urgent Care and Emergency Department at the Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility (CCHCF), Navajo Area Indian Health Service (IHS) throughout the duration of the contract period of performance, which is from 1/1/2018 through 12/31/2018. Services shall be performed in accordance with the attached Performance Work Statement (PWS) CSU-18-01 FNP/PA UC. Refer to the PWS for Shift hours. 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 Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility (CCHCF) is based in Chinle, Arizona (Northeast Arizona near Canyon De Chelly National Monument). The CCHCF is a 60 bed hospital which serves as the health care hub for the region. The medical staff includes Family Physicians, Internists, Pediatricians, General Surgeons, OB/GYN's, Anesthesiologists, and a Psychiatrist. In addition to routine outpatient and inpatient primary care, services available to our patients include: Adult Intensive Care, General Surgery (including laparoscopic surgery), routine and operative Obstetrics, and 24-Hour Emergency Room Services. Health care services are provided to approximately 37,000 active users. Strong Navajo cultural traditions exist within the community, offering an opportunity to learn the Navajo language, or to learn about traditional Navajo medicine. The service unit is located on the Colorado Plateau with excellent opportunities for photography, hiking, running, road biking, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is within 5 miles of the hospital and is a wonderful place for exploring and sightseeing, running and mountain biking.
The Contractor shall provide an all-inclusive rate, and is responsible for all costs associated with providing said services, i.e. travel, per diem, lodging/housing, etc. Government quarters are currently not available, but Chinle, AZ has (3) hotels in the immediate area. The Contractor shall be responsible for housing respective providers if there are no government quarters available. Upon selection, the provider will be placed on a waiting list to acquire Government quarters. If Government housing becomes available, the provider shall contact the CCHCF Housing Services Department, and make rental/payment arrangements; telephone number 928-674-7303.
EVALUATION CRITERIAThe Government reserves the right to issue a single award or multiple awards to 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, Experience, and Qualifications of the provider. 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.
SUBMITTAL PROCESSTo be considered for award, your offer shall include the following documents:1) Provide proposed rates in the GSA EBUY RFQ line items. PROVIDE A RATE THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO RECRUIT PROVIDERS THROUGHOUT THE CONTRACT PERIOD. CCHCF will consider competitive rates upon negotiation, and will obligate funding on a monthly or quarterly basis. 2) Provide complete Candidate Profile: Curriculum vitae, resumes, licensures, and all relative documents for proposed candidates.3) Provide evidence of Provider's Experience of comparable scope and complexity in providing services within the past three (3) years.4) Provide evidence of the Contract Company's Past Performance of comparable scope and complexity in providing services within the past three (3) years.
Upload your offer directly to this GSA EBUY RFQ. The Contracting Officer (CO) for this action is: Tovarai Tenorio, Contract Specialist, 928-674-7474. firstname.lastname@example.org . Questions may be submitted in writing via email 7 days prior to RFQ Closing Date.
PRE-SECURITY/FINGERPRINTING CLEARANCEThe selected provider 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. Pre-Security/Fingerprinting must be cleared prior to starting tour of duty and incurring costs. If provider is selected, then the Contractor and provider shall provide the following Pre-Security/Fingerprinting documents. 1) Complete Resume2) OIG Clearance 3) Licenses/Certifications (ACLS, PALS, BLS, TNCC, Diplomas etc.)4) Copy of school transcripts5) Declaration of Federal Employment (Typed/Original Signature)6) Child Addendum (Typed/Original Signature) Selected provider will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.Selected provider will be subject to a background investigation.
CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS
52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (JAN 2011)(a) 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.(b) The Contractor shall account for all forms of Government-provided identification issued to the Contractor employees in connection with performance under this contract. The Contractor shall return such identification to the issuing agency at the earliest of any of the following, unless otherwise determined by the Government:(1) When no longer needed for contract performance.(2) Upon completion of the Contractor employees employment.(3) Upon contract completion or termination.(c) The Contracting Officer may delay final payment under a contract if the Contractor fails to comply with these requirements.(d) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (d), in all subcontracts when the subcontractors employees are required to have routine physical access to a Federally-controlled facility and/or routine access to a Federally-controlled information system. It shall be the responsibility of the prime Contractor to return such identification to the issuing agency in accordance with the terms set forth in paragraph (b) of this section, unless otherwise approved in writing by the Contracting Officer.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.
Federal Tort Claims Act (28 USC 1346 (B), 1946): According to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Reauthorizations and Amendments (Section 194) Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA) (28 U.S.C. 1346 (B), 1946) is extended to Indian Health Service (IHS) Nonpersonal Service Contractors if the health care practitioner is providing services in an IHS facility to IHS beneficiaries.
Department of Health and Human Services Applicable Clauses:352.202-1 Definitions. (JAN 2006) 352.224-70Privacy Act (DEC 2015) 352.226-1Indian Preference (DEC 2015)352.226-2Indian Preference Program (DEC 2015)
352.237-70 Pro-Children Act. (Dec 2015) (a) 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.(b) 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, understands, and complies 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.
352.237-71 Crime Control Act of 1990-Reporting of Child Abuse (Dec 2015)(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, teachers, social workers, 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, understands, and complies with the provisions of the Act.
352.237-72 Crime Control Act of 1990-Requirement for Background Checks (Dec 2015)(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, understands, and complies 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).
ADDITIONAL APPLICABLE FEDERAL ACQUISITION CLAUSES52.204-7 System Award Management (Oct 2016) 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (JAN 2017)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)52.232-18 Availability of Funds (APR 1984)52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Sub-Contractors (Dec 2013)
LIST OF ATTACHMENTS-Performance Work Statement (PWS No. CSU-18-01 FNP/PA UC)-Pricing Schedule-CSU Quick Info Sheet