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SOQ 22-037 - Group Medicare Advantage Plan with a Nationwide Provider Network for all Medicare Eligible Retirees and Dependents
Louisiana > Jefferson Parish Government
SOQ: 47618518

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bid Law Requirement Update: Act 406
Vendors will be required to submit certain documentation with SOQ submission, i.e. affidavits, proof of insurance, etc. These requirements will be outlined specifically in the instructions of each SOQ package. Vendors should continue to carefully read and respond accordingly per the requirements of the SOQ packages. These changes are pursuant Louisiana Public Bid Law more specifically, Act 406 of the 2016 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session. For the purposes of this communication, this change applies to Jefferson Parish Government bid solicitations only. For more information, please call Jefferson Parish Purchasing at 504-364-2678.

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SOQ Submittal Formats:

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PUBLIC NOTICE
SOQ 22-037
 
 
 Group Medicare Advantage Plan with a Nationwide Provider Network for all Medicare Eligible Retirees and Dependents
 
Deadline for Submissions: 3:30 p.m., August 18, 2022
 
Jefferson Parish Government (referred to herein as JPG or the Parish), authorized by Resolution No. 140001, wishes to obtain proposals from qualified and licensed insurance carriers for the following medical plans:
A Group Medicare Advantage Plan with a nationwide provider network for all Medicare Eligible retirees.  The plan must provide the same benefit structure for retirees in and out of the state of Louisiana and must include prescription, dental, and vision benefits.The enrollment period is approximately mid-October through mid-November 2022. 
JPG consists of approximately thirty departments providing services for the citizens of Jefferson Parish.  Services provided include but are not limited to water, sewage, drainage, streets, fire and supporting departments.  Included in the employee benefit plans are employees of the 24th Judicial District Court, Juvenile Court, two Parish Courts, the District Attorney’s Office, the Coroner’s Office, the Justices of the Peace and the Constables Offices.    There are currently approximately 1,100 retirees participating in the Retiree Medical Plan.
 
JPG will provide the following information upon email request to jpalermo@jeffparish.net
 
2022 Census
Current plan documents 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
The following are mandatory requirements for all proposers that cannot be delegated to another entity and must be met by the actual entity submitting the proposal. Failure to meet any of these requirements at the time of the submission deadline will result in the disqualification of a proposal:
 
Proposer must be properly licensed in Louisiana.   Please provide copies of all licensing credentials.
Proposer must have at least five (5) years of experience in providing the type of plans and services requested in this SOQ.
Proposer must offer the type of plans and services as described in this SOQ to at least two (2) similar employer groups or municipalities with similar total members as Jefferson Parish Government, and provide as referencesEVALUATION CRITERIA
 
Financial Proposals – 30 points maximum;
Demonstrated experience providing quality medical and pharmacy plan benefits for large groups (1,000+ members) – 20 points maximum;
Company’s financial strength – 10 points maximum;
Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service to the Plan Administrator and Members – 20 points maximum;
Benefit Structure, Nationwide provider network, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Other Value-Added Benefits – 20 Points maximum 
The person or firm submitting a Statement of Qualification (General Professional Services Questionnaire) must identify all subcontractors who will assist in providing professional services for the project, in the professional services questionnaire. Each subcontractor shall be required to submit a General Professional Services Questionnaire and all documents and information included in the questionnaire.  (Refer to Jefferson Parish Code Ordinance, Section 2-928)
 
All persons or firms (including subcontractors) must submit a Statement of Qualifications (General Professional Services Questionnaire) by the deadline. The latest professional services questionnaire may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Department at (504) 364-2678 or via the Jefferson Parish website at www.jeffparish.net .  This questionnaire can be accessed by hovering over “Business and Development” on the website and clicking on the Professional Services Questionnaires option under “Doing Business in Jefferson Parish”.
 
Submissions will only be accepted electronically via Jefferson Parish’s e-Procurement site, Central Bidding at www.centralauctionhouse.com or www.jeffparishbids.net.  Registration is required and free for Jefferson Parish vendors by accessing the following link: www.centralauctionhouse.com/registration.php .
 
No submittals will be accepted after the deadline.
 
Affidavits are not required to be submitted with the Statement of Qualifications, but shall be submitted prior to contract approval.
 
Disputes/protests relating to the decisions by the evaluation committee or by the Jefferson Parish Council shall be brought before the 24th Judicial Court.
 
ADV: The New Orleans Advocate:  July 20, & 27, & August 3, 2022

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on 03-Aug-2022 04:16:36 PM
Is there a maximum size limit on the submission?
jcfermin on 03-Aug-2022 04:18:20 PM
Since this is an electronic submission can we provide an electronic signature?
jcfermin on 03-Aug-2022 04:26:25 PM
In the "Submit SOQ" area, there is a section stating, "Enter all information required on the outside of the sealed envelope in the box below". Since this is an electronic submission, what do you want included in this space? Not applicable?
SFOLSE on 04-Aug-2022 09:10:23 AM
SOQ Submittal Formats: While this site accepts various file types, sizes and quantities, the preferred method for delivering all of the appropriate and required SOQ documents is one single scanned PDF file. Vendors submitting a SOQ with multiple uploaded images/photos of bid responses are solely responsible for clarity. If uploaded images/documents are not legible, the vendors submission will be rejected. Please note all requirements in this SUBMITTAL package for electronic SOQ submission.
SFOLSE on 04-Aug-2022 09:11:30 AM
All Signatured are to either be original or digital. No Font Signatures are allowed.
SFOLSE on 04-Aug-2022 09:18:55 AM
The Central Boidding envelope is to be filled out just as you would fill out an envelope that you would turn in msanually. Any requirements that would be needed would listed in the SOQ packet.
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