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SOQ 23-025-Laboratory Services for the Human Services Department
Louisiana > Jefferson Parish Government
SOQ: 55616795

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Bid Law Requirement Update: Act 406
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PUBLIC NOTICE
SOQ 23-025
 
Laboratory Services
 
The Parish of Jefferson, authorized by Resolution No.142476, is hereby soliciting Statements of Qualifications (General Professional Services Questionnaire) from SAMHSA Certified Laboratories and CAP-FUDT Certified Laboratories interested in performing specimen collection and testing of forensic samples provided by employees and prospective employees of Jefferson Parish for analysis of drug and alcohol content, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs, for the Department of Human Resources.
 
                        Deadline for Submissions: 3:30 p.m., September 8, 2023
 
 
The vendors submitting a Statement of Qualifications (General Professional Services Questionnaire) must complete the General Professional Services Questionnaire and the Human Resource Management Questionnaire.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - in order to be considered the proposer must meet the following:
 
The laboratory must be certified by SAMHSA and/or CAP-FUDT;
The laboratory must have demonstrated experience in handling large employee populations, preferably over 2,000 employees. 
EVALUATION CRITERIA:  The following criteria will be used to evaluate each firm submitting a statement of qualifications: 
 
Demonstrated ability to provide required services; include professional experience in providing similar services to a population of 2,000 plus employees and include references from agencies for which similar scope of services are currently being provided with a contact person and telephone number for each reference; describe experience in providing expert testimony in Louisiana, Federal and State courts and administrative hearings; and describe other related experiences. (maximum of 25 points) 
Demonstrated ability to respond to the Parish’s needs on a timely basis. Provide the educational background and work experience of the staff members who are responsible for testing and certifying test results to Jefferson Parish.  Attach copies of all university diplomas and degrees, professional licenses, certificates, and curriculum vitae of all employees assigned to provide services for this contract; and information regarding other relevant abilities to respond; and identify the location of the principal office where work will be performed, with preference being given to persons or firms with offices located in Jefferson Parish.   (maximum of 25 points)
Provide information demonstrating the Proposer’s understanding of the nature and scope of this project.  (maximum of 25 points) 
Cost for services –Include fees to be charged for on-premises and off-premises alcohol and drug testing services.  Also provide the fees for expert witness testimony by your laboratory director and toxicologist at judicial, administrative or other proceedings with respect to specimens tested by your lab. And, the fees for expert witness testimony by a technician or technologist. (maximum of 25 points)
 
The Jefferson Parish Council may award these contract services to one or more vendors as they deem appropriate based on the submittals received.
 
 
 
The person or firm submitting a Statement of Qualification (General Professional Services) 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:  August 30, 2023

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