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Bid Opportunities

The procurement and grant funding opportunities below are unique to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Each Request for Quote (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (ITB) or Request for Proposal (RFP) has special instructions; therefore, please pay close attention to the contact person and response submittal requirements. Some solicitations are issued by the State of Oklahoma contracting agency, Department of Central Services (DCS). Any solicitation listed below that is issued by DCS will have a link to their site. All other solicitations will be accessible here on the Commerce site for your convenience.

All responses to solicitations must be accompanied by the following documents:

RX Services statewide for uninsured, underinsured, and medically indigent resident of Oklahoma.

RX Services statewide for uninsured, underinsured, and medically indigent resident of Oklahoma. RFP NOTICE: Please note that on an RFP no pricing shall be released at the time of opening. Should a public opening be requested the only information to be released will be a list of bidders without pricing

Responses due by February 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM CST. For questions, contact contracting officer Amber Hollifield at (405) 522-0681 or amber.hollifield@omes.ok.gov.

Questions and Answers

1. I can see where A.2.4. was overridden by E.2.1. and in E.2.2. it states that Original hard copies are not required or preferred. My question is this: When I look at E.4.3.1. it states Bidders shall be required to deliver one (1) signed, notarized, and bound original and four (4) complete copies. Is this section also overwritten by E.2.1 and E.2.2 as well?.  My assumption is that no hard copies are required so I do not have to send the original plus (4) complete copies, just the (2) on CD or DVD?  2) Would  USB Flash drives be acceptable in place of the CDs or DVDs? I can provide this in either format, but flash drives are faster to write to and easier to mail.

Response.
The vendor must have a signed and notarized copy plus 3 completed copies, plus a cd or flash drive.

2. The nature of the service is being requested.  Is it simply a means of furnishing a discount program for prescription medications for residents of Oklahoma who are uninsured, underinsured or medically indigent?

Response
As stated in B.4.1 and B.4.3, this Request for Proposal is procuring services of Suppliers to assist uninsured, underinsured, and medically indigent Oklahomans with finding manufacturer sponsored programs offering free and discounted eligible medications. Suppliers will establish and maintain a system of processes and procedures meeting section C. Solicitation Specifications.

3. What we have is a consumer software tool helping individuals save money on prescriptions. The solution works by providing employees individualized reports on potential savings opportunities. The software takes thousands of clinical options and matches them with the best financial therapy; using multiple strategies like therapeutic alternatives, generics, pill splitting, different pharmacies, manufacturer coupon card, etc. The service has been compared to an "expedia.com" experience, for prescription medications.  If this is a product that the RFP is looking for than I would like to move forward and complete the application process.  OR if it’s simply a way to provide discount on medications, we provide that service through another source. If you can provide me with an answer or a page number to my question it will allow me to move forward with the application process.

Response:
As stated in section C. Solicitation Specifications, the awarded Supplier will establish Processing Centers within the geographical limits of the awarded Regional Area and provide staff (E.4.2.1) to maintain the established processes and procedures while using existing websites or software (E.4.2.3) to assist uninsured, underinsured, and medically indigent Oklahomans with finding manufacturer sponsored programs offering free and discounted eligible medications.

4. I am making plans to compete for the RX for Oklahoma Grant. This morning I heard rumors that the funding for this program may be cut, also that the program will be terminated soon. I need to know if this is true before I move forward with my plans.

Response:
The Rx for Oklahoma Program is subject to re-appropriation every State Fiscal Year (SFY) by the Oklahoma Legislature. The program has been funded for the past nine years (SFY 2006 – 2015). The Oklahoma Department of Commerce does not know the funding status at this time; funding information is generally received prior to be beginning of the next SFY (July 1st).