WASHINGTON, DC: The Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has thrown a dollars 30 million mega-contract up for grabs.
WASHINGTON, DC: The Department of Health and Human Services’ Health
Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has thrown a dollars 30 million
mega-contract up for grabs.
The organization said last week that it is looking for a firm to develop
consumer-based communications strategies and materials. For providing
these and other services, the winning agency could be handed projects
totaling as much as dollars 30 million annually.
Agencies hoping to secure the account face at least one major challenge:
the RFP does not say which projects the winning agency will be working
on. Rather, it states that once an agency is selected, orders for
specific services will be placed with the firm on a project-by-project
basis. The HCFA bills the contract as ’an indefinite delivery/indefinite
The RFP does, however, list a number of possible projects that may be
assigned to the winning agency, such as ’scanning the environment.’ The
purpose of this effort would be to identify trends ’that might affect
HCFA or its operations.’
Responses are due by June 26. Firms are advised to set aside quite a bit
of time for plowing through the RFP: despite the government’s widely
publicized paperwork-reduction program, it runs approximately 200 pages.