A great proposal is a work of art. That’s what OPEN MINDS’ Chief Executive Officer Monica E. Oss keeps saying. And, if you’re interested in proposals but haven’t had a chance to review it, her presentation on creating a great proposal, How To Create A Winning Proposal: The Five Essential Elements In A Successful Procurement Strategy, provides an insider’s look at the science of creating successful proposals.
I lead the team here at OPEN MINDS that manages the database of proposals from across the health and human service field. Not just any proposals – the winning government proposals for a wide range of services. We’ve found that which proposals executives are reading tells us a lot about the current “hot” issues in the field – much like our reviews of the most-read RFPs and contract award data (see Who’s Bidding On What? 2015’s Most Read RFPs From The OPEN MINDS RFP Database and 2015’s Largest Contract Awards From The OPEN MINDS Contract Award Database.) This year, corrections, quality management, and utilization management top the list. These are the most read winning proposals so far in 2015:
$659,377,490 – Illinois Awards Medical/Mental Health Care Services Contract to Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
Illinois Department of Corrections awarded a contract to provide comprehensive medical and mental health services to offenders at twenty-three adult correctional centers in order to maintain their health status, establish innovative and cost effective medical and administrative programs, improve the quality of care, provide acceptable, cost effective levels of staffing, and positively impact purchasing of pharmaceutical and/or medical supplies to Wexford Health Sources, Inc. Correctional Medical Services, Health Professionals Ltd., and PHS Correctional Healthcare also responded to this solicitation.
$19,287,097 – Maine Awards Correctional Health Care Services Contract to Correct Care Solutions, LLC
Maine Department of Corrections awarded a contract to provide comprehensive correctional health care services for the prisoners and residents in the Department and select county correctional facilities to Correct Care Solutions, LLC. Corizon, Correctional Medical Care, Centurion, Diamond Pharmacy, Naphcare, and Wexford Health also responded to this solicitation.
$2,997,264 – Illinois Awards External Quality Review Services Contract to Health Services Advisory Group, Inc.
Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services awarded a contract to provide external independent quality assurance oversight and monitoring services for managed care programs to Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. The Kansas Foundation for Medical Care also responded to this solicitation.
$74,450,315 – North Carolina Awards Utilization Review of Behavioral Health Services Contract to Value Options
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services awarded a contract to provide utilization review of behavioral health services to Value Options. APS Healthcare also responded to this solicitation.
$7,769,930 – Illinois Awards Actuarial Analysis and Consulting Services Contract to Milliman, Inc.
Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services awarded a contract to develop actuarial rates for risk-based managed care organizations to Milliman, Inc. The contractor will also provide other actuarial assistance services. Lewin Group also responded to this solicitation.
$1,680,000 – Arizona Awards Case Management Records System Services Contract to Niche Technology, Inc.
Arizona Department of Public Safety awarded a contract to provide case management records system services to Niche Technology, Inc. Aciss System, Inc.; Sustain Technologies, Inc. and Intellichoice also responded to this solicitation.
$3,037,817 – California’s San Diego County Awards Mental Health Information System Contract to Anasazi Software, Inc.
California’s San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, Adult and Children’s Mental Health Services awarded a contract to replace their legacy management information systems with a commercial off-the-shelf practice management and managed care system utilizing current technology to Anasazi Software, Inc. The new system shall replace in their entirety the legacy applications currently in use. UNI/CARE Systems, Inc.; Qualifacts Systems, Inc.; Netsmart Technologies, Inc.; The Echo Group; Public Consulting Group; and NextGen Healthcare also responded to this solicitation.
$1,914,097 – Michigan Awards Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project Services Contract to Westat, Inc.
Michigan Department of Human Services seeks a contractor to conduct an evaluation of the use of Title IV-E funds to test the hypothesis that an array of intensive and innovative home-based family preservation services tailored to the needs of individual families will reduce the number of children who enter out-of-home care, decrease the incidence and recurrence of maltreatment, and increase child and family well-being. Blaine G. Burks; Comprehensive Emergency Management Associates, Inc.; Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.; Michigan Public Health Institute; National Council on Crime and Delinquency; University of South Florida; and Wayne State University – Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute also responded to this solicitation.
$11,999,980 – Delaware Awards Correctional Mental Health Services Contract to Connections Community Support Programs, Inc.
Delaware Department of Correction awarded a contract to provide correctional mental health, substance abuse treatment, DUI programming, and sex offender treatment services to Connections Community Support Programs, Inc. Spectrum, Correct Care Solutions, and CFG Health Systems also responded to this solicitation.
$1,590,000 – California’s San Diego County Awards Evidence-Based Practice System Services Contract to Microsoft Corporation
California’s San Diego County Sheriff’s Department awarded a contract to provide a highly scalable, flexible, customizable, and seamlessly integrated evidence-based practice system (EBPS) to Microsoft Corporation. The EBPS will serve as a primary hub to allow each participating agency to collect, share, and analyze holistic programing information to understand outcomes and measure the success of reentry services by offender, population, and program agency. The EBPS solution will assist the Community Corrections Partnership to refine how they define, report, understand, and manage recidivism within each member agency and across all member agencies, in order to make more informed decisions regarding the implementation of reentry services. Capita Technologies, Inc. also responded to this solicitation.
$3,666,060 – Louisiana Awards Inpatient Residential Treatment and Detoxification Services Contract to Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Louisiana’s Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority awarded a contract to provide inpatient/residential treatment and detoxification services for indigent, adult chemically dependent males and females to Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. Cenikor Foundation also responded to this solicitation.
$46,617,831 – Idaho Awards Management of Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Support Services Network Contract to Business Psychology Associates
Idaho Department of Administration awarded a contract to manage a substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services network for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho Department of Correction, Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections, and the Idaho Supreme Court to Business Psychology Associates. There were no additional responses to this solicitation.
$2,577,778 – California Awards Women’s In-Prison Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Reentry Programs Services Contract to the Amity Foundation
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) awarded a contract to provide evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy programming for inmates with a moderate to high risk to reoffend, an assessed criminogenic need as identified by the Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions, and/or other assessment(s) identified by CDCR to the Amity Foundation. CDCR’s goal in providing cognitive behavioral therapy programs at the reentry hubs is to address offenders’ criminogenic needs prior to release and to facilitate a successful transition back to their communities in order to reduce their likelihood of reoffending. Mental Health Systems, WestCare, HealthRIGHT360, Phoenix House, and Friends Outside also responded to this solicitation.
$4,335,302 – Ohio Awards Statewide Utilization Management/Utilization Review Program Services Contract to Permedion
Ohio Department of Mental Health awarded a contract to implement and manage a statewide utilization management/utilization review program for specified behavioral health care services available to Medicaid recipients to Permedion. No additional responses were reported to this solicitation.