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First Steps Quality Review Request for Proposal 12-119. Pre-Proposal Conference July 12, 2012 10:00AM Molly Martin, Department of Administration FSSA Senior Account Manager. Agenda. General Information Proposal Preparation & Evaluation Purpose & Scope of RFP

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First steps quality review request for proposal 12 119

First Steps Quality ReviewRequest for Proposal 12-119

Pre-Proposal Conference

July 12, 2012


Molly Martin, Department of Administration

FSSA Senior Account Manager


  • General Information

  • Proposal Preparation & Evaluation

  • Purpose & Scope of RFP

  • Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises

  • Question and Answer Session

General information
General Information

  • Sign-In Sheet for Attendees

  • Sign-In Sheet and PowerPoint will be posted on State’s Solicitation Website

  • Question & Answer document updated

  • Hold questions until the end of the presentation

    • Any verbal response is not considered binding; respondents are encouraged to submit any question formally in writing if it affects the proposal that will be submitted to the state.

Proposal preparation
Proposal Preparation

  • The state expects respondents to provide cost effective, creative solutions when submitting proposals.

    • Business & Technical Proposal Contents

  • A cost proposal template has been provided; please return back in Word format.

  • Buy Indiana Preference, 5 definitions

    • Status shall be finalized by proposal due date.

  • Attachment C, Indiana Economic Impact

    • Definition of FTE (Full-Time Equivalent).

Purpose of rfp
Purpose of RFP

  • The purpose of this RFP is to select a vendor that can satisfy the State’s need for general supervision to monitor the implementation of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Quality Review contractors are needed to support this system of general supervision.

Scope of work
Scope of Work

There are two major components of the Quality Review contract. A full description of responsibilities may be found in the RFP.

I. SPOE, LPCC, and Provider Quality Review

  • Monitor the compliance and practices of First Steps SPOEs, LPCCs, and provider agencies.

  • Coordination of desk audits and onsite visits,

  • Accurate and timely completion of visit reports,

  • Collaboration with program stakeholders, and

  • Providing technical assistance to the local First Steps programs on an ongoing basis.

    II. Quality Review Coordination: The QR coordinator conducts many of the activities outline above. In addition the Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Serving as the lead liaison to program stakeholders for quality review activities and findings.

  • Training of the Quality Review team,

  • Management and analysis of data obtained from onsite visits,

  • Preparation of data required for the federal APR, and

  • Revision of the First Steps program manual.

Key dates

Key RFP Dates

Key Dates

Proposal evaluation
Proposal Evaluation

Summary of Evaluation Criteria:

1. Adherence to Mandatory Requirements

  • Pass/Fail

    2. Management Assessment/Quality (Business & Technical)

  • 30 points

    3. Cost (Cost Proposal)

  • +/- 25 points

    4. Indiana Economic Impact

  • 15 points

    5. Buy Indiana

  • 10 points

    6. Minority (10) and Women Business (10)

  • Subcontractor Commitment 20 points

    * 100 Total Points

Minority and women s business enterprises
Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises

  • Complete Attachment A, MWBE Form

    - Include sub-contractor letters of commitment

  • Goals for Proposal

    - 8% Minority Business Enterprise

    - 8% Women’s Business Enterprise

Minority and women s business enterprises1
Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises

Prime Contractors must ensure that the proposed subcontractors meet the following criteria:

  • Must be listed on the IDOA Directory of Certified Firms

  • Each firm may only serve as once classification – MBE or WBE

  • A Prime Contractor who is an MBE or WBE must meet subcontractor goals by using other listed certified firms. Certified Prime Contractors cannot count their own workforce or companies to meet this requirement.

  • Must serve a commercially useful function. The firm must serve a value-added purpose on the engagement.

  • Must provide goods or service only in the industry area for which it is certified as listed in the directory at

  • Must be used to provide the goods or services specific to the contract

  • National Corporate Diversity Plans are generally not acceptable

Minority and women s business enterprises3
Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises

  • Effective April, 2011, a new MWBE scoring methodology will be utilized for all RFP’s released

  • New Process – MWBE scoring is conducted based on 20 points plus a possible 2 bonus points scale

    - MBE: Possible 10 points + 1 bonus point

    - WBE: Possible 10 points + 1 bonus Point

  • Professional Services Scoring Methodology:

    - The points will be awarded on the following schedule:

    - Fractional percentages will be rounded up or down to the nearest whole percentage

    - Submissions of 0% participation will result in a deduction of 1 point in each category

    - The highest submission which exceeds the goal in each category will receive 11 points (10 points plus 1 bonus point). In case of a tie both firms will receive 11 points

Additional information
Additional Information


1-877-77BUYIN (8946) For Vendor Registration Questions

For Inquiries Regarding Substantial Indiana Economic Impact


    Link to the developing “one stop shop” for vendor registry with IDOA and Secretary of State.

    B. Secretary of State of Indiana:

    Can be reached at (317) 232-6576 for registration assistance.

    C. See Vendor Handbook:

    Online version available at

  • Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises: for table of IDOA certified MBEs and WBEs. For more WBE’s information

    E. RFP posting and updates:

    Go to (select “State of Indiana Opportunities” link)

    Drag through table until you find desired RFP/RFI number on left-hand side and click the link.