Reference Number: 22017554
Request ID:
Date First Offered07/01/2009
Title:Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage (CHIC) Emergency

Agency Reference Number:45760
Agency:DPH - Public Health
Purchasing Agency:DPH - Public Health
Purchasing Agency SPO:Gary Robinson

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
This is notice of the emergency procurement of services for the Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage (CHIC) Program. Through federal funding, the CHIC Program provides payment of monthly health insurance premiums to approximately 225 unduplicated individuals who have HIV/AIDS.

The CHIC contract expired on June 30, 2009 and the Department is seeking to procure services through the RFP process. Without this emergency procurement to continue services until a new contract is awarded, enrolled clients with HIV/AIDS may experience delays in receiving life-sustaining prescription medication to treat their disease.

Key Information

Notice Type:Emergency Procurement

Notice Expiration Date:11/03/2009
Emergency Justification:This emergency contract will allow the vendor, Illinois Public Health Association, (IPHA) to continue to serve as payment agent for eligible persons with HIV/AIDS to ensure timely payment of their health insurance premiums up to the maximum allowable cap established under the Ryan White CARE Act Title II to, until the RFP, already in process, can identify a new contractor.

Without this procurement, persons with HIV/AIDS diagnoses who are currently enrolled in health insurance plans will not be able to pay their premiums and will be at risk of losing their health insurance coverage. Loss of health insurance coverage may result in poor health outcomes and persons may seek enrollment in the ADAP program or other state programs.
Accordance with Admin Rule:Danger to public health/safety

Professional & Artistic:No
Small Business Set-Aside:No

Does this solicitation contain a BEP or DBE requirement?:No

Does this solicitation contain a Veteran requirement?:

Relevant Category:Health and Medical Services

Total Amount of Award:$210,000.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:estimated
Length of Initial Term:3
Contract Begin Date:07/01/2009
Contract End Date:09/30/2009
Renewal Terms:0


Number of Responding Bidders:1
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:0
Total Number Awarded:1

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
not applicable
Source Selection:N/A

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Illinois Public Health Association$210,000.00

Notice Contact
Name: Gary Robinson
Street Address:535 W. Jefferson St.
Zip Code:62761
Phone: 217-785-2033
Fax Number:217-785-2038

Class Code

Class Codes:S300 Health; Dental; Life Insurance; & Services
S380 Management; Consulting; & Public Relations (non-EDP) Services


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