CPAA’s Request for Proposals

Dear Partners,

Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to determine Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) implementation partners. You can access the RFP here: https://fs28.formsite.com/MkccHK/form1/index.html. Please forward the RFP to organizations in the region that might be interested in participating in the MTP.

CPAA will select up to 45 partnering providers across the continuum of care, including social supports. The RFP is open to any organization that provides direct services to the Medicaid population or to individuals below 310% of the federal poverty level within CPAA’s 7-county region: Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, and Wahkiakum. This includes, but is not limited to, both non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide clinical and behavioral health services, Public Health Departments, Educational Service Districts, and community-based organizations that assist with care coordination, housing, transportation, food, and recovery supports.

Independent assessors will score the responses to the RFP to identify the strongest possible project designs that will move MTP outcome metrics. The independent assessors’ scoring is intended for CPAA internal use to help determine MTP implementation partners. RFP responses and scores will not be made public. Completing the RFP and selection as an implementation partner within the CPAA MTP partner network will trigger payment from CPAA. CPAA is making a four-year funding commitment to successful partnering providers, with payments dependent upon milestones and performance outcome goals.

You can view an offline version of the RFP here: http://cpaawa.org/rfp/RFP_WordVerison.docx. Please note that the RFP incorporates skip-logic, so you might not be required to answer every question. There is a supplemental reference guide, which includes important project area information. You may view the reference guide here: http://www.cpaawa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/RFP-Supplemental-Document.pdf. The introduction to the RFP contains additional information and instructions and may be viewed here: http://cpaawa.org/rfp/CPAA_MTP_RFP_Instructions.pdf.

Please direct RFP questions to: rfp@cpaawa.org. Please reference the number in brackets at the end of each question when asking about a specific question in the RFP. CPAA will answer questions and post them to our website. Additionally, CPAA is hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Friday, June 8, from 1:00-2:00 pm, to answer RFP related questions. Join the webinar by clicking the link and following the instructions: https://zoom.us/j/847516252. Please send your questions prior to the event to help inform the discussion: rfp@cpaawa.org. You may also ask questions during the event.

The RFP will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16, and partner selection will be finalized by mid-August.

Sincerely,
Winfried Danke
Chief Executive Officer
Cascade Pacific Action Alliance