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									Exhibit A - Bidder Certifications and Assurances Form
                                        RFP #K519
               Health Care Authority Procurement for Managed Care Services

Completion of this Information form is a mandatory requirement for contracting with the
Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA). The certifications and assurances contained
herein are a required element of the proposal.

Failure to submit this Certifications and Assurances or any required attachments with a
Proposal may result in a Proposal being rejected as non-responsive.

Please Type or Print Legibly:

 Legal Name
 Bidder’s UBI
 Identification     Include Federal ID number in this space and attach a completed
 Number             copy of a IRS W-9 form

 Contact Person for the Bidder’s
 Contact's                                            Contacts's
 Telephone                                            E-mail

    1. We certify that we are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment,
       declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded by any Federal department or agency from
       participating in transactions.

    2. We declare that all answers and statements made in the Proposal are true and correct.

    3. We certify that the prices and/or cost data contained in our proposal: (a) have been
       determined independently, without consultation, communication or agreement with
       others for the purpose of restricting competition, and (b) have not been and will not be
       knowingly disclosed by the offer or, directly or indirectly, to any other offer or competitor
       before contract award, except to the extent that we have joined with other individuals or
       organizations for the purpose of preparing and submitting a joint proposal or unless
       otherwise required by law.

    4. Has the Bidder had a contract or work order terminated for default during the last five

            Yes            No

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        If yes, attach a signed statement describing the contract(s), the circumstances
        surrounding the termination, and the name, address and telephone number of the other
        party to the contract. HCA will evaluate the facts and may, at its sole discretion, reject
        the Bidder’s proposal on the ground of its past performance. For the purpose of this
        question, “termination for default” means notice was given to the Bidder to stop contract
        work due to nonperformance or poor performance, and the performance issue was
        either (a) not contested by the Bidder or (b) litigated, finding the Bidder in default.

    5. Our Proposal is a firm offer for a period of 180 days following receipt, and it may be
       accepted by HCA without further negotiation (except where obviously required by lack of
       certainty in key terms) at any time within the 180-day period. In the case of a protest,
       the Bidder’s Proposal will remain valid for 210 days or until the protest is resolved,
       whichever is later.

    6. We have not been assisted by any current or former HCA employee whose duties relate
       (or did relate) to this Procurement and who assisted in other than his or her official,
       public capacity. If there are any exceptions to these assurances or we have been
       assisted, we will identify on a separate page attached to this document each individual
       by: (a) name, (b) current address and telephone number, (c) current or former position
       with HCA, (d) dates of employment with HCA, and (e) detailed description of the
       assistance provided by that individual.

    7. Is any Manager or Employee of the Bidder a past or current State of Washington

             Yes            No
        If yes, list names, positions, and dates of employment with the State of Washington in an
        attachment to this form.

    8. Is any employee of the Bidder who will perform work under a contract between the
       Bidder and HCA a past or current State of Washington employee?

             Yes            No
        If yes, list names, positions, and dates of employment with the State of Washington in an
        attachment to this form.

    9. We acknowledge that HCA will not reimburse us for any costs incurred in the preparation
       of our Proposal. All Proposals become the property of HCA and we claim no proprietary
       right to the ideas, writings, items or samples.

    10. We accept the terms and conditions of the Sample Contract, Exhibit C.

    11. We acknowledge that if awarded a contract with HCA, we are required to comply with all
        applicable state and federal civil rights and other laws related to the services to be
        performed. Failure to comply may result in contract termination. We agree to submit
        additional information about our nondiscrimination policies, at any time, if requested by

    12. We certify that we have a current Washington Business License, and agree to promptly
        provide a copy of the license if we are awarded a contract.

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    13. We are currently certified by the State of Washington, Office of the Insurance
        Commissioner to provide the services being proposed in response to this Procurement.

    14. We made no attempt, nor will make any attempt, to induce any other person or firm to
        submit, or not submit, a Proposal for the purpose of restricting competition.

    15. We acknowledge and authorize HCA to conduct a financial assessment and/or
        background check of our organization if HCA considers such action necessary or

    16. We grant HCA full, unfettered permission to contact any party, whether named in the
        Proposal or not, regarding our past performance of similar services to those being

The undersigned is authorized to bind the Bidder to a contract. Under the penalties of perjury of
the State of Washington, the undersigned affirms the truthfulness of the statements made
herein. The undersigned certifies that the Bidder is now, and shall remain, in compliance with
the certifications and assurances contained herein, and agrees that such compliance is a
condition precedent to the award and continuation of any related contracts. The undersigned
acknowledges the Bidder’s obligation to notify HCA of any changes in the statements,
certifications and assurances made herein.





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