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					                REQUEST FOR INFORMAL PROPOSALS
             FOR EMERGENCY DESIGNATION OF A MEDICAID
             SUBCONTRACTED TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER

PROPOSALS ARE DUE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 AT 5:00 p.m.

The Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged requests written
informal proposals to provide:         Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation
Services in St. Lucie County beginning November 1, 2008 and ending on April
30, 2009. The set price contract is for the following amount: $300,090.00.

Funding and contract period is contingent upon final approval of the contract
between the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged and the
Agency for Health Care Administration and appropriate legislative authority.

Details of the services are described in the Scope of Services, attached hereto
as Attachment I. The Scope of Service is subject to change on December 1,
2008 pending approval of the contract between the Florida Commission for the
Transportation Disadvantaged and the Agency for Health Care Administration. A
copy of the proposed, draft Scope of Service after December 1, 2008 can be
obtained by contacting Lisa M. Bacot, Executive Director, at
lisa.bacot@dot.state.fl.us or 850-410-5711.

The Proposal Format Instructions:

       I.      The Proposer should limit their proposal to no more than 5 pages.
       II.     The Proposer's Informal Proposal should explain the approach,
               capabilities, and means to be used in accomplishing the tasks in
               the Scope of Services.
       III.    The Informal Proposal should, at a minimum, include the following
               information:
               a. A statement that your company’s Federal ID number is
                   registered to do business in the State of Florida. Please provide
                   the Federal ID number that is registered.
               b. A list of the total Medicaid Non-Emergency trips your company
                   is providing on an annual basis in the State of Florida and which
                   counties these trips are being provided in. Please state if the
                   current arrangement is through the Commission’s contract or
                   through an alternative agreement. If the trips are not being
                   provided directly under contract with the Commission, please
                   state with whom the alternative agreement is between and
                   whether it is a fixed monthly fee, a capitated per member per
                   month or a fee-for-service (i.e. billing per a negotiated rate)
                   arrangement.
               c. Provide the most recent quality assurance monitoring date and
                   contact information of the monitoring entity charged with


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                  ensuring your compliance with Medicaid Rules and Regulations
                  for the each county you currently provide Medicaid Non-
                  Emergency Transportation Services for.
               d. An explanation of your ability to transmit data through the
                  Commission’s Non-Emergency Transportation Encounter Data
                  (NETED) system.
               e. A list of the proposed transportation operators. Please provide
                  a list of the number of vehicles available for the transport of
                  Medicaid beneficiaries for each operator; please list the specific
                  types of vehicles available and the manufacturer’s maximum
                  passenger loading capability.
               f. A statement that your organization and the transportation
                  operators you are proposing to utilize meet or will meet all local,
                  state and federal ordinances, laws and regulations relating to
                  passenger transport, if applicable.

Proposal Evaluation:

The proposals will be evaluated on each of the sections below and will be
assigned a numeric grade.

       Approach, Capabilities and Means (Section II of the Proposal Format
       Instructions) will be 60% of total points or 60 points.

       Other Minimum Information (Section III of the Proposal Format
       Instructions) will be 40% of total points or 40 points.

       If the proposal is over 5 pages, 5 points will be deducted from the total
       point score of the vendor after the other two categories have been graded
       (Section I of the Proposal Format Instructions).

       Total Points 100 points

Informal proposals will be reviewed by Commission staff for completeness. The
Commission intends to award the contract to the responsible and responsive
proposer whose informal proposal is determined to be the most advantageous to
the Commission and to the local community. All qualified proposals and a
proposed recommendation will be forwarded to the Commission for consideration
at the October 1, 2008 Commission Meeting:

                       Quarterly Commission Meeting
                    Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
                       2740 Centerview Drive, Room 330
                             Tallahassee, FL 32301
                     Conference Call Number: 888-808-6959
                            Conference Code: 34767



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PLEASE SUBMIT INFORMAL PROPOSALS VIA HAND DELIVERY, EMAIL
OR FAX TO THE FOLLOWING:

Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
Attention: Lisa M. Bacot, Executive Director

Hand Delivery or Overnight Mail:
2740 Centerview Drive
Rhyne Building, Suite 1-A
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Email:
Lisa.bacot@dot.state.fl.us

Fax:
(850) 410-5752

PROPOSALS ARE DUE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 AT 5:00 p.m.


SPECIAL NOTE:

The Commission will notify all proposers by mail, telephone and/or email of the
final decision.




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