We would like to announce that the Request for Proposals for HIV Pharmacy Consultation and Dispensing Services will be announced today in the Albuquerque Journal. Agencies wishing to respond will need to submit a complete proposal package by no later than October 28, 2014.
Legal Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP)
The New Mexico Department of Health (Department), Public Health Division (PHD), Infectious Disease Bureau, HIV Services Program is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for HIV Pharmacy Consultation and Dispensing Services. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals to establish a contract for the professional services of a single dispensing pharmacy contractor. The entity awarded under this RFP, hereinafter referred to as the “Contractor” or the “Contract Pharmacy,” shall act as a dispensing and shipping agent of the Department to persons living with HIV, including a number of services currently delivered directly by the PHD Pharmacy. The HIV Services Program will continue to order medications by maintaining its direct purchase and centralized pharmacy model, which allows it to take advantage of discounted pricing; however, dispensing of these medications shall be the purview of the selected applicant. The Contract Pharmacy shall dispense medications and deliver related pharmaceutical consultation and services in an expert, timely and appropriate manner to persons living with HIV who are enrolled in the New Mexico Ryan White Part B AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).
The total amount of funding available through this RFP for the initial period is dependent on the number of enrolled ADAP clients, pharmacy needs and utilization of this patient group. Funding is subject to legislative appropriations, awards of federal funding, and budget approval by the Department of Finance and Administration. Services must be provided in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
This RFP covers a period that includes four state fiscal years from Fiscal Year 2015 through State Fiscal Year 2018, starting on January 1, 2015, and ending on June 30, 2018. After the initial six-month funding period, DOH reserves the right to continue funding for up to three (3) additional years, contingent upon sufficient funding and satisfactory scope of work performance. In accordance with Section 13-1-150 NMSA 1978, no contract term for a professional services contract, including extensions and renewals, shall exceed four years, except as set forth in Section 13-1-150 NMSA 1978. The PHD reserves the right to cancel this RFP and/or to reject any proposal in whole or in part.
The full proposal packet and required forms may also be downloaded from the DOH website at: www.health.state.nm.us/RFP.html. Offerors interested in submitting a proposal should contact Anne Marlow-Geter, MPH, HIV Services Program Manager, to obtain a proposal packet.
1190 St. Francis Dr., Room S-1207, Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 476-3628 or Anne.MarlowGeter@state.nm.us
Proposals must be received for review at the above address by 3 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Any proposal received after this deadline will be considered non-responsive and not eligible for review.
If you are a person with a disability who requires a reader, amplifier, sign language interpreter or any other form of auxiliary aid/service to participate in any aspect of this process, please contact Anne Marlow-Geter via email or phone at least two weeks prior to the application deadline to acquire a copy of the RFP in accessible form.
The content of any proposal shall not be disclosed to competing Offerors during the negotiation process. The Procurement Code, Sections 13-1-28 through 13-1-199 NMSA 1978, imposes civil and criminal penalties for its violation. In addition, the New Mexico Criminal Statutes impose felony penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks.
Anne Marlow-Geter, MPH
HIV Services Program Manager
Good morning everyone,
There has been a report of a potential wound botulism case in Albuquerque. Here is a flyer for use during outreach or harm reduction sessions. Please let participants know this is a potential problem, and remind then wound botulism can be very serious, and needs aggressive medical treatment. So, if anyone is feeling ill (see flyer for symptoms), encourage them to get medical attention immediately. I’ve also attached an article (thank you to Christine Barber for this reference)
about wound botulism for those who are wondering more about it and transmission. Mostly, it is seen associated with black tar heroin and skin popping.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Dominick V. Zurlo, M.A. Educational Psychology
Hepatitis and Harm Reduction Program Manager
New Mexico Department of HEALTH (NMDOH)
Harm Reduction Website: http://nmhealth.org/about/phd/idb/hrp
Searchable HIV/STD/Hepatitis/Harm Reduction
resources on the web: www.nmhivguide.org
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