The Illinois Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (765 ILCS 1026; the “Act”) requires the remittance of presumptively abandoned securities to the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office (the “Treasurer”). In order to process and maintain accounts for this type of property, the Treasurer issues this Request for Proposal (the “RFP”) for a custodial and brokerage firm (the “Contractor”) to assist in this task. The responsibilities of the Contractor shall include, but are not limited to, safekeeping, receipt, research, delivery, liquidation, tracking all payments of income and corporate actions, and selling presumptively abandoned securities remitted to the Treasurer. Proceeds from securities liquidated by the Contractor will be held for the reported owner of the security by the Treasurer.
The Contractor shall enter into a contract with the Treasurer (the “Agreement”) for an initial term of four (4) years, with an estimated start date of no later than April 1, 2018. Upon expiration of this term, the Treasurer may elect to extend the Agreement for a period of time agreed upon by the parties, not to exceed a total of ten (10) years, including the initial four (4) years.
Treasury, in its continued efforts to improve the effectiveness of services provided, is pursuing improved technology to support it in carrying out its activities. The intent of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is to obtain proposals from qualified firms interested in providing an automated reconciliation software solution.
Treasury performs reconciliation of 58 bank accounts from 7 different banks. Once the bank reconciliations are completed, Treasury staff develop journal entries as needed for entry to the State’s financial system, “RIFANS” (Oracle Financials version 12) for all open items that require adjustments and returned items. The approximate annual item count is 2,000 journals.
Preference will be given to a company that
• Facilitates the automation of these entries, and has the capability of performing the appropriate matching
of bank and corresponding accounting entries within the system. The description of this capability should
be detailed in the RFP response, confirmed by onsite demos, and verified by vendor-provided references,
• Has the capability of handling multiple users working simultaneously on different tasks and accounts.
• Provides a robust reporting package without the need to utilize external software.
• Provides a great customer service experience, including during interactions in the RFP process.
The Maryland State Treasurer’s Office (the “Office”), which is issuing this Invitation For Bids (“IFB”), is requesting bids for financing, on a consolidated basis, the acquisition by agencies (the “Agencies”) of the State of Maryland (the “Lessee” or the “State”) of certain equipment under a tax-exempt lease-purchase financing arrangement (the “Lease”, also referred to herein as the “Contract”). The successful bidder (the “Lessor” or “Contractor”) will provide financing for $802,594.16 in new equipment purchases (the “Equipment”). The financing is expected to close January 17, 2018 (the “Financing date”). The financing shall be provided as described in Section III of this Invitation for Bids (“IFB”).
Procurement Officer: Anne Jewell
The sole point of contact for purposes of this procurement is the Procurement Officer. The Procurement Officer may designate others to act on her behalf. The Office may change the Procurement Officer or change the limits of her authority at its discretion. Prospective bidders who have received this document from a source other than the Issuing Office should immediately contact the Issuing Office and provide their name, mailing and email address so that any amendments to the IFB and other communications may be sent to them.
This IFB is also available on the State Treasurer’s website in PDF format at https://www.treasurer.state.md.us by clicking on “Procurement Information” and then “IFB for January 2018 Tax-Exempt Equipment Lease-Purchase Financing,” and on the State of Maryland’s eMaryland Marketplace at https://emaryland.buyspeed.com/bso.
Bids are due by 11:00 a.m. ET on 12/27/2017
The State provides a workers’ compensation program to approximately 75,000 state employees in accordance with Tennessee’s general workers’ compensation laws. The mission of the State in this area is to provide prompt and high quality medical and pharmaceutical services to injured state workers in a cost effective manner. Goals of the program include: (1) rendering compensability decisions to injured state workers within 14 days of their submission of an accident report form; (2) ensuring that injured state workers throughout the state have reasonable access to and receive prompt, appropriate treatments and levels of care from the health care community during their recovery from their injury; (3) providing lost time benefits, which represent salary replacement payments, to injured state workers on a biweekly basis to minimize the financial consequences of their injury; (4) payment of permanent disability benefits; and, (5) assisting injured state workers in returning to work at the earliest point possible, consistent with their injury and treatment plan.
To meet these goals, delivery of services under the program is coordinated by staff in the Department of Treasury, Division of Claims and Risk Management (DCRM). This division coordinates services for injured workers and serves a customer driven “quality control” role to ensure that employees are appropriately served by vendors with whom DCRM contracts.
Since September 1993, workers’ compensation benefits have been delivered through a third party administrator (TPA). The TPA serves as the focal point of service delivery and is responsible for investigation of all workers’ compensation claims filed by injured workers and for making determinations as to the compensability of accidents, subject to the oversight of DCRM. Once compensability is determined, the TPA makes medical and indemnity payments on the State’s behalf in accordance with state law. There are approximately 3,500 nurse triage calls a year and 2,700 claims administered annually.
Services requested in this RFP
The State intends to secure a contract for:
· State-wide workers’ compensation Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) services, including point-of-sale pharmacy claims processing, a mail order program, utilization management services, cost containment processes that apply state-mandated fee schedule review services to point of sales bills, out-of-network bills, paper bills, third party bills, and bills for physician dispensed medications;
· Physician Peer Review services including Physician Peer to Peer Review, Telephonic Case Management, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
· Telehealth based medical services.
For this particular RFP, the State seeks to engage the services of a Third Party Administrator to investigate, document and otherwise assist in the adjustment of claims or potential claims for damages to or loss of property, personal injury or death caused by the negligent act or omission of the State or a State Employee (as defined below) while acting within the scope of employment. The type of claims covered by this RFP are limited to incidents involving motor vehicles, e.g., incidents involving the alleged negligent operation of a motor vehicle by a State Employee, or any personal property damage to a motor vehicle allegedly caused by the negligence of the State or a State Employee. Heavy equipment and machinery are not considered motor vehicles for purposes of this RFP. Further, workers’ compensation claims are specifically excluded from the scope of this RFP. It is the desire of the State to modernize its approach to the adjudication of such claims, utilize a framework of Best Practices, and create the appropriate outcome for the claimant regarding his/her situation and damages, based on fair standards and statutory provisions, at the least cost to the State.
In general, a high level description of the services requested from the Third Party Administrator include:
· Desk Adjustment, which includes all communication with the State Employee, point of contact, potential or actual claimant(s), file handling to conclusion of all assignments made under the Pro Forma Contract (RFP Attachment 6.6.) that can be accomplished from the inside desk position.
· Appraisal of Vehicles from the field, which includes covering the outside inspection, appraisal, total loss workup, salvage value, and reaching an agreement on repair cost with the body shop that provides the repairs.
· Outside Field Investigations, which includes securing recorded statements from claimants, witnesses, State Employee(s); scene investigations; procuring police reports, fire reports, and photographs of scene of accident/incident; and all that is required and/or necessary to establish who was at fault for the accident/incident. This does not include accident reconstructions or surveillance, which are specifically excluded from the scope of this RFP.
· Subrogation, which includes identifying subrogation opportunity, and providing the investigation information to support the subrogation efforts and placing the other parties on notice.
· Providing instructions to potential claimants on how to file a claim with the State.
We estimate approximately 300 of these types of accidents/incidents per contract year.
The RFP, all attachments, and all future communication regarding this procurement is available via this link RFP FN180745. From this point forward all notices and information regarding this procurement shall be posted there.
Proposers should not depend on separate notification announcing the posting of amendments or announcements related to this procurement and the Proposer is solely responsible for ensuring it has received and considered all such amendments and announcements in its final Proposal.
From the date of release of this RFP, until an Intent to Award is issued, all contacts with State of Wisconsin personnel regarding this RFP shall be made via email or eSupplier to Amber Rademacher (Amber.Rademacher@wisconsin.gov) unless otherwise directed. Phone calls to state staff regarding this procurement are not permitted during the procurement process. Violation of these conditions may be considered sufficient cause for automatic rejection of an Proposer’s response to this RFP.
On behalf of the Cash Management Policy Board, the Office of the State Treasurer (“OST”) seeks to enter into an agreement with investment management firms to provide fixed-income investment management services for the State’s cash management portfolio. The overarching goal of this RFP is to engage Vendors that will achieve superior performance under the State’s proposed New Investment Architecture and offer ongoing strategic insight as to how the Board can best balance its three-part investment mandate
The Maryland State Treasurer’s Office, the issuer of this Request for Proposals, is requesting proposals to select a broker to market, manage and service insurance policies and related documents for Auto insurance coverages for the State of Maryland.
Proposals are due by 1:00 p.m. on August 31, 2017.
It is the intent of this RFP to work in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) to provide Arizona taxpayers the ability, through the Bidder, to pay taxes using major credit cards as an alternative to customary tax remittance processes. The Bidder will be an authorized agent of the State pursuant to A.R.S. § 35-142 (K) for the sole purpose of providing this service.
As payment for the availability and convenience of the activity, the Bidder shall charge the credit card of the taxpayers for fees in an amount the Bidder and the State agree may be charged to the taxpayers using the system(s). This is an agreement for which there is no cost to the State of Arizona. The Bidder is remunerated for services performed through its retention of the fees charged to users at levels agreed upon between the State and the Bidder. No proposal requiring funding from or by the State will be considered.
The successful Bidder will be under contract by the State Treasurer and Department of Revenue beginning when the contract is signed (initial contract term is three years), with two possible one-year extensions thereafter. This contract may be used to provide similar services, in the future, to other state agencies. All formal inquiries or requests for significant or material clarification or interpretation must be directed in writing or by e-mail to: Arizona State Treasurer’s Office, 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, RFPproposal@aztreasury.gov.
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is to invite qualified service providers to prepare and submit a proposal to provide cloud-based Payment Card Industry (“PCI”) compliance services to the Office of The Illinois State Treasurer (“Treasurer”) and other state agencies and units of local governments that accept credit cards through the Treasurer’s E-Pay Program (“Participants”), in accordance with the requirements defined throughout this RFP. Specifically, such PCI compliance services include the provision of a cloud-based PCI compliance portal (“Portal”) that offers administrative and management functions for the Treasurer and compliance functions to Participants as well as comprehensive customer service and technical support.
The winning Respondent (“Contractor”) shall enter into a contract with the Treasurer (“Agreement”) for an initial term of four (4) years. During this time period, the Treasurer will administer the Portal and enroll Participants into the Portal in order to access the services. Upon expiration of this term, the Treasurer may elect to extend the Agreement for a period of time agreed upon by the parties, not to exceed a total of ten (10) years, including the initial four (4) years.
Vendors that submit responses (“Respondents”) shall submit their responses to this RFP (“Proposals”) by 12:00 p.m. CT on July 20, 2017.
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