Update on the RFQ process - Aug 23, 2016
As we have promised, I wanted to update you on the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process to have a provider to become the operator of the adult centers in Hamilton County. In late July, REM Ohio/Mentor Network, Person Centered Services and Active Day submitted statements for the RFQ.
After a detailed review of the statements, all three providers were interviewed last week. The process was designed to ensure that all providers have the opportunity to explain how they intend to operate in accordance with the terms specified in the RFQ. We considered each vendor’s information in light of who best meets the needs of the people served, is aligned with what families want, and represents the best option for staff employed at each of the three adult centers.
Based on this process we have selected one of the three vendors as best able to meet these requirements. The selected provider will now enter into negotiations with Hamilton County to lease or buy the buildings and equipment. Due to the need to complete these negotiations, we have been advised by the County purchasing department that we are not able to announce the successful vendor at this time.
Our hope is that these negotiations will be completed promptly and that we can begin the process of transitioning services in a timely manner. We will continue to provide you with information as we are able.
These times of major change are hard for everyone involved. I want to assure you that our longstanding tradition of caring about people with disabilities, their families and our employees will continue.
Alice C. Pavey