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General Information
Department for this solicitation: Procurement
Date Prepared: 07/03/18 Types: RFP
Advertisement Type:
Solicitation/Project#: RFP 07-18 Solicitation/Project Title: Early Learning Resource Center in Region 18
Description: Pennsylvania receives funding through the Child Care and Development and Block Grant (“CCDBG”) to support low-income working families’ access to high-quality child care.  The work to support the CCDBG grant is currently performed in Region 18 (Philadelphia) by two types of OCDEL business partners, the Child Care Information Services (“CCIS”) agencies and a Regional Key.

Currently, four (4) CCIS agencies manage Pennsylvania’s subsidized child care program, Child Care Works (“CCW”), in Region 18.  Through the CCISs, families may receive assistance locating and paying for child care, and other resource and referral services in the community.  CCISs also manage child care providers serving eligible children through provider agreements. This includes processing invoices, paying providers and issuing tax documents.

Currently, the Southeast Regional Key (“SERK”) supports child care providers’ participation in Keystone STARS.  SERK is responsible for providing the designation process for providers to participate in Keystone STARS based on the Keystone STARS Performances Standards.  Under the current system, the SERK manages regulatory referrals from the Child Care Certification Representatives for providers who have training needs to be in compliance with basic health and safety.

The specific objective of this procurement is to unify CCIS and SERK services into the ELRC.  DHS is seeking to identify and secure agreements with community-based business partner to provide leadership, management, and administration of all aspects of the Keystone STARS program recruitment, coaching, program monitoring, grants and awards, child care resource and referral, and CCW eligibility determinations, provider payments, provider management, and funds management services.  The Commonwealth intends to achieve cost savings and efficiencies through the integration of the services currently provided by the CCIS and SERK while enhancing services to eligible clients.
Department Information
Department/Agency: Human Services Delivery Location: Room 402 Health And Welfare Building  625 Forster Street  Harrisburg  Pa  17120
County: Statewide Duration: 2 years with 3 additional 1 year periods
Contact Information
First Name: Karen Last Name: Kern
Phone Number:
717-787-9200 Email: RA-PWRFPQUESTIONS@PA.GOV
Solicitation Information
Bids must be received by the purchasing agency on the Solicitation Due Date no later than the Solicitation Due Time as set forth in the solicitation. Any conflict between the dates and/or times contained in the solicitation itself or its attachments and this advertisement shall be resolved in favor of the solicitation.

Solicitation Start Date: 07/03/18
Solicitation Due Date: 08/29/18 Solicitation Due Time: 12:00 PM
Solicitation Opening Date: 08/29/18 Solicitation Opening Time: 12:01 PM
Opening Location: This Is Not A Public Opening
No. of Addendums: 4
Amended Date: 08/09/18
Related Solicitation Files

Original Files
RFP 07-18 Cover Letter.pdf
RFP 07-18 ELRC in Region 18 - FINAL.pdf
ELRC Labels.pdf
Appendix A - ELRC Service Region Map.pdf
Appendix B - About OCDEL STARS and CCW.doc.pdf
Appendix C - Proposal Cover Sheet.pdf
Appendix D - Lobbying Certification and Disclosure.pdf
Appendix E - Domestic Workforce Utilization Certification.pdf
Appendix F - Corporate Reference Questionnaire.pdf
Appendix G - Key Personnel Reference Questionnaire.docx.pdf
Appendix H - Trade Secret Confidential Proprietary Information Notice Form.pdf
Appendix I - Business Associate Addendum.pdf
Appendix J - Cost Submittal Worksheet.xlsx

RFP 07-18 Addendum 1.pdf
Appendix G - Key Personnel Reference Questionnaire rev.pdf
RFP 07-18 Addendum 2.pdf
ELRC Region 18 PreProposal Conference PPT.pdf
Sign in Sheet.pdf
RFP 07-18 Addendum 3 - Final.pdf
RFP 07-18 ELRC Region 18 QA Log - Final.pdf
Keystone Stars Provider Types and STAR Levels - Final.pdf
Philadelphia Child Care Works Participation.pdf
RFP 07-18 Addendum 4.pdf

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