PURCHASED SERVICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) contracts with Aging Services Access Points (ASAPS) throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to administer homecare programs for persons sixty years of age and over. Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts (ASNCM) is a private, non-profit agency, serving as the ASAP in 21 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts. MHCC is seeking services for the period of October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2024.
Please be aware that services with titles starting with “COVID” are temporarily being offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will end in accordance to EOEA guidance.
ASNCM will determine consumers’ eligibility for services and service schedule. ASNCM enters into agreements directly with provider agencies, who provide the direct services to consumers. ASNCM does not commit to award a provider agreement or to pay for company costs incurred in this proposal. ASNCM reserves the right to request more information or call for new proposals at any time during the process. ASNCM negotiates rates within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and EOEA guidelines, and reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal. Before issuing a provider agreement, ASNCM must receive the following documents: a copy of your certificate of insurance, Form W-9, a completed Administrative Overview, completed Service Specific Attachment(s) for all services you wish to provide, and all other associated documentation requested in this application.
Bids from Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), Minority and Women Nonprofit Organizations (M/WNPOs), Veteran Business Enterprises (VBEs), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (SDVOBEs), Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) are highly encouraged. For more information, or to register your business in the Supplier Diversity Program, please visit: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Resources and Supplier Diversity Office.
Homemaker/Personal Care providers must complete/update the Notice of Intent (NOI) process and received approval through EOEA’s website: NOI 800 Age Info, prior to completing this MHCC provider application.
State Home Care providers are now required to enroll in the MassHealth Frail Elder Waiver Program and receive a provider number, as vendors may provide services to consumers enrolled under Frail Elder Waiver Programs. For more information on this and for initial application documents, please visit: Frail Elder Waiver Program Information and Enrollment.
Other helpful documents for review:
- Provider Network Quality Assurance Manual
- Provider Obligation to Screen Employees and Contractors for Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs
- Documents referenced in the Administrative Overview can be found here: Home Care Administrative Overview
- Information related to System Award Management checks can be found here
- Information related to Massachusetts Excluded/Suspended Provider checks can be found here
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) Enterprise Security Office Guidelines
- For a full listing of services being sought in this RFP, please review the Attachment A: Service Descriptions documents.
To proceed with applying for an ASNCM provider agreement, please download and complete the Administrative Overview and Unit Rate Calculation documents below, as well as the service-specific attachment(s) for the service(s) you wish to submit a proposal.
Once you have reviewed all the above details and the necessary documents are complete, please proceed to the ASNCM RFP Application Page here to complete the provider application and document upload.
Please reach out with any questions by using the contact form below.