In Aging Best’s nineteen-county planning and service area (PSA) there are approximately 155,000 age 60+ individuals and this age group continues to be one of the fastest growing population sectors. As an Area Agency on Aging since 1973, Aging Best is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing, and delivering a wide array of long-term services and supports to help those 60+ (and their caregivers) remain in their own homes (or the least restrictive appropriate environment) safely and without fear of abuse, neglect, or exploitation for as long as possible.
Aging Best will consider Proposals for services provided to eligible clients within the 19-county designated PSA, which includes the following counties in Missouri: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, and Washington.
Will Aging Best accept electronic signatures?
Yes, Aging Best will accept an electronic signature.
We are applying for in-home respite and homemaker services. Am I understanding correctly that we will need to submit two RFPs? One RFP for respite and one for homemaker?
Yes, a separate proposal needs to be submitted for each service, including the RFP itself, the applicable attachments, and all required documents. For example, requested agency policies need to submitted with each proposal.
Agency would like to suggest a program to Aging Best as an innovative service. Do I include this information on the homemaker and respite forms – or does this require a separate proposal?
For submitting innovation, homemaker, and respite proposals, an agency needs to complete exhibits B-7, B-3, and B-2, in addition to the RFP itself, the applicable attachments, and all required documents.
I was inquiring about how to submit the proposal for a contract. and also do you have to wbe/mbe? To be apply to apply for the proposal?
Please refer to page 7 of the FY22 Service Providers RFP for Submission and Review Procedures. No, you do not have to be a WBE/MBE to apply.
I want to make sure that the unit rate I submitted is based on a 15-minute unit cost. Should I have entered in an hourly unit cost, instead?
A 15-minute unit is acceptable. You do not have to enter as an hourly unit cost.
Pages 41 and 42 (attachment C and D) request a notarized signature. Employee works remotely and has limited access to a notary. Will you accept his electronic signature that is not notarized? If no, please provide some guidance as to how we can compliantly submit our RFPs to you.
Aging Best can accept the proposal as is. We will let agencies know if it needs to be notarized by the time we would enter into an agreement.
I just had one question about the required documents. Some of the documents/policies that they are asking for as a small business I do not have so am I required to provide those? (Example: Conflict of interest policy)
The documents requested are required. Aging Best cannot enter into an agreement without the required documents.
This is for the Jeff City region?
The RFP is open for all 19 counties in the Aging Best planning and service area.
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