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COVID-19 Infection Prevention Consultants RFP

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requires the services of a vendor to provide a minimum of 4.0 FTE of Infection Prevention Consultant time for the Statewide response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 cases are continuing to occur in long-term care facilities and other congregate settings, and there continues to be a vital need for infection prevention and control expertise in the state. Illinois is in the midst of another surge in COVID-19 cases due to the emergence of more virulent variants. This makes the need for individuals with expertise in infection prevention not just critical, but urgent. Infection Prevention Consultants are needed to provide guidance and consultation to IDPH, the 97 Local Health Departments (LHDs) in the State, nursing home associations, 1,600 licensed Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities in the State, the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), and other congregate settings and State partners that may experience a COVID-19 outbreak. The Infection Prevention Consultants will coordinate with the three existing IDPH infection prevention staff to ensure a State-wide COVID-19 response.

Key Dates

9/13/2021 RFP Released

9/16/2021 All questions from prospective vendors due via email to no later than 5:00 p.m. CST

9/27/2021 Answers to questions from prospective vendors released via IDPH COVID-19 website link below:

9/30/2021 Submissions due via email to not later than 5:00 p.m. CST

10/4/2021 (estimated) Contract award

10/5/2021 (estimated) Start date

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