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Strike Teams for COVID-19 Treatments and COVID-19 Vaccines RFP

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is seeking to partner with a vendor that will provide up to five strike teams to assist long-term care (LTC) facilities with administering monoclonal antibody (mAB) therapy, oral antivirals, and COVID-19 vaccines to their residents when indicated. The strike teams will be comprised of clinical staff (medical provider, including pharmacist, with prescribing privileges and licensed nurses). IDPH will allocate the COVID-19 vaccines, oral antivirals, and mAB for pre-exposure prophylaxis (Evusheld), for free, to these strike teams, for as long as the state-sponsored program exists. IDPH will allocate a certain quantity of mAB free for treatment purposes (currently Bebtelovimab, which is separate from Evusheld mAB for pre-exposure prophylaxis) for LTC residents who cannot access it in a timely manner through other sources. However, the vendor will also be encouraged to directly obtain mAB therapy, which is commercially available. Each strike team will be expected to travel to about five LTC facilities each week to administer the mAB and/or COVID-19 booster vaccines, depending on the number of residents who require these services, at IDPH guidance and referral. IDPH will facilitate the identification of the LTC facilities in need. This request for proposal (RFP) is considered under the Emergency Declaration need for urgent mitigation strategies for COVID-19 in anticipation of a surge in cases and hospitalizations during the fall/winter seasons Provide your response by returning the completed attached Budget Template and your proposal that follows the directions and guidelines of the attached RFP.  Proposals are due via email to by 5 p.m. CST on Monday, September 26, 2022.

Key Dates

9/9/22 RFP release.

9/16/22 Questions from potential vendors are due via email to no later than 5 p.m. CST.

9/21/22 Answers to questions from potential vendors released via IDPH COVID-19 website.

9/26/22 Submissions are due via email to no later than 5 p.m. CST.

10/7/22 (estimated) Vendor notification of award.