1. As a potential new provider to the Commonwealth, what is required of my organization in order to become eligible to apply for state contracts?

In order for a potential new provider to become eligible to apply for state contracts, the organization must complete a Potential New Provider Self-Assessment Screening to contract with any EOHHS agencies. If your organization meets the requirements, only then will you be eligible to apply for state contracts with the EOHHS agencies.

2. I am a potential new provider to the Commonwealth that is eligible to apply for state contracts; however, currently my organization has no contracts with the State. How do I become eligible to contract with EOHHS agencies?

In order for your organization to contract with an EOHHS agency to provide human and social services, you must respond to an EOHHS agency's Request for Response (RFR). As part of your organization's response to an RFR, you must complete a Contracting Qualification Form and Supplement pdf format of    Contracting Qualification Form and Supplement  rtf format of Contracting Qualification Form and Supplement , if applicable, and forward them along with any other submission requirements to the agency advertising the RFR. See the Contracting Qualification Review Instructions for Potential New Providers pdf format of    Qualification Review Instructions for New Provider  rtf format of Qualification Review Instructions for New Provider to complete these forms.

3. As a potential new provider to the Commonwealth, my organization became eligible to contract with the state. Is my organization guaranteed a contract when I respond to an RFR?

No, becoming eligible to contract with the state does not guarantee the potential new provider any contracts; just the ability to apply for contracts/funding from the state.

Depending on the amount of funding, the type of human and social services being advertised, and the number of respondents to an RFR, not all the organizations responding to an RFR will be awarded contracts.


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