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Issue Date: 08/19/2020 Contract Number: IFB 20-93

Language Services


Description:

This Invitation for Bid (“IFB”) solicits offers from qualified vendors (alternatively “Proposer”, “Offeror” and “Bidder”), of which one vendor will be selected in providing a Language Services for SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (“SUNY-DHSU”), formerly SUNY Downstate Medical Center, on behalf of its component hospital, University Hospital of Brooklyn (“UHB”).

Language and Interpretation services are needed to assist SUNY-DHSU in interpreting for our Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients. SUNY-DHSU regularly has over 30 languages spoken in our extremely diverse patient population with a need for additional languages to be interpreted. Additionally, vendor will be required to provide various services including but not limited to phone and video interpretation, secure HIPPA compliant connections, ability to qualify bi-lingual employees to provide language services, certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, ASL video interpretation, a translation platform, a translation portal, in-person interpretation, and the ability to provide all services 24/7/365.

Those wishing to participate in this procurement may download the IFB documents attached to this advertisement and submit via email a scanned copy of the Summary Information Form (Intent to Bid/No Bid) as soon as possible. 

Any updates to the solicitation and answers to questions will be posted and released through the New York State Contract Reporter. It is the responsibility of all vendors to:

• Register with the New York State Contract Reporter and sign up to receive notifications about this solicitation; or
• Periodically check the New York State Contract Reporter for any updates or answers to questions pertaining to this solicitation.

Be advised that submission of responses to the solicitation that do not reflect and take into account updated information may result in your bid being deemed non-responsive to the solicitation.

This procurement is subject to NYS Finance Law Section 139 j&k, also known as the Lobbying Law. Therefore, vendors are cautioned that the only permissible contacts for this procurement are the individuals listed below.

The only individuals at SUNY-DHSU who may be contacted in connection with this matter are 1) Joshua D. Falda, Esq., Senior Contracts Officer at 718-270-1536 or Joshua.Falda@Downstate.edu or 2) Maureen Crystal, Director of Contracts at 718-270-1976 or Maureen.Crystal@Downstate.edu

For any questions regarding Minority or Women Owned Businesses ("MWBE") or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business contracting goals, please contact Edmund Folkes, MWBE Program Coordinator at 718-270-1378 or Efolkes@Downstate.edu

Due Date: 09/30/2020 12:00 PM

Contract Term: Five (5) Years

Location: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, 450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203

Ad Type: General


Primary Contact:     State University of New York (SUNY)
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Contracts Department
Joshua Falda
Senior Contracts Officer
450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 113
Brooklyn, NY 11203
United States
Ph: 718-270-1536 ext.1536
Fax: 718-270-3342
joshua.falda@downstate.edu

Secondary contact:     State University of New York (SUNY)
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Contracts and Procurement
Maureen Crystal
Director of Contracts
450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 113
Brooklyn, NY 11203
United States
Ph: 718-270-1976
Fax:
maureen.crystal@downstate.edu
Secondary contact:     State University of New York (SUNY)
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Contracts Department
Joshua Falda
Senior Contracts Officer
450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 113
Brooklyn, NY 11203
United States
Ph: 718-270-1536 ext.1536
Fax: 718-270-3342
joshua.falda@downstate.edu