May 22, 2020
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has issued an RFP for bids to provide clinical management and direction, oversight and staffing for some or all of the clinical staffing needs at the Metro South Alternative Care Facility (ACF) in Blue Island. The ACF site is currently designed for 586 total beds, of which 237 beds are characterized as Tier 2 (general care), 80 beds are characterized as Tier 2a (modified general care), and 269 beds are characterized as Tier 3 (higher acuity).
This ACF site is expected to serve COVID-19 positive populations with a range of acuities/scopes of care. Depending on the evolving nature of the pandemic and patterns of healthcare utilization by certain populations, the State may need to designate specific bed capacity for unique populations. This might include residents of nursing homes, shelters, or the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), subject to the provision of appropriate security by trained IDOC personnel.
Vendors who are interested in submitting a bid response package must respond by Wednesday, May 27 at 2 p.m. CDT to Darrell.Marcy@illinois.gov and Tricia.Leezer@illinois.gov.
A complete copy of the RFP is available on IEMA’s website.