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Independent Reviewer

Publication Date
11/21/2018 11:03 AM EST
Closing Date
01/04/2019 02:00 PM EST
Issuing Organization
State of Iowa - Department of Administrative Services
Solicitation Number

Specifications include, but are not limited to: The Vendor shall attend in person and lead informal conferences and informal dispute resolution meetings at the Lucas State Office Building in Des Moines, Iowa, typically scheduled to occur on the same day of each week. At the conclusion of the informal conference / informal dispute resolution, the Vendor shall provide to the Department a written decision within the timeframe established by the Department, stating the specific reasons for affirming, modifying or dismissing the citation or deficiency. If the Independent Reviewer, for reasons of illness, emergency or conflict of interest, is unable to attend in person and lead a previously-scheduled informal conference / informal dispute resolution, the Independent Reviewer shall provide a qualified substitute. The Department shall be provided advance notice of a substitution and retains final approval thereof. The Vendor shall provide monthly statistics to the Department via email by the 10th day of each month. The statistics shall include the number of informal conferences / informal dispute resolution meetings conducted, the number of regulations reviewed, and the number and percentage of regulations retained, dismissed and/or modified. The statistics shall be separated by provider type. During the term of the Contract, the Department shall furnish the Vendor with reasonable office space and access to DIA personnel and information necessary to carry out the Vendor’s required duties. The Department’s Bureau Chief - Compliance will be the coordinating individual and assist in meeting the Vendor’s needs. The Department shall provide training on federal and state regulations and provide reference material necessary in order to conduct reviews.

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