Specifications include, but are not limited to:
The purpose of this RFP is to conduct a study of market rate prices for current service models and evidence-based
Child Welfare services in the State of Nebraska, referred to as the Market Rate Survey (MRS), in order to develop
rates that adequately support the needs of children and youth in in-home and out-of-home settings, consistent with
program goals and departmental rules and policies.
The Contractor must:
1. Create a cost analysis/rate setting plan for educational and skill levels for current service models used in
the State of Nebraska and evidence-based models used in Child Welfare services in the region. The
analysis should include comparable States, and the plan must be submitted to DHHS for review. The plan
must take into account costs related to travel and distance in furtherance of the service. The Contractor’s
plan must include a single sheet summary that states project milestones, milestone dates, a listing of the
persons/positions working on the project, the percentage of time estimated to be spent on the project by
each person/position, and other key data that can be used as reference to determine if the project is
progressing as expected. The Contractor must submit a detailed rate setting plan
2. Make adjustments to the cost analysis/rate setting plan as directed in writing by DHHS;
3. Upon written approval of the cost analysis/rate setting plan, perform cost analysis and rate setting in
accordance with the approved plan;
4. Email a monthly progress summary report to DHHS for each cost analysis/rate setting project that is not
yet complete. The monthly progress summary report shall include each of the following elements:
a. Any issues that in the Contractor's view need immediate attention for the rate setting project to
progress as expected.
b. A cumulative staff hours summary that shows:
i. Staff hours billed in prior months;
ii. Staff hours billed for the month being reported; and
iii. Staff hours estimated to be billed for the remainder of the project.
c. Ongoing measures the Contractor is taking to ensure that the percentage of time spent on the
project for each person/position reasonably adheres to the percentages represented in the
Contractor’s project plan.
d. A narrative describing the Contractor’s activities for the month being reported.