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INFANT FORMULA REBATE FOR THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM (WIC)

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Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00000554838

Bid Title: INFANT FORMULA REBATE FOR THE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM (WIC)

Agency Bid No. Title: OT900717

Received Date: 04/29/2016

Close Date: 06/01/2016

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point: Ohio

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Federal government has mandated that states examine cost containment measures in the SpecialSupplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC Program), including infant formularebates. The purpose of this bid is to obtain a contractor among authorized infant formula manufacturers toprovide a rebate on infant formula provided by the Ohio WIC Program and to be State WIC's single supplier ofsame. The State WIC Agency operates a retail vendor system (purchases by WIC participants from authorizedWIC retail vendors). The infant formulas offered by the contractor shall be designated to be the Ohio WICProgram's contract brand infant formulas, thereby establishing a Sole Source Rebate System, as authorized by 42United States Code (USC) section 1786, which is intended to increase participation in the WIC Program. Thecontract brand infant formulas shall be prescribed for all participants of the Ohio WIC Program, with the exceptionof exclusively breastfed infants and participants for whom the contract brand infant formula is medicallycontraindicated, as determined and documented on an individual participant basis, according to State WICAgency prescribed policies and procedures. Infant formula rebates shall apply to contract brand infant formulasprovided through the retail system. Estimates of the amounts of each type of infant formula to be provided on amonthly basis are provided on the Ohio Rebate Bid page. These figures are based on the six-month (Jul-15 toDec-15) average monthly infant participation of 50,652 fully bottle fed infants and 2,551 partially breastfed infants;these number does not include 6,578 exclusively breastfeeding infants or 10,004 infants issued exempt infantformula. These figures should not be construed to be guaranteed numbers of the amount of infant formula to beprovided. The amount of infant formula provided will fluctuate, with the availability of federal funds, caseload, foodcost increase/decrease, outreach efforts, and infant formula prescription policies. Any term contract issuedpursuant to this bid shall be for a term of three (3) years, from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2019, withthe first payment to be made for the month of October 2016. At the sole discretion of the State, any term contractissued pursuant to this bid may be extended for any number of months not to exceed 12 months. Additionalextensions may be achieved by mutual agreement between the State and the Contractor for any number ofmonths not to exceed 12 months, with agreement notice to the Department of Administrative Services no laterthan twelve (12) months prior to expiration of the current contract. The cumulative total of all extensions shall notexceed 24 months.

Product Codes: 27128, 39331, 27129

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: State of Ohio - Department of Administrative Services

State: Ohio

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Procurement Services, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43228

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