Government Contract | Arkansas
Ophthalmologist / Optometrist Services

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00001688822

Bid Title: Ophthalmologist / Optometrist Services

Agency Bid No. Title: SP-19-0056

Received Date: 04/19/2019

Close Date: 05/10/2019

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point: Arkansas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72203

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Bidder Prequalification, Minority Business Set-Aside, Women-Owned Business Set-Aside


Specifications include, but are not limited to: This Invitation for Bid (IFB) is issued by the Office of State Procurement (OSP) on behalf of the Arkansas School forthe Blind and Visually Impaired (ASBVI) to contract with a licensed and certified Optometrist or Ophthalmologist toprovide vision services to students and non-students (via referral) at the ASBVI Low Vision Clinic located in LittleRock, Arkansas.A. The Contractor shall provide a minimum of two (2) comprehensive low vision clinical exams to ASBVI studentsper year and a minimum of one (1) comprehensive low vision clinical exam to non-student referrals per year asrequested by ASBVI.B. The Contractor shall provide ASBVI with low vision services on School Days between the hours of 3:00 p.m.and 6:00 p.m., Central Time, during the months school is in session (approximately August 12th through May29th of each year) unless alternate hours have been approved in advance by ASBVI.1. The Contractor shall make a request for alternate clinical hours to ASBVI in advance as determinednecessary by ASBVI. The Contractor shall receive approval from ASBVI staff prior to providing low visionservices outside of the clinical hours specified herein. ASBVI will only approve alternate hours inextenuating circumstances.2. Each year during the contract terms, ASBVI will provide the Contractor with a finalized school calendar thatwill indicate professional development days, staff in-service days, and scheduled, periodic breaks (such asspring break and Christmas break) whereby the Contractor will not be required to provide clinicalexaminations.1. At the time of solicitation posting, ASBVIs school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year had not beenfinalized. Although the School Days indicated may vary somewhat from the finalized 2019-2020 schoolyear calendar and subsequent calendars, Prospective Contractors may reference the 2018-2019 schoolyear calendar listed as Attachment A to this IFB as a general overview regarding the anticipated SchoolDays for each year the contract is in place.C. The Contractor shall request patients medical information from PCPs, ASBVIs Low Vision Clinic Coordinator,ASBVI School Nurse, and attending Physician as necessary to provide quality vision care to ASBVIs students.D. The Contractor shall participate in designing and/or procuring specialized low vision devices as needed forindividual students.E. The Contractor shall refer ASBVI students to outside specialists, such as those specialized in vitreoretinalmedicine, genetic testing, or to PCPs when additional medical treatment is indicated.F. On an individual basis, the Contractor shall evaluate the quality and effectiveness of assistive tools used byASBVI students. The Contractor shall provide recommendations regarding such evaluations to ASBVI staff,parents, districts, PCPs, and other pertinent stakeholders regarding needed adjustments and any newtechnologies available to ASBVIs low vision students.

Product Codes: 94868, 94874

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Arkansas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired

State: Arkansas

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Chris Reynolds OFFICE OF STATE PROCUREMENT, 1509 West 7th Street, Room 300, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201

Phone: 501-683-6636

Email: chris.reynolds@dfa.arkansas.go



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