CMS awards $35M Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) O&M task

“The existing QIES contract was awarded to Buccaneer Computer Systems & Services, Inc., on August 17, 2009 as a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) task order, Contract number HHSM-500-2007-00022I / Task Order #HHSM-500-T0002, under the Enterprise System Development (ESD) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract (IDIQ). The contract was awarded with a twelve (12) month base period, eight (8) option periods, and a six (6) month Transition Out period. The current contract will end 02/16/2019 at a total projected cost of $197,886,211.

Currently, the QIES task order maintains and supports the following assessment instruments:

  1. Minimum Data Set (MDS);
  2. Outcome and Assessment Information Set(OASIS);
  3. Inpatient…”

“The current contract also provides infrastructure support, reporting, coding, maintenance & operations, and Help Desk services.”

This justification authorizes and approves a thirty (30)-month sole source contract to Buccaneer Computer Systems & Services, Inc. (A wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)) to continue QIES Help Desk, infrastructure, application support of the QIES line of business, and decommissioning of the legacy system. These services will need to continue without interruption in order to make the October 2019 date for acceptance of the new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) assessments as well as the required substantially updated Quality and Public reporting that will be required in 2020…” Read the full J&A here.

G2X TAKE: Citing an inability to compete this contract in a reasonable timeframe in light of some recent revisions to the SNF PPS, the CMS has opted to award a 30-month sole source contract to incumbent GDIT, thus helping to ensure the Agency can meet the demands of the new regulatory requirement. 

The Government had previously stated their intent to compete the operation and maintenance of the legacy QIES task, but a new go-live date and a new regulation that significantly impacts the submission of the Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0) information as well as the associated payment(s) process led the Agency to take this action. 

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