Request for Proposals: Consultant for 340B Technical Assistance Provision

Washington, D.C.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP): Consultant for 340B Technical Assistance Provision

RFP Issue Date: July 28, 2020

RFP Closing Date: August 11, 2020

Performance Period: 6 Months (September 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021)

NASTAD is soliciting proposals from professionals with demonstrated expertise and experience in providing technical assistance to health departments (focus is on ADAP and 318 grantees) on 340B best practices, including 340B basics, financial forecasting, and assessment of program income models.

Interested persons are encouraged to read this RFP in its entirety, including specifics on application submission. Proposals that do not adhere to the parameters here will not be considered. Issuance of this solicitation does not, in any way, obligate NASTAD to award a contract, nor will NASTAD pay for any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a proposal.

About NASTAD

NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. Our singular mission is to end the intersecting epidemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, and related conditions. We do this work by strengthening governmental public health through advocacy, capacity building, and social justice. Each of NASTAD’s six programmatic teams—Health Care Access, Health Systems Integration, Policy & Legislative Affairs, Hepatitis, Health Equity & Prevention —interpret and influence policies, conduct trainings, offer technical assistance, and provide advocacy mobilization for U.S. health departments and ministries of health around the world to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis. NASTAD represents public health officials in state, territorial, and a small number of local health departments.

Project Summary

NASTAD seeks an experienced professional to work with NASTAD’s Health Care Access and Health Systems Integration teams to support our growing 340B technical assistance portfolio.

Consultant support is requested in the following areas:

  • Assess 340B technical assistance needs for 318 grantees.
  • With input and direction from the Direction of Medication Access and Pricing and the Associate Director of Health Systems Integration, develop foundational 340B resources (including fact sheets, tool kits, short videos, and webinars) for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B grantees, ADAPs, and 318 grantees (HIV prevention and hepatitis programs).
  • Review NASTAD ADAP financial forecasting tools and support updates and addendums to better support rebate and program income forecasting.
  • Provide support for individualized technical assistance to NASTAD members (including RWHAP Part B programs, ADAPs and 318 grantees) on 340B (e.g., assist with email response, policy review, phone call assistance, or virtual staff trainings).

NASTAD anticipates the scope of work will require approximately 10 hours per week.

Proposal Application and Submission

Interested persons should apply by submitting the following:

  • Cover Letter – Expressing interest, hourly compensation requirement, and areas of expertise
  • CV/Resume – Documenting relevant work history and related experience for at least the previous five years
  • Work Sample – A sample of your work (i.e., website, blog, training slides, writing sample, product, etc.)
  • Two professional references – Include email and phone

All documents should be combined into one PDF and submitted to Amy Killelea via email at akillelea@NASTAD.org by August 11, 2020. The subject line should read: “NASTAD 340B Consultant Application.”

SELECTION CRITERIA

The following will be key factors in our decision-making process:

  • Demonstrated expertise in 340B technical assistance for ADAPs and 318 grantees.
  • Hourly rate that is commensurate with the value offered by the firm/individual and ability to work within a budget.
  • Candidate has successfully completed similar projects and has the qualifications necessary to undertake this project.
  • Responses are presented in a clear, organized, and logical manner.
  • Commitment to NASTAD’s mission.

We encourage people of diverse ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, disabilities, religions, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, work, and life experiences to apply. We recognize that to accelerate the end of the HIV and hepatitis epidemics, our partners must be representative of groups that have been disproportionately impacted.