GUAM – The Air Force Medical Service is looking for doctors and nurses to work as supplemental staff at its facilities throughout the United States, including Guam.
This Clinical Acquisition for Support Services procurement is designed to supplement the medical staff at Air Force medical treatment facilities, “as well as logical extensions” of these, such as health and wellness centers, the Air Force said.
The contractor would provide a wide range of qualified health care workers to deliver patient care nationwide, including doctors and nurses. The contractor’s team would supplement the Air Force’s medical staff and cover permanent shortages, according to official documents.
Direct health care services “may take the form of treatment, movement of patients, advice, clinical evaluations, recommendations, area and equipment preparation, and other clinical services to supplement the military treatment facilities’ clinical staff,” the Air Force stated.
The contractor would have to facilitate each health care worker’s credentialing and security package, provide assurance that minimum government requirements and background checks are met, and ensure each worker can work a minimum of 180 consecutive calendar days. All workforce management and professional performance issues would be the responsibility of the contractor including guaranteeing that as worker substitutes and replacements are made, no vacancy exceeds 30 calendar days.
The Air Force anticipates that this CLASS procurement will be a 100% small business set aside, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity, multiple award contract. It is “a follow-on procurement to the Clinical Support Services contracts that were awarded in November, 2005,” which were also small business IDIQ MACs, the Air Force said.
A draft request for proposal for solicitation number FA8053-11-R-0002 is available here.
Within the next 45 days, the Air Force intends to issue a final RFP.
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