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Emergency Courier Services for COVID-19 Response

Contract for Services to a New Hampshire Vendor for
Courier Services in Eligible Regions During COVID-19

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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

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05/12/21 11:59 PM Receipt


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Contract for services to a New Hampshire vendor for courier services in eligible regions during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for the provision of urgent courier services to ensure the prompt and safe delivery of clinical specimens, laboratory supplies, and/or environmental samples to and/or from authorized submitters and the New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories (PHL) or its designees. The selected Applicant must provide scheduled and emergency courier services in the New England region and the New Hampshire PHL.

The transport of specimens from healthcare providers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and others who need to send specimens to the New Hampshire PHL for COVID-19 testing is required for routine and emergency pickups. Services are required 24 hours per day/7 days per week and must be available for both scheduled pickups and stat pickups. Specimens must be tested within 72 hours of collection to ensure quality test results. Therefore, the courier service must be flexible and responsive to the needs of the State of New Hampshire. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 195569

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The total anticipated funding for the contract resulting from this RFA shall not exceed $300,000 for the State Fiscal Year 2022 for a total contract price limitation of $300,000.

Term of Contract:

The Contract resulting from this RFA is anticipated to be effective July 1, 2021 or upon Governor and Executive Council approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2022.

The Department may extend contracted services for up to two (2) additional years, contingent upon satisfactory Contractor performance, continued funding, and Governor and Executive Council approval.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The selected Applicant must abide by all state travel guidelines and maintain all applicable transport licenses as required by the State of New Hampshire.

The Department requires, as applicable, every Contractor to acquire a Certificate of Good Standing or assurance of obtaining registration with the New Hampshire Office of the Secretary of State in accordance with RSA 5:18-a.

Pre-Application Information:

Schedule of Events:
- RFA Release Date: April 13, 2021
- RFA Applicant Questions Submission Deadline: April 21, 2021, 11:59 PM
- Department Responses to Questions Published: April 28, 2021
- Application Submission Deadline May, 12, 2021, 11:59 PM

Payment for services shall be on a cost reimbursement basis.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted electronically to and the Contract Specialist at the email address specified below.

The subject line must include the following information: RFA-2022-DPHS-02-COURI (email xx of xx).

All questions and applications must be submitted electronically to:
State of New Hampshire
Department of Health and Human Services
Stacy Williams, Contract Specialist
Bureau of Contracts & Procurements
129 Pleasant Street
Concord NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-9561

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