Dear Health Insurance Carrier,
Please be advised that the University of California Office of the President
on behalf of the UC Campuses is inviting qualified health insurance
carriers to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) titled “Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan(s)”. The purpose and goals of the RFP
which was posted today at
http://www.ucop.edu/purchserv/rfp/welcome.html are clearly defined in the
documents on this site.
Qualified health insurance carriers which are directly willing to underwrite
risk are encouraged to review these documents, take part in the RFP
process, and to submit well thought out answers to questions outlined in
these documents. The UC will use the responses from this RFP to:
1. Evaluate firms in the marketplace which have recent and
applicable experience in managing student health
2. Evaluate firms in the marketplace which have talented
and knowledgeable staff with applicable experience in
handling insurance plans that complement the current
services offered through the University’s Student Health
3. Evaluate firms in the marketplace which have the
resources to support their talented and knowledgeable
staff in handling these types of engagements.
4. Evaluate firms which offer a best in class approach and
will be of value to the UC while it improves the costs and
conditions for graduate students.
Please note the following key deadlines which are listed in this RFP:
August 12, 2009 Release of RFP
Deadline to RSVP to Mandatory 4:00 p.m. PDT – August 18,
Pre-Bid Conference 2009
1:30 p.m. PDT – August 21, Mandatory Bidder’s Conference 2009
4:00 p.m. PDT – September Bid Submission Deadline 14, 2009
Please check the RFP for other deadlines and monitor the website
frequently for any updates, addendums, or changes to all of the documents.
UC does not email vendors when our website for RFP’s changes!
Please address questions or comments throughout this process to me as
outlined in the instructions within this RFP. Do not contact any of the
campuses directly regarding this RFP or the process.
Alan Moloney Strategic Sourcing Director University of California Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street, 10403 Oakland, CA 94607-5200