RFP Notification of Award
Sealed Proposals subject to the conditions made a part hereof will be received until 4:00 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 16, 2017, for furnishing goods and services described herein.
All questions regarding RFP requirements should be directed to RFP_Questions@mid.ms.gov.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Indicate the RFP number on the front of each sealed proposal envelope or package, along with the date for receipt of proposals specified above.
All proposals must include one (1) original, one (1) cd or usb flash drive labeled “public” which does not contain any information labeled trade secret or confidential,
and six (6) hard copies directly to the Mississippi Insurance Department at one of the following addresses:
Proposals should be submitted by paper. However one copy of the complete proposal including all sections in Microsoft Word Format with Exhibits in Microsoft Word
or portable document format (PDF) to the following address: RFPSubmittals@mid.ms.gov. This RFP is available electronically on the Mississippi Insurance Department
Website at http://www.mid.ms.gov and may be obtained by selecting Open RFPs.
Please direct all inquiries regarding RFP requirements to Wanda Magers, Director of Licensing at RFP_Questions@mid.ms.gov or at 601-359-2544.
The Mississippi Insurance Department (“MID”), is seeking proposals from interested and qualified professional testing organizations to administer
license examinations for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, and bail bondsmen to test for minimum competency for entry into the insurance business or bail bonding business.
In order to submit a complete and concise response to this Request for Proposal (RFP), the Respondent is expected to thoroughly read and
understand the program as described throughout this RFP.
The agreement(s) entered into pursuant to this RFP will be for a one (1) year term beginning July 1, 2017, subject to termination by either party with proper notice
in accordance with the terms of the executed agreement. Upon written agreement of both parties at least ninety (90) days prior to each contract anniversary date,
the Contract may be renewed by the MID for a period of three (3) successive one-year periods under the same prices, terms, and conditions as in the original
contract. The total number of years permitted under this contract shall not exceed four years. The fees charged by the test vendor will be fixed for the entire period of the agreement.
The evaluation team will be comprised of State representatives. As directed by statute, qualified bids will be evaluated and acceptance may be made of the lowest and best bid
most advantageous to the state as determined upon consideration of such factors listed in Part 6 of this RFP.
The terms “Respondent”, “Contractor” and “Vendor” are referenced throughout this RFP. Generally, references to the “Respondent” are used in conjunction with the proposing organization
and procurement process leading up to the final RFP selection and award. The term “Contractor” and “Vendor” denotes the role assumed, post-award, by the winning Respondent. Additionally,
the terms “State of Mississippi,” “State” or “MID” may be used interchangeably throughout this RFP to denote the political entity issuing the RFP and requesting responses from Respondents throughout these specifications.
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