November 6, 2020

Amended Nov. 10, 2020

In anticipation of the upcoming solicitation and resulting contract for STAR Health, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) invites managed care organizations that would be eligible to receive the STAR Health contract award (potential respondents) to participate in a pre-solicitation meeting with Medicaid program, legal, and procurement staff.

Meetings are limited to 30 minutes and will allow potential respondents the opportunity to: (i) introduce your company’s capabilities and service delivery benefits; (ii) provide thoughts and/or recommendations on the HHSC procurement process; and (iii) provide input and/or recommendations on future contract. The meeting agenda is strictly limited to these topics and there will be limited interaction between program staff and vendor representatives in compliance with the HHSC Vendor Interaction Policy (PDF).

Meetings will be scheduled November 12 - 20, 2020 and will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams or an equivalent virtual method. After November 20th, HHSC will no longer discuss the procurement for STAR Health with potential respondents.

To register for a time slot, please email PCS_DEC@hhsc.state.tx.us your 3 preferred time slots and we will work with you to get the meeting scheduled. Time slots will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. The available dates and times are as follows:

  • Thursday, November 12 – 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 13 – 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, November 16 – 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, November 16 – 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 19 – 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, November 20 – 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

HHSC is planning to host pre-solicitation meetings before each major Medicaid procurement and expects that the next series of meetings will be scheduled after the first of the year.

These meetings do not constitute a solicitation for proposals, a commitment to conduct a procurement, or an offer of a contract or prospective contract. HHSC will not award a contract as a result of these meetings. HHSC will not be liable for any costs incurred by vendors in the preparation and participation in these meetings.

HHSC encourages and looks forward to your participation.