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Saint Louis County Department of Health

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR RESPIRATORY HYGIENE AND HAND-WASHING
MESSAGING GRANT
DIVISION OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
APRIL 25, 2016

BASIS OF THE PROJECT:

St. Louis public transportation such as the light rail system, Metro, and the Lambert International Airport are lacking fresh messaging promoting hand-washing and proper respiratory hygiene. Respiratory infection is a leading cause of seeking medical care, and occurs in up to 20% of all travelers. In addition, more recently occurring illnesses in travelers caused by the Norovirus had been primarily responsible for acute gastroenteritis throughout the United States. The virus had caused 19-21 million illnesses, 56,000-71,000 hospitalizations, and 570-800 deaths each year, according to the CDC, and can be serious in young children and older adults. Practicing proper hand-hygiene and general cleanliness has been listed as a top preventative measure.

Every quarter, about 2.7 million passengers travel through Lambert St. Louis International Airport. These passengers go to and come from all corners of the globe. Personal and respiratory hygiene messaging would go a long way toward reducing the spread of many illnesses beyond influenza and other respiratory diseases. Within the region, over 50,000 passengers ride the Metro light rail every weekday. The opportunity to educate these travelers is fresh.

Saint Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH), in conjunction with the City of St. Louis Department of Health, would like to use this opportunity to launch a respiratory hygiene and hand-washing campaign. The ultimate outcome will be a reduction in disease transmission caused by poor respiratory hygiene and hand-washing practices.

The scope of this proposal presents the necessary qualifications the contractor must meet. The preferred starting date of this contract is June 1, 2016 for a six (6)-month term ending December 15, 2016. Potential contractors may provide alternate starting dates for consideration.

All work and services will be performed during the hours agreed upon by Saint Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) and the contractors(s). The maximum amount of reimbursement available for this contract is $23,000.

RFP:

A complete copy of this RFP can be viewed by clicking here .

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Contractors are required to submit the following items as a Response to the Request for Proposal. Five (5) bound copies and an electronic copy of the proposal are due to County by 4:00 p.m. May 6th, 2016.

  1. Letter of interest signed by a principal of the firm
  2. Qualifications statement
  3. List of current clients or collaborations
  4. Description of related experience and client references
  5. History of firm related experience
  6. Other qualifications for consideration
  7. Proposal for service that meets County requirements
  8. Three (3) references of current customers

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:

For additional information please contact Kyle Foerst at 314-615-0889 or kfoerst@stlouisco.com. All questions must be submitted in writing by Monday, May 2nd, 2016. Questions and the responses will be posted online and available to all potential responders. Please include your e-mail address in the event further clarification is needed on your question(s). The complete list of questions with answers will be posted promptly. Please submit proposals by 4:00 p.m. May 6th, 2016 to:

Kyle Foerst
St. Louis County Department of Health
6121 N. Hanley Rd.
Berkeley, MO 63134