SUNY Reopens Long Island College Hospital Request For Proposals To Ensure Openness And Transparency, And To Give The Community A Voice In The Process

January 28, 2014

Final and Best Offer Submissions Will Be Made Public Prior To An Award

Brooklyn —The State University of New York today announced that it would reopen the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) Request For Proposals (RFP) in order to enhance the openness, transparency, and effectiveness of the process. Proposals may be submitted until Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

In a letter to all firms that submitted proposals in response to SUNY's July 17, 2013, RFP, SUNY says it will allow firms an opportunity to clarify and modify their proposals in order to submit final and best offers, and that firms will be asked to make public the terms of the proposals prior to an award.

In addition, to ensure community input, SUNY will allow additional interested parties to participate in the evaluation process.

“SUNY and the Board have always advocated for a real solution to the crisis at LICH that benefits the community while allowing SUNY to return to its core academic mission in Brooklyn and across the entire State of New York,” said Board Chairman H. Carl McCall. “It is our hope that reopening the RFP process will ensure greater transparency and openness, enhance opportunity for public review, and ultimately result in a project that meets the community's healthcare needs.”

The health care system in Brooklyn has been widely studied, and the near universal conclusion is that there is an over-supply of hospital beds and an under-supply of access to primary care. Finding a new provider of health care services who will preserve emergency department capacity and provide needed primary care for the LICH community, allowing Downstate to concentrate its resources on its other academic health care education and clinical care operations in Brooklyn, was a central tenet of the state-approved Sustainability Plan for Downstate and the subsequent RFP process.

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