REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Emergency Medical Services
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The AVMA’s Corporate Profile
The AVMA is a not-for-profit association representing more than 93,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
The AVMA Convention is the leading conference and exhibition of the veterinary industry that highlights best-in-class CE opportunities, hands-on labs, workshops, panels and lectures taught by experts in veterinary medicine. In addition, the conference features an exhibit hall with 300 exhibitors, evening events, and other networking opportunities.
- Conference Dates: August 2-6, 2019
- Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
- Projected Attendance: 9,000-9,500 attendees
- Exhibitors: 300 Exhibitors and Sponsors
|Friday August 2||CE Sessions||9:00 AM - Noon|
|Friday August 2||CE Sessions||1:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday August 2||Alumni Receptions||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Saturday August 3||Wellbeing Activity||6:00 AM - 7:00 AM|
|Saturday August 3||Sunrise CE||7:00 AM - 8:00 AM|
|Saturday August 3||CE Sessions||8:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Saturday August 3||Keynote||10:00 AM - Noon|
|Saturday August 3||Exhibit Hall Opening||Noon|
|Saturday August 3||Exhibit Hall Hours||Noon - 4:00 PM|
|Saturday August 3||Exhibit Hall Break||Noon - 2:00 PM|
|Saturday August 3||CE Sessions||2:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Saturday August 3||Technician Appreciation Event||6:30 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Saturday August 3||Live Life, Love All||8:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
|Sunday August 4||Wellbeing Activity||6:00 AM - 7:00 AM|
|Sunday August 4||Sunrise CE||7:00 AM - 8:00 AM|
|Sunday August 4||CE Sessions||8:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
|Sunday August 4||Exhibit Hall Hours||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Sunday August 4||Exhibit Hall Break||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
|Sunday August 4||Lunchtime Connections||Noon - 1:00 PM|
|Sunday August 4||Auxiliary to the AVMA Luncheon||Noon - 1:30 PM|
|Sunday August 4||CE Sessions||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|Sunday August 4||AVMA Posters||3:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Sunday August 4||Exhibit Hall Break/Refresher Sessions||3:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Sunday August 4||CE Sessions||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Sunday August 4||AVMA Concert at The Anthem||6:30 PM|
|Monday August 5||Wellbeing Activity||6:00 AM - 7:00 AM|
|Monday August 5||Sunrise CE||7:00 AM - 8:00 AM|
|Monday August 5||CE Sessions||8:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
|Monday August 5||Exhibit Hall Hours||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Monday August 5||Exhibit Hall Break||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
|Monday August 5||Lunchtime Connections||Noon - 1:00 PM|
|Monday August 5||CE Sessions||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|Monday August 5||Exhibit Hall Break/Refresher Sessions||3:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Monday August 5||CE Sessions||4:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday August 6||CE Sessions|
RFP Submission Details
The AVMA is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to potential vendors to provide a solution for Emergency Medical Services.
The objective of this RFP is for The AVMA to develop a long-term partnership with a supplier that will be able to demonstrate their ability to handle The AVMA’s emergency medical services.
RFP Key Dates
- Week of March 18, 2019 – The AVMA’s distribution of RFP to EMS Companies
- By March 19, 2019 – EMS companies to respond to The AVMA to indicate intent if participating in RFP process
- By March 20, 2019 – EMS companies to respond to The AVMA to indicate intent if participating in RFP process
- By March 22, 2019 – Due date for all RFP responses to The AVMA
- Week of April 1, 2019 – Evaluation of RFPs
- Week of April 8, 2019 – Selection of contenders and follow-up Q&A
- Week of May 6, 2019 – EMS contract is executed; EMS company and The AVMA choose management and implementation teams, finalize implementation strategy and schedule.
RFP’s require a significant time investment for both the submitting and requesting parties. We have structured our RFP template so that the effort required for your response will be expeditious and straightforward. Please review the summary information provided here in this document and use the included Supplier RFP Response Form link to provide the information in our required format. . The AVMA reserves the right to reject any RFP submissions not provided in this format.
RFP Evaluation Guidelines
In order to expedite analysis and review of all RFP responses, clear evaluation parameters have been designed to ensure a fair and complete assessment of your capabilities. All valid RFP responses, at a minimum, will be evaluated on a number of qualitative and quantitative criteria.
RFP and Proposal Pricing Agreement
For the purpose of this proposal, pricing is to be fixed for the term of the agreement.
Please provide a proposed project plan describing how you would implement and execute this program.
Format of Response
Please complete the online RFP form and upload any additional documents in an electronic format no later than 5:00pm EST on March 22, 2019.
Submission of Questions Regarding this RFP
Questions may be submitted in writing via e-mail to The AVMA Sourcing contact listed below. Please note that all questions should be made directly to this contact. The AVMA will respond to inquiries throughout this process to ensure adequate response time for suppliers. If there are questions/answers that should be supplied to all vendors to maintain a level playing field, The AVMA reserves the right and discretion to share the questions/answers with all vendors this RFP has been distributed to. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All costs associated with preparing the response to this RFP and for providing any additional information required by The AVMA to facilitate the evaluation process are the sole responsibility of the Vendor and will not be reimbursed by the AVMA.
The information contained in this RFP is confidential and proprietary to the AVMA. No part of this RFP may be reproduced, in whole or in part, or made available to any third party, without the express, prior, written permission of The AVMA. All information contained in the RFP or in subsequent communications shall be deemed confidential and may be used only in connection with the preparation of Supplier’s Proposal.
You shall not disclose any information concerning this RFP to anyone, other than your employees, officers, and sub-contractors directly involved in preparing your response to this Request for Proposal.
One (1) year, unless otherwise agreed upon by the AVMA.
Terms of Negotiation
The RFP is not an offer to enter into an agreement with any supplier, but rather it is a request to receive proposals from suppliers interested in providing EMS services to The AVMA at the annual conference. Suppliers bear all costs of responding to this RFP. The AVMA reserves the right to reject all proposals, in whole or in part, and/or to enter negotiations with any offeror. The AVMA reserves the right to select and negotiate with those suppliers it deems qualified and to terminate negotiations at any time without incurring liability. We also reserve the right to reject any and all quotations submitted and change the schedule of events as we deem necessary. Your RFP must be firm for the period of (60) days from receipt of this RFP.
We reserve the right to accept or reject any or all parts of provided quotation. Any order issued as a result of this quotation will be subject to the exact terms and conditions specified herein below.
Withdrawal of Proposal
Suppliers may withdraw their proposals from consideration at any time prior to award of a contract or the reaching of an agreement by advising the AVMA project team in writing at the address indicated here: Email: email@example.com.