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BATTERERS' INTERVENTION PROGRAM SERVICE PROVIDERS ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

 RFP #2012-01 BATTERERS’ INTERVENTION PROGRAM SERVICE PROVIDERS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

QUESTION #1:
Pursuant to the Batterers’ Intervention Program ("BIP") Service Provider Minimum Certification Standards, Level 2 screening is required for all officers and direct service personnel employed or contracted by a Provider. Since Level 2 screenings require an ORI or Live OCA Scan number, could the Eleventh Judicial Circuit provide such number?

ANSWER:
Level 2 screenings will not be required. Accordingly, the ORI or Live OCA Scan Number is not necessary. Please see "ADDENDA."


QUESTION #2:
Under the category "SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION CHECK LIST" the Financial Disclosure Form for Provider’s Officers is being requested; but, was not included in the RFP Documents. Is there a specific Financial Disclosure Form for Provider’s Officers available to be submitted?

ANSWER:
The Financial Disclosure Form for Provider’s Officers is not required. However, the questions set forth on page 5 in the Batterers’ Intervention Program ("BIP") Service Provider Application in the section titled "FINANCIAL STABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY" must be answered and submitted.


QUESTION #3:
Do we have to register as a lobbyist in case we are called on to make a presentation or for contract negotiations?

ANSWER:
No, you do not have to register as a lobbyist under any circumstances in connection with the RFP.


QUESTION #4:
What do you mean by legal status?

ANSWER:
Legal status pertains to the type of entity under which the Provider is authorized to legally conduct its business (e.g., corporation, partnership, professional association, etc.) and whether the Provider is a "for profit" or "not-for profit" entity.


QUESTION #5:
Is the Review Committee /Evaluation of Proposals Meeting a public meeting? If so, what is the address and time for the Meeting?

ANSWER:
No, this Meeting is not a public meeting.


QUESTION #6:
Who has to sign the "Authorization to Investigate and Release of Information" form?

ANSWER:
The "Authorization to Investigate and Release Information" form should be executed by every officer, employee and contractor of the Provider. This form authorizes the Eleventh Judicial
Circuit, or its designee, if deemed necessary, to conduct background checks on any such officer, employee or contractor, based upon the Provider’s responses to the Criminal History questions set forth in the Batterers’ Intervention Program ("BIP") Service Provider Application.

 
 

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