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Requests for Information and Information Session Registration

Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) is seeking information from stakeholders to assist in the development of the Minnesota Pay for Performance Pilot Program.  The state often uses Requests for Information when contracting for a new good or service. The purpose is to enhance the state’s understanding of market conditions and stakeholder interest. Feedback received through the RFI process will be used to inform the development of one or more Requests for Proposal (RFPs) that may be used to enter into contracts with service providers and third party contractors for the Minnesota Pay for Performance Pilot Program.  The program is currently targeting the areas of workforce development and supportive housing, although we welcome participation from other service areas as well.

MMB is issuing two RFIs to receive responses from two separate audiences. The first RFI seeks input from service providers. The second RFI seeks input from third parties to receive their feedback on the best roles third parties may perform as intermediaries between the state and service providers. Third parties may include foundations, infrastructure organizations, consultants or others.

The specific goals of the Request for Information from service providers are the following:

  • To better understand what service providers believe is the most desirable program structure.
  • To better understand the areas of service delivery that may be appropriate for this type of contracting.
  • To better understand service providers’ willingness to assume the risk of providing services if payments are conditioned on specific financial performance criteria that may not be achieved until 6 months, 2 years, or 5 years following the service intervention.
  • To better understand service providers’ preference for the data collection and analysis structure used to determine that outcomes are achieved and payment may be made.

The specific goals of the Request for Information from third party contractors are the following:

  • To better understand what stakeholders believe is the most desirable program structure.
  • To better understand the most appropriate areas of service delivery for this type of contracting.
  • To better understand the universe of roles that could be used to implement the pilot program.
  • To better understand available sources of financing for service providers’ working capital.
  • To better understand available options for the data collection and analysis structure used to determine that outcomes are achieved and payment may be made.

Information Sessions
To provide additional background and context, and to provide a forum for responding to questions, MMB will host two information sessions regarding these Requests for Information.

These sessions are intended for executive directors or senior management of organizations that are interested Minnesota’s emerging pay for performance model, specifically in the areas of workforce development and supportive housing, although we welcome participation from other service areas as well.  Organizations that might be well-positioned to serve as the intermediary between the pay for performance contract organizations and the state (such as foundations, infrastructure organizations or consultants) are also encouraged to attend.

Session #1

Co-hosted by Greater Twin Cities United Way
Friday, June 22, 1:00-3:00 PM
Greater Twin Cities United Way Offices
404 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN
Please RSVP by June 19, to
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

This conversation will include Commissioner Jim Schowalter, key staff from MMB, Greater Twin Cities United Way and multiple community leaders.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Paulson, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or 612-340-7601.

Session #2

RFI Informational Webinar
Thursday, June 28, 1:00-3:00PM
Please register at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/743422366
This conversation will include Assistant Commissioner Margaret Kelly and key MMB staff.

Webinar Recording: Pay for Performance Pilot Program and Request for Information (RFI) Overview & Informational Webinar
Powerpoint Slides: Pay for Performance Pilot Program and Request for Information (RFI) Overview & Informational Webinar

Questions
Should you have questions regarding these Requests for Information, please submit them via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Depending on which RFI your question is related to, please enter “Pay for Performance RFI—Service Providers” or “Pay for Performance RFI—Third Party Contractors” in the subject line. Requestor’s name, title and organization should also be provided.  Once the question has been reviewed, questions and answers will be posted on this webpage.

Questions for Pay for Performance RFI – Service Providers
Questions for Pay for Performance RFI – Third Party Contractors

 

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