WIC Shopper and Mobile Applications

expired opportunity(Expired)
From: Maine Division of Procurement Services(State)
started - 02 Sep, 2022 (3 months ago)

Start Date

02 Sep, 2022 (3 months ago)
due - 02 Sep, 2022 (3 months ago)

Due Date

08 Sep, 2022 (3 months ago)
Contract

Opportunity Type

Contract
0920220866

Opportunity Identifier

0920220866
DHHS

Customer / Agency

DHHS
Burton M. Cross Building, 4th Floor, 111 Sewall Street, 9 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0009

Location

Burton M. Cross Building, 4th Floor, 111 Sewall Street, 9 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0009
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REV 10/19/2021 Page 1 of 3 PROCUREMENT JUSTIFICATION FORM (PJF) This form must accompany all contract requests and sole source requisitions (RQS) over $5,000 submitted to the Division of Procurement Services. INSTRUCTIONS: Please provide the requested information in the white spaces below. All responses (except signatures) must be typed; no hand-written forms will be accepted. See the guidance document posted with this form on the Division of Procurement Services intranet site (Forms page) for additional instructions. PART I: OVERVIEW Department Office/Division/Program: MCDCP/Division of Disease Prevention/WIC Department Contract Administrator or Grant Coordinator: Shawn Belanger Patti Wall (If applicable) Department Reference #: OIT-23-B100 Amount: (Contract/Amendment/Grant) $ 31,200.00 Advantage CT / RQS #: RQS 10A 20220804*0177 CONTRACT Proposed Start Date: 10/1/2022 Proposed End Date: 9/30/2023 AMENDMENT Original Start Date: Effective Date: Previous End Date: New End Date: GRANT Project Start Date: Grant Start Date: Project End Date: Grant End Date: Vendor/Provider/Grantee Name, City, State: JPMA, Inc. Wheat Ridge, CO. Brief Description of Goods/Services/Grant: WIC Shopper and WICSmart mobile applications used by WIC clients while shopping for approved products. PART II: JUSTIFICATION FOR VENDOR SELECTION Mark an X before the justification(s) that applies to this request. (Check all that apply.) A. Competitive Process G. Grant B. Amendment H. State Statute/Agency Directed C. Single Source/Unique Vendor I. Federal Agency Directed D. Proprietary/Copyright/Patents J. Willing and Qualified E. Emergency K. Client Choice F. University Cooperative Project L. Other Authorization DocuSign Envelope ID: 457645C9-151C-43FB-8B2C-ED470917BC54 DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES a) DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT SERVICES SU Wu Le) BAUS} Procurement Justification Form (PJF) REV 10/21/2021 Page 2 of 3 Please respond to ALL of the questions in the following sections. PART III: SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 1. Provide a more detailed description and explain the need for the goods, services or grant to supplement the response in Part I. This application fulfills a need for WIC clients to be able to verify vendor locations, contact WIC for help, find a WIC office, be notified of product recalls, and have access to educational materials for nutrition and meal preparation. This system has the advantage of being a smart phone application, so it can be used anywhere and is not dependent upon accessing via a computer. 2. Provide a brief justification for the selected vendor to supplement the response in Part II. Reference the RFP number, if applicable. A survey of the market indicates that there are no like products commercially available either in the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google PlayStore that would serve the same purpose and requirements. This application has been translated in full at Maines request for five (5) additional languages in the past agreement year and supported four (4) major program changes with banners and FAQ pages for ongoing COVID procedure updates, Farmers Market Nutrition and Cash Value Benefit program changes and updates. This is a niche market that serves only WIC Participants and is used in many other states across the country. This is not an application or service that is widely available as a stand-alone mobile application not offered by an EBT Processor. Services provided by this app include WIC approved food list, turn by turn directions to authorized retailers and farmers and local agencies. This service provides recipes with WIC approved and targeted nutrition education required for continued participation and benefit issuance. Additional enhancements have been integrated by sending batch files from our MIS system SPIRIT to provide appointment reminders, benefit expiration notification, detailed food list updates and individualized food balances updated each day on a schedule. The app can be used in store as a barcode reader to confirm status of the item for WIC, provide cereal, produce, and baby food conversion calculations that improve a participants store checkout experience. Foods that should be added to the States approved product list can be reported using this app further enhancing the participant experience. WIC has invested in providing this mobile application in multiple language. Multi-lingual translation investments from Maine and other participating states have resulted in this mobile application being translated fully for twenty-two (22) languages supporting USDA FNS Civil Rights requirements. This is a very specific app with limited competition. 3. Explain how the negotiated costs or rates are fair and reasonable; or how the funding was allocated to grantee. Contract pricing includes WICShopper and WICSmart products, service, and support. The cost for two very specific, unique, niche applications that deliver services valuable to WIC Participants while meeting federal requirements result in the Department determining that the cost is fair and reasonable. 4. Describe the plan for future competition for the goods or services. The Department does not intend to RFP these services. PART IV: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) / MAINE JOBS & RECOVERY PLAN (MJRP) Does this request utilize ARPA/MJRP funds? Yes If Yes, please attach the approved Business Case(s). No If No, proceed to Part V DocuSign Envelope ID: 457645C9-151C-43FB-8B2C-ED470917BC54 DocuSign Envelope ID: 457645C9-151C-43FB-8B2C-ED470917BC54 Joseph Zrioka 9/1/2022 el Ariole EA813178102243C...

Dates

Start Date

02 Sep, 2022 (3 months ago)

Due Date

08 Sep, 2022 (3 months ago)

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