SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND
The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) seeks proposals from consultants who can design and deliver three tiers of support for Medicaid leaders and their teams. These engagements can be either on an in-kind basis or as a paid contractual arrangement. The three tiers of support include:
TIER 1: Coaching and one-on-one support. This just-in-time program management and leadership support is intended to help Medicaid Directors and members of their senior team with time-limited coaching or light touch strategic guidance. We are seeking former Medicaid Directors to provide this assistance.
TIER 2: Skills building trainings. These trainings are for Medicaid leaders from all 50-states, D.C., and the territories and are designed to build or enhance the core skills that Medicaid leaders need to successfully administer the Medicaid program. We are seeking former Medicaid Directors or other former senior leaders in Medicaid programs to provide this assistance.
TIER 3: Strategic support for NAMD. Consultants will provide regular support to NAMD staff over the 12-month period of performance. This support will enhance the association’s internal knowledge and capacity in key areas of strategic focus. We are seeking former Medicaid Directors or other former senior leaders in Medicaid programs to provide this assistance.
NAMD will accept proposals until 5:00 p.m. ET on October 9, 2023. Bidders may submit proposals in one or more tiers of support.
TIER 1: Coaching and one-on-one support
Medicaid leaders are responsible for administering a program that supports the health and wellbeing of millions of people. In this role, Medicaid leaders are responsible for billions of state and federal dollars, setting and managing strategic direction for public services, and navigating the complex web of state government and community relationships.
NAMD is seeking former Medicaid Directors who can provide current Medicaid Directors and their senior leadership team with just-in-time program management and leadership support. This is intended to be strategic, light-touch engagement with Medicaid Directors or other senior leaders in Medicaid programs. Former Medicaid Directors are well positioned to provide this type of one-on-one coaching and guidance, given their lived experience in Medicaid programs.
NAMD is only seeking Tier 1 proposals from former Medicaid Directors who are willing to provide in-kind coaching and one-on-one support over a 12-month period.
Submitting a Proposal
Complete NAMD’s coaching and one-on-one support form by 5:00 p.m. ET on October 9, 2023 to be considered as an NAMD coaching and one-on-one support provider.
- Lived experience working in or leading a Medicaid program as a Medicaid Director
- Understanding of a diverse array of Medicaid Directors’ experiences and challenges, and strategies to effectively lead a program through a variety of challenges
- Commitment to the mission and work of Medicaid leaders
- Coaching experience and credentialling a plus
Call for proposals opens: September 21, 2023
Call for proposals closes: October 9, 2023
Invitations issued: Invitations will be issued on a rolling basis, beginning in late October with Tier 1 support. All invitations will be issued by December 1, 2023.
Intellectual property. All concepts, writings, and trainings, which are conceived or made by contractors, will be considered the sole and exclusive property of NAMD.
Conflicts of interest To protect the interests of Medicaid Directors and NAMD, we require all potential contractors and in-kind partners to complete a conflict-of-interest disclosure and provide a list of current clients. We recognize that in some cases contractors may not be able to disclose their relationships with other clients. Therefore, an expedited process asks the potential contractor to disclose the broad categories of clients with which they are doing business. For a list of such categories see the Sample NAMD Client Disclosure document. NAMD maintains disclosure statements for twelve months. NAMD’S conflict of interest policy is reviewed annually by the Board Governance Committee.