Presentation on theme: "Historically Underutilized Business Program Texas Department of Insurance Special Deputy Receiver Program January 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Historically Underutilized Business Program Texas Department of Insurance Special Deputy Receiver Program January 2008
Good Faith Effort The Texas Department of Insurance encourages equal business opportunities with all businesses and promotes the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program by making a good faith effort to utilized minority and women owned business in the procurement process.
Main Topics of Discussion HUB Subcontracting Plan (HSP) How to Complete When to Complete Disqualifying Factors Amending an HSP Administering an HSP Mentor Protégé Program
If Subcontracting 1 – Respondent and Solicitation Information 2 – Subcontracting Intentions - Check Yes 3 – Subcontracting Opportunity 4 – Mentor Protégé Program - Optional 5 – Professional Service Contracts Only - Optional 6 – Notification of Subcontracting Opportunities 7 – HUB Firms Contacted for Opportunities 8 – Subcontractor Selection 10- Affirmation Complete Sections…………………
If NOT Subcontracting 1 – Respondent and Solicitation Information 2 – Subcontracting Intentions - Check No 9 – Self Performance Justification 10 - Affirmation Complete Sections…………………
Disqualifying Factors All supporting documentation must be included with RFP and HSP response by the RFP deadline. All Subcontracting categories must be listed on Page 1, Section 2. Page 2, Sections 3 through 7 must be completed for each subcontracting opportunity listed on Page 1, Section 2.
Disqualifying Factors Subcontractors must be given five (5) working days from their receipt of notice to respond. Minority Organizations must be notified five (5) working days prior to the submission of your response.
Disqualifying Factors will disqualify the RFP Failure to attach supporting documentation demonstrating evidence of the good faith effort performed for all subcontractors contacted will disqualify the RFP. Examples: letters, phone logs, fax transmittals, electronic mail, etc.
When do you amend a HSP? If a SDR decides to subcontract after the contract has been awarded If at any time during the contract the SDR wants to use a subcontractor not identified in the HSP. If Liquidation Oversight expands the scope of work and determines that additional subcontracting is required.
How to Amend a HSP? The SDR will submit a cover letter requesting change and explanation for change. The SDR will submit a revised or new HSP form. The SDR must ensure that the HSP is complete and accurate. The SDR must ensure that the HSP is approved by Liquidation Oversight prior to initiating a purchase for goods or services with the subcontractor.
If the selected contractor subcontracts any of the work without prior authorization and without complying with the HSP requirements, the contractor would be deemed to have breached the contract and be subject to any remedial actions. Texas Government Code, Chapter 2161
Agencies may report nonperformance relative to its contracts to the Comptroller of Public Accounts.
HSP Amendment Approval Liquidation Oversight shall approve changes by providing SDR with written approval. The reasons for amendments or other written approval must be recorded in the contract file.
Special Considerations Employees and Contractor Relationships with Companies in Receivership. The HSP should not include former employees of the company in receivership, vendors and contractors with whom the company had a pre-receivership relationship even if this relationship is extended or continued by the SDR.
Special Circumstances Example1. Expenses related directly to the adjudication and litigation of claims such as defense costs or other costs that are incurred as a result of the benefits under a policy of insurance or are direct claim adjudication expenses.
Special Circumstances Example 2. Expenses necessary for the continued operation of the company in receivership such as equipment leases, rent, utilities, payroll and employee benefits, office supplies, computer maintenance and similar expenses that would be considered normal business operating expenses of the insurance company.
Miscellaneous One-Time Purchases The SDR may have expenses necessary for the operation of the receivership that would constitute one time expenses less than $2,000 for which the SDR would not require a contract for the good or service. This type of miscellaneous expenses would be included on the Expense Report under Other Vendors/Expenses. All expenses will be reviewed and approved by Liquidation Oversight to ensure compliance.
Subcontractors contract relationships The HSP should not include any vendors or subcontractors hired by the SDRs subcontractors.
Miscellaneous Administrative Fees The HSP should not include non professional vendor expenses related to the continuing administration of the receivership for which the SDR would not seek a contract such as: bank charges Insurance or reinsurance premium Liquidation oversight and special master fees third party server hosting court fees records storage, and other miscellaneous payments.
Liquidation Oversight Mandatory Vendors The HSP should not include vendors that the Liquidation Oversight Division requires the contractor to use.
Monthly HUB Assessment Reports The SDR must submit monthly HUB progress assessment reports. The assessment reports are based on the information submitted in the HSP response. The SDR is required to amend the HSP as the needs of the receivership operation become apparent and additional subcontractor's) are required.
Monthly HUB Assessment Reports Any amendments to the HSP must be reviewed and approved by the Liquidation Oversight. All subcontractors added to the HSP must be included on subsequent monthly progress reports.
HUB HSP Documentation The SDR must maintain copies of the HSP documentation throughout the life of the contract. The SDR must report subcontracting activities for all subcontractors included in the HSP.
Monthly Expense Reports The SDR is required to submit a monthly statement of expenses. This statement must include all contractors and vendors that are named in the exhibit to the SDRs contract in the Subcontractor section. Expenses that are not required under the HSP process should be reported in the Other Vendors/Expenses section. The SDR should maintain records on each vendor paid documenting the status of the vendor and the justification for any vendors that was excluded from the HSP process.
Monthly Expense Reports The SDR is also required to submit a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) to Liquidation Oversight for approval of expenses. When submitting a CBA for a project involving a new contractor the SDR must specify the status of the recommended vendor and document its efforts in obtaining a HUB using the HSP forms. If the vendor does not qualify as a SDR subcontractor, the SDR must document why.