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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -381349-FY21 RFP 58821022 for Transcription Services
  State Medical Examiner Office
  Application Deadline: 11/24/2020 4:00 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 01/01/2021
Project End Date: 06/30/2021
Award Announcement Date: 12/16/2020
Eligible Applicant: Individual, Sole proprietor, LLC or Corporation within the borders of the United States
Program Officer: John McMullen
Phone: 515-281-6646 x
Categorical Area: Unspecified

It is the responsibility of the Applicant to review all Attachments listed below for additional details regarding this Funding Opportunity.

The issuance of this Funding Opportunity in no way constitutes a commitment by IDPH to award a contract.


The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) # 58821022 is to solicit applications that will enable the Iowa Department of Public Health (referred to as Department) to select the 2 most qualified applicants to provide transcription services for the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner (IOSME).

Schedule of Events  (All times and dates listed are local Iowa time.)

The following dates are set forth for informational purposes.  The Department reserves the right to change them.



RFP Issued

October 26, 2020

Applicant’s Conference


Written Questions and Responses


Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

October 30, 2020

November 3, 2020

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

November 10, 2020

November 17, 2020

Applications Due

November 24, 2020

Post Notice of Intent to Award

December 16, 2020


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Description File Name File Size
A. RFP58821022 Transcription Services A. RFP58821022 Transcription Services.pdf 228 KB
B. IowaGrants Registration Instructions B. IowaGrants Registration Instructions Updated 2016.pdf 873 KB
C. IDPH Application Instruction Guidance C. IDPH Application Instruction Guidance 2016.pdf 1.9 MB
D. Transcription Services Draft Contract D. Transcription Services Draft Contract.pdf 149 KB
E. Transcription Services Draft Score Tool E. Transcription Services Draft Score Tool .pdf 109 KB
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Submitted Date Question Answer
10/30/2020 Regarding section 2.04 Budget within the RFP & Article IX within the Contract Template- It states that there is a Fee Schedule attached to this bid. Is there a template that the Department would like to provide? No, we will work off of the applicant fee schedule.
10/30/2020 Regarding section 1.05 Available Funds- Can the Department please inform of estimated future volume or FY19 volume? The State Medical Examiners Office performed autopsies on approximately 1,200 cases between 30 October 2019 to 30 October 2020. We anticipate performing autopsies on 1,000 to 1,400 cases per year. We anticipate needing transcription services for 600 to 1,100 cases per year. The actual number of case transcription services may be requested on shall be determined by IOSME business needs.
10/30/2020 Regarding section 3.02 Fee Schedule- Can the department please provide the incumbent price "per word" & Consultation fees and testimony fees? No, the amount that is available for the contract is available in section 1.05 Available Funds. Please base off your past experience.
11/02/2020 how to get the grant and the requirement You will need to go to IowaGrants . gov. Go into Grant Opportunities link and look for ID number 381349. You may look at the Grant documents there. If you decide to apply you will need to register in IowaGrants. Directions on how to do this is outlined in Attachment B. Attachment C will walk you through the application process.
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