The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a request to hire a qualified organization to manage the Edward C. Allworth Veterans' Home in Lebanon as an independent contractor.
The terms of the contract, the contents of this request and the contractor's proposal will require the contractor to operate the veterans home as a high-quality nursing care facility.
The Oregon Revised Statute 408.375 requires the agency to contract with a non-governmental entity for the operation and management of the home.
A mandatory preproposal conference for firms planning to submit a proposal will be held at 10 a.m., Sept. 25, at the ODVA, 700 Summer St. N.E., Salem.
Potential proposers will have an opportunity to discuss the project with ODVA, the architect and project manager to ask questions and request clarifications to the solicitation documents.
ODVA intends to award a single contract as a result of the process. Proposals are due no later than 2 p.m. on Nov. 1. The proposal and attachments can be obtained on the Oregon Procurement Information Network website at http://orpin.oregon.gov.
According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, Oregon needs 800 skilled nursing beds for its aging veterans.
Oregon already has one veterans' home located in The Dalles which has 151 beds, including 25 for memory care and Alzheimer residents.
The new veterans' home being built in Lebanon will increase the total number of beds in Oregon to 301.
All of the residents will meet the eligibility requirements of the state home regulations, as found in US Title 38 CFR.
For more information on the procurement, visit the state of Oregon website at orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll/welcome.
For more information regarding the specifics of the proposal, call Josh Bremner, ODVA's procurement and contracts specialist, at 503-373-2278.