(Hackensack, NJ)- After review of the twelve responses received pursuant to the Request for Qualifications and Information (RFQ/RFI), Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has directed the Bergen County Improvement Authority (BCIA) to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select the next Tenant-Operator for the Bergen Regional Medical Center. The RFP will be released on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 12 pm. It will be made available through the Bergen County Division of Purchasing, located at One Bergen County Plaza, 3rd Floor. It will also be available online at www.bergenbids.com.
“The future of Bergen Regional Medical Center starts now,” said County Executive Jim Tedesco. “This hospital cares for the most vulnerable people in our communities and I am proud to help guide its future during this critical time. This RFP will help us choose the best Tenant-Operator for the hospital, while providing greater transparency for Bergen County. We look forward to hearing from respondents and working together to ensure that BRMC provides high quality care in a safe environment while being responsible on behalf of Bergen County and the taxpayers.”
In October 2015 the County’s Healthcare Advisory Committee began meeting to examine options for the future of BRMC. The committee’s report established goals and objectives related to the hospital:
1. Strong Capabilities in Acute Care, Behavioral Health and LTC,
2. Maintenance, Improvement and Growth of Patient Services,
3. Structure of Governance and Appropriate Oversight
4. Transparency & Collaboration with the BCIA and Other Stakeholders,
5. Alignment of Strategic Interests,
6. Access for Bergen County Residents and the Underserved,
7. Capital Commitments and Financial Considerations,
8. Employee Retention, Advancement and Workplace Safety,
9. Sustainable and Viable Relationship
The RFP was designed to ensure that those goals serve as the minimum standards BRMC’s next Tenant-Operator must meet.