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RFP - Dental Benefit Program

Tuesday, December 18, 2012  |  Contact: Media & Communications: Phone: 225.342.1532, E-mail:

After careful review of the responses received, DHH has determined that it is not the Department's best interest to make an award at this time. Therefore, DHH is canceling this procurement and will be working in the coming weeks to convene various stakeholders about the best path forward for the Medicaid dental program.

If you have any questions, please contact Gail Williams at

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Bayou Health Program, is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide dental healthcare services, through a comprehensive network of providers, to eligible clients residing in all 64 parishes in Louisiana.

The Bayou Health Dental Benefit Program is responsible for the management of dental care and continuity of dental care for all eligible members.  The RFP will be available at the following web addresses:

Proposer shall submit one (1) original hard copy (The Certification Statement must have original signature signed in ink) and should submit one (1) electronic copy (cd or flash drive) of the entire proposal and seven (7) hard copies of the proposal.  Proposer may provide one electronic copy of the Redacted (cd or flash drive). All proposals must be received at the below physical address by 4:00 pm CST, January 17, 2013.  Proposals received after this time will not be eligible for consideration.

If courier mail or hand delivered:

Mary Fuentes
Department of Health and Hospitals
Division of Contracts and Procurement Support
628 N. 4th Street - 5th Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

If delivered via US Mail:

Mary Fuentes
Department of Health and Hospitals
Division of Contracts and Procurement Support
P.O. Box 1526
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1526

This announcement does not commit DHH to award a contract or to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of proposals.  DHH reserves the right to accept or reject, in whole or in part, all proposals submitted and/or to cancel this announcement.  Any contract awarded shall be based upon the proposal most advantageous to DHH, cost and other factors considered.  All contracts are subject to the availability of funds.