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File #: 20-4122    Version: 1 Name: First Commonwealth, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, New York
Type: Contract Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 9/4/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: PROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Risk Management Vendor: First Commonwealth, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, New York Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to renew and increase contract Good(s) or Service(s): Employer Sponsored Dental Benefits Original Contract Period: 12/1/2016 - 11/30/2019, with two (2), one (1) year renewal options Proposed Amendment Type: Renewal and Increase Proposed Contract Period: 12/1/2020 - 11/30/2021 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: $40,274,700.00 Original Approval (Board or Procurement): Board, 9/14/2016, $29,470,000.00 Increase Requested: $11,398,959.00 Previous Board Increase(s): 10/24/2019, $10,804,700.00 Previous Chief Procurement Officer Increase(s): N/A Previous Board Renewals: 10/24/2019, 12/1/2019 - 11/30/2020 Previous Chief Procurement Officer Renewals: N/A Previous Board Extension(s): N/A Previous Chief ...
Indexes: DEANNA ZALAS, Director, Department of Risk Management

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PROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT

 

Department(s):  Department of Risk Management

 

Vendor:  First Commonwealth, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, New York

 

Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to renew and increase contract 

 

Good(s) or Service(s):  Employer Sponsored Dental Benefits

 

Original Contract Period: 12/1/2016 - 11/30/2019, with two (2), one (1) year renewal options

 

Proposed Amendment Type: Renewal and Increase

 

Proposed Contract Period:  12/1/2020 - 11/30/2021

 

Total Current Contract Amount Authority:  $40,274,700.00

 

Original Approval (Board or Procurement):  Board, 9/14/2016, $29,470,000.00

 

Increase Requested:  $11,398,959.00

 

Previous Board Increase(s):  10/24/2019, $10,804,700.00

 

Previous Chief Procurement Officer Increase(s):  N/A

 

Previous Board Renewals:  10/24/2019, 12/1/2019 - 11/30/2020

 

Previous Chief Procurement Officer Renewals:  N/A

 

Previous Board Extension(s):  N/A

 

Previous Chief Procurement Officer Extension(s): N/A

 

Potential Fiscal Impact:  FY 2021 $11,398,959.00

 

Accounts: 11250.1021.501650

 

Contract Number(s):  1518-14993

 

Concurrences:

The vendor has met the Minority-and Women owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via direct participation.

 

The Chief Procurement Officer concurs.

 

Summary:  This amendment to increase and exercise the second of two (2), one (1) year renewal options will allow the Department of Risk Management to continue the administration of employer sponsored dental insurance benefits for Cook County Employees. Cook County currently offers both DHMO and DPPO dental plan options for all eligible employees. The plan design, including applicable co-pays and out-of-pocket maximums, is negotiated through the collective bargaining process. Employees do not contribute through payroll to the cost of the plans. The expense is covered through annual appropriations.

 

This contract was awarded through a publicly advertised Request for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with the Cook County Procurement Code.  Guardian was selected based on established evaluation criteria.

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