Bulletin No. 04-05
February 7, 2005
DWC releases "Request for Proposal" on SB 899
insurance study - proposals due March 10, 2005
The Division of Workers' Compensation has released a "Request for Proposals"
(RFP) seeking a qualified organization to study the effects of the 2003 and
2004 legislative reforms on California's workers' compensation insurance rates.
As part of Senate Bill (SB) 899, a study was authorized to look at the cost
impacts of recent California workers' compensation reforms, and the extent
to which savings generated by the reforms were being reflected in employers'
premium rates (Labor Code Section 138.65). The intent of the study is to look
at the effects of the reforms on the insurance marketplace and competition.
A final report to the Legislature, governor and insurance commissioner is
due Jan. 1, 2006. The governor and insurance commissioner will review the
results of the study and make recommendations as to the appropriateness of
regulating insurance rates. Each of the following essential elements of the
study is discussed in the RFP:
Key action dates listed in the RFP are as follows:
|RFP available to prospective proposers
||Jan. 26, 2005
|Written question submittal deadline
||Feb. 11, 2005
|Issue response to questions
||Feb. 16, 2005
|Pre-proposal conference (attendance optional)
||Feb. 22, 2005
|Final date for proposal submission
||Mar. 10, 2005 @ 4:30 p.m.
||Mar. 16, 2005
|Notice of intent to award
||Mar. 17, 2005
|Last day to protest award
||Mar. 24, 2005
|Proposed start of the contract
||Apr. 15, 2005
The full "Request for Proposals" (RFP DIR/DWC 04-001) can be reviewed
Contract questions should be directed to the Department of Industrial Relations
contract office at 415-703-1605 (Alan Lo) or 703-4912 (Aurora Tison, firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you want to be on the state contracts mailing list or get
other background documents, please go to http://www.cscr.dgs.ca.gov/cscr/contract_ads/display/contract_ad_search_list.asp
and click on Agency - Department of Industrial Relations.