Study of the pharmacy chain of supply RFP


The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a contractor to conduct a study of the pharmacy chain of supply and prepare a report to the legislature of that study by November 1, 2016. The timing and breadth of this study requires hiring a firm with significant experience and expertise in the field

During the 2016 legislative sessions, the Washington State Legislature enacted 5ESSB5857 ( which creates a secondary appeals process, overseen by the OIC, for small pharmacies to contest the prescription drug reimbursement cost set by pharmacy benefit managers. The legislation also requires the OIC to conduct a thorough study on the pharmacy supply chain and report to the legislature by November 1, 2016.

This procurement is open to those vendors who are licensed to do business in the state of Washington or agree to become licensed within 30 days of being identified as an apparent successful vendor.

Important dates

For complete details, review the announcement document (PDF, 374KB).



Questions due from vendors

May 11, 2016, 11:59 p.m.

Last amendment from the OIC

May 13, 2016, 4 p.m.

Proposals due to the OIC

May 25, 2016, 4 p.m.

RFP documents

RFP S201709 (PDF, 374KB): Solicitation for pharmacy chain of supply study

Questions and Answers for RFP S201709 (PDF, 151KB): OIC's answers to questions submitted by the deadline of May 11, 2016.

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