If a provider participates in an RFI are they then excluded from responding to the solicitation?Posted on Jan 7, 2014 in Health and Human Services.
No. Collaboration with private providers is encouraged in state planning activities to facilitate efficiency, responsiveness and organization in meeting the health and human service needs of Hawaii’s people. Uncompensated provider participation is encouraged. Keep in mind that collaboration does not constitute an exemption from anti-competitive practices.
Reference section 3-142-203, HAR
See also: Does an RFI require a meeting?