It's official. The deadline has passed for responding to the city's request for proposals to lease Memorial Health System, and the city has released the six organizations that have turned in bids:
· Centura Health
· Community Health Systems
· HCA — HealthONE LLC
· Memorial Health System
· Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System
· University of Colorado Hospital Authority
According to the city's news release, here is the schedule for the process:
Nov. 17, Task Force Town Hall Meeting (5-7 PM) to discuss the RFP process and invite citizens to get to know the task force members.
Nov. 18, Task Force meeting (8-11 AM) to finalize the scoring sheet and priorities. The bids will be provided to the Task Force members later on Nov. 18.
Nov. 18 to Dec. 1, Quiet Period while Task Force members individually score the bids.
Dec. 1, Task Force members submit score sheets to McDermott, Will & Emery. Bids will be made available to the public.
Dec. 2, Task Force meeting (approximately 6 hours) open to the public. Bidders will be invited to give a brief summary of their bids and answer questions from the Task Force.
Dec. 7, Moderated Town Hall meeting (approximately 6 hours). Each bidder will be invited to give a brief summary of their bid with questions from the public following the presentations. This Town Hall will be in the Council Chambers, televised and designed to give the public a chance to hear from the bidders and ask the bidders questions.
Dec. 9, Task Force open meeting (8-11 A.M.) to begin discussions to reach a consensus on recommendation to Council.
Dec. 14, 16, 19, 27, (8-11 AM) — Task Force meetings to continue consensus discussions.
No later than Dec. 27 — Task Force will reach a consensus on what recommendation to take forward to City Council.