This Addendum is intended to supplement the Standard Terms and Conditions. To the extent any of the terms contained herein conflict with terms contained in the Standard Contract Terms and Conditions, the terms in the Standard Contract Terms and Conditions shall take precedence. Further, it is recognized that certain terms contained herein may not be applicable to all the services which may be provided through Department contracts.
The parties shall not use or disclose any information about a recipient of the services to be provided under this contract for any purpose not connected with the parties’ contract responsibilities except with written consent of such recipient, recipient’s attorney, or recipient’s parent or legal guardian.
During the period of this contract, all information obtained by the Contractor through work on the project will be made available to the Department immediately upon demand. If requested, the Contractor shall deliver to the Department background material prepared or obtained by the Contractor incident to the performance of this agreement. Background material is defined as original work, papers, notes and drafts prepared by the Contractor to support the data and conclusions in final reports, and includes completed questionnaires, materials in electronic data processing form, computer programs, other printed materials, pamphlets, maps, drawings and all data directly related to the services being rendered.
D. CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING
Contractor agrees to obtain all licenses, certifications and permits from Federal, State and Local authorities permitting it to carry on its activities under this contract.
E. PROGRAM SERVICES
Definitions of service, eligibility of recipients of service and other limitations in this contract are subject to modification by amendments to Federal, State and Local laws, regulations and program requirements without further notice to the Contractor hereunder.
F. CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE LAWS
In the event that the contract calls for services to minors, the contractor shall comply with the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law (Act of November 26, 1975, P.L. 438, No. 124; 23 P.S. SS 6301-6384, as amended by Act of July 1, 1985, P.L. 124, No. 33) and all regulations promulgated thereunder (55Pa. Code, chapter 3490).
G. PRO-CHILDREN ACT OF 1994
The Contractor agrees to comply with the requirements of the Pro-Children Act of 1994; Public Law 103-277, Part C-Environment Tobacco Smoke (also known as the Pro-Children Act of 1994) requires that smoking not be permitted in any portion of any indoor facility owned or leased or contracted by an entity and used routinely or regularly for the provision of health care services, day care and education to children under the age of 18, if the services are funded by Federal programs whether directly or through State and Local governments. Federal programs include grants, cooperative agreements, loans or loan guarantees and contracts. The law does not apply to children’s services provided in private residences, facilities funded solely by Medicare or Medicaid funds, and portions of facilities used for impatient drug and alcohol treatment.
H. MEDICARE/MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT
1. To the extent that services are furnished by contractors, subcontractors, or organizations related to the contractor/subcontractor and such services may in whole or in part be claimed by the Commonwealth for Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements, contractor/subcontractor agrees to comply with 42 C.F.R.,Part 420, including:
a. Preservation of books, documents and records until the expiration of four (4) years after the services are furnished under the contract.
b. Full and free access to (i) the Commonwealth, (ii) the U.S. Comptroller General, (iii) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and their authorized representatives.
2. Your signature on the proposal certifies under penalty of law that you have not been suspended/terminated from the Medicare/Medicaid Program and will notify the contracting DPW Facility or DPW Program Office immediately should a suspension/termination occur during the contract period.
I. TRAVEL AND PER DIEM EXPENSES
Contractor shall not be allowed or paid travel or per diem expenses except as provided for in Contractor’s Budget and included in the contract amount. Any reimbursement to the Contractor for travel, lodging or meals under this contract shall be at or below state rates as provided in Management Directive 230.10, Commonwealth Travel Policy, as may be amended, unless the Contractor has higher rates which have been established by its offices/officials, and published prior to entering into this contract. Higher rates must be supported by a copy of the minutes or other official documents, and submitted to the Department. Documentation in support of travel and per diem expenses will be the same as required of state employees.
1. The contractor shall accept full responsibility for the payment of premiums for Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, Social Security, and all income tax deductions required by law for its employees who are performing services under this contract. As required by law, an independent contractor is responsible for Malpractice Insurance for health care personnel. Contractor shall provide insurance Policy Number and Provider'’ Name, or a copy of the policy with all renewals for the entire contract period.
2. The contractor shall, at its expense, procure and maintain during the term of the contract, the following types of insurance, issued by companies acceptable to the Department and authorized to conduct such business under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
a. Worker’s Compensation Insurance for all of the Contractor’s employees and those of any subcontractor, engaged in work at the site of the project as required by law.
b. Public liability and property damage insurance to protect the Commonwealth, the Contractor, and any and all subcontractors from claim for damages for personal injury (including bodily injury), sickness or disease, accidental death and damage to property, including loss of use resulting from any property damage, which may arise from the activities performed under this contract or the failure to perform under this contract whether such performance or nonperformance be by the contractor, by any subcontractor, or by anyone directly or indirectly employed by either. The limits of such insurance shall be in an amount not less than $500,000 each person and $2,000,000 each occurrence, personal injury and property damage combined. Such policies shall be occurrence rather than claims-made policies and shall name the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an additional insured. The insurance shall not contain any endorsements or any other form designated to limit or restrict any action by the Commonwealth, as an additional insured, against the insurance coverage in regard to work performed for the Commonwealth.
Prior to commencement of the work under the contract and during the term of the contract, the Contractor shall provide the Department with current certificates of insurance. These certificates shall contain a provision that the coverages afforded under the policies will not be cancelled or changed until at least thirty (30) days’ written notice has been given to the Department.
K. PROPERTY AND SUPPLIES
1. Contractor agrees to obtain all supplies and equipment for use in the performance of this contract at the lowest practicable cost and to purchase by means of competitive bidding whenever required by law.
2. Title to all property furnished in-kind by the Department shall remain with the Department.
3. Contractor has title to all personal property acquired by the contractor, including purchase by lease/purchase agreement, for which the contractor is to be reimbursed under this contract. Upon cancellation or termination of this contract, disposition of such purchased personal property which has a remaining useful life shall be made in accordance with the following provisions.
a. The contractor and the Department may agree to transfer any item of such purchased property to another contractor designated by the Department. Cost of transportation shall be born by the contractor receiving the property and will be reimbursed by the Department. Title to all transferred property shall vest in the designated contractor. The Department will reimburse the Contractor for its share, if any, of the value of the remaining life of the property in the same manner as provided under subclause b of this paragraph.
b. If the contractor wishes to retain any items of such purchased property, depreciation tables shall be used to ascertain the value of the remaining useful life of the property. The contractor shall reimburse the Department in the amount determined from the tables.
c. When authorized by the Department in writing, the contractor may sell the property and reimburse the Department for its share. The Department reserves the right to fix the minimum sale price it will accept.
4. All property furnished by the Department or personal property acquired by the contractor, including purchase by lease-purchase contract, for which the contractor is to be reimbursed under this contract shall be deemed “Department Property” for the purposes of subsection 5, 6 and 7 of this section.
5. Contractor shall maintain and administer in accordance with sound business practice a program for the maintenance, repair, protection, preservation and insurance of Department Property so as to assure its full availability and usefulness.
6. Department property shall, unless otherwise approved in writing by the Department, be used only for the performance of this contract.
7. In the event that the contractor is indemnified, reimbursed or otherwise compensated for any loss, destruction or damage to Department Property, it shall use the proceeds to replace, repair or renovate the property involved, or shall credit such proceeds against the cost of the work covered by the contract, or shall reimburse the Department, at the Department’s direction.
If, during the terms of this contract, the Commonwealth’s premises are so damaged by flood, fire or other Acts of God as to render them unfit for use; then the Agency shall be under no liability or obligation to the contractor hereunder during the period of time there is no need for the services provided by the contractor except to render compensation which the contractor was entitled to under this agreement prior to such damage.
M. SUSPENSION OR DEBARMENT
In the event of suspension or debarment, 4 Pa Code Chapter 60.1 through 60.7, as it may be amended, shall apply.
N. COVENANT AGAINST CONTINGENT FEES
The contractor warrants that no person or selling agency has been employed or retained to solicit or secure this contract upon an agreement or understanding for a commission, percentage, brokerage or contingent fee (excepting bona fide employees or bona fide established commercial or selling agencies maintained by the contractor for the purpose of securing business). For breach or violation of this warranty, the Department shall have the right to annul this contract without liability or, in its discretion, to deduct from the consideration otherwise due under the contract, or otherwise recover, the full amount of such commission, percentage, and brokerage or contingent fee.
O. CONTRACTOR’S CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The contractor hereby assures that it presently has not interest and will not acquired any interest, direct or indirect, which would conflict in any manner or degree with the performance of its services hereunder. The contractor further assures that in the performance of this contract, it will not knowingly employ any person having such interest. Contractor hereby certifies that no member of the Board of the contractor or any of its officers or directors has such an adverse interest.
P. INTEREST OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND OTHERS
No officer, member or employee of the Commonwealth and no member of its General Assembly, who exercises any functions or responsibilities under this contract, shall participate in any decision relating to this contract which affects his personal interest or the interest of any corporation, partnership or association in which he is, directly or indirectly, interested; nor shall any such officer, member or employee of the Commonwealth or member of its General Assembly have interest, direct or indirect, in this contract or the proceeds thereof.
Q. CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITY TO EMPLOY WELFARE CLIENTS
(applicable to contracts $25,000 or more)
1. The contractor, within 10 days of receiving the notice to proceed, must contact the Department of Public Welfare’s Contractor Partnership Program (CPP) to present, for review and approval, the contractor’s plan for recruiting and hiring recipients currently receiving cash assistance. If the contract was not procured via Request for Proposal (RFP); such plan must be submitted on Form PA-778. The plan must identify a specified number (not percentage) of hires to be made under this contract. If no employment opportunities arise as a result of this contract, the contractor must identify other employment opportunities available within the organization that are not a result of this contract. The entire completed plan (Form PA-778) must be submitted to the Bureau of Employment and Training Programs (BETP): Attention CPP Division. (Note: Do not keep the pink copy of Form PA-778). The approved plan will become a part of the contract.
2. The contractor’s CPP approved recruiting and hiring plan shall be maintained throughout the term of the contract and through any renewal or extension of the contract. Any proposed change must be submitted to the CPP Division which will make a recommendation to the Contracting Officer regarding course of action. If a contract is assigned to another contractor, the new contractor must maintain the CPP recruiting and hiring plan of the original contract.
3. The contractor, within 10 days of receiving the notice to proceed, must register in the Commonwealth Workforce Development System (CWDS). In order to register the selected contractor must provide business, location and contact details by creating an Employer Business Folder for review and approval, within CWDS at HTTPS://WWW.CWDS.State.PA.US. Upon CPP review and approval of Form PA-778 and the Employer Business Folder in CWDS, the Contractor will receive written notice (via the pink Contractor’s copy of Form PA-778) that the plan has been approved.
4. Hiring under the approved plan will be monitored and verified by Quarterly Employment Reports (Form PA-1540); submitted by the contractor to the Central Office of Employment and Training – CPP Division. A copy of the submitted Form PA-1540 must also be submitted (by the contractor) to the DPW Contract Monitor (i.e. Contract Officer). The reports must be submitted on the DPW Form PA-1540. The form may not be revised, altered, or re-created.
5. If the contractor is non-compliant, CPP Division will contact the Contract Monitor to request corrective action. The Department may cancel this contract upon thirty (30) days written notice in the event of the contractor’s failure to implement or abide by the approved plan.
R. TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL
As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, effective August 9, 1996, in all State Mental Health and Mental Retardation Facilities, all full-time and part-time employees (temporary and permanent), including contract service providers, having direct patient contact or providing service in patient care areas, are to be tested serially with PPD by Mantoux skin tests. PPD testing will be provided free of charge from the state MH/MR facility. If the contract service provider has written proof of a PPD by Mantoux method within the last six months, the MH/MR facility will accept this documentation in lieu of administration of a repeat test. In addition, documented results of a PPD by Mantoux method will be accepted by the MH/MR facility. In the event that a contractor is unwilling to submit to the test due to previous positive reading, allergy to PPD material or refusal, the risk assessment questionnaire must be completed. If a contractor refuses to be tested in accordance with this new policy, the facility will not be able to contract with this provider and will need to procure the services from another source.
S. ACT 13 APPLICATION TO CONTRACTOR
Contractor shall be required to submit with their bid information obtained within the preceding one-year period for any personnel who will have or may have direct contact with residents from the facility or unsupervised access to their personal living quarters in accordance with the following:
1. Pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. Ch. 91(relating to criminal history record information) a report of criminal history information from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement from the State Police that their central repository contains no such information relating to that person. The criminal history record information shall be limited to that which is disseminated pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 9121(b)(2) (relating to general regulations).
2. Where the applicant is not, and for the two years immediately preceding the date of application has not been a resident of this Commonwealth, the Department shall require the applicant to submit with the application a report of Federal criminal history record information pursuant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s under Department of State, Justice, and Commerce, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1973 (Public Law 92-544, 86 Stat. 1109). For the purpose of this paragraph, the applicant shall submit a full set of fingerprints to the State Police, which shall forward them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check. The information obtained from the criminal record check shall be used by the Department to determine the applicant’s eligibility. The Department shall insure confidentially of the information.
3. The Pennsylvania State Police may charge the applicant a fee of not more than $10 to conduct the criminal record check required under subsection 1. The State Police may charge a fee of not more than the established charge by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the criminal history record check required under subsection 2.
The Contractor shall apply for clearance using the State Police Background Check (SP4164) at their own expense. The forms are available from any State Police Substation. When the State Police Criminal History Background Report is received, it must be forwarded to the Department. State Police Criminal History Background Reports not received within sixty (60) days may result in cancellation of the contract.
T. LOBBYING CERTIFICATION AND DISCLOUSRE
(applicable to contracts $100,000 or more)
Commonwealth agencies will not contract with outside firms or individuals to perform lobbying services, regardless of the source of funds. With respect to an award of a federal contract, grant, or cooperative agreement exceeding $100,000 or an award of a federal loan or a commitment providing for the United States to insure or guarantee a loan exceeding $150,000 all recipients must certify that they will not use federal funds for lobbying and must disclose the use of non-federal funds for lobbying by filing required documentation. The contractor will be required to complete and return a “Lobbying Certification Form” and a “Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form” with their signed contract, which forms will be made attachments to the contract.
U. AUDIT CLAUSE
(applicable to contracts $100,000 or more)