The main objective in the Carson Manor study is to reduce cost on a per-bed basis to be in-line or near the state average. PSD’s role to assist Carson Manor in achieving cost reduction is by recommending a consultant firm that will provide Carson Manor the specific areas for improvement and methods to implement the changes. In order to provide the recommendation for the consultant firm that is best-fit for this situation, first they will create an accurate request for proposal that details out Carson Manor’s need and an accurate description of the need. Next, PSD will need to respond to suppliers’ questions as necessary. Lastly, PSD will review the received request for proposals received by the suppliers and provide a summary along with their recommendation for selection.
The objective of this study was to identify where Carson Manor could produce the same outcome with more effective financial measures. It also included the reasoning behind wanting to accomplish this task, Carson Manor was running a 470 bed facility at 14% more cost than other facilities in the state.
First of all, Ms. Taylor needed to understand what Carson Manor is going through so she can make a decision with the help of others that this nursing home needs a more effective in management where they can reduce per-bed cost while keeping the good service. In addition, Ms. Taylor needed to include PSD in the whole process due to the fact that PSD responded to the needs of other departments and divisions for goods and services at minimum cost in the past, which would help consulting firm to compare accordingly and provide a more consistent solution and develops strategies that improve the future operations of the home. In addition, Ms. Taylors needed to include a procurement statement of work, where goals and expectations are stated clear. She also needed to develop source selection criteria in advance including information such as copy of contracts, time estimates, names and...
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