Agenda Item #35
Employee Benefits Consulting Services
Brevard Public Schools establishes a contract for benefits consulting services in support of the management of its medical/behavioral/pharmacy self-funded healthcare plan, as well as in the selection of all other voluntary employee benefits programs. Consulting services support critical operational activities and provide sound segregation of duties including, but not limited to, the following:
BPS participated in a Request for Proposal (RFP) jointly with the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners to consider available benefits consulting service firms. Three firms responded to this RFP: Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc; RobinsonBush, Inc. (incumbent firm); and Willis of Florida, Inc. A BPS selection committee (separate from the county government selection committee), approved by Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent HR, included the following individuals:
After careful review of respondents' qualifications and using a pre-established point system to score cost, services provided, qualifications, and experience/references, the selection committee ranked the respondents in the following order, high to low:
Approve the selection of Willis of Florida, Inc. to provide benefits consulting services to BPS effective 4/1/12. The term of the contract is five years and includes provisions for exiting the contract for non-performance based on agreed-upon notifications time frames. The annual fee-for-service cost is $145,000, paid monthly, and includes 15 percent at risk to the vendor if end-of-year performance assessments do not reach agreed-upon levels. This amount is approximately $25,000 less than amounts paid in calendar 2011 for benefits consulting services.
The Willis final RFP presentation is attached for further information.
Information - 2/28/2012
Consent after Information3/13/2012
Authority for Action
Specific Authority 468.522, 568.529(2), 468.529(1) FS. Law Implemented 468.529(1) FS. History–New 7-14-92, Amended 11-15-92, Formerly 21EE-9.001.
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Susan Standley, Director, Compensation & Benefits, x.216
Attachment: Willis Finalist Meeting - Brevard - Final.pdf
Attachment: Technical Approach Services Provided.pdf