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Albuquerque Indian School District - Request for Proposals for Legal Services. The Albuquerque Indian School District, a political subdivision of the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico (District) is soliciting Proposals for the purpose of contracting legal services. The District's attorney will provide legal advice and representation to the District's Governing Council and its officials on as needed basis relating to taxation, land use regulation, employment matters, intergovernmental agreements, contract matters, drafting of legislation, federal tribal and state tribal relations, and other matters common to municipal government created by an Indian tribe. Proposals must identify the applicant's relevant experience and qualifications and proposed billing terms and must be received on or before the proposal deadline. Applicants must have a JD or equivalent degree from an accredited law school, at least five (5) years of relevant experience in the practice of law; and be licensed and in good standing with the New Mexico State Bar. Proposals must include at least three references. The District encourages from, and will give preferential consideration to, members of federally-recognized Indian tribes who meet the requirements and qualifications of the engagement. One electronic .pdf version of the proposal must be received by the Albuquerque Indian School District aisdtaxmgr@gmail.com by 5:00 PM on Tuesday October 31st, 2017. Journal: October 19, 20 & 24, 2017 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu October 19, 2017

LEGAL NOTICE EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS NOTICE OF MEETING Friday, November 3, 2017 9:30 a.m., ENMU-Roswell, Campus Union Building, Mulitpurpose Room The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, November 3, 2017 in the Campus Union Building, Multipurpose Room at ENMU-Roswell. Regents will act upon business so presented and may meet in executive session. The agenda is available 72 hours prior to the meeting and is accessible at the President's Office located in the ENMU-Portales campus Administration Building and on the ENMU website http://www.enmu.edu/about/board-meetings.shtml. The public is invited to attend the meeting. Eastern New Mexico University is an EEO/AA institution. Journal: October 21, 2017 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu October 19, 2017

The Human Services Department (the Department), Medical Assistance Division (MAD), is amending the following rules that are part of the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC): 8.308.2 NMAC, Managed Care Program, Provider Network 8.308.6 NMAC, Managed Care Program, Eligibility 8.308.7 NMAC, Managed Care Program, Enrollment and Disenrollment 8.308.8 NMAC, Managed Care Program, Member Education 8.308.9 NMAC, Managed Care Program, Benefit Package 8.308.10 NMAC, Managed Care Program, Care Coordination 8.308.11 NMAC, Managed Care Program, Transition of Care 8.308.13 NMAC, Managed Care Program, Member Rewards 8.308.15 NMAC, Managed Care Program, Grievances and Appeals 8.308.21 NMAC, Managed Care Program, Quality Management 8.302.3 NMAC, Medicaid General Provider Policies, Third Party Liability Provider Responsibilities These changes are being proposed to match the requirements of federal rules. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published federal rules, effective July 5, 2016, that updated Medicaid managed care requirements which the Department must now implement. The federal rules align the requirements governing Medicaid managed care programs, where feasible, with those of other major sources of health care coverage, including Qualified Health Plans and Medicare Advantage plans. The citation for the federal rule is 42 CFR 438 subparts A through J. MAD reviewed the current rules related to managed care to assure they will be in compliance with federal requirements. They were also reviewed for currency and clarity. Necessary changes are being proposed as amendments to the existing managed care organizations (MCO) rules listed above. Also, amendments are being proposed to 8.302.2 NMAC, Medicaid General Provider Policies, Third Party Liability Provider Responsibilities, because of its relationship to managed care organizations. 8.308.2 NMAC MANAGED CARE PROGRAM PROVIDER NETWORK Significant proposed changes include: (1) clarifications and new responsibilities for provider enrollment to meet federal requirements; (2) adds MCO provider access standards; (3) adds a section regarding MCOs contracting with the Indian health service, tribally operated facilities, and urban Indian clinics; (4) adds standards for MCOs regarding credentialing providers. No proposed changes are new limits on services or eligibility, or otherwise negatively impact managed care members. 8.308.6 NMAC MANAGED CARE PROGRAM - ELIGIBILITY Significant proposed changes include: (1) a correction to the list of Medicaid recipient categories that are not enrolled in managed care. This is a correction only and does not change who is actually enrolled in managed care; (2) replaces "12 months" with "13 months", pursuant to a federal rule that specifies a newborn is enrolled for 13 months starting with the month of birth. 8.308.7 NMAC MANAGED CARE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT AND DISENROLLMENT Significant proposed changes include: (1) Changes the auto assignment eligibility period from two months to six months or less; (2) includes language clarifying the retroactive span of eligibility considered for enrollment in managed care "to not to exceed two years" and deleted references to time periods prior to January 1, 2014; (3) adds language clarifying member enrollment periods prior to changing MCO and the time period for issuance of a member identification card by an MCO is changed to 20 calendar days following notification of enrollment. This time period was previously 30 days. 8.308.8 NMAC MANAGED CARE MEMBER EDUCATION Significant proposed changes include: (1) changing the title to read "Member Rights, Responsibilities, and Education; (2) language was added to assure that MCOs comply with federal requirements with regard to supplying informational and educational materials to members and for the civil rights and other rights that MCOs are required to provide to members of an MCO. 8.308.9 NMAC MANAGED CARE BENEFIT PACKAGE Significant proposed changes include: (1) language was added to assure MCOs follow federal requirements regarding providing benefits, citing applicable federal citations; (2) added language to require that MCOs meet all behavioral health parity requirements; (3) added the benefit of health home services; (4) wording was added to physical health benefits to include birth center benefits, licensed birthing center benefits and other covered delivery services; a change is being made stating that routine vision care is not a benefit for a member 21 years and older whose eligibility is as an Alternative Benefit Plan beneficiary. Previously the rule stated that one routine eye exam per member was allowed every 36 months. This change is consistent with the federal requirements regarding Alternative Benefit Plan coverage; (5) added additional information regarding the MCOs' responsibility to cover pharmacy services; (6) added the MCOs' responsibility to cover plan B and long acting reversible contraception items; (7) included crisis services and opioid treatment programs as behavioral health services that MCOs are to cover; (8) a new section incorporates wording from the federal rule on emergency services and stabilization to assure a member has adequate care during an emergency situation; and (9) a new section incorporates wording from the federal rule with regard medical necessity, authorization requirements, and comparability to fee-for-service Medicaid coverage which generally assures the MCO provides necessary services to members. 8.308.10 NMAC MANAGED CARE PROGRAM CARE COORDINATION A significant proposed change adds language to clarify the MCO requirement to employ or contract with a Native American care coordinator or contract with a community health representative to serve as a care coordinator. 8.308.11 NMAC MANAGED CARE PROGRAM TRANSITION OF CARE A significant proposed change adds information clarifying the circumstances under which a member will be provided care coordination and information regarding MCO identification of members who transition from institutional care to the community. 8.308.13 NMAC MANAGED CARE PROGRAM MEMBER REWARDS A significant proposed change adds clarifying language that a member may participate in a managed care member rewards program. 8.308.15 NMAC MANAGED CARE PROGRAM GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS Significant proposed changes include: (1) changes to the rule to assure that the federal requirements regarding grievances and appeals relating to MCOs and their members will be followed in the New Mexico Medicaid program; (2) proposed wording to clarify who may file a grievance or appeal and who may request an administrative hearing, and expanding the extent to which an "authorized provider" may represent a member in the process; (3) proposed wording was added to clearly differentiate between provider appeals and grievances vs. member appeals and grievances and to differentiate between the requirements for expedited appeals vs. standard appeals; (4) language was added to assure an MCO provides sufficient information to a provider or member to better explain why an adverse action is being taken; that an MCO seeks additional information from a provider prior to making a final decision; and provides information explaining the adverse decision; (5) proposed wording states a provider or a member may file a grievance at any time rather than within 30 calendar days of the event triggering the grievance; (6) the rule clarifies a grievance cannot be filed regarding an adverse benefit determination or the MCOs final grievance decision which is a federal provision; (7) new language states an appeal must be filed within 60 calendar days of the notice of adverse action - previously the time frame was 90 days for a standard appeal and 30 days for an expedited appeal; (8) new language clarifies what constitutes a MCO adverse action against a member, incorporating the federal definition of Adverse Benefit Determination; (9) many other definitions are added or expanded for clarity including new wording to allow a member's treating provider to act as the member's authorized representative when the member is medically incapacitated or when the member's authorized representative cannot be located, and the member requires immediate medical care until such time as the member appoints an authorized representative or the member's current authorized representative is located; (10) the proposed rule also specifies that the MCO expedited member appeal process must be concluded and a final decision made by the MCO within 72 hours after a request is made with provisions for extending the time frame when necessary; (11) language specifies the MCO standard member appeal process must be concluded and a final decision made by the MCO within 30 calendar days of the request for the appeal with provisions for the extending the time frame when necessary. 8.308.21 NMAC MANAGED CARE PROGRAM QUALITY MANAGEMENT A proposed change provides additional information and requirements regarding the quality management programs, including additional criteria for mandatory and optional External Quality Review Organization activities. 8.302.3 NMAC THIRD PARTY LIABILITY PROVIDER RESPONSIBILITIES Significant proposed changes include clarifying when claims must be denied due to the recipient having other insurance resources or third party liability and when claims cannot be denied; and specifying that MCOs must follow these requirements established by federal regulation. NM Statute Section 9-8-6 (2016) authorizes the Department Secretary to promulgate rules and regulations that may be necessary to carry out the duties of the Department and its divisions. Notice Date: October 17, 2017 Hearing Date: November 20, 2017 Adoption Date: Proposed as February 1, 2018 Technical Citations: 42 CFR 438 subparts A through J This proposed amendments will be contained in 8.308.2 NMAC; 8.308.6 NMAC; 8.308.7 NMAC; 8.308.8 NMAC; 8.308.9 NMAC; 8.308.10 NMAC; 8.308.11 NMAC; 8.308.13 NMAC; 8.308.15 NMAC; 8.308.21 NMAC; and 8.302.3 NMAC. The register and proposed rule amendments are available on the HSD website at: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForInformation/registers.aspx and http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/public-notices-proposed-rule-and-waiver-changes-and-opportunities-to-comment.aspx. If you do not have internet access, a copy of the proposed register and rule may be requested by contacting MAD at 505-827-6252. The Department proposes to implement these rules effective February 1, 2018. A public hearing to receive testimony on these proposed rules will be held in the Rio Grande Conference Room, Toney Anaya Building, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, on November 20, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mountain Standard Time (MST). If you are a person with a disability and you require this information in an alternative format or require a special accommodation to participate in the public hearing, please contact MAD in Santa Fe at (505) 827-6252. The Department requests at least 10 working days advance notice to provide requested alternative formats and special accommodations. Copies of all comments will be made available by MAD upon request by providing copies directly to a requestor or by making them available on the MAD website or at a location within the county of the requestor. Interested persons may submit written to: Human Services Department, Office of the Secretary, ATTN: Medical Assistance Division Public Comments, P.O. Box 2348, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2348 Recorded oral comments may be left by calling (505) 827-1337. Electronic comments may be submitted to madrules@state.nm.us. Written, electronic and recorded comments will be given the same consideration as oral testimony made at the public hearing. All comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. MST, on November 20, 2017. Journal: October 19, 2017 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu October 19, 2017

Public Meeting Notice The State Apprenticeship Council will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Electricians JATC, 4501 Montbel Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107. The State Apprenticeship Council is subject to the Open Meetings Act and is open to the public. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter or any other form of auxiliary aid or services to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact our office one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes can be provided in a Word Document or electronically. For additional information or assistance, please contact the State Apprenticeship Office at 505-841-8565. Journal: October 19, 2017 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu October 19, 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP) The New Mexico Lottery Authority (NMLA) hereby provides notice of its intent to request Proposals for Instant Ticket Printing and Related Services and A Player Loyalty Program. The RFP will be available after 9 AM on October 18, 2017. Vendors who are interested in submitting Proposals for this RFP may contact the NMLA's Purchaser by email at rfp@nmlottery.com. Copies are available for review by email or during normal business hours at the NMLA offices 4511 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque NM 87109, Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30pm. Proposals are due by 3:00 pm MT December 15, 2017. The NMLA reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or parts thereof. Journal: October 18,19, 20, 2017 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu October 19, 2017

PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT ADVERTISEMENT - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RFP# 383 Professional IT Consultant The NHA is seeking proposals from Professional Information Technology (IT) Consultants to perform a series of assessments on all hardware, systems, and software currently in place and recommend a course of action(s) to meet or exceed industry best practice. Detailed information may be obtained from the NHA Procurement Department at Route N54, Old Coalmine Road in Ft. Defiance, Arizona or via email to: tcook@hooghan.org and requesting for Advertised RFP# 383 Professional IT Consultant. All Proposals must be received by the NHA Procurement Department by October 25, 2017 @ 4:45PM MDST. No faxed or emailed proposals will be accepted. This invitation is unrestricted; however, preference shall be given to Indian Organization and Indian Owned Economic Enterprises in accordance with 24 CFR 1000.48, 1000.50 and 1000.52. The entities who respond to this RFP are herein referred to as the Professional Firm. Journal: October 13, 17, 19, 2017 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu October 19, 2017

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NPHA Picuris Pueblo Gas Station, Convenience Store and Laundromat Design Build Project; PP2017-2018 Northern Pueblos Housing Authority (NPHA), the Tribally Designated Housing Entity for the Pueblos of San Ildefonso, Picuris Pueblo, and Tesuque is requesting proposals to contract with one firm (Contractor and architect/engineer) to plan, design, build, construct and transfer to the owner the completed project ("Project"). NPHA, co-developer with the Picuris Pueblo is seeking turn-key Proposals for the Project. The selected firm will provide all planning, design, engineering, construction, procurement, permitting, and commissioning of the Project under a contract/ agreement on specified site within the Pueblo of Picuris. The objective of the Project, to construct a new gas station-convenience store for the Picuris Pueblo that will be state of the art for the area and region of Northern New Mexico. Threshold Requirements: 1. Contractor must not be on the State of NM or Federal Suspended or Debarred list. 2. Contractor must include in its proposal a plan to hire Pueblo of Picuris members and other Indian craftsmen and laborers for the project. As feasible, such plan should require at least 20% of all new hires to fit this requirement. 3. Contractors must be immediately available to do the work. 4. Within the last five (5) years the Contractor (team) has constructed at least one (1) Gas Station - Convenience Store of at least 4,000 sq.ft. or larger, whereby it shall have been constructed in the State of New Mexico. 5. Contractor has sufficient bonding capacity. 6. Teams (overall team, A/E & Contractors, including subs) experience with performing development of projects if this type is required. The Contractor's proposal shall discuss the following in the proposal (proposed size 7,000 to 8000 sq.ft. with 4 gas station bays): Development of a Site Master Plan for project Demographics and Feasibility Analysis for the Gas station Convenience Store Development of overall project budget including the following: planning, design, construction and operational cost Project Schedule (implementation thru completion) Selection of Team: The selection of a contractor or contractors will be based on the following evaluation criteria with an established point rating for each category: 15 Points: Volume and nature of present workload and staff quantity and availability of additional personnel to provide services as scheduled, if necessary (time is of the essence) for team; 30 Points: Overall cost of proposal from team (see above); 20 Points: Specialized experience and technical competence of the Team (contractor and firm) the firm should have had a minimum of three (3) years experience with projects of this type of development; 5 Points: Experience and professional training of key personnel on team; 5 Points: Inclusion of acceptable Tribal Member/Indian hiring plan; 10 Points: Evidence of valid Contractor's License Professional Licensing and Professional Liability Insurance; 5 Points: Indian Preference; 5 Points: Minority-owned and/or women-owned firms, that show evidence of commitment to hiring minorities and women; and 5 points Proximity of contractors to Pueblo (Picuris only). To request a copy of the RFP (request for proposals) may be addressed to Jon Paul Romero, NPHA Executive Director, at (505) 455-7973 or e-mail @ (jpromero@nphousing.com). All proposals must be received at Northern Pueblos Housing Authority, Attn: Jon Paul Romero, Executive Director, 5 West Gutierrez, Suite 10, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506 no later than 2:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Proposals shall be submitted in triplicate (3) in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Proposal for Gas Station and Convenience Store Development Design Build Project PP-2017-2018." Proposals not received by that time and date will be rejected. Proposals are subject to review by NPHA general counsel. NPHA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any and all deficiencies. Thank you for your interest. Journal: October 19, 20, 22, 26, 27 & 29, 2017 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu October 19, 2017

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT INVITATION TO BID Bids will only be received through UNM's Supplier Portal and sourcing site found at the links below. ITB # 1982-18 STREAK CAMERA SYSTEM Opening Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 Bid Due Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (MST). Additional information may be obtained at the Purchasing Department. For further information, please contact Buyer, Jennifer Trujillo at (505) 277-1737 or jetrujillo@unm.edu This Invitation to Bid can be found on the UNM Public Sourcing page at the web site: https://bids.sciquest.com/apps/Router/PublicEvent?CustomerOrg=UNM Offerors should register on the Supplier Portal in order to respond and receive amendment notices. https://bids.sciquest.com/apps/Router/PublicEvent?CustomerOrg=UNM Journal: October 19, 2017 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu October 19, 2017

VILLAGE OF LOS RANCHOS PUBLIC NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Warren J. Gray Village Hall, located at 6718 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107, the Board of Trustees will consider for adoption an amendment to the 2013 Codified Ordinances of the Village of Ranchos de Albuquerque Chapter 9 Land Use Regulations, Article 2, Zoning and Zone Map, Section 22, (K) Political Campaign Signs 9.2.22. The title sets forth a general summary of the subject matter contained in the proposed ordinance. The proposed ordinance is available for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. at Village Hall and upon request from the Village Clerk. The proposed ordinance is also available for review on the Village's website: www.losranchosnm.gov. /s/Stephanie Dominguez Village Clerk Journal: October 19, 2017 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu October 19, 2017

VILLAGE OF LOS RANCHOS PUBLIC NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 the Board of Trustees adopted Ordinance #263, an amendment to the 2013 Codified Ordinances of the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Chapter 9 Land Use Regulations, Article 2, Zoning and Zone Map, Section 3, Definitions, 9.2.3, and Section 4 General Regulations, 9.2.4, Clarification of the two-hundred-andeighty- foot setback (280) in Chapter 9, Article 2, Section 7, A-1 Agricultural/ Residential Zone 9.2.7, Section 8, A-2 Agricultural/ Residential Zone, 9.2.8, and Section 9, A-3 Agricultural/ Residential Zone, 9.2.9. The title sets forth a general summary of the subject matter contained in the ordinance. The ordinance is available for public inspection during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. at Village Hall, located at 6718 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107, and upon request from the Village Clerk. The ordinance is also available for review on the Village's website: www.losranchosnm.gov /s/ Stephanie Dominguez Village Clerk Journal: October 19, 2017 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu October 19, 2017

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