The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), located in Sterling Heights, MI, is a non-profit organization with the mission to “promote the capacity of state offices of rural health to improve health care in rural America through leadership, advocacy, education, and partnerships,” with the ultimate goal of helping communities build health care delivery systems.
Teryl Eisinger, Director of NOSORH, first approached the Macomb Regional PTAC after exhausting all other resources in an attempt to comply with the requirements of a sole source procurement that NOSORH was up for award for from the Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA), which is a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. If awarded, the contract would allow NOSORH to improve approaches to care for America’s rural veterans, and it is no secret that more and more veterans are in need of such care as they return home from service abroad.
After working with the VHA for more than one year, Eisinger was given short notice to answer a question regarding NOSORH’s size status and the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code associated with the procurement. After fielding this question with others and gaining no resolve, she called Macomb Regional PTAC for assistance. With the assistance provided by the Macomb Regional PTAC, she was finally able to help move the VHA into action to ultimately award the contract to NOSORH. “This contract is a milestone for our organization, it’s the first federal contract we’ve been awarded outside our regular funding source” Eisinger stated.
As this is NOSORH’s first federal contract, this is definitely a noteworthy success, and the Macomb Regional PTAC looks forward to assisting NOSORH with their contracting efforts in future. For more information on NOSORH, please visit their website at http://www.nosorh.org/.Go to stories page >