The egregious fiscal and operational failures by Public Partnerships, LLC (“PPL”) in managing two Department of Human Services (“DHS”) programs- the Division of Disability Services’ (“DDS”) Personal Preference Program (“PPP”) (recently transferred to the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (“DMAHS”)) and the Division of Development Disabilities’ (“DDD”) Self-Directed Services (“SDS”) were predictable because the Department of Treasury, Division of Purchase and Property (“DPP”) awarded the contract to PPL despite the fact that PPL’s proposal did not conform with many requirements of the Request for Proposal (“RFP”). In fact, in its proposal, PPL specifically advised that PPL would not provide certain services.
As a result, individuals are literally being denied life-critical services. Both programs enable persons with physical and intellectual disabilities and seniors to live in the community by selecting and directing the services that they need. For example, participants can hire employees to assist them with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, eating, transferring (to and from bed and/or chair) and toileting or maintaining continence (control of bladder and bowel functions).