Managed Services Provider (MSP) Program Information
for State of Ohio Subcontractors

State Contract resulting from RFP 0A1148 titled Managed Services Provider for IT Staff Augmentation Services

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The State of Ohio has selected Knowledge Services as its Managed Service Provider (MSP) for IT Staff Augmentation Services. The Knowledge Services MSP Program is referred to as ‘OHMSP’ and delivers solutions to help manage sourcing, tracking, reporting and invoicing of IT Staff Augmentation Services.

As part of our MSP solution, Knowledge Services utilizes the dotStaff™ system to optimize and manage the staff augmentation process. Through this platform, open competition assures subcontractor equality and fair access to business opportunities.

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Program Links

The below link provides supporting materials for recruiters and finance staff at the State. It contains a subcontractors overview guide, finance guide and schedule interview guide. In addition, you will find an instructional video on timesheet entry:

SUPPLIER dotStaff PRODUCT GUIDES

Below is another link you may provide to your contractors once they are selected for an IT staff augmentation project. It contains a Contractor Get Started Guide with instructions on activating their account, timesheet entry and editing, as well as a timesheet entry video:

RESOURCE dotStaff PRODUCT GUIDES

Additional Program Documents

  1. NOT TO EXCEED RATE CARD
  2. VISA LETTER PROCESS
  3. STATE AGENCY ACRONYMS DOCUMENT
  4. STATE PROVIDED JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Agency Bid and Onboarding Requirements

  1. RIGHT TO REPRESENT INSTRUCTIONS
  2. DUPLICATE BIDS
  3. DODD COVER SHEET

Onboarding Forms for New Hires

All forms to be completed by the contractor and the vendor.  The forms should then be uploaded into the contractor’s profile in dotStaff following the below steps:  

  • Log into DotStaff  > Click on Records Mgt. > View Users
  • Search for User > Double Click on user > Click Professional tab
  • Click Edit > Scroll down to attachments > Click the Green + sign.
  • Click Browse to find document on computer > Select document > Click Upload > Click save
  1. PEDACKN
  2. RESOURCE EMPLOYMENT STATUS VALIDATION FORM
  3. CONTRACT WORKER AGREEMENT

SOOH MSP Process

The Knowledge Services Program Team is responsible for managing the entire staff augmentation process.  Below is an overview of the full service requisition workflow:

Process Wheel

Benefits

Benefits to Vendors include:

  • Local, experienced Program Team providing single point of contact
  • Greater quantity of opportunities with clearly outlined requirements
  • Ability to maintain and cultivate new relationships with managers and agencies
  • Cash flow visibility, providing access to payment statuses
  • Business intelligence & reporting
  • Web-based requisition workflow for candidate submission, time entry, time approval & invoicing

August 2019 Vendor Roundtable

Once a year, the State of Ohio MSP hosts a vendor roundtable.   The data provided in the link below was presented to the vendors during the August 2019 meeting.

Vendor Roundtable Data

Public Records Request

Please use the link provided below to learn from the State of Ohio how to submit a public records request:

How to make a Public Records Request

Program Team Contact Information

Knowledge Services’ Ohio MSP Program Team is your dedicated, local point of contact. You may contact them with any questions at OHMSP@KnowledgeServices.com.