Residential Treatment Services for Children’s Behavioral Health

Agency: State Government of New Hampshire
State: New Hampshire
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • G - Social Services
  • Q - Medical Services
Opps ID: NBD14608786877266306
Posted Date: Jan 6, 2021
Due Date: Mar 8, 2021
Solicitation No: RFP-2021-DBH-12-RESID
Source: Members Only
Description The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services seeks proposals to establish a Residential Treatment Services system of vendors that will provide high-quality behavioral health treatments services in Residential Treatment Settings. The Residential Treatment settings will accommodate referrals from all over State with the goal of quickly stabilizing behaviors and treating symptoms of children and youth with behavioral health needs to enable them to return to a lower level of treatment or family-based settings.
Documents

RFP-2021-DBH-12-RESID
Addendum #1 (12/22/2020)
Addendum #2 (12/22/2020)
Official Q&A (12/31/2020)

Document Library
Appendix B: Contract Monitoring Provisions
Appendix C: CLAS Requirements
Appendix D: Technical Proposal Template
Appendix E: Budget Sheet
Appendix F: Rate Setting Form
Appendix F2: Instructions for Rate Setting Form
Appendix G: Program Staff List
Appendix I: Proposal Checklist
Appendix J: Summary of Vendor’s Proposed Levels of Care


Release Date December 11, 2020
Closing Date/Time March 8, 2021, 11:59 PM
Program Area Division for Behavioral Health
Contact Catherine Cormier
Telephone (603) 271-9076
E-mail Address residcbh.rfp@dhhs.nh.gov

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State of New Hampshire
Department of Health and Human Services
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RFP-2021-DBH-12-RESID
FOR
Residential Treatment Services
for Children’s Behavioral Health
December 11, 2020
Lori A. Shibinette
Commissioner
Katja S. Fox
Director
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DIVISION FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
129 PLEASANT STREET, CONCORD, NH 03301
603-271-9445 1-800-852-3345 Ext. 9445
Fax: 603-271-4332 TDD Access: 1-800-735-2964 www.dhhs.nh.gov
December 10, 2020
Dear Colleagues,
As we near the close of 2020, we thank you for all of your work and wish you a Happy New Year. We are writing
to share with you another significant step in the State’s transformation of the children and families serving system.
The Federal First Preventative Services Act, New Hampshire Senate Bill 14 (2019), DCYF’s Child Welfare System
Transformation efforts, and the Ten Year Mental Health Plan, together set forth ambitious goals from improving access to and
quality of children’s behavioral healthcare. This includes a host of exciting but complex components for an enhanced
children’s behavioral health system, such as: expanding the Care Management Entity; developing a single statewide
behavioral health assessment tool; expanding the population for FAST Forward; establishing children’s mobile crisis; a plan
to address infant mental health; a parent information clearinghouse and online treatment and support locator; implementing
Prevention/ First Episode Psychosis (FEP); and providing Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) Technical Assistance and training
support.
The NH Department of Health and Human Services is releasing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek
partners to provide children’s residential services. The RFP addresses SB 14 in that it will establish a robust,
comprehensive residential treatment array. Historically, these services had been managed by DCYF. Now, to ensure that
residential care is understood and utilized as a clinically necessary intervention for treatment, rather than a placement for
children who could be best served in a family setting such as foster or relative care, these services are overseen by the Bureau
of Children’s Behavioral Health. The population served will continue to include children and youth served within DCYF’s
child protection and juvenile justice systems, but we also envision that families will be able to access these services as
clinically indicated based on medical necessity without the need for DCYF involvement.
Through an extensive development process, including input from stakeholders, the Department has
established levels of care within the system. The levels of care will ensure that children receive services they need at the
right place at the right time. It also will allow children to remain in state rather than to have to go to other locations in New
England and beyond, keeping them connected with their families and social supports.
Residential services will be delivered at five levels of care, ranging in intensity from supportive and community-
based placements for transitional aged youth with mild behavioral and emotional challenges through to intensive acute and
sub-acute placements for children and youth experiencing extreme behavioral health episodes. This RFP seeks partners to
deliver Levels 1-4 while a separate RFP addresses Level 5.
On behalf of the Department, we thank you for your continued dedication to the children and families we serve. We
look forward to collaborating with you to improve the child and family serving system in the months and years to come.
Sincerely,
Katja S. Fox
Director, Division for Behavioral Health
Joseph E. Ribsam, Jr.
Director, Division for Children, Youth and Families
The Department of Health and Human ServicesMission is to join communities and families
in providing opportunities for citizens to achieve health and independence.
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Residential Treatment Services for Children’s Behavioral Health
Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION: .............................................................................................................................5
1.1. Purpose: ........................................................................................................................................ 5
1.2. Background on DHHS: ................................................................................................................ 5
1.3. Background on the Bureau for Children’s Behavioral Health: .................................................... 5
1.4. Program goals and strategic priorities:......................................................................................... 6
1.5. Contract Period:............................................................................................................................ 8
2. STATEMENT OF WORK: ...............................................................................................................8
2.1. Covered populations and additional information on the population: ........................................... 8
2.2. Scope of Services ....................................................................................................................... 11
2.3. Reporting and Deliverable Requirements: ................................................................................. 20
2.4. Performance improvement and performance metrics: ............................................................... 20
3. PROPOSAL EVALUATION: .........................................................................................................24
3.1. Overview of proposal evaluation process .................................................................................. 24
3.2. Evaluation scoring...................................................................................................................... 26
3.3. Details on the Technical Proposal .............................................................................................. 26
3.4. Details on the Cost Proposal ...................................................................................................... 28
4. FINANCE:.........................................................................................................................................30
4.1. Financial Standards: ................................................................................................................... 30
4.2. Description of payment structure ............................................................................................... 30
5. Compliance: ......................................................................................................................................32
5.1. General ....................................................................................................................................... 32
5.2. Credits and Copyright Ownership.............................................................................................. 33
5.3. Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services................................................................... 33
5.4. Audit Requirements.................................................................................................................... 35
5.5. Contract Monitoring Provisions ................................................................................................. 35
5.6. Statement of Vendor’s Financial Condition............................................................................... 36
6. Proposal process: ..............................................................................................................................38
6.1. Contact Information Sole Point of Contact ............................................................................. 38
6.2. Procurement Timetable .............................................................................................................. 38
6.3. Letter of Intent............................................................................................................................ 38
6.4. Questions and Answers .............................................................................................................. 39
6.5. Exceptions .................................................................................................................................. 40
6.6. RFP Amendment ........................................................................................................................ 40
6.7. Proposal Submission .................................................................................................................. 41
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6.8. Non-Collusion ............................................................................................................................ 41
6.9. Collaborative Proposals.............................................................................................................. 41
6.10. Validity of Proposals .............................................................................................................. 41
6.11. Property of Department .......................................................................................................... 41
6.12. Proposal Withdrawal .............................................................................................................. 41
6.13. Public Disclosure .................................................................................................................... 41
6.14. Non-Commitment ................................................................................................................... 42
6.15. Liability .................................................................................................................................. 42
6.16. Request for Additional Information or Materials ................................................................... 43
6.17. Oral Presentations and Discussions ........................................................................................ 43
6.18. Successful Prosper Notice and Contract Negotiations ........................................................... 43
6.19. Scope of Award and Contract Award Notice ......................................................................... 43
6.20. Site Visits................................................................................................................................ 43
6.21. Protest of Intended Award ...................................................................................................... 43
6.22. Contingency............................................................................................................................ 43
6.23. Ethical Requirements.............................................................................................................. 44
7. Proposal outline and requirements:................................................................................................45
7.1. Presentation and Identification................................................................................................... 45
7.2. General Contents ........................................................................................................................ 46
7.3. Technical Proposal Contents ...................................................................................................... 48
7.4. Cost Proposal Contents .............................................................................................................. 48
7.5. Appendix B, Contract Monitoring Provisions............................................................................ 48
7.6. Audited Financial Statements..................................................................................................... 48
7.7. Appendix J, Summary of Proposed Levels of Care ................................................................... 48
8. Mandatory business requirements: ................................................................................................49
8.1. Contract Terms, Conditions and Liquidated Damages, Forms .................................................. 49
9. Appendix: Additional information..................................................................................................49
9.1. Appendix A Form P-37 General Provisions and Standard Exhibits ....................................... 49
9.2. Appendix B Contract Monitoring Provisions*........................................................................ 49
9.3. Appendix C CLAS Requirements* ......................................................................................... 49
9.4. Appendix D Technical Proposal Template* ........................................................................... 49
9.5. Appendix E Budget Sheet* ..................................................................................................... 49
9.6. Appendix F Rate Setting Form* ............................................................................................. 49
9.7. Appendix F2 Instructions for Rate Setting Form* .................................................................. 49
9.8. Appendix G Program Staff List* ............................................................................................ 49
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9.9. Appendix H- Levels of Care Framework ................................................................................... 49
9.10. Appendix I Proposal Checklist* .......................................................................................... 49
9.11. Appendix J Summary of Proposed Levels of Care*............................................................ 49
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