Research and Development Services for Doula Supports and Recovery Coach - Supports for Pregnant People Women Affected by Perinatal Substance Use

Agency: State Government of New Hampshire
State: New Hampshire
Type of Government: State & Local
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Posted Date: Oct 21, 2021
Due Date: Nov 23, 2021
Solicitation No: RFP-2022-BDAS-02-RESEA
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Description

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is published to solicit proposals for the provision of services to research and develop evidence-informed models for a future program of dual-certified doula and recovery support worker(s) (CRSW) to support pregnant and postpartum people (PPP) affected by perinatal substance use disorder (SUD). The Selected Vendor will recommend to the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) at least two (2) program models to implement, one of which the Department anticipates will be incorporated into a future solicitation.

Documents RFP-2022-BDAS-02-RESEA
Release Date October 21, 2021
Closing Date/Time November 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Program Area Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services
Contact Dean B. Fancy
Telephone (603) 271-9610
E-mail Address Dean.B.Fancy@dhhs.nh.gov

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State of New Hampshire
Department of Health and Human Services
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP-2022-BDAS-02-RESEA
FOR
Research and Development Services for Doula Supports and
Recovery Coach - Supports for Pregnant People Women
Affected by Perinatal Substance Use
October 21, 2021
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Research and Development Services for Doula Supports and Recovery
Program - Supports for Pregnant People Affected by Perinatal Substance Use
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION
4
Purpose and Overview
4
Contract Period
4
2. BACKGROUND
4
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services 4
Background
4
3. STATEMENT OF WORK
5
Covered Populations
5
Scope of Services
5
Reporting Requirements
10
Compliance
10
4. FINANCE
14
Financial Standards
14
Budget, Staff List and Budget Narrative
15
5. PROPOSAL EVALUATION
16
Selection
16
Technical Proposal
16
Cost Proposal
17
6. PROPOSAL PROCESS
17
Contact Information Sole Point of Contact
17
Procurement Timetable
18
Letter of Intent
18
Questions and Answers
19
Exceptions
19
RFP Amendment
20
Proposal Submission
20
Non-Collusion
20
Collaborative Proposals
21
Validity of Proposals
21
Property of Department
21
Proposal Withdrawal
21
Public Disclosure
21
Non-Commitment
22
Liability
22
Request for Additional Information or Materials
22
Oral Presentations and Discussions
22
Successful Proposer Notice and Contract Negotiations
23
Scope of Award and Contract Award Notice
23
Site Visits
23
Protest of Intended Award
23
Contingency
23
Ethical Requirements
24
7. PROPOSAL OUTLINE AND REQUIREMENTS
24
Presentation and Identification
24
Outline and Detail
24
8. MANDATORY BUSINESS SPECIFICATIONS
28
Contract Terms, Conditions and Liquidated Damages, Forms
28
9. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
29
Appendix A Form P-37 General Provisions and Standard Exhibits
29
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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Research and Development Services for Doula Supports and Recovery
Program - Supports for Pregnant People Affected by Perinatal Substance Use
Appendix B Budget Sheet
29
Appendix C - CLAS
29
Appendix DProgram Staff List
29
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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Research and Development Services for Doula Supports and Recovery
Program - Supports for Pregnant People Affected by Perinatal Substance Use
1. INTRODUCTION
Purpose and Overview
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is published to solicit proposals for the provision of
services to research and develop evidence-informed models for a future program of
dual-certified doula and recovery support worker(s) (CRSW) to support pregnant and
postpartum people (PPP) affected by perinatal substance use disorder (SUD). The
Selected Vendor will recommend to the Department of Health and Human Services
(Department) at least two (2) program models to implement, one of which the
Department anticipates will be incorporated into a future solicitation.
The Department anticipates awarding one (1) contract for the services in this RFP.
Contract Period
The Contract resulting from this RFP is anticipated to be effective January 1, 2022, or
upon Governor and Executive Council approval, whichever is later through June 30,
2022.
The Department may extend contracted services for up to one (1) additional year,
contingent upon satisfactory Contractor performance, continued funding, and
Governor and Executive Council approval.
2. BACKGROUND
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of
Drug and Alcohol Services
The Department provides services for individuals, children, families and seniors, and
administers programs and services such as mental health, developmental disability,
substance abuse, and public health. The Department’s mission is to join communities
and families in providing opportunities for citizens to achieve health and
independence.
The Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services contributes to the Department’s mission, in
part, by providing resources that develop, support and deliver SUD prevention, early
intervention, treatment and recovery support services that are integrated with primary
and behavioral health care. The aforementioned SUD supports and services are
referred to as the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Continuum of Care System.
Background
On February 19, 2021, the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs,
through the recommendation of the Perinatal Substance Exposure Taskforce,
approved funding to explore and implement a pilot program for doula and recovery
supports for pregnant people affected by perinatal substance use.
Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical, and
informational support and guidance in different aspects of reproductive health. People
receiving doula care have been found to have improved health outcomes for both
themselves and their infants, including higher breastfeeding initiation rates, fewer low-
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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Research and Development Services for Doula Supports and Recovery
Program - Supports for Pregnant People Affected by Perinatal Substance Use
birth weight babies, and lower rates of cesarean sections. Doulas can also help reduce
the impacts of racism and racial bias in health care on pregnant people of color by
providing individually tailored, culturally appropriate, and patient centered care and
advocacy.
Peer recovery support workers are individuals who have experienced both Substance
Use Disorder and recovery. They assist individuals experiencing Substance Use
Disorder providing one of the most effective forms of support for individuals
experiencing SUD. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual
empowerment, peer recovery support workers help people get involved with and stay
engaged in the recovery process, which can reduce the likelihood of relapse.
Certified Recovery Support Workers (CRSW) are individuals who provide substance
misuse recovery supports to individuals either seeking recovery or in recovery from a
substance use disorder, and are certified in accordance with the statute governing
certification is New Hampshire RSA 330 C-19.
A dual doula-certified/CRSW is an individual in active recovery or with a family
member or significant other who is or has experienced SUD, and who obtains or has
dual certification as both a birth and postpartum doula and a CRSW. Dual doula
Certified/ CRSW workers assist pregnant and postpartum people with recovery from
SUD, and to navigate all phases of obstetrics.
3. STATEMENT OF WORK
Covered Populations
Pregnant and post-partum people affected by perinatal substance use.
Scope of Services
3.2.1.
The selected Vendor will define the programmatic, business and
technical requirements needed to develop a future procurement for the
Department to solicit services for implementation of a certified
doula/CRSW program for pregnant and post-partum people .
3.2.2. The selected Vendor will develop certified doula/ CRSW pilot program
models that
3.2.2.1. Enhance SUD services to PPP;
3.2.2.2. Facilitate the availability of peer-based SUD support services
for PPP, their families, and children;
3.2.2.3. Integrate existing mental health supports for PPP, their
families, and children;
3.2.2.4. Build strong collaborative relationships with a hospital and/or a
federally-qualified health center (FQHC) and obstetrician-
gynecologist physicians;
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