RFP# DPCS 150: NYS Drug Treatment Courts Motivational Interviewing Training Amendment 1

Agency: New York State Unified Court System
State: New York
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 611430 - Professional and Management Development Training
Posted Date: Jan 24, 2024
Due Date: Feb 9, 2024
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RFP# DPCS 150:
NYS Drug Treatment Courts Motivational Interviewing Training

Amendment 1

02/09/24
2:00 PM

Required Budget Form

Attachment I

Attachment III

Attachment IV

Initial Q&A

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RFP # DPCS 150 Motivational Interviewing Training Services for NYS Drug Treatment Courts
Issued Thursday, January 4, 2024
Due Friday, February 2, 2024 at 2PM
NEW YORK STATE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM
Office of Court Administration
Division of Professional and Court Services
Request for Proposals # DPCS 150
Motivational Interviewing Training Services for
New York State Drug Treatment Courts
RFP # DPCS 150 Motivational Interviewing Training Services for NYS Drug Treatment Courts
Issued Thursday, January 4, 2024
Due Friday, February 2, 2024 at 2PM
Contents
Reading this Request for Proposals ........................................................................................................ 1
RFP Articles
I. Background Information and Instructions .................................................................................2
II. Project Information ....................................................................................................................2
III. Award.........................................................................................................................................3
IV. Minimum Qualifications ............................................................................................................3
V. Project Services..........................................................................................................................3
VI. Insurance Requirements.............................................................................................................5
VII. Award Selection Criteria and Method of Award .......................................................................5
VIII. Required Documents..................................................................................................................6
IX. Submission of Proposal..............................................................................................................9
X. Questions....................................................................................................................................9
XI. Pre-Bid Conference..................................................................................................................10
XII. General Specifications .............................................................................................................10
Attachments*
Attachment I - Standard Request for Bid Clauses & Forms
Attachment III - Vendor Responsibility: Acknowledgment Form and VR Questionnaire
Attachment IV - Procurement Lobbying forms
* Attachments are available for download from the Unified Court System’s Current Solicitation webpage:
http://ww2.nycourts.gov/admin/bids/currentsolicitations.shtml
Exhibits
Exhibit 1:
Exhibit 2:
Exhibit 3:
Exhibit 4:
Exhibit 5:
Exhibit 6:
Document Enclosure Checklist..............................................................................18
Proposal Cover Sheet .............................................................................................19
Vendor Assurance and Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure .........................................20
Insurance Requirements.........................................................................................23
Proposal Rating Tool .............................................................................................26
Appendix B: Terms and Conditions Applicable to Materials Produced Under the
Agreement ..............................................................................................................29
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RFP # DPCS 150 Motivational Interviewing Training Services for NYS Drug Treatment Courts
Issued Thursday, January 4, 2024
Due Friday, February 2, 2024 at 2PM
Reading this Request for Proposals
This Request for Proposals (RFP) comprises the Articles, Attachments, and Exhibits described below.
There are twelve (12) Articles in this main document:
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
VIII.
IX.
X.
XI.
XII.
Background Information and Instructions
Project Information
Award
Minimum Qualifications
Project Services
Insurance Requirements
Award Selection Criteria and Method of Award
Required Documents
Submission of Proposal
Questions
Pre-Bid Conference
General Specifications
In addition, there are three (3) standard Attachments: Attachments I, III, and IV. Note that Attachment II is deliberately not
included in this RFP. The three Attachments that are included in this RFP are available for download from the table on the
Unified Court System’s Current Solicitation webpage (http://ww2.nycourts.gov/admin/bids/currentsolicitations.shtml). The
attachments are available in the row corresponding to this RFP and in the “Addenda” column. If this RFP requires vendors to
submit a “required budget form,” that form is available for download in the same row and column as the Attachments.
Lastly, there are Exhibits that are published in this main document following Article XII. Vendors are strongly encouraged
to follow the checklist in Exhibit 1 when assembling their proposal.
Note: Throughout this RFP, the terms organization, proposer, vendor, and applicant are used interchangeably, as are RFP,
bid and solicitation.
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For information about why the Unified Court System has issued this RFP, please consult Articles I, II, and V.
If you want to know whether you or your organization qualifies to submit a proposal, please consult Articles IV and VI as
well as Attachment III and Exhibit 4.
For information about how and when to submit any questions, please consult Article X. If you want to know whether a pre-
bid conference will be held, please consult Article XI.
For guidance about how to submit your proposal, including formatting requirements, please review Articles VIII and IX as
well as Exhibits 1 and 2.
For details about how your proposal will be evaluated, please read Articles IV, VII, VIII, and XII as well as the Proposal
Rating Tool in Exhibit 5.
Finally, the number of available awards and the duration of the resultant contract can be found in Article III. This RFP
includes the standard “Appendix B” that will be incorporated into any resultant contract (see Exhibit 6).
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RFP # DPCS 150 Motivational Interviewing Training Services for NYS Drug Treatment Courts
Issued Thursday, January 4, 2024
Due Friday, February 2, 2024 at 2PM
I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The mission of the New York State Unified Court System (UCS) is to deliver equal justice under the law
and to achieve the just, fair and timely resolution of all matters that come before our courts. In the
service of our mission, the UCS is committed to operating with integrity and transparency, and to
ensuring that all who enter or serve in our courts are treated with respect, dignity, and professionalism.
We affirm our responsibility to promote a court system free from any and all forms of bias and
discrimination and to promote a judiciary and workforce that reflect the rich diversity of New York
State. More information about the UCS is available at https://www.nycourts.gov.
The UCS Office of Court Administration’s (OCA) Division of Professional and Court Services (DPCS)
is soliciting proposals via this RFP for the purpose of providing motivational interviewing (MI)
techniques to judges, drug court staff, clinicians, clinical supervisors, and peer recovery advocates
affiliated with New York State Drug Treatment Courts.
UCS operates problem-solving courts, among them drug courts, which help judges and court staff respond
to the needs of litigants and the community. Problem-solving courts look to the underlying issues that
bring people into the court system, employ innovative approaches to address those issues, and seek to
simplify the court process for litigants. A drug court involves an intervention by the court in cooperation
with a team of specialists in social services, treatment, and criminal justice professionals in the local
community. In return for a promise of a reduced sentence, appropriate non-violent addicted offenders are
given the option of entering voluntarily into court-supervised treatment. The rules and conditions of
participation are clearly stated in a contract entered into by the defendant, the defense attorney, the district
attorney, and the court.
II. PROJECT INFORMATION
UCS is the recipient of an award (the “Grant Award”) by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of
Justice Assistance (BJA) (the “Grantor”) to provide MI techniques to Drug Treatment Court staff to
improve engagement of individuals in treatment, medication for addiction treatment, and recovery
support services. Pursuant to the terms of the Grant Award, $276,456 is the maximum available funding
for Project Services (as set forth in Article V below) performed during March 1, 2024 September 30,
2027, provided, however, that such period may be extended upon mutual agreement of Grantor and UCS
(the “Project Term”). UCS reserves the right to request a no-cost extension of the Project Term from the
Grantor.
UCS intends to deem the selected applicant a “contractor” rather than a “subrecipient” for purposes of
determining which federal requirements, if any, are binding on the selected applicant as an entity
receiving Grant Award funding.
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RFP # DPCS 150 Motivational Interviewing Training Services for NYS Drug Treatment Courts
Issued Thursday, January 4, 2024
Due Friday, February 2, 2024 at 2PM
Grant Number Project Goals
15PBJA-23-GG-
04311-DGCT
Grant Award funds will support trainings to judges, drug
court staff, clinicians, clinical supervisors, and peer
recovery advocates in motivational interviewing, an
evidence-based treatment, to improve systemwide
engagement skills to: (i) improve capacity and retention;
and (ii) reduce disparities in adult drug treatment courts in
New York State.
Maximum
Available Grant
Term Funding
$276,456
III. AWARD
UCS intends to award one contract for MI training services for a term commencing on or about March 1,
2024, and terminating on or about September 30, 2027 (“Contract Term”).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Contract Term of any contract resulting from this RFP may extend to
a term not to exceed five (5) years in total, which contract shall terminate upon the earlier of: (i) five (5)
years from the contract commencement date; or (ii) the complete expenditure of funding available for
Project Services, whichever is earlier, unless otherwise terminated pursuant to the terms of said contract.
Awarded contractor shall be contractually obligated to provide the Project Services for the Project Term,
as it may be amended or extended. UCS and awarded contractor shall communicate regularly
concerning the remaining amount of grant funds and the approximate timing of complete expenditure.
IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Proposals will be considered only from applicants who meet the following qualifications:
Applicants must be a Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) member, and proof
of membership must be submitted to be considered for an award.
V. PROJECT SERVICES
UCS seeks proposals describing how the applicant will provide the services listed below (“Project
Services”). Note, the Budget Periods indicated below reference the Budget Periods defined in Article
VIII(d) (see pages 78, below). The selected applicant shall be required to:
1. In the First Budget Period and Third Budget Period, deliver on-demand MI web courses using
interactive software compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for new
treatment court practitioners or practitioners previously trained who need boosters. An extensive
course series, covering the full range of MI practice methods and strategies, is expected. UCS
staff will create three (3) cohorts with ten (10) practitioners in each group, for a total of thirty
(30) participants each year.
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