RFP for Providers of Drug & Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Intervention Services and Other Treatment Related Services

Agency: County of Allegheny
State: Pennsylvania
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
  • 541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • 621420 - Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
  • 624190 - Other Individual and Family Services
Posted Date: Mar 10, 2020
Due Date: Apr 7, 2020
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RFP for Providers of Drug & Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Intervention Services and Other Treatment Related Services
Deadline: 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 7, 2020


Allegheny County, on behalf of its Department of Human Services (DHS), is seeking providers for Drug & Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Intervention Services and Other Treatment Related Services that use evidence-based and evidence-informed treatment with the purpose of improving the health, wellness and recovery of adolescents and adults with substance use disorders or gambling addiction.


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RFP Posting:
DAY, DATE, MONTH, YEAR
Deadline for Questions:
3 p.m. Eastern Time on DAY, DATE, MONTH, YEAR
Submission Deadline:
3 p.m. Eastern Time on DAY, DATE, MONTH, YEAR
Estimated Award Decision/Notification:
MONTH, YEAR
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Providers of Drug & Alcohol, Tobacco and
Gambling Intervention Services and Other
Treatment Related Services
RFP Posting:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Deadline for Questions:
3 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Submission Deadline:
3 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Estimated Award Decision/Notification:
June 2020
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Contents
Definitions
The RFP at a Glance
Section 1: Why We Are Issuing this RFP
Section 2: What We Are Looking For
Section 3: Proposal Requirements and Evaluation Criteria
Section 4: How to Submit a Proposal
Section 5: How We Will Evaluate Your Proposal
Section 6: Contract Requirements for Successful Proposers
Appendix A: Relevant Evidence-Based Practices
Appendix B: Intervention Services Codes and Descriptions
Appendix C: Rates of Smoking, Marijuana Use, Heroin Use and Non-Prescription Painkiller Use
by County Council District
Appendix D: Intervention Services Monthly Report Template
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Acronyms and Definitions
Unless the context indicates otherwise, the following capitalized words are defined as follows for
purposes of this RFP:
1. .5 Intervention Services: Pre-treatment services designed to help individuals identify and
reduce risky substance use behaviors.
2. Agreement: A contract negotiated between Allegheny County and the Successful
Proposer to provide the Contract Services.
3. Allegheny County: A home rule county and political subdivision of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania.
4. CRS: Certified Recovery Specialist, a staff member with lived experience who has been
trained and certified to work effectively with clients and to model effective coping
techniques.
5. Contract Services: The specific services which the Successful Proposer agrees to provide
to the County in response to this RFP as more particularly described in the Scope of
Services in the Agreement.
6. DDAP: [Pennsylvania] Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
7. DHS: [Allegheny County] Department of Human Services.
8. Group: Therapeutic sessions held in small group settings that help clients critically
evaluate their substance use or engagement in gambling activities.
9. Intervention Services: A group of services consisting of the following: .5 Intervention
Services, Group, Outreach and Other Treatment Related Services. Intervention Services
are intended to assist clients in coping with a specific crisis or other situation in their lives
related to substance use, tobacco use and/or gambling.
10. Motivational Interviewing: Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps
people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they
need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic and short-term process that
takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. See Appendix A.
11. Outreach: Activities that: a) identify individuals at risk of engaging in risky behaviors
concerning substance use and gambling and b) encourage them to access treatment.
12. Other Treatment Related Services: Non-treatment recovery support services, not included
under other particular services provided as part of Intervention Services, that assist clients
and families to recover from substance use and problem gambling disorders.
13. Proposal: A completed Response Form, with specified attachments, submitted in
response to this RFP.
14. Proposer: The individual, non-profit organization, or for-profit organization or business
submitting a Proposal in response to this RFP.
15. Response Form: The Word document in which Proposers respond to requested
information about this RFP.
16. RFP: Request for Proposals.
17. Successful Proposer: The Proposer(s) selected by the County to provide the Contract
Services.
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The RFP at a Glance
Purpose
Allegheny County, on behalf of its Department of Human Services (DHS), is seeking Proposals
from qualified Proposers to provide Drug & Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Intervention
Services and Other Treatment Related Services (collectively described as Intervention Services)
to adolescents and adults throughout the County.
The purpose of this RFP is to improve the health, wellness and recovery of adolescents and
adults with substance use disorders (e.g., drugs, alcohol, tobacco) or gambling addiction by
contracting with providers who can deliver high quality Intervention Services.
Intervention Services are a group of services that assist a client in coping with a specific crisis or
other life situation related to substance use, tobacco use and/or gambling when customary modes
of adaptation have proven inadequate. This level of care is aimed at assisting in decision-making
and supporting clients until they can cope with the situation independently. DHS is seeking
Proposers for one or more of the following Intervention Services: .5 Intervention Services,
Group, Outreach and Other Treatment Related Services (see section 2.1 for Service
descriptions). Proposers may submit a Proposal for any or all of these Intervention Services.
These services are part of an extensive continuum of care for people with behavioral health
issues (a continuum that includes prevention, education, intervention, treatment, aftercare and
recovery supports). Successful Proposers will provide referrals if the need for a structured
treatment regimen or other service in the continuum of care is indicated.
Successful Proposers must use the evidence-based practice Motivational Interviewing for .5
Intervention Services and for Outreach. For Group, Successful Proposers must use a variety of
evidence-based and evidence-informed practices (approved models are listed in Appendix A).
Proposers must describe in their Proposals the evidence-based, evidence-informed and
supplemental programs that they plan to use.
Award details
DHS intends to enter into Agreements with multiple Successful Proposers to provide
Intervention Services. Successful Proposers will be awarded a contract to deliver the specific
service(s) for up to three years. The contract may be extended for two years at the County’s
discretion.
DHS intends to contract for Intervention Services on a fee-for-service basis. Successful
Proposers must meet a standard of 60% billable time per staff member to fully deplete the budget
allocation. Anything less than 60% billable time will result in a less than full allocation.
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Who can apply
Anyone is eligible to submit a Proposal in response to this RFP. This includes non-profit
organizations, for-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals. Proposers do not need
to have an existing contract with Allegheny County to apply, but they must meet all of
Allegheny County’s contractual requirements (see Section 6: Contract Requirements for
Successful Proposers) and have the programmatic, financial and staffing capabilities to provide
the Contracted Services.
Current providers of Intervention Services who wish to continue to provide these services must
submit a Proposal in response to this RFP.
What’s important to us
Successful Proposers must be able to deliver Intervention Services through evidence-based and
evidence-informed modalities and have the ability to implement with fidelity to the model to best
serve the needs of County residents as well as to strategically address related issues and trends in
real time.
Timeline
Deadline for Proposers to submit questions about this RFP is 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday,
March 31, 2020. Proposals must be submitted by 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
We expect to notify Proposers of the County’s decision to award an Agreement in June 2020.
Who we are
DHS is the issuing office for this RFP on behalf of Allegheny County.
DHS is the largest department of Allegheny County government and provides publicly funded
services to more than 200,000 people annually, in areas including child welfare, behavioral
health, aging, intellectual disability, homelessness and community services.
More information about DHS is available at http://www.alleghenycounty.us/human-
services/index.aspx
Section 1: Why We Are Issuing this RFP
DHS is seeking Successful Proposers to provide Intervention Services under a fee-for-service
funding model that uses evidence-based and evidence-informed treatment. This new model will
allow all clients to receive evidence-based services that are proven to be more effective in
serving the needs of people with substance use disorders or gambling addiction.
In Fiscal Year 2018-2019, DHS spent almost $2 million on program funded Intervention
Services. Program funding means having a contract with a provider for an annual allocation for
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