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Request for Proposals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS IS OPEN

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Tri-Counties Regional Center (TCRC) opens a Request for Proposals (RFP) cycle following an extensive needs assessment process in which critical unmet needs have been identified. Individuals and agencies offering an identified service may submit proposals following the instructions provided with the RFP announcement. Proposals are reviewed and one or more in each service category selected to move to the next stage of development. Selected applicants are asked to submit a full program design using guidelines provided by TCRC. These program designs are reviewed by an interdisciplinary team for compliance with applicable regulations and use of best practices. When the program design has been approved, the provider is asked to complete and return TCRC vendorization forms including a cost statement and other documentation such as licenses. The final step is the signing of a payment agreement or contract. Once the process has been completed, the newly vendored provider is assigned a unique vendor identification number and is ready to receive referrals.

September 2015 RFP - OPEN 

Adult Residential Facility (ARF) - Level 4

An adult residential facility (ARF) is a Community Care licensed home which serves the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Residents range in age from eighteen (18) to fifty-nine (59) and may be non-ambulatory.  A facility with all beds licensed for non-ambulatory individuals is preferred, but a minimum of two (2) non-ambulatory beds is required.  Cognitive functioning of individuals referred may range from moderate to severe intellectual disability.  Some individuals may be dually diagnosed with autism and/or mental health challenges; some may have aggressive/assaultive or self-injurious behaviors.  Development and implementation of behavioral plans and consultation with a qualified behaviorist or mental health professional is required (see Title 17 for description of service codes 612 and 620 for behavioral consultant qualifications).  Facility must have capacity to support up to six (6) individuals, with preference given for private bedrooms.  Facility must have a minimum of two (2) bathrooms for the exclusive use of regional center individuals.

ARF Level 4A Service Summary Guidelines

ARF Level 4I Service Summary Guidelines

RFP Instructions

Attachments A, B & C to Complete (fill-in form) - If you are unable to use the signature feature, feel free to fill in the other fields, then print, sign, and send  the signature page as one separate document with your proposal.

 

Specialized Residential Facility (SRF) – Crisis Home

This SRF is a Community Care Licensed home which will serve the needs of adults with developmental disabilities who may have co-occurring mental health challenges.  Individuals will need support in some or all of the following areas:  anger management, developing coping skills to minimize self-injurious behavior or harming others, forming and maintaining healthy attachments, medication management, health care, and access to mental health services.  Facility must support three (3) residents with private bedrooms and a minimum of two (2) bathrooms.  At least two (2) bedrooms must be considered non-ambulatory.

SRF – Crisis Home Service Summary Guidelines

RFP Instructions

Attachments A, B & C to Complete (fill-in form) - If you are unable to use the signature feature, feel free to fill in the other fields, then print, sign, and send  the signature page as one separate document with your proposal.

 

Specialized Residential Facility (SRF) – Residential Care Facility Elderly (RCFE)

This RCFE will be a Community Care Licensed (CCL) home that will provide care for individuals over fifty-nine (59) years of age in a home-like setting. This home must be able to accommodate individuals with non-ambulatory needs.  This home must have CCL approval to accommodate people who have dementia or require hospice care.  Residents will need support in some or all of the following areas:  anger management, developing coping skills to minimize self-injurious behavior, forming and maintaining healthy attachments, medication management, general health care, and access to mental health services.  Additionally, medical needs may include but are not limited to, diabetes care, incontinence, indwelling catheter, g-tube, colostomy, enema and impaction care.  Facility must have four (4) beds, all of which must be able to serve non-ambulatory individuals.

SRF – RCFE Service Summary Guidelines

RFP Instructions

Attachments A, B & C to Complete (fill-in form) - If you are unable to use the signature feature, feel free to fill in the other fields, then print, sign, and send  the signature page as one separate document with your proposal.

 

Day Program for Community Integration and Employment Skills

This is a creative day program opportunity for people who have moderate to severe maladaptive behaviors that exceed the scope of services provided by a typical day program.  Program will focus on pre-employment skills training, soft skills training, and community integration including paid and volunteer positions within the community.  Individuals may be ambulatory or non-ambulatory.  This facility will support up to thirty-five (35) individuals.

Day Program Service Summary Guidelines

RFP Instructions

Attachments A, B & C to Complete (fill-in form) - If you are unable to use the signature feature, feel free to fill in the other fields, then print, sign, and send  the signature page as one separate document with your proposal.

 

Timeline

RFP posted:  9/1/2015

Info conf:  1:30 - 3:00 9/23/2015 in Santa Barbara S&S Conference Room

Q&A from Information Conference Posted:  9/30/2015

Proposals due:  5:00 PM on 10/11/2015

RFP award/interview notification:  11/30/2015

 

Winter 2015 RFP - CLOSED

Adult Residential Facility (ARF) - Level 4

An adult residential facility (ARF) is a Community Care licensed home which serves the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Residents range in age from 18-59 and may be non-ambulatory.  A facility with all beds licensed for non-ambulatory individuals is preferred, but a minimum of two (2) non-ambulatory beds is required.  Cognitive functioning of individuals referred may range from moderate to severe intellectual disability.  Some individuals may be dually diagnosed with autism and/or mental health challenges; some may have aggressive/assaultive or self-injurious behaviors.  Development and implementation of behavioral plans and consultation with a qualified behaviorist or mental health professional is required (see Title 17 for description of service codes 612 and 620 for behavioral consultant qualifications).

ARF Service Guidelines
ARF Instructions
Attachments A, B & C to Complete (fill in form) - If you are unable to use the signature feature, feel free to fill in the other fields, then print, sign, and send  the signature page as a separate document with your proposal.

Due to the large amount of proposals submitted, awards have been delayed to allow for adequate review.  Awards and/or interviews will be scheduled by 5/8/2015.

Behavioral Services

Behavioral services provide functional, evidence-based treatments and interventions tailored to each individual and their family’s needs in order to improve the individual’s and their family’s quality of life by implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) based interventions.  Services are intended to enable the individual to achieve behavioral goals and promote their independence.  The age group served is typically eighteen (18) months to adolescence.  Services will typically be provided for twenty-four (24) to thirty-six (36) months with fading of services to begin after approximately eighteen (18) to twenty-four (24) months.  Rapid transfer of stimulus control to the parent is imperative to this service and this service is not intended for support of educational goals. 
 
Behavioral Services Service Guidelines
Behavioral Services Instructions
Attachments A, B & C to Complete (fill in form)
- If you are unable to use the signature feature, feel free to fill in the other fields, then print, sign, and send  the signature page as a separate document with your proposal.
 
Due to the large amount of proposals submitted, awards have been delayed to allow for adequate review.  Awards and/or interviews will be scheduled by 6/1/2015.
 
Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) - Level 4
 
This RCFE will be a Community Care Licensed (CCL) home for up to six (6) individuals that will provide care for people over fifty-nine (59) years of age in a home-like setting.  This home must accommodate both ambulatory and non-ambulatory individuals with developmental disabilities.  Approval to serve people with  dementia and possession of (or intent to possess) Hospice waiver is preferred.
 
Residents will need support in some or all of the following areas: medication management, health care, and assistance with daily living skills.   The home is intended to be a long-term living arrangement.
 
RCFE Service Guidelines
RCFE Instructions
Attachments A, B & C to Complete (fill in form)
- If you are unable to use the signature feature, feel free to fill in the other fields, then print, sign, and send  the signature page as a separate document with your proposal.
 
Due to the large amount of proposals submitted, awards have been delayed to allow for adequate review.  Awards and/or interviews will be scheduled by 5/1/2015.
 
SLS
 
Supported Living Services (SLS) include personal supports and training that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual receiving services to allow him/her to choose and live in his/her own home with support available as often and for as long as it is needed.  The intended result of SLS is an increase in an individual’s ability to establish and maintain relationships, make fundamental life decisions, assume membership in the community, and meet daily living needs as independently as possible.  Supported Living Services are available to individuals who own or rent their own homes.
 
Applicants should expect to provide 24-hour services if needed and be willing to serve people who have high behavioral needs and/or significant physical challenges, including people who may be in a wheelchair and need additional assistance.
 
SLS Service Guidelines
SLS Instructions
Attachments A, B & C to Complete (fill in form)
- If you are unable to use the signature feature, feel free to fill in the other fields, then print, sign, and send  the signature page as a separate document with your proposal.
 
Due to the large amount of proposals submitted, awards have been delayed to allow for adequate review.  Awards and/or interviews will be scheduled by 5/11/2015.

Timeline

RFP posted:  2/13/2015
Info conf:  1:00 - 3:00 2/25/2015 in Santa Barbara S&S Conference Room
Q&A from Information Conference
Proposals due:  5:00 PM and 3/15/2015

RFP award/interview notification:

5/1/2015 (updated) - RCFE

5/8/2015 (updated) - ARF

5/11/2015 (updated) - SLS

6/1/2015 (updated) - Behavioral 

Fall 2014 CPP RFP - CLOSED

This is a reposting of the RFP previously posted in November for the Fall 2014.

Community Placement Plan (CPP) Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Specialized Residential Facility

This SRF is a joint project between TCRC and Southern California Integrated Health and Living Project (SCIHLP).  This facility will provide “crisis services” to children ages twelve (12) to eighteen (18) who are at risk of being placed in a secured treatment setting. The expected staffing support needs to individual residents will be at a ratio of 1:1 during all waking hours.  Children will need support in some or all of the following areas: emotional self-regulation, anger management, developing coping skills to minimize self-injurious behavior, forming and maintaining healthy attachments (including safe/appropriate sexual behavior and boundaries), compliance with probation/diversion plans, substance abuse prevention, medication management, health care, and access to mental health services.

Adolescent Dual Diagnosed Specialized Residential Facility - Service Guidelines 

Adolescent Facility - Instructions

Attachments A, B & C to Complete (fill in form) - If you are unable to use the signature feature, feel free to fill in the other fields, then print, sign, and send  the signature page as a separate document with your proposal. 

Community Placement Plan (CPP) Adult Dual Diagnosis Specialized Residential Facility

If you have applied for this project and have not been contacted by TCRC, you are still being considered for this project.

This SRF is a joint project between TCRC and SCIHLP. This facility will serve adults aged 18 to 59 who are dually diagnosed with both psychiatric and developmental disabilities and who may be ambulatory or non-ambulatory. Challenges may include difficulty managing anger, aggression, self-injurious behavior, AWOL and difficulty forming and maintaining healthy attachments. Individuals referred may have histories with the criminal justice system. Noise mitigation may need to be addressed.  Individuals to be served currently reside in State Developmental Centers (DC) and other secured treatment programs or are at risk of entering a DC from their current community living arrangement. The home will be a long-term living arrangement.

Adult Dual Diagnosed Specialized Residential Facility - Service Guidelines 

Adult Facility - Instructions

Attachments A, B & C to Complete (fill in form) - If you are unable to use the signature feature, feel free to fill in the other fields, then print, sign, and send  the signature page as a separate document with your proposal. 

Timeline:

  • 2/2/2015 - RFP posted
  • 2/12/2015 - Information Conference in Santa Barbara from 1:30 to 3:30
  • 2/18/2015 - Answers to FAQ's posted (Answers from previous Information Conference)
  • 3/2/2015 - Proposals due on or before 9:00 AM

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