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Children, Youth and Families Department: Keeping Families Together

Deadline: September 6, 2018

The Keeping Families Together program will establish a contract for the procurement of a supportive housing program. The awarded contractor will provide case management and supportive housing services to families with children ages 0-17 who are experiencing homelessness, and have/had involvement with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), Protective Services Division (PSD). The awarded contractor shall provide coordination and assistance in obtaining long term housing for identified families. Emphasis must be on immediate access to long term supporting housing rather than transitional housing, and the contractor must coordinate with specialized service providers in areas such as mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, education, employment and so forth. Additionally, the contractor must adhere to a tiered case management approach that offers varied levels of case management to all family members depending on level of need.

The Keeping Families Together target population consists of families with children ages 0-17 who are experiencing homelessness, and who have/had involvement with CYFD. The contractor will use their own definition of homelessness as long as the following eligibility criteria is met:

  • Families must have current or prior involvement with CYFD Child Protective Services. Families whose children are living in an out of home placement with a reunification plan, whose only barrier to reunification is housing, will be considered with approval by CYFD.
  • Families are homeless or inadequately housed.
  • Families have other unmet needs such as mental health, substance abuse, disabilities, etc.

Amount: Contracts will be awarded for a contract term of up to four years. Offerors may submit proposals for one or multiple geographic areas in New Mexico. The procurement will result in multiple contracts dependent on the number and quality of the proposals received.

Eligibility: An offeror is defined as any person, corporation, or partnership who chooses to submit a proposal.

Link: http://www.generalservices.state.nm.us/statepurchasing/ITBs__RFPs_and_Bid_Tabulation.aspx

Note: A recommended pre-proposal conference will be held on July 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the PERA Building in Santa Fe, NM. An Acknowledgement of Receipt form is also due on July 9, 2018. See the solicitation for additional details.

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