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New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department: One-on-One Youth Mentoring

Deadline: December 12, 2017

The One-on-One Youth Mentoring program seeks to support contractor(s) that provide one-on-one youth mentoring services. Mentoring services may take place in a variety of venue settings within New Mexico. Contractor(s) shall have the capability to match qualified mentors with troubled or at risk youth, who need or who will benefit from having a caring, responsible adult in their lives, to ensure that youth continue and maintain a positive outcome in a K-12 school program (including home school) or progress in pursuing other documented educational goals.

In order to reach the maximum amount of youth, the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is seeking contractors who match mentors with troubled or at risk youth on a one-on-one basis. The youth to be served must be between the ages of six and eighteen years of age. Each youth served must participate in at least one allowable youth mentoring engagement, for a minimum of four hours a month. Youth served must be enrolled in a K-12 school program (including home school), must be troubled or at-risk, and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Failing one or more subjects in school
  • Low attendance in school
  • Part of the Juvenile Justice System
  • Demonstrating behavioral or emotional issues
  • At risk for child abuse or substance abuse
  • Come from a single parent or foster home and are in need of a positive role model

Allowable youth mentoring engagements related to one-on-one youth mentoring include, but are not limited to:

  • Tutoring in school subjects
  • Counseling (i.e., life skills, drug prevention, anti-bullying, importance of education)

Amount: The procurement will result in a multiple source award. The contract(s) shall not exceed two years including any renewals.

Eligibility: Contractor(s) must meet a minimum level of administrative and fiscal capacity in order to contract with the state of New Mexico. Contractor(s) must be willing to meet and/or exceed the following program minimum requirements:

  • Staffing related requirements such as ensuring that all staff, volunteers, and subcontractors possess applicable certifications and licenses
  • Completing CYFD fingerprint-based criminal background checks for all staff, volunteers, and subcontractors
  • Complying with Agency related requirements such as maintaining a tracking system to report, at a minimum, the following: 1) number of youth served monthly; 2) number of mentoring hours each youth receives monthly; 3) description of allowable youth mentoring engagement(s) by youth;; 4) youth age; 5) youth K-12 program description; 6) description of each youth’s risk factor(s); and 6) quarterly goals and outcomes to support the number of youth participants that have maintained a positive or improved outcome in a K-12 school program (including home school) or progress in pursuing other documented educational goals
  • Complying with reporting requirements such as reporting to the agency on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Providing facilities, supplies, equipment, and materials sufficient enough to successfully administer a one-on-one youth mentoring program
  • Maintaining required insurance coverage such as liability, workers’ compensation, directors and officers, and automobile

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

Note: A recommended pre-proposal conference will be held on November 28 at 10:00 AM Mountain Standard Time/Daylight Time at 1120 Paseo de Peralta, PERA Building, 5th floor, Room 565, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

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