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New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department: Statewide Investigative Services for the Early Childhood Services Division

Deadline: March 7, 2019

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) seeks proposals to establish multiple contract awards through competitive negotiations for the procurement of Statewide Investigative Services for CYFD’s Early Childhood Services Division (ECS).

Investigative Services are needed to investigate critical incidents and complaints relating to all Child Care Services Bureau units such as licensing, registration, and child care assistance. Based on the nature and severity of the complaint, an investigation must be initiated in a timely manner and investigators must be available immediately to respond accordingly.

New Mexico State Regulation requirements establish standards and procedures for the licensing of facilities and educators who provide child care to children within New Mexico. These standards and procedures are intended to:

  1. Establish minimum requirements for licensing facilities providing non-residential care to children in order to protect the health, safety, and development of the children
  2. Monitor facility compliance with these regulations through surveys to identify any areas that could be dangerous or harmful to the children or staff members
  3. Monitor and survey out of school time programs
  4. Encourage the establishment of child care centers, homes, and facilities for children and provide a humane, safe, and developmentally appropriate environment

Private Investigators shall investigate and process complaints regarding any child care facility licensed under these regulations. Complaints will be reviewed and prioritized immediately according to the nature and severity of the complaint.

Amount: Multiple contract awards will be made. Funding will be awarded for a term of four years. Compensation will be reimbursed at the maximum flat hourly rate of $50/hour for Investigative Services and the maximum flat hourly rate of $25/hour for travel time.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, local bodies of government, for-profit entities, and sole proprietors. Applicants must:

  • Adhere to the licensure and be constrained by the procedures and requirements of the Private Law Enforcement Practitioners General Provisions and the Private Investigations Act
  • Have a current Investigators Licensure issued by the State of New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Division to perform investigative services in the State of New Mexico

Link: https://cyfd.org/for-providers/rfp

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