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Deadline: April 12, 2016

New Mexico Department of Health: HIV Prevention Projects

The New Mexico Department of Health is seeking to fund HIV Prevention Projects to serve the entire State of New Mexico. These projects will contribute to achieving the two goals of the HIV Prevention Program within the Department:

  • Reduce new HIV infections through evidence-based HIV prevention strategies that reduce risk behaviors and by expanding the number of persons at greatest risk who are utilizing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Reduce new HIV infections and improve health outcomes of persons living with HIV by helping persons with HIV to learn their status, be linked with care and remain engaged in care through HIV counseling, testing and referral services (CTRS), HIV partner services (PS), data-to-care, and other biomedical strategies

Fundable activities include:

  • HIV counseling, testing, and referral services (CTRS)
  • HIV prevention interventions for persons living with HIV
    HIV prevention interventions for high-risk negatives, focused on gay/bisexual men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender persons with male sexual partners in areas with the highest HIV prevalence
  • Recruitment, referral and adherence support for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Statewide social media efforts to recruit clients to CTRS, HIV prevention for high-risk negatives and PrEP
  • Professional health planning and support services for the federally mandated New Mexico HIV Community Planning and Action Group (CPAG)

Organizations selected to deliver HIV prevention activities must apply for at least two but no more than four of the fundable activities listed above. All organizations that are awarded funding will receive support to conduct at least two of these activities.

Amount: Contract awards will be made.

Eligibility: Private for profit, not-for-profit, and government agencies are eligible to apply under this RFP. Applicant qualifications and experience must include all of the following:

  1. Offerors must have, or be willing to obtain, a current New Mexico tax identification number from the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
  2. Regardless of the Offeror’s business status, each Offeror must document their capacity to provide the services described in each service category, and where applicable, provide copies of diplomas, transcripts, certificates, licenses, and other documentation substantiating their credentials.
  3. The organization must have policies and procedures which assure that no person in the State of New Mexico shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap or disability, medical condition, or religion will be excluded from employment with, participation in, denied the benefit of service, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity performed as a result of a contract entered into pursuant to this RFP.
  4. If the Offeror is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, then provide a copy of the organization’s Internal Revenue Service Determination letter, a copy of the agency’s by-laws and Articles of Incorporation in the appropriate Appendix section.
  5. Preference will be given to Offerors who demonstrate the following: 1) experience in provision of these services on behalf of NMDOH in the past with satisfactory performance during a previous contract period; and 2) governing and/or advisory board members who are residents of the area served by the organization and representative of the social, economic, linguistic, and racial target populations.
  6. Offerors must demonstrate a significant track record in delivery quality and evidence-based HIV prevention strategies to the persons at greatest risk of HIV infection.

Link: http://nmhealth.org/publication/rfp

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