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New Mexico Department of Health: Statewide Youth Dance or Physical Activity Programs in Public Elementary, Middle, or High Schools

Deadline: August 31, 2018

The New Mexico Department of Health seeks to establish a contract for statewide youth dance or physical activity programs in public elementary, middle, or high schools. The scope of work includes the following:

  • Implement a statewide youth dance or physical activity program in public elementary, middle, and/or high schools.
  • Above program must target increasing physical activity and improving nutrition among children and adolescents in schools with at least a fifty percent of students eligible for free or reduce-priced meals.
  • Preference will be given to programs designed to reach Native American, Hispanic, and African American children (due to higher obesity rates in these populations).
  • Program must include culturally and age-appropriate physical activity curriculum that includes dance or physical activity instruction and promotion of healthy eating.
  • Program must include an evaluation component.

Amount: A contract award will be made.

Eligibility: Applicant qualifications and experience must include:

  • Offerors must have, or be willing to obtain, a current New Mexico tax identification number from the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
  • Offerors may be individuals, public or private agencies/organizations, or corporate entities providing such services. 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.
  • The organization must have policies and procedures which assure that no person in 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.
  • If the Offeror is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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.

Mandatory specifications indicate that Offerors must:

  • Have experience with dance or physical activity programs in the schools
  • Experience with improving nutrition among children adolescents in schools with at least fifty percent of students are eligible for free or reduce-priced meals
  • Working with Native American, Hispanic, and African American children
  • Providing culturally and age-appropriate physical activity curriculum and the promotion of health eating
  • Evaluation of aforementioned programs

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

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