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New Mexico Department of Health: Youth Dance, Tribal Dance, or Physical Activity Programs in Public Schools

Deadline: January 10, 2019

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

  1. Implement culturally and age-appropriate in-school youth dance, tribal dance, and/or physical activity programs to a diverse population of students in public elementary, middle, and/or high schools in local New Mexico communities. Program must target increasing physical activity and improving nutrition among children and adolescents in schools with at least fifty percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals and designed to reach Native American, Hispanic, and African American students.
  2. Incorporate culturally and age-appropriate nutrition education and promotion into all in-school youth dance, tribal dance, and/or physical activity programs in each school.
  3. Conduct quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the in-school youth dance, tribal dance, and/or physical activity program that assesses program efficacy, behavior change, and health outcomes.
  4. Performance Measures: Perform the following Department of Health priority – improve health status for all New Mexicans, including special populations and subpopulations having the greatest opportunity for improved health status.

Amount: Up to four contracts ranging from $70,000-$200,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Applicant qualifications and experience must include:

  • Applicants must have, or be willing to obtain, a current New Mexico tax identification number from the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
  • Applicants may be individuals, public or private agencies/organizations, or corporate entities providing such services. 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.
  • Applicants 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 an awarded contract.

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

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