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New Mexico Human Services Department: Refugee School Impact Program

Deadline: May 19, 2016

The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) seeks proposals from organizations that will provide professional services under the Refugee School Impact Program (RSIP) to assist local school systems impacted by significant numbers of newly arrived refugee children. The RSIP provides services to newly arrived refugee children and families, with the goals of improving refugee student academic performance and social adjustment to schools as well as increasing parental involvement. The RSIP service provider will administer after-school and summer school programs as well as family support workshops and will provide case management services targeted at improving student success and integration.

The services will fulfill the state and federal goals and objectives of the Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP). The purpose of the New Mexico RRP is to ensure the effective resettlement of refugees in New Mexico through programs designed to meet one or more of the state’s three major goals:

  1. To provide for the effective resettlement of refugees in the shortest possible time after entrance into the State using coordinated supportive services. Effective resettlement means refugees can access community resources that meet his or her basic needs related to employment, English Language Training (ELT), skills training, medical care, and social and cultural adjustments.
  2. To promote economic self-sufficiency for refugees within the shortest possible time after entrance into the state through employment and integration by the coordinated use of financial, medical, and supportive services.
  3. To protect the refugees and the community from infectious disease and health related issues during resettlement.

Amount: Not stated. The procurement may result in a multiple source award. The term of the contract shall be for one year with up to three additional one-year extensions.

Eligibility: An offeror is defined as “any person, corporation, or partnership who chooses to submit a proposal.” Offerors shall provide evidence of experience and ability to work with multilingual and multicultural students; implement and monitor academic programing and student achievement; assess client skills and abilities; provide case management as needed; make appropriate referrals to community partners for support services; and provide family centered support services. Offerors may provide a collaborative response with identified partners.

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

Note: A pre-proposal conference will be held on April 13, 2016.

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