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New Mexico Indian Affairs Department: Basic Emergency Social Care Services for the Albuquerque Area Native American Population

Deadline: November 5, 2015

The Basic Emergency Social Care Services for the Albuquerque Area Native American Population program furthers the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department’s (IAD’s) mission to improve the quality of life for the state’s Indian citizens by providing resources and basic emergency (crisis) social services for the homeless and/or indigent Native American population residing in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area. It is also designed to identify and collect basic numerical information on the homeless Native Americans served through the services funded by the IAD.

Project services should:

  • Ensure basic human welfare by providing: food services for one meal each day; food box distribution; emergency housing vouchers or referrals; personal hygiene facilities and supplies; clothing distribution; referrals to supportive services (i.e., behavioral health, medical, counseling, and employment opportunities); and transportation “tokens” or rides by scheduled shuttle services to supportive or housing services.
  • Ensure basic services of: mail boxes for receipt of mail and messages for requesting guests; photo copying and faxing important documents for the Native American guests; sufficient telephone access for the guest population; and monitored access to computers for use in employment searches, legal information searches, and housing inquiries.
  • Ensure access to safe, hygienic, semi-private overnight accommodations and referrals to affordable housing solutions.
  • Ensure availability of Albuquerque-area resource and community services information (i.e., hand-outs, flyers, brochures, notices) on existing programs and services that highlight locations, contacts, and program synopses.
  • Ensure collection of basic data (i.e., homeless census, guest profiling) on the Native American guests receiving services and monthly reporting to the IAD.

The Offeror should plan to serve on average between 50 and 75 persons per day within the southeast and/or northwest quadrants of the city.

Award: One contract award will be made.

Eligibility: An “Offeror” is defined as any person, corporation, or partnership who chooses to submit a proposal.

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

Note: A pre-proposal conference will be not be held by the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department due to the rapid proposal submission requirement. The deadline to submit questions is October 28, 2015.

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