SCRBHO Requests for Proposal, Information, and Letters of Interest (RFP/RFI/RFLI)


SCRBHO Ombuds and Quality Review Team (QRT) Services Request for Letters of Interest (RFLI)

 
Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health Organization (SCRBHO), a division of Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, is releasing a Request for Letters of Interest to individuals and organizations for Ombuds and Quality Review Team (QRT) services within Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties, with a projected contract date of July 1, 2017.

Those interested in contracting for this service, please see the RFLI attachment below for Letters of Interest information. Letters must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017. Submittals received after this time may be rejected.
 
SCRBHO Ombuds and QRT Services RFLI
  
Ombuds and QRT Services RFLI closed EOD Friday, June 16, 2017.
 

SCRBHO WISe Solicitation

Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health Organization (SCRBHO), a division of Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, is releasing a Solicitation for a Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) for children and youth, to promote community-based recovery and resilience, with a contract date of July 1, 2017 and full implementation by October 1, 2017.

Those interested in contracting for this service, please see the attachments below for application and contact information. Proposals received after 4:30 p.m. (PST) on Monday, May 22, 2017 will be disqualified from consideration under this Solicitation.

Any questions related to this Solicitation must be submitted in writing to the Solicitation Coordinator, via email, by Friday, May 12, 2017. Questions and answers will be posted on the website. This Solicitation was published in the Spokesman Review beginning Saturday, April 15, 2017.

WISe Program RFI Documents:
RFI WISe Services
Attachment A - WISe Declaration 
Attachment B - WISe Financial Budget Worksheet
Attachment C - WISe Narrative Response
  
WISe Program RFI closed EOD May 22, 2017

  

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) RFI Solicitation



Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health Organization (SCRBHO), a division of Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, is releasing a Solicitation to fund a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Criminal Justice Treatment Account (CJTA) Innovative Project at Geiger Corrections / Spokane County Jail beginning July 1, 2017.

Those interested in contracting for this service, please see the attachments below for application and contact information. Proposals received after 4:30 p.m. (PST) on Friday, February 10, 2017 will be disqualified from consideration under this Solicitation.

Any questions related to this Solicitation must be submitted in writing to the Solicitation Coordinator via email by 4:30 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. All questions and answers will be posted on the website. This Solicitation was published in the Spokesman Review beginning Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

SUD CJTA RFI Documents:
SUD CJTA RFI
Attachment A - SUD CJTA
Attachment B - SUD CJTA
Attachment C - SUD CJTA
SUD CJTA Innovative Project Scoring Worksheet  

SUD CJTA RFI closed EOD February 10, 2017 


Questions and Answers, SUD CJTA RFI

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Q:    Question 2 states "Describe how your program will develop relationships with correctional facilities and create a multi-point referral system for this project, including how your program will ensure a timely referral process." As I read through the RFI, I do not see a description for how individuals are referred to the program from correctional facilities. Is there any information you can share with us and other applicant agencies that would assist us in understanding the referral flow so that we can ensure our proposal is accurate in developing a communication process with the correct entities/departments?

A:    Individuals are currently referred into the Innovative Project services via a variety of referral sources, which include self-referrals, correctional facility staff, attorneys, etc. Therefore, increasing awareness of the Innovative Project services to key stakeholders who may be potential referral sources is an important part of the project to ensure individuals in need of SUD Assessment and Treatment are identified and served. We are asking applicants to describe how they plan to create their own multi-point referral system for this project, including how your program will ensure a timely referral process.
 
 
Q: Question 4 states "Explain how individuals will be prioritized for services to include assessments, referrals, care coordination and resource allocation." Are there prioritization standards in place for this project at present that are required based on CJTA or policies that must remain in place?

A: We are open to ingenuity and improvement in a bidding provider's conceptualization of prioritization and want to be able to review provider ideas, which may be similar or different to current practices. Of course, consideration must be given to the priority populations defined by the state. 

Q: Is the 30% of Spokane County CJTA funds mentioned in the RFI a minimum number or a maximum number that can be spent on this project? There is some confusion around this, although the RFI states it is a minimum.

A: The exact percentage amount will be contingent upon any contract requirements or provisions the Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health Organization (SCRBHO) has from the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) in the new contract period starting July 1, 2017. The current language cited in the RFI is from the SCRBHO's current contract with DBHR, which can change July 1, 2017. In addition, the Spokane County CJTA fund allocations are approved by the Spokane County CJTA Panel. The CJTA funding amount fluctuates year-to-year based on the state budget and allocation to Spokane County.

New service provisions allowable with CJTA funds may impact the funding allocation depending upon the CJTA Panel's determination.

Once the funding allocated to the SCRBHO, effective July 1, 2017, is identified by DBHR, the Spokane County CJTA Panel members will be notified and the Panel members will make recommendations and vote on funding allocations. DBHR and the State Panel will review county or regional plans.
 
 
Q: Does this CJTA Innovative Project actually provide the treatment services? If not, then why is it required for the proposal to use an "acknowledged best practice (or treatment strategy) that can be documented in published research?" In the scope of services, it does not appear as though the CJTA Innovative Project provides the treatment. They provide the assessment, referral, linkage, tracking, etc. but it looks like they refer to other treatment providers to actually provide the treatment.

A: The Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health Organization (SCRBHO) considers Assessments, Engagement, Brief Intervention and Interim Services to be services along the service continuum. The Innovative Project provider would utilize these services identified to link individuals into outpatient, residential treatment or other appropriate services and resources.

According to the Services Encounter Reporting Instructions (SERI) for BHOs, effective January 1, 2017, engagement is a strategic set of activities that are implemented to develop an alliance with an individual for the purpose of bringing them into or keeping them in ongoing treatment. One example of an EBP for engagement is motivational interviewing (MI), which is a person-centered and goal-oriented approach to facilitating change through exploring and resolving ambivalence (Miller 2006). It works to facilitating and engage intrinsic motivation towards change.

Additionally, Brief Intervention is an allowed modality within the CJTA Innovative Project. According to the SERI for BHOs, effective January 1, 2017, Brief Intervention is a time limited, structured behavioral intervention using substance use disorder brief intervention techniques, such as evidence-based motivational interviewing and referral to treatment services when indicated. 
 
Q: Narrative Response #6 asks to "Describe how Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) and Person-Centered Planning (PCP) are incorporated into your treatment plan." Again, does this program provide the treatment services? In the scope of services, it looks like linkages are made to provide the treatment services.

A: The Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health Organization (SCRBHO) considers Assessments, Engagement, Brief Intervention and Interim Services to be services along the service continuum. The Innovative Project provider would utilize these services identified to link individuals into outpatient, residential treatment or other needed services and resources. Additionally, an individualized plan of action identifying the individual's strengths and needs with the clinically appropriate level of care with recommended interventions and/or modalities, is important to ensure the delivery of person-centered supports and care.

The Washington state allowable services that the SUD CJTA Innovative Project may utilize could change with the new SCRBHO contract starting July 1, 2017, as a result of contract changes between Washington state Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) and the SCRBHO and new allowable services approved by the State CJTA Panel and DBHR. The Spokane County CJTA Panel will be consulted prior to implementing contract changes with the service provider who is selected in the RFI evaluation process. 
 
Q: "A regional project conducted in partnership with at least one other entity serving the service area." Please clarify and explain the importance. Page 1, item c and again in the Scope of Services, item 7.c.

A: The Innovative Project conditions were determined by the State CJTA Panel and DBHR many years ago during development of the Criminal Justice Treatment Account. The Criminal Justice Treatment Account was included under previous RCW 70.96A.350. RCW 70.96A.350 has been replaced by RCW 71.24.580. These conditions are also included in the SCRBHO's contract with DBHR. A regional project is one of three conditions that could be included as an Innovative Project if approved by the Spokane County CJTA Panel, DBHR and the State Panel. If this were an included condition, the project would need to demonstrate a partnership with one other serving entity in the service area. The partnering serving entity would be included in the regional project and need approval by the Panel and DBHR. 
 
Q: Scoring - On the scoring worksheet, why is the most weight (3) placed on criteria #5 Operational Plan "document EBP treatment strategy or form a partnership with another entity" and #6 PCP and EBP's "treatment planning is person-centered and Program utilizes EBPs that are specific to substance disorder treatment practices?" Based on the Scope of Services, this project links individuals into services but does not actually provide the services.

A: The Spokane County Criminal Justice Treatment Account Panel determined the weight placed on each criterion. The Panel members determined that criteria #1, #5 and #6 were considered vital to the Innovative Project. As stated in other responses to like questions, the SCRBHO and CJTA Panel members considers Assessments, Engagement, Brief Intervention and Interim Services to be services along the service continuum. The Innovative Project provider would utilize these services identified to link individuals into outpatient, residential treatment or other needed services and resources. 
 
Q: Is there a certain period of time that is allowed to hire and ramp up services, or is the scope of services expected to be provided starting July 1, 2017?
 

A: The expectation is that Innovative Project services will be provided starting July 1, 2017.


 
SCRBHO WISe Solicitation



Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health Organization (SCRBHO), a division of Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, is releasing a Solicitation for a Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) for children and youth to promote community based recovery and resiliency with a target start date of January 3, 2016.

Those interested in contracting for this service please see the attachments below for application and contact information. Proposals received after 4:30pm (PST) on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 will be disqualified from consideration under this Solicitation.

Any questions related to this Solicitation must be submitted in writing to the Solicitation Coordinator via email by Wednesday. September 28, 2016. Questions and answers will be posted on the website. This Solicitation was published in the Spokesman Review beginning Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
 

WISe Program RFI Documents:


RFI WISe Services
Attachment A-WISe

Attachment B-WISe
Attachment C -WISe

WISe RFI closed EOD October 11, 2016


  
Questions & Answers, WISe Program RFI:

Q: As we prepare for the RFI submission, Agency X will be asking DBHR to grant certification for crisis outreach services. Do you know if DBHR grants crisis outreach limited just to a specific service, e.g. Wraparound services?


A: DBHR License and Certification application for Crisis Mental Health Services is not limited to a program-specific certification, such as Wraparound facilitation services. Crisis mental health services – Outreach services is covered under WAC 388-877A-0240. Please contact DBHR Licensing and Certification at 360-725-3819 or [email protected]  if you want to discuss this further. 

Q: Do you know how many WISe teams the RFI is for?

A: We intentionally did not limit the number of teams because we need so many. However, we will evaluate responses and provider resources to determine their capacity to effectively staff, train and implement this level of service.
 



Peer Bridger Program RFI



Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health Organization (SCRBHO), a division of Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, is releasing a Solicitation for a Peer Bridger Program, beginning October 15, 2016. 
The purpose of the contract is to facilitate and increase the number of Eastern State Hospital discharges and promote continuity of services when individuals return to the community. Those interested in contracting for this service please see the five (5) attachments below.  Proposals received after 4:30pm (PST) on Friday, September 16, 2016 will be disqualified from consideration under this Solicitation.  Any questions related to this Solicitation must be submitted in writing to the Solicitation Coordinator via email by Monday, September 12, 2016. Questions and answers will be posted on the website.  This Solicitation was published in the Spokesman Review Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Peer Bridger Program RFI Documents:
Peer Bridger Program RFI
Attachment A - Program Standards
Attachment B - Financial Budget Worksheet
Attachment C - Declaration Form
Attachment D - Narrative Response

Peer Bridger Program RFI closed EOD September 16, 2016

Questions & Answers, Peer Bridger Program RFI:

Q: What is intended to be included under item 4 a and 4b on Attachment C – Declaration Form? 

A: 4 a and 4b are referencing audits outside of the SCRBHO. For example, the SCRBHO contracted providers must have an annual independent fiscal audit conducted of its financial statement and condition, regarding the performance of the Agreement, readily delineating SCRBHO funds. The Contractor shall submit its audit report, including any “Management Letter” and/or all other correspondences referred to in the audit report,
along with the Contractor’s response to the audit and corrective action plan, if any. 

Q:  Question 4 says "last three years". Do we use calendar year 2013, 2014, 2015 or Sept 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016?

A:  It would be your agency's fiscal year for 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  


Behavioral Health - Requests for Proposal (RFP)


Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health Organization (SCRBHO), a division of Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, (formerly named Spokane County Regional Support Network (RSN)), released a Solicitation for Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) for Children and Youth to Promote Community Based Recovery and Resiliency, beginning April 1, 2016.

A Mandatory Bidders Conference was held January 7, 2016 from 9 through 11 a.m. at:
Spokane County Community Services Building
5th Floor Conference Room
312 W 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204
 
WISe RFP closed EOD January 25, 2016

 Questions related to this solicitation will be addressed at the Conference.Q: As we prepare for the RFI submission, Agency X will be asking DBHR to grant certification for crisis outreach services. Do you know if DBHR grants crisis outreach limited just to a specific service, e.g. Wraparound services?

A: DBHR License and Certification application for Crisis Mental Health Services is not limited to a program-specific certification, such as Wraparound facilitation services. Crisis mental health services – Outreach services is covered under WAC 388-877A-0240. Please contact DBHR Licensing and Certification at 360-725-3819 or [email protected]  if you want to discuss this furtherQ: As we prepare for the RFI submission, Agency X will be asking DBHR to grant certification for crisis outreach services. Do you know if DBHR grants crisis outreach limited just to a specific service, e.g. Wraparound services?

A: DBHR License and Certification application for Crisis Mental Health Services is not limited to a program-specific certification, such as Wraparound facilitation services. Crisis mental health services – Outreach services is covered under WAC 388-877A-0240. Please contact DBHR Licensing and Certification at 360-725-3819 or [email protected]  if you want to discuss this further

Solicitation for Co-Occurring Intensive Outpatient Programs


Spokane County Regional Support Network (SCRSN), a division of Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, is releasing a Solicitation for Co-Occurring Intensive Outpatient Programs that provide Mental Health Services and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services within Spokane County to Medicaid eligible adults, beginning April 1, 2016.

RFP Closed on January 11, 2016.

Community Based Outpatient & Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment


Spokane County Regional Support Network (SCRSN), a division of Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, is releasing a solicitation for Community Based Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment for Medicaid eligible Adult Offenders under the Supervision of the Department of Corrections (DOC).

RFP Closed on December 28, 2015.

A Mandatory Bidders Conference will be held December 7, 2015 from 3 through 4:30 p.m. at:
Spokane County Community Services Building
5th floor conference room
312 W 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99204

Questions related to this solicitation will be addressed at the Conference.

Software, Hardware, & Professional Services RFP


Request for Proposal (RFP) Regarding Software, Hardware, and Professional Services for Implementing a Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Project in a Hosted Environment for a Behavioral Health Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan Organization

RFLI Closed on November 21, 2014

Request for Letters of Interest (RFLI) for Community Mental Health Agencies to Provide School Based Mental Health Services (PDF)
RFLI Closed on October 20, 2014
Attachment A - Budget Worksheet (XLS)

Request for Letters of Interest (RFLI) for New and Innovative Mental Health Programs and Services for Medicaid Eligible Individuals (PDF)
RFLI Closed on October 20, 2014
October 1, 2014 - Please Note: it came to our attention that the submittal process section is incorrect. Providers may submit multiple responses to the RFLI as long as each program or service being requested is on its own RFLI response. We apologize for this error. Thank you.
Attachment A - Budget Worksheet (XLS)