SAMHSA set to release bid for CMHI TA Center

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is soliciting proposals on a full and open competitive basis to increase capacity and effectiveness of the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch (CAFB) of the Division of Service and Systems Improvement by acquiring technical assistance support to help the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program, otherwise known as the Children's Mental Health Initiative (CMHI). IMPORTANT NOTE: Section 565(b)(2) of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) establishes the statutory authority for the provision of technical assistance for grants authorized under Section 561(a) of the PHS Act. Section 565(b) provides that the Secretary, DHHS, may provide technical assistance directly or through grants to, or contracts with, public and non-profit private entities. Accordingly, in order to be considered eligible to compete for this procurement, offerors must be either PUBLIC or NON-PROFIT PRIVATE ENTITIES. The Project is Subject to Availability of Funds.

The anticipated period of performance for this contract is a base period of 12 months, plus four (4) 12-month option periods.

The purpose of this contract is to support communities, states, territories and tribes funded by the CMHI by (a) developing and implementing a comprehensive, data-driven technical assistance approach to transforming children's mental health care as well as sustaining system reform efforts made during the grant program; and by (b) developing and disseminating the materials/activities necessary to support key aspects of the Program, including family-driven and youth-guided care, continuous quality improvement and cultural and linguistic competence.

The estimated date for issuance of the RFP is March 21, 2013 with proposal responses due on April 22, 2013. This solicitation may be obtained in any of three (3) ways: by mail; picked up in person at 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1051, Rockville, MD 20857; or, through FedBizOpps. If you have a continuing interest in the RFP, notify the individual identified below that you wish to have copies of amendments to the RFP (if any) sent to you, or check FedBizOpps regularly for amendments.

Note: If you rely on FedBizOpps for obtaining amendments, SAMHSA has no way to assure, and therefore assumes no responsibility for assuring, that you have downloaded these amendments. All requests for copies of the RFP must be made in writing. Fax requests will be accepted at (240) 276-1510, but please confirm by phone that your fax request has been received. Requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the supply is exhausted; however, there is no assurance that copies requested after the twentieth (20th) day will reach the requestor before the due date for receipt of proposals.

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