Bids and Contracting Opportunities

Request for Proposal - Tulare County Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Grant Announcement

CalMHSA is excited to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Tulare County Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program. All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: Bonfire by May 26, 2023.

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), in partnership with Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Mental Health Branch, is excited to share they are seeking proposals from mission oriented, diverse, innovative partner organizations to support their movement in activating organizations and individuals during the month of June to promote mental health awareness and wellbeing. With available grant funds, organizations will engage diverse communities to promote mental health awareness and wellbeing and foster community connection between individuals and organizations within communities to help address contributing factors to mental health needs and contribute to mental wellbeing.

Grant proposals should focus on decreasing stigma and discrimination associated with mental health, increasing help seeking behaviors, increasing awareness and access to mental health services and resources, or any activities that address one or more of the MHSA PEI identified negative effects of untreated mental illness. The Tulare County Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) grant is currently scheduled from June 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023. Grant amounts range from $10,000 up to $25,000 per awardee.

Please see the following attachments:

1. Request for Proposal

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff are unable to answer any questions regarding the RFP. Any questions may be submitted using the Bonfire e-procurement portal, noted above. An RFP timeline is included below (please note there is an RFP Bidders Conference on Monday, May 22, 2023, at 3:30pm with a link to recording posted following the session. The zoom link to the Bidders Conference is here.

May 19, 2023Grant application released
May 22, 2023
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm PDT
Bidders Conference
May 24, 2023
12 pm PDT
Submit application questions via Bonfire.
May 24, 2023
5 pm PDT
Answers to RFP questions released to registered
bidders
May 26, 2023Grant application closes
May 27, 2023 – May 31, 2023Application review and panel scoring
June 1, 2023Grantees Approved
June 2, 2023Contracting and Award process begins
June 2, 2023Initial payment will be issued within 30-days of award
June 1, 2023 – June 31, 2023Grant period

We invite creative thought partners with a desire to bring mental health awareness to a specific (ethnic, racial, cultural, or geographic) Tulare County community through equity- focused events and activities to apply.

Request for Proposal – Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Program: Training for Justice-Involved Peer Specialization

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), a Joint Powers Authority, serves California counties and cities as an independent administrative and fiscal intergovernmental structure for jointly developing, funding, and implementing mental health services and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels (See Gov. Code §6500 et seq.).

CalMHSA is the certifying body for Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists in California. As the certifying body, CalMHSA is seeking proposals from interested entities with the experience and capacity to provide comprehensive training for certified Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists interested in receiving training in the Justice-Involved Peer specialization. The Justice-Involved Peer specialization training curricula includes all competencies required for the Justice-Involved Peer specialization and focuses on working with persons with lived experience as justice-involved or providing personal care for someone in the public behavioral health system who has experienced being in justice involved. Training should focus on mental health, substance use disorder, and/or both (behavioral health). Not responding to this RFP does not preclude your participation in any future RFP submissions, if any is issued.

PDFs:

  1. Peer Support Specialist Certification Program – Justice Involved Proposal
  2. Curriculum Template_Justice Involved
  3. Conflict of Interest form
  4. Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Justice Involved Specialization Landscape
  5. Curriculum Template_Justice Involved_Updated
  6. Justice Involved Specialization: Addendum #1

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Program- Training for Justice-Involved Peer Specialization Key Dates Table

All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/

Request for Proposal – Medi-cal Peer Support Specialist Training: Training for Crisis Care Specialization

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), serves California Counties and Cities as an independent administrative and fiscal intergovernmental structure for jointly developing, funding, and implementing mental health services and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels (See Gov. Code §6500 et seq.).

CalMHSA is the certifying body for the certification of Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists in California. As the certifying body, CalMHSA is seeking proposals for the purpose of soliciting responses for interested entities with the experience and capacity to provide comprehensive training for certified Peer Support Specialists interested in receiving training in the Crisis Peer specialization. The Crisis Specialization training curricula includes all competencies required for the Crisis Peer specialization. Crisis Peer specialization training focuses on working with persons with lived experience having been crisis, or providing personal care for someone in the public behavioral health system of care who has experienced being in crisis. Training should focus on mental health, substance use disorder, and/or both (behavioral health).

PDFs:

  1. Peer Support Specialist Certification Program – Crisis Care Proposal
  2. Curriculum Template_Crisis Care
  3. Conflict of Interest form
  4. Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Crisis Care Specialization Landscape
  5. Curriculum Template_Crisis Care Updated
  6. Crisis Care Specialization: Addendum #1

Peer Support Specialist Certification Program – Crisis Care Proposal Timeline Table

All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/

Request for Proposal – Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Program: Training for Unhoused Specialization

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), serves California Counties and Cities as an independent administrative and fiscal intergovernmental structure for jointly developing, funding, and implementing mental health services and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels (See Gov. Code §6500 et seq.).

CalMHSA is the certifying body for the certification of Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialists in California. As the certifying body, CalMHSA is seeking proposals for the purpose of soliciting responses for interested entities with the experience and capacity to provide comprehensive training for certified Peer Support Specialists interested in receiving training in the Unhoused Peer specialization. The Unhoused training curricula includes all competencies required for the Unhoused Peer specialization. Unhoused Peer specialization training focuses on working with persons with lived experience having been unhoused, or providing personal care for someone in the public behavioral health system of care who has experienced being unhoused. Training should focus on mental health, substance use disorder, and/or both (behavioral health).

  1. Peer Support Specialist Certification Program – Unhoused Proposal
  2. Curriculum Template_Unhoused
  3. Conflict of Interest form
  4. Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist_Unhoused Specialization Landscape
  5. Curriculum Template Unhoused Updated
  6. Unhoused Specialization: Addendum #1
  7. Q & A

Request for Proposal – Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Program- Training for Unhoused Specialization Timeline Table

All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/

Request for Proposals for Sacramento County Community Driven Time Limited Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Grant Announcement

CalMHSA is excited to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Round II of the Sacramento County Community Driven Time Limited Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program. All proposals must be submitted by April 28, 2023, to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal.

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), in partnership with the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services, is seeking proposals from diverse, innovative nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, schools and others to support their efforts in engaging communities by fostering stronger connections between individuals and organizations to help address the contributing factors to mental health needs and contribute to mental well-being. Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services encourages all community-based organizations to apply.

Grant proposals should focus on decreasing stigma and discrimination, increasing help-seeking behaviors, increasing awareness of and access to mental health services and resources, or any activities that address one or more of the MHSA PEI-identified negative effects of untreated mental illness. The Sacramento County Community Driven Time Limited Prevention and Early Intervention grant period is currently scheduled from May 30, 2023, through May 31, 2026. Grant amounts range from $2,500 to $500,000 per awardee.

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff are unable to answer any questions regarding the RFP. Any questions may be submitted using the Bidnet e-procurement portal, noted above. An RFP timeline is included below.

Please note: An RFP Bidders Conference will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023, at 11 a.m. with a link to a recording posted following the session. The Zoom link to the Bidders Conference is here.

sacramento county pei grant accouncement 2 20 23

We invite creative, innovative organizations and thought partners with a desire to raise mental health awareness to a specific target audience that is unserved or underserved in the Sacramento County area to apply.

Bidnet link: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/california/californiamentalhealthserviceauthority

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Credentialing and Re-Credentialing for California County Behavioral Health Plans

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), serves California Counties and Cities as an independent administrative and fiscal intergovernmental structure for jointly developing, funding, and implementing mental health services and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels. (See Gov. Code §6500 et seq.)

To support California County Mental Health Plans (MHPs), Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Plans, and Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) State Plans, herein referred to as County Plans, to comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) uniform provider credentialing and re-credentialing requirements, CalMHSA is seeking through this RFP to procure for credentialing and re-credentialing services with a Credentialing Verification Organization (CVO) that is NCQA certified and/or URAC accredited.

This request does not commit CalMHSA to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. In addition, respondents are advised that CalMHSA will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFP; all costs associated with responding to this RFP will be solely at the interested party’s expense. Not responding to this RFP does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued.

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

  1. Credentialing and Re-Credentialing for California County Behavioral Health Plans
  2. CalMHSA – Conflict of Interest Document 
  3. FAQ
  4. Addendum #1
  5. Addendum #2

EventKey Dates
RFP IssuedMarch 13, 2023
RFP Questions Due via CalMHSA’s E-Procurement PortalMarch 24, 2023
RFP Questions AnsweredMarch 31, 2023
Deadline for Responses to be SubmittedApril 21, 2023
Application ReviewApril 24, 2023 – May 26, 2023
Notice of Intent to Award
- Date of Notice of Intent to Award subject to change
June 23, 2023

Bidnet link: California Mental Health Services Authority - Bid Opportunities and RFPs | BidNet Direct

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Interoperability and eMPI Software

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Interoperability and eMPI Software. All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/california/californiamentalhealthserviceauthority

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), serves California Counties and Cities as an independent administrative and fiscal intergovernmental structure for jointly developing, funding, and implementing mental health services and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels. (See Gov. Code §6500 et seq.)

To support County Behavioral Health with meeting federal and state interoperability requirements, as well as facilitating use cases that require the need to exchange relevant data, CalMHSA is seeking through this RFP to procure an interoperability and eMPI software solution. The desired software solution will be used to facilitate the technical data exchange of protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) between disparate systems as well as connect to larger national exchange networks.

This RFP is issued for the purpose of soliciting responses from interested entities with the experience and capacity to provide interoperability capabilities in alignment with federal and state requirements. This request does not commit CalMHSA to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. In addition, respondents are advised that CalMHSA will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFP; all costs associated with responding to this RFP will be solely at the interested party’s expense. Not responding to this RFP does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued.

For your convenience, please see the following attachment(s):

  1. CalMHSA Interoperability and eMPI Software RFP
  2. Interoperability eMPI RFP Response Template
  3. Conflict of Interest
  4. Interoperability and eMPI Software RFP Questions & Answers
  5. Request for Proposals (RFP) Interoperability and eMPI Software ADDENDUM 1
  6. Request for Proposals (RFP) Interoperability and eMPI Software ADDENDUM 2
  7. Request for Proposals (RFP) for Interoperability and eMPI Software – addendum #3

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff is unable to answer any questions regarding the RFP. Any questions may be submitted using the CalMHSA e-procurement portal, noted above.

EVENT Key Dates
RFP Issued 1/23/2023
RFP Questions Due 05/26/2023
RFP Questions Answered 06/02/2023
Deadline for proposals to be Submitted 06/16/2023
Application Review 06/17/2023– 08/16/2023

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Semi-Statewide EHR Service Desk

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), serves California counties and cities as an independent administrative and fiscal intergovernmental structure for jointly developing, funding, and implementing mental health services and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels. (See Gov. Code §6500 et seq.)

To support the Semi-Statewide Electronic Health Record Program (EHR), CalMHSA is seeking through this RFP to procure Service Desk services. This Service Desk will provide Level 1.5 technical support for CalMHSA users accessing the Streamline SmartCare EHR Application during a 12-hour period between 7AM-7PM PST, Monday through Friday.

This RFP is issued for the purpose of soliciting responses from interested entities with the experience and capacity to provide Level 1.5 technical support for CalMHSA Users accessing the Streamline SmartCare EHR Application. This request does not commit CalMHSA to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. In addition, respondents are advised that CalMHSA will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFP; all costs associated with responding to this RFP will be solely at the interested party’s expense. Not responding to this RFP does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued.

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

  1. Request for Proposals (RFP) for Semi-State EHR Service Desk
  2. Conflict of Interest Code
  3. EHR Service Desk RFP Response Template
  4. Q&A
  5. EHR Service Desk RFP - Addendum 1

Event Key Dates
RFP Issued 12/21/2022
RFP Questions Due 1/16/2023
RFP Questions Answered 1/23/2023
Deadline for Application Responses to be Submitted 2/7/2023
Application Review 2/7/2023 – 2/24/2023
Notice of Intent to Award * 3/1/2023

* Date of Notice of Intent to Award subject to change

All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/

Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) - Outpatient and Residential Treatment Program

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), serves California Counties and Cities as an independent administrative and fiscal intergovernmental structure for jointly developing, funding, and implementing mental health services and educational programs at the state, regional, and local levels. (See Gov. Code §6500 et seq.)

To expand the availability of a broad range of Medi-Cal specialty mental health and substance use disorder treatment services across the state, CalMHSA is seeking responses from organizations that can provide outpatient and residential behavioral health services on behalf of up to fifty-eight California counties. Vendors may choose to apply for contracts within their current area or expand to additional cities and counties. Vendors may be providers of single service types such as Drug Medi-Cal American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Level 1 Outpatient with services in one county, or they may be providers of multiple types of services such as a combination of adult residential services, outpatient therapy, case management, peer support and medication support providing services to multiple counties.

Prospective vendors must adhere to all Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) regulations related to the provision of Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS), Drug Medi-Cal State Plan (DMC), and Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) services. This includes Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT), Community Care Licensing and any other relevant state regulations and requirements.

The RFSQ application process allows organizations to be evaluated for capability and compliance prior to submitting a formal Request for Proposal. This request does not commit CalMHSA to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. In addition, Applicants are advised that CalMHSA will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFSQ; all costs associated with responding to this RFSQ will be solely at the interested party’s expense. Not responding to this RFSQ does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

  1. Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) - Outpatient and Residential Treatment Program
  2.  CalMHSA – Conflict of Interest Document
  3.  FAQ
  4. Addendum #1

Proposal timeline dates:

EVENT Key Dates
RFSQ Issued December 8, 2022
RFSQ Questions Due via CalMHSA’s E-Procurement Portal. December 16, 2022
RFSQ Questions Answered December 30, 2022
Deadline for Responses to be Submitted January 27, 2023
Application Review 1/30/23 – 2/3/23

All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Social Marketing Campaign Development and Media Buy Plan Development and Deployment

CalMHSA, on behalf of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), is seeking proposals from Los Angeles based organizations with a history of developing social marketing campaigns and media buys that reach ethnic, racial, and culturally diverse communities, also known as the global majority. Interested organizations may submit proposals for either or both areas of focus:

1. Social Marketing Campaign Development
2. Media Buy Plan Development and Deployment

Proposal supporting documentation must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here:

Bonfire Portal

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

1. LA RFP Addendum #2 Extended Application Review Period - Please note that the Application Review and Selection Period for this RFP has been extended as follows: February 4-March 11, 2022.

2. LA RFP Addendum #1 Extended Application Review Period

3. Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Social Marketing Campaign Development and Media Buy Plan Development and Deployment RFP

4. CalMHSA-Conflict of Interest Document

5. LA RFP - Bidders Conference Zoom Invitation

6. LA RFP - Zoom Bidders Conference Recording 1.21.22

7. LA RFP Questions & Answers Document

CalMHSA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bidders Conference - Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Social Marketing Campaign Development and Media Buy Plan Development and Deployment

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Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) - Social Impact Partnership

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) is seeking social impact partnerships to implement community engagement that will increase awareness of mental health resources and services, increase help-seeking behaviors, decease stigma and discrimination, prevent suicide, and increase understanding of factors that contribute to wellbeing and mental illness. Social impact partnerships will engage in a range of activities to reach community members that may not otherwise have been reached through social marketing and community engagement. Each social impact partnership will be dependent on funds available and target populations (ethnic, racial, cultural, geographic, and demographic).
Interested organizations and/or parties should provide the information below. This is a rolling RFSQ, and each submission will be reviewed to determine the alignment with the funding jurisdiction(s): local, regional, or statewide.

  1. Social Partnership RSFQ 03-01-2023