Bids and Contracting Opportunities

Active Bids and Contracting Opportunities

CPT Coding RFI

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for CPT Coding RFI. Proposal supporting documentation must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-mail.

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

CPT Coding RFI

CalMHSA Semi-Statewide Electronic Health Record RFP

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

California Semi-Statewide Health Record RFP

Exhibit A – CalMHSA Semi-Statewide Electronic Health Record RFP Vendor Response Instructions

State Reporting Requirements Regulations Spreadsheet

Attachment 1 – 274 Provider Data Transition Plan

Attachment 2 – 274 MHP WG Meeting

Attachment 3 – 274 MHP Provider Network Data PACES Companion Guide 

Attachment 4 – Alternative Access Standards Request

Attachment 5 – CANS Data Dictionary

Attachment 6 – CSI Data Dictionary

Attachment 7 – MHP NACT

Attachment 8 – PSC Data Dictionary

Attachment 9 – SUD Grievance & Appeal Log FY2020-21

Attachment 10 – SUD Grievance & Appeal Reporting Instructions FY2020-21

Attachment 11 – SUD NACT

Attachment 12 – Timely Access Data Tools

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

Bidder’s Conference

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84012462043?pwd=ekJRb0hkRU9iRUV1NDdFcEJ1SGhJZz09

CalMHSA Board of Directors is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EMR Bidder’s Conference

Time: Oct 4, 2021 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ)

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) for Peer Support Specialist Certification Training. Proposal supporting documentation must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/49986

CalMHSA is seeking responses from organizations who are interested in providing training that leads to Peer Support Specialist Certification on behalf of multiple California County Mental Health Plans (MHPs). This RFSQ’s reference to Peer Support Specialist Certification (PSSC) is in alignment with the Peer Support Specialist Certification Program Act of 2020 with the intent of increasing the number of Peer Support Specialists as Medi-Cal providers and bill for services under the Medi-Cal program. Counties being represented by CalMHSA will range in size from small/rural to large counties and are located throughout California. Although the Peer Support Specialist Certification standards set forth by the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) are uniform for all counties and/or organization implementing a Peer Support Specialist Certification program, the training content and delivery of training may vary.

The goal of this RFSQ is to determine organizational qualifications and interest in a project of this scale and scope. Peer Support Specialist trainings covered in this RFSQ should meet the required standards and be accessible across counties or geographic regions to individual’s interested in taking training towards becoming a Certified Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist.

Peer Support Specialist Certification RFSQ
Q&A

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff is unable to answer any questions regarding the RFSQ. Any questions may be submitted using the Bonfire e-procurement portal, noted above. In addition, an RFSQ timeline is included below:

EVENT Key Dates
RFSQ Issued 8/13/21
RFSQ Questions Due 8/20/21, 5:00 pm PST
RFSQ Questions Answered 8/25/21
Deadline for RFSQs to be Submitted 8/31/21, 5:00 pm PST

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

For more information, please visit: https://www.calmhsa.org/peer-certification/

RFSQ OPPORTUNITY: Psychiatric Inpatient Concurrent Review ADDENDUM

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) for Psychiatric Inpatient Concurrent Review . Proposal supporting documentation must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/47552

The California Mental Health Service Authority (CalMHSA) is seeking responses from organizations who are interested in conducting concurrent review and authorization of inpatient psychiatric hospital and psychiatric health facility services on behalf of multiple California County Mental Health Plans (MHPs). Counties delegating concurrent review and authorization services to this organization will range in size from small/rural to large counties and will be located throughout California. Although the review and authorization requirements are uniform, the communication needs of the participating counties or hospitals where county beneficiaries are hospitalized may vary.

This RFSQ is intended to solicit interested parties with the ability and capacity to perform the services requested.

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

  1. Concurrent Review RFSQ Addendum
  2. Q&A

This RFSQ Addendum is intended to update the previously posted Key Dates and solicit interested parties with the ability and capacity to perform the services requested.

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff is unable to answer any questions regarding the RFSQ. Any questions may be submitted using the Bonfire e-procurement portal, noted above. In addition, an RFSQ timeline is updated as indicated below:

EVENT Key Dates UPDATED DATES
RFSQ Issued 6/30/21 6/30/21
RFSQ Questions Due 7/7/21, 5:00 pm PST 7/7/21, 5:00 pm PST
RFSQ Questions Answered 7/12/21 7/13/21
Deadline for RFSQs to be Submitted 7/16/21, 5:00 pm PST 7/21/21, 5:00 pm PST

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

RFSQ- Access and Crisis Support Lines

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) for the Access and Crisis Support Lines. All proposals and questions must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/.

CalMHSA is seeking responses from organizations who are interested in implementing a multi-county collaborative project to support 24/7 access line and/or 24/7 crisis support lines. County Mental Health Providers would be largely from the Northern California region. Based on the needs of the participating Counties, the project may be slightly different for each participant.

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

  1. Request for Statement of Qualifications
  2. FAQ

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff is unable to answer any questions regarding the RFSQ. Any questions may be submitted using the Bonfire e-procurement portal, noted above. In addition, an RFSQ timeline is included below:

RFSQ Issued 5/18/21
RFSQ Questions Due 5/26/21, 5:00 pm PST
RFSQ Questions Answered 6/4/21
Deadline for Proposals to be Submitted 6/18/21. 5:00 pm PST
Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/.

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state of California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS), is seeking proposals from potential contractors with the experience and expertise to rapidly implement the FEMA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) to provide non-clinical emotional and crisis support in response to the recent wildfires in California and associated stressors. The mission of the CCP is to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters by assisting survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, developing coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with resources and longer-term supportive services. The CCP will provide community outreach and support for hardships resulting from the recent wildfires and represents a unique opportunity for selected contractors to provide support to negatively affected individuals in the following counties: Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, and Siskiyou. The CCP is currently scheduled to provide services beginning May 2021.

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:
1. Request for Proposal
2. Q&A

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff is unable to answer any questions regarding the RFP. Any questions may be submitted using the Bonfire e-procurement portal, noted above. In addition, a RFP timeline is included below (please note there is a RFP Bidders Conference on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM PST . RSVP is not required.

RFP Issued March 17, 2021
Bidders Conference March 24, 2021 12pm PST
RFP Questions Due March 29, 2021 5pm PST
RFP Questions Answered April 2, 2021 5pm PST
Deadline for Proposals to be Submitted April 16, 2021 5:00pm PST
Application Review April 19 – 23, 2021

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When: Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: CalHOPE CCP Bidders Conference
Webinar ID: 823 3423 1081

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Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Help@Hand Screening Tool Project

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Help@Hand Screening Tool Project. Proposal supporting documentation must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/.

The California Mental Health Service Authority (CalMHSA), with the support of participating counties and cities has implemented a project called Help@Hand, which aims to build a complementary support system that offers a bridge to care, helps identify early signs of mental health changes, offers timely support, removes barriers, and seeks to include new avenues of care for communities not connected to conventional county services.  Monterey County Behavioral Health (MCBH) and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) are two of the participating members of the JPA.  CalMHSA, MCBH and LACDMH are working collaboratively to solicit responses to meet a need initially for Monterey County and Los Angeles County.

This Request for Proposal is intended to solicit interested parties with the ability and capacity to perform the services requested, with the intent to award a contract to the selected entity. However, there is no guarantee of a contract, as we are facing unprecedented times which could dictate otherwise for CalMHSA’s participating members.

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

  1. Request for Proposal
  2. Help At Hand Screening Q&A

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff is unable to answer any questions regarding the RFP. Any questions may be submitted using the Bonfire e-procurement portal, noted above. In addition, an RFP timeline is included below (please note there is a RFP Bidders Conference on Tuesday January 28, 2021 at 9:00 am. RSVP is not required.

RFP Issued January 11, 2021
RFP Questions Due January 22 5:00pm PST
Bidders Conference January 28 9:00am
RFP Questions Answered February 4 5:00pm PST
Deadline for Intent to Bid* February 8, 11:59 pm PST
Deadline for Proposals to be Submitted February 18 5:00pm PST
Application Review Feb 19 –Mar4, 2021

*Interested vendors must just select the intent to bid box within the Bonfire Portal to meet this requirement.

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

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Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) – Crisis Response CCP for those impacted by recent wildfires.

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/.

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state of California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS), is seeking proposals from potential contractors with the experience and expertise to rapidly implement the FEMA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) to provide non-clinical emotional and crisis support in response to the recent wildfires in California and associated stressors. The mission of the CCP is to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters by assisting survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, developing coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with resources and longer-term supportive services. The CCP will provide community outreach and support for hardships resulting from the recent wildfires and represents a unique opportunity for selected contractors to provide support to negatively affected individuals in the following counties: Butte, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare, Trinity, and Yolo. The CCP is currently scheduled to provide services beginning March 2021.

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

  1. Request for Proposal
  2. Bidders Conference PowerPoint
  3. Bidders Conference Zoom recording
  4. FAQ

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff is unable to answer any questions regarding the RFP. Any questions may be submitted using the Bonfire e-procurement portal, noted above. In addition, a RFP timeline is included below (please note there is a RFP Bidders Conference on Monday, January 4 2021 at 4:00 PM PST . RSVP is not required.

RFP Issued Dec 24, 2020
Bidders Conference Jan 4, 2021 4pm PST
RFP Questions Due Jan 6, 2021 5pm PST
RFP Questions Answered Jan 8, 2021 5pm PST
Deadline for Proposals to be Submitted Jan 15, 2021 5:00pm PST
Application Review Jan 16 – Jan 29, 2021

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Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) – Crisis Response CCP for those impacted by COVID

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/.

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state of California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS), is seeking proposals from potential contractors with the experience and expertise to rapidly implement the FEMA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) to provide non-clinical emotional and crisis support in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated stressors. The mission of the CCP is to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters by assisting survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, developing coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with resources and longer-term supportive services. The CCP will provide community outreach and support for hardships caused by COVID-19 and represents a unique opportunity for selected contractors to provide statewide community outreach and support leveraging a virtual service delivery.   The CCP is currently scheduled to provide services through August 8, 2021. A total of $26,227, 601.78 will be awarded to CCP providers.

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

  1. Request for Proposal
  2. RFP Bidders Conference Recording
  3. RFP Bidders Conference PowerPoint
  4. FAQ

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff is unable to answer any questions regarding the RFP. Any questions may be submitted using the Bonfire e-procurement portal, noted above. In addition, a RFP timeline is included below (please note there is a RFP Bidders Conference on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 3:00 . RSVP is not required. The link to the Bidders Conference is here.

RFP Issued Dec 15, 2020
Bidders Conference Dec 21, 2020
RFP Questions Due Dec , 23 2020 12pm PST
RFP Questions Answered Dec , 24 2020 12pm PST
Deadline for Proposals to be Submitted Jan 8, 2021 5:00pm PST
Application Review Jan 9 – Jan 22, 2021
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Inactive Bids and Contracting Opportunities

Los Angeles County Mini-Grant Program (UPDATE 5/11/2020)

On behalf of the LA County Department of Mental Health, CalMHSA would like to thank all of you for the countless hours spent preparing proposals for this Spring’s grant opportunity.

Unfortunately, we have no choice but to postpone the mini-grants program at this time due to the current Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) which has rendered implementation non-feasible and altered selection criteria. In the months ahead, as we move forward in accordance with State and Local guidance related to the evolving public health crisis, we will reopen the Mini-Grant opportunity and focus on proposals that align with COVID-19 recovery efforts across the County. Your current submissions remain invaluable and will be considered when this program reopens though requests for modification may be made in order to pivot programming as indicated and ensure that proposed program activities are safe in communities.

We appreciate your patience and hope that you, your families, and communities are staying healthy during this time of unprecedented challenge.

Los Angeles County Mini-Grant Program (UPDATE 8/11/2020)

When the LA County Department of Mental Health and CalMHSA set out to provide mini-grants to community innovation projects, the vision was to create community conveneings that brought people together to improve the wellbeing of people in LA County.

The current pandemic has made these kinds of efforts difficult, and we regret to announce that we need to postpone awarding grants until we receive more clarity from state and local partners on how to proceed. Both LACDMH and CalMHSA remain committed to supporting innovative and community-centered mental health efforts, and we are working to adapt grant and program design to meet our new physical distancing realities.

While we cannot fully understand the impact these delays may have on various projects, we appreciate everything that applicants have done to rethink wellbeing in their respective communities, and we hope to revisit this process when the pandemic subsides. Despite the uncertainty, we will continue to support community organizations as we are all in this together. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, feedback, or concerns.

We will notify all previous and current applicants on all communication channels to ensure everyone is aware as changes develop. We hope you and your communities remain safe and healthy, and we are here to help support despite the challenges we all currently face.

Alameda County Loan Repayment Program

CalMHSA, in partnership with the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, is proud to announce the Alameda County Loan Repayment Program (ACLRP) opportunity. These grants seek to continue to provide financial incentive to retain qualified, eligible employees in hard to fill/retain positions in the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care system.

To view the ACLRP Program Guide, click HERE

NOTICE: An informational webinar will be available on 7/29/2020. The webinar will provide assistance to applicants in completing the application process.

For any questions, please email ACLRP@calmhsa.org.