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Designated Screening Services - Gloucester, Hudson and Ocean Counties

Grants to New Jersey Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Provide
Psychiatric Screening Services in Gloucester, Hudson, and Ocean Counties

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New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) - Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

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08/15/19 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to New Jersey nonprofit organizations, government entities, and for-profits for emergency psychiatric screening services in Ocean, Hudson, and Gloucester counties. Applicants must attend a conference before applying. The program shall offer services to persons who may be approaching or are experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Prompt assessment, crisis intervention, and referral services will be offered 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The program will also operate a 24-hour hotline, with calls being answered by trained clinical staff at all times.

Consistent with DMHAS’ commitment to the principles of wellness and recovery, the Designated Screening Services awarded through this solicitation are to be implemented in a manner that reflects recovery as an overarching value and in operational practices. The United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has identified 10 fundamental components of recovery as part of the national consensus statement on mental health recovery. These components are: 1) Self-direction; 2) Individualized and Person Centered; 3) Empowerment; 4) Holistic; 5) Non-Linear; 6) Strengths-based; 7) Peer Support; 8) Respect; 9) Responsibility; 10) Hope.

The screening service will serve persons who can benefit from recovery and rehabilitative oriented clinical services. Many of these individuals have a serious mental illness. It is also expected that many of these individuals will have co-occurring substance use disorders, past experiences of sexual or physical abuse, emotional maltreatment and histories of frequent use of the acute care system including inpatient psychiatric units.

For more information on program requirements, see:

For details on the Contract Scope of Work, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186373

Number of Grants:

DMHAS anticipates making one award for each of these county-based service areas, resulting in three total awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Total annualized funding subject to State appropriations is allocated as follows:

Gloucester County: – $1,496,624
Hudson County: – $2,353,840
Ocean County: – $2,488,796

Term of Contract:

February 10, 2020 Anticipated program start date

The contract awarded as a result of this RFP may be renewable for one (1) year at DMHAS’ sole discretion and with the agreement of the bidder.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for consideration for this RFP, the bidder must satisfy the following requirements:

- The bidder may be a non-profit, for-profit or governmental entity;
- For a bidder that has a contract with DMHAS in place when this RFP is issued, that bidder must have all outstanding Plans of Correction (PoC) for deficiencies submitted to DMHAS for approval prior to submission;
- The bidder must be fiscally viable based upon an assessment of the bidder's audited financial statements. If a bidder is determined, in DMHAS’ sole discretion, to be insolvent or to present insolvency within the twelve (12) months after bid submission, DMHAS will deem the proposal ineligible for contract award;
- The bidder must not appear on the State of New Jersey Consolidated Debarment Report at or be suspended or debarred by any other State or Federal entity from receiving funds;
- The bidder shall not employ a member of the Board of Directors as an employee or in a consultant capacity;
- The bidder must attend the Mandatory Bidders conference as described in the RFP.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory Bidders Conference A bidder intending to submit a proposal in response to this RFP must attend a Mandatory Bidders Conference. It is the responsibility of the bidder to arrive promptly at the beginning of the Mandatory Bidders Conference and sign in to confirm attendance. A proposal submitted by a bidder not in attendance will not be considered.

The Mandatory Bidders Conference will be held as follows:
Date: July 17, 2019 Time: 1 PM
Location: 5 Commerce Way, Hamilton Room 199B

The Mandatory Bidders Conference will provide the bidder with an opportunity to ask questions about the RFP requirements, the award process, and to clarify technical aspects of the RFP. This ensures that all potential bidders have equal access to information. Questions regarding intent or allowable responses to the RFP, outside the Mandatory Bidders Conference, are not permitted. Specific individual guidance will not be provided to individual bidders at any time.

Register here:

If you require assistance with this registration link, please email Alicia Meyer no later than two (2) days prior to the Mandatory Bidders Conference.

Pre-Application Information:

The following summarizes the RFP schedule:

- July 3, 2019 Notice of Funding Availability
- July 17, 2019 Mandatory Bidders Conference
- August 15, 2019 Deadline for receipt of proposals - no later than 4:00 p.m.
- September 27, 2019 Preliminary award announcement
- October 4, 2019 Appeal Deadline
- October 11, 2019 Final Award Announcement
- November 11, 2019 Initiation of Contracts with Awardees
- November 12, 2019 Ninety (90) Day Program Phase-In Period Commences
- February 10, 2020 Anticipated program start date

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For U.S. Postal Service delivery:

Alicia Meyer, RFP Coordinator
Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
PO Box 362
Hamilton, NJ 08691

For private delivery vendor such as UPS or FedEx:
Alicia Meyer, RFP Coordinator
Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
5 Commerce Way, Suite 100
Hamilton, NJ 08691

To submit the required files electronically:
Go to:
Username - xbpupload
Password - Network1!
Directory - /ftp-dmhas/xbpupload

Proposal(s) must also be submitted to the Gloucester, Hudson and Ocean County
Mental Health Board:

Gloucester (Via Email + Postal Mail):
Rebecca DiLisciandro,
Mental Health Administrator
Department of Human Services
115 Budd Blvd.
West Deptford, NJ 08096

Hudson (Via Email):
Robin F. James
Administrator of Behavioral Health and Addiction Services

Ocean (Via Email):
Jamie Busch,
Assistant Mental Health Administrator

Alicia Meyer

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Gloucester, Hudson, and Ocean Counties