Government Contract | Hawaii
Child Care Provider Registry

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000514111

Bid Title: Child Care Provider Registry

Agency Bid No. Title: HMS 302-16-04-S

Received Date: 03/16/2016

Close Date: 04/18/2016

Purchase Type: July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 03/29/2016, Pre-Bid Conference 03/21/2016 08:00 AM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:Overview, purpose or need TheDepartmentofHumanServices(D H S ) i s t h e S t a t e s l e a d a g e n c y f o r t h e Federal Child Care and Development Fund. The purpose of this federal grant is to increase the availability, affordability and quality of early childhood development and care programs. Nationally, there is an increase in the focus on the professional development of staff in the early childhood field. Also, through federal funding, organizations are provided grants to research the education and training requirements for staff at licensed child care facilities for each state in order to do a comparison and offer guidelines about ideal requirements. Higher education qualifications and training standards for staff who work with young children has been identified as an indicator of increased quality in child care settings. The DHS will contract with a private organization to establish and maintain a Child Care Provider Registry (Registry) that: 1) standardizes how credentials are reviewed within our state for DHS child care licensing purposes; 2) promotes professional development by encouraging early childhood practitioners to continue with their education and training; and 3) captures data about the qualifications of early childhood practitioners within our State. Capturing this information will assist the State in providing data for national surveys as well as to evaluate the progress of professional development efforts in our State. B. Planning activities conducted in preparation for this RFP Planning for this service included an assessment of the existing State contract and c o m m e n t s r e c e i v e d t h r o u g h t h e f o r m a l R e q u e s t f o r I n f o r m a t i o n (RFI) process. The RFI was posted on the SPO website on November 17, 2015. C. Description of the service goals The goals of this service are to: 1. Support the DHS child care licensing program through evaluation and determination of educational and experience qualifications of all staff that are employed, or interested in employment, at a DHS licensed child care center that provides care for children up to 5 years old and who are or will be included in the staff-child ratios at the center

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Product Codes: 95217, 95822, 95218

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of Hawaii - Department of Human Services

State: Hawaii

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Scott Nakasone, Benefit, Employment and Support Services 820 Mililani Street, Suite 606, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813

Phone: 808-586-7062

Fax: 808-586-5744




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