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Contract for administration of the Alternative to Abortion Program

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000536612

Bid Title: Contract for administration of the Alternative to Abortion Program

Agency Bid No. Title: 325-16-405-008

Received Date: 04/12/2016

Close Date: 04/29/2016

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

Delivery Point: Bismark, North Dakota

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 04/12/2016 12:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:. SCOPE OF WORK2.01 BACKGROUND INFORMATIONThe mission of STATE is to provide quality, efficient, and effective human services, which improve the lives of people.General Program InformationDuring the 2005 legislative session, Senate Bill No. 2409 directed the Department of Human Services to: establish and implement a procedure to facilitate funding to nongovernmental entities that provide alternatives-to-abortion services. The services must be outcome-based with positive outcome-results. The alternatives-to-abortion services are those services that promote childbirth instead of abortion by providing information, counseling, and support services that assist pregnant women or women who believe they may be pregnant to choose childbirth and to make informed decisions regarding the choice of adoption or parenting with respect to their children.STATE supervises the Alternative to Abortion Program, which includes reimbursements to nongovernmental alternative to abortion service agencies (Agencies). STATE currently has a contract with The Village Family Service Center through June 30, 2016 for administration of the program, which includes:Promotion and advertising to inform the public of the programReferral servicesReimbursements to qualified service providersProviding a toll free 800 number for individuals seeking information and servicesProviding a website about services available for pregnant womenAlternative to abortion services are directly provided by both professional and paraprofessional staff from program directors, program supervisors, nurses, other paid staff, and trained volunteers. Currently, alternative to abortion services are paid at $8 per service unit rate for professional staff and $4 per service unit rate for para-professional staff. During the 2013-2015 biennium, 2,184 individuals received services from various providers throughout the state of North Dakota.Services offered include counseling, education, and referrals. Counseling services to pregnant women, women who may be pregnant, or couples so they may make informed decision-making. Education is generally about options available to the mothers and couples, such as adoption and parenting. Education can also include pre-natal education, fetal development, making healthy choices during and after pregnancy, and information about childbirth. Services are free to clients. Services may include referrals to other agencies identified, such as housing assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Human Service Centers, Medicaid, etc.2.02 Scope of WorkSTATE is requesting proposals for an entity to administer the Alternative to Abortion Program under the supervision of STATE. The entity must administer the program statewide.Successful offeror shall:promote alternative to abortion services;inform the public about the Alternative to Abortion Program;provide a dedicated toll free number to provide available Agencies and locations for individuals needing the services;contract with existing Agencies and future Agencies throughout the state of North Dakota that provide services other than abortion;maintain a list of Agencies;determine the service unit rate paid to Agencies for professionals and paraprofessionals;receive billing based on service units and service unit rates from Agencies;make payments to Agencies based on billing;collect data from Agencies for outcome measures;develop and identify how positive outcomes will be measured from data collected;maintain and provide access to a website with alternative-to-abortion information;identify strategies for continued engagement of women seeking services throughout their pregnancy;identify how services are preventing women from aborting;provide quarterly reports to STATE to include, at a minimum, the following:number servedservices providedfollow-up providedoutcomes:i.kept babyfoster careadoptionaborted (voluntarily or involuntarily); andcommunicate and receive approval for any changes to the services provided from STATEOfferor shall include timelines for:promotion of Alternative to Abortion Program;availability and administration of the dedicated toll free number;process of facilitation of services and funding involving Agencies;data collection and outcome measures process; andcommunication process with STATE.Offeror shall identify experience in providing counseling services to women who may be pregnant or think they may be pregnant.Offeror shall identify any innovative ideas relating to the administration of the Alternative to Abortion Program.An offeror must be a nongovernmental entity or the proposal will be considered non- responsive and will be rejected.

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Product Codes: 95243, 95288, 95200

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of North Dakota Department of Human Services

State: North Dakota

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Carol Cartledge 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58505

Phone: 701-328-4008

Fax: 701-328-1060




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