Government Contract | Massachusetts
Evaluation of Self Directed Services

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00000553032

Bid Title: Evaluation of Self Directed Services

Agency Bid No. Title: EVALSDS-17

Received Date: 04/26/2016

Close Date: 06/01/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 04/29/2016 05:00 PM

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Department supports and encourages individuals to self-direct their services and is seeking not only to increase the number of individuals who direct their own services but also to understand, evaluate and utilize methods and processes that will encourage increased participation and meaningful involvement on all levels of the DDS community.Massachusetts and most other states began incorporating self-direction into the service delivery system in the 1990s. A new law, Chapter 255 of the Acts of 2014, further supports and strengthens these values and commitments; it was signed as law on August 6, 2014. It is commonly referred to as the Real Lives Law. This Law affirmed and reinforced the work DDS had done over the years and provided a framework within which persons must have increased opportunities to self-direct their services.This Law states in Section 3: the Department of Developmental Services shall contract with an independent research organization or academic institution not later than August 1, 2019 to evaluate self-determination authorized in section 19 of Chapter 10B of the general laws

Product Code: 95277

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Department of Developmental Services

State: Massachusetts

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Department of Engineering Office, 500 Harrison Ave. Room 163, Boston, Massachusetts, 02118

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