Government Contract | South Dakota
Kinship Home Studies

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000475097

Bid Title: Kinship Home Studies

Agency Bid No. Title: 547

Received Date: 02/02/2016

Close Date: 03/30/2016

Purchase Type: 1 year term

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: L.O.I. Due By 02/16/2016, Questions Due By 02/19/2016


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Department of Social Services vision is Strong Families South Dakotas Foundation and Our Future. Thepurpose of the Division of Child Protection Services is to assure childrens safety, permanency and well-being. Thegoal of Child Protection Services is to maintain childrens safety in their homes and when not possible, children mayneed either a temporary or permanent alternative family setting. Whenever possible, and when in the best interest ofa child, either in an initial, on-going or permanent placement, relatives must be considered for placement before anyother placement. South Dakota has a relative preference law, SDCL 26-7A-19, which mandates placementpreference to a qualified relative.Kinship care is defined as the continuous care provided for a child requiring out-of-home placement in the home of arelative. The practice of relatives or Kin parenting children when their birth parents cannot is a time-honored traditionin most cultures. Within the child welfare system, children have the right to be with people they know, provided theywill be safe and it is in their best interest. Relative placements assure children will have connections to their familiesand be a part of their culture.3.1 Kinship Home Studies3.1.1 Describe in the proposal the offerors philosopy regarding kinship care.3.1.2 During Fiscal Year 2015, Child Protection Services referred approximately 224 families for kinshiphome studies, with approximately 192 families completing the home study process. Describe inthe proposal how the offeror will complete kinship home studies within each of the seven (7) ChildProtection Services Regions within 30 days of receiving the home study request. (SeeAttachment B Child Protection Services Map)

Product Codes: 95243, 95267, 95200

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of South Dakota - Office of Procurement Management

State: South Dakota

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Mark Close South Dakota Department of Transportation Office of Research, Room 164 700 East Broadway Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota, 57501




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