Government Contract | New York
Marketing and Training of Foster/Adoptive Parents

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000406378

Bid Title: Marketing and Training of Foster/Adoptive Parents

Agency Bid No. Title: Not Stated

Received Date: 11/02/2015

Close Date: 11/30/2015

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: White Plains, New York

Delivery Date: Not Stated

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Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Department of Social Services is seeking a provider(s) who will either: (1) recruit (the MarketingProvider),(2)train ( t h e T r a i n i n g P r o v i d e r ) , o r ( 3 ) b o t h recruit and train foster and adoptive parents. The provider(s) will develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and recruitment program and a training program to recruit and train prospective foster and adoptive parents. Both the Marketing and Training Providers will be expected to develop and submit a preliminary program implementation plan for their respective services prior to the contract start date to WCDSS designated personnel within two weeks of request from WCDSS. WCDSS trainers may participate in training sessions during the transition phase to provide assistance to the Training Provider, as well as to identify and give feedback on areas for adjustment that are specific to DSS policies, procedures and practices. The Marketing and Training Providers will also implement the County Multi Ethnic Placement Act, MEPA plan, which impacts recruitment and retention and will be developed by DSS and submitted to NYS. The MEPA of 1994 and the Interethnic Adoption Provision, IEP of 1996, require that districts and agencies review and evaluate their recruitment processes. The goal is to determine that strategies are utilized that generate a sufficient number of potential foster and adoptive parents to achieve a timely and appropriate placement for all waiting children. The pool of parents must reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the children waiting for placements. Because it is possible that two providers will be selected to provide the requested services, it is imperative that the providers, once awarded the contract, continually communicate and coordinate with each other and with WCDSS to ensure seamless operation of services. The contracts awarded pursuant to this Invitation are not the exclusive contracts awarded to provide marketing and training for the WCDSS

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Product Codes: 96179, 96153, 92400

Agency Information

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Issuing Agency: County of Westchester/IPT

State: New York

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: 148 Martine Avenue, Room 414, White Plains, New York, 10601



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