Bid Alert No: 00000408710
Bid Title: provide foster and adoptive parent recruitment and/or training and support services
Agency Bid No. Title: Not Stated
Received Date: 11/03/2015
Close Date: 11/30/2015
Purchase Type: Term:
Delivery Point: Westchester County, New York
Delivery Date: Not Stated
Specifications include, but are not limited to:The RFP is divided into two major service components:(1) marketing and recruitment, and(2) training and certification.The Department of Social Services is seeking a provider(s) who will either: (1) recruit (theMarketing Provider), (2) train (the Training Provider), or (3) both recruit and train foster andadoptive parents. The provider(s) will develop and implement a comprehensive marketing andrecruitment program and a training program to recruit and train prospective foster and adoptiveparents.Both the Marketing and Training Providers will be expected to develop and submit a preliminaryprogram implementation plan for their respective services prior to the contract start date toWCDSS designated personnel within two weeks of request from WCDSS. WCDSS trainers mayparticipate in training sessions during the transition phase to provide assistance to the TrainingProvider, as well as to identify and give feedback on areas for adjustment that are specific toDSS policies, procedures and practices.The Marketing and Training Providers will also implement the County Multi Ethnic PlacementAct, MEPA plan, which impacts recruitment and retention and will be developed by DSS andsubmitted 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 todetermine that strategies are utilized that generate a sufficient number of potential foster andadoptive parents to achieve a timely and appropriate placement for all waiting children. Thepool 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 isimperative that the providers, once awarded the contract, continually communicate andcoordinate with each other and with WCDSS to ensure seamless operation of services. Thecontracts awarded pursuant to this Invitation are not the exclusive contracts awarded to providemarketing and training for the WCDSS.
Product Codes: 95290, 91876, 95247
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Issuing Agency: County of Westchester/IPT
State: New York
Agency Type: State and Local
Contact: Department of Social Services, 112 East Post Road, 4th Floor, White Plains, New York, 10601