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IFB 1089
Temporary Statewide Medical Staffing

This Invitation for Bids (IFB) is issued by the New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services’ (OCFS) Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY). OCFS operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and manages other locally operated programs, such as: foster care, adoption, child welfare, daycare, and youth development programs.

OCFS seeks contractors to provide temporary medical staffing services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at various residential facilities throughout New York State. Offerors must be able to supply medical staffing on a regional basis. There are five (5) temporary medical staffing titles and two (2) regions. To learn more about the regions, refer to Attachment 1 – Facility Maps.

The (5) temporary medical staffing titles are Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Master Social Worker, and Licensed Psychologist. Detailed descriptions of the titles are found in IFB Section 3.2 Product/Service Specifications.

Region 1 (Upstate) includes the facilities located in central and western New York State: Industry Residential Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center, Harriet Tubman Residential Center, MacCormick Secure Center, and Taberg Residential Center.

Region 2 (Downstate) includes the facilities located in Mid-Hudson and Downstate New York State: Brookwood Secure Center, Highland Residential Center, Goshen Secure Center, and Brentwood Residential Center.

Offerors who meet the requirements outlined in IFB Section 3.1 Eligible Bidders may submit a bid for one or both regions, and for one or more of the titles covered by this IFB. Please see Section 4.1 Method of Award for additional information regarding contract awards and the assignment of work.

Please refer to the IFB document for credentials and other requirements.

IFB 1111
Contracted Program Manager

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bid (IFB) to select one (1) Contractor to provide one (1) new staff position at OCFS hereinafter referred to as the “Program Manager”.

The Program Manager will assist OCFS staff in the monitoring of programs funded by William B Hoyt Trust Fund and/or Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) and/or other OCFS funded programs. The Program Manager will be required to monitor these programs to determine that they meet OCFS standards, implement program model(s) with fidelity where applicable, as well as meet contractual obligations. The Program Manager will assist in supporting OCFS’ oversight of the programs. As part of this oversight responsibility, the Program Manager will need to assure that programs are providing a strength-based approach engaging families, providing services according to approved work plans to strengthen and support families, and providing services to reduce risk factors of child abuse and neglect. All services provided under the resulting contract must be in accordance with State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Please refer to the IFB document for credentials and other requirements.

IFB 1114
Digital Voice and Location Radio Systems for three (3) DJJOY Facilities: Goshen Secure Center, Highland Residential Center, and Brentwood Residential Center

Amended 12/13/2022

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bid to contract with one (1) organization to provide the system components, necessary integration, and installation, and on-going service/maintenance as needed to support the implementation and operation of a digital voice and location radio system with wireless beacons, at three (3) of our facilities: Goshen Secure Center, Highland Residential Center, Brentwood Residential Center. The Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) residential facilities rely on radios as a line to safety and security of staff and the youth we serve. OCFS has many oversight agencies with legal regulations that monitor our responses and reactions in addressing crises. As such, we depend on this equipment to respond to crises, assist those in urgent need and decrease the probability of further escalation.

An important desired outcome of this project is to obtain a radio system that is compatible with the existing Motorola radio system currently in use in all other OCFS’ DJJOY residential facilities. Therefore, a main objective is the continuation of a Motorola radio system, with the same operational, integration, and usage capacity that will allow for system customization, functionality, and also standardized training for staff within our DJJOY facilities.

OCFS is seeking a digital voice radio system, with wireless beacons, to enable GPS- position tracking, using Motorola radios. Turbonet is the preferred system, however systems with equivalent functionality will be accepted. OCFS seeks to have this system, installation, and integration must be identical in operation and possess the same functionality as the currently operating system and equipment in other DJJOY facilities where this system is installed. By maintaining the same Motorola radio platform, it allows staff to easily move between facilities and for the redeployment of radios from one facility to another.

Please Note: There are three (3) mandatory pre-bid site visits. Please consult IFB Section 1.1 Overview and IFB 1.3 Calendar of Events for registration deadlines and the attendance schedule with instructions.

  • Site Visit 1 - 12/16/2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Highland Residential Center, 629 North Chodikee Lake Road, Highland, NY 12528
  • Site Visit 2 - 12/19/2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Goshen Secure Center, 97 Cross Road, Goshen, NY 10924
  • Site Visit 3 - 12/20/2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Brentwood Residential Center, 1230 Commack Road, Dix Hill, NY 11746

IFB 1098
Automatic Vending Machine Service High Peaks I-87 North and I-87 South Rest Areas

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20(3)(d) and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3(13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits, and services to legally blind New York State residents.

RFP 1110
New York State AmeriCorps 2023-2024 Competitive AND 2023-2024 Public Health AmeriCorps

Amended 11/17/2022

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services on behalf of the Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2023-2024 AmeriCorps Competitive grant funding and for 2023-2024 Public Health AmeriCorps funding. The Commission is a governor-appointed commission with a diverse, non-partisan body of, among others, representatives of business, labor, education, government, human service agencies and community-based organizations. The Commission directs national service policy for the state and directly administers funding awarded by The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereafter “AmeriCorps”) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1097
Highland Residential Center (RC) Door Replacement at Building #29

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) for contract work to replace damaged/deficient doors at Highland Residential Center located at 629 North Chodikee Lake Road, Highland, NY 12528.

The contract work is located in Residential Building #29 at the OCFS Highland Residential Center. Bidders shall provide a bid price for the cost to complete work as described for Building #29 in this IFB and all Appendices.

This project is subject to Prevailing Rate Case (PRC) number # 2022006367. Please see: dol.ny.gov/public-work-and-prevailing-wage and apps.labor.ny.gov/wpp/publicViewPWChanges.do?method=showIt regarding this project in Ulster County.

Please Note: There is a mandatory pre-bid site visit and conference: 10/21/2022 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time at 629 North Chodikee Lake Road, Highland, New York. Please consult IFB Section 1.3 Calendar of Events for registration and attendance instructions.

RFI 1107
Child Care Assistance Program Information Management System

Amended 11/7/2022

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Division of Child Care Services, is seeking information and collecting input from interested parties regarding the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) information management systems in preparation of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for individuals or organizations to automate elements of the application, eligibility determination, case management, payment related functionality, and reporting functions of the CCAP and integrate with existing systems.

OCFS’s goals in issuing this RFI are to:

  • Inform the public of OCFS’s intent to establish web-based, automated business rule driven platforms that promote program participation among providers and NYS families, support efficient business processes, and establish modern data management protocols for accurate and timely reporting.
  • Elicit descriptions of modular components that address the numerous functional areas of the CCAP process and stakeholder populations that are capable of interfacing with modules provided by one or more vendors.
  • Elicit stakeholder portal designs that are compatible with modular development and streamline user experiences.

Please refer to the IFB document for credentials and other requirements.

IFB 1101
Psychiatric Services for Brentwood, Brookwood, and Goshen

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, and youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Brentwood Residential Center, Brookwood Secure Center for Youth, and Goshen Secure Center.

There are three (3) positions available in this opportunity. Psychiatrists (Lot 1) and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP) (Lot 2) who meet the minimum qualifications are eligible to bid on any or all positions. Please see Section 4.1 Method of Award for details on how the awards will be made.

IFB 1100
Contracted Program and Project Managers

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to select one or more Contractor(s) to provide up to three (3) new staff positions at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) hereinafter referred to as the “Program Managers” and “Project Manager”.

The Program Managers (2 positions) will assist OCFS staff in the monitoring of domestic violence programs and/or rape crisis/sexual assault programs funded by Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) and FVPSA American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds; monitor the programs to determine that they meet OCFS and FVPSA regulatory standards, implement program model(s) with fidelity where applicable, and meet contractual obligations; and assist in supporting OCFS’ oversight of the programs.

The Project Manager (1 Position) will assist OCFS staff to support and improve the investigation and case management of adult protective services (APS) cases by the local department of social services (LDSS) and to assist with the oversight of the LDSS’s strategy implementation; oversee the development of a field manual for APS workers and assist with revising the APS new worker curriculum; assist with the internal analysis of current APS regulation and policy and track proposed amendments and updates; and provide oversight and monitoring of the implementation of the state and local strategies supported through the federal ACL funding.

Please refer to the IFB document for credentials and other requirements.

IFB 1106
Qualified Individual Services (Round 2)

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs. The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs and Community Multi-Service Offices (CMSOs) for juvenile delinquents, juvenile offenders, and adolescent offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bids (IFB).

OCFS is seeking licensed clinicians to provide Qualified Individual (QI) assessments of OCFS-placed juvenile delinquent youth in identified regions and statewide in accordance with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and corresponding New York State standards.

OCFS is releasing a Round 2 solicitation, seeking additional providers for Qualified Individual Services. Individuals and entities who received awards in the previously released IFB #1085 solicitation for Qualified Individual Services, are not eligible to bid on any of the same regions that they received an award. Any bid(s) received from a responder that includes a region previously awarded, will result in that portion of the bid being disqualified. Any new region will be considered.

RFP 1099
American Rescue Plan Act AmeriCorps Formula Pool New York State Student Support Corps

Amended 09/01/2022

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services on behalf of the Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) AmeriCorps Formula grant funding. The Commission is a governor-appointed commission with a diverse, non-partisan body of, among others, representatives of business, labor, education, government, human services, and community-based organizations. The Commission directs national service policy for the state and directly administers funding awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (hereafter “AmeriCorps”) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1091
Prevention Unit - Contracted Research Scientist

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to select one Contractor to provide or fill one new staff position at OCFS hereinafter referred to as the “Research Scientist”.

The Research Scientist will:

  • Assist OCFS staff in the data management and evaluation of programs funded by William B Hoyt Trust Fund and/or Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) and/or other OCFS funded programs.
  • Assist the Community-based Prevention Evaluation Unit lead in developing and implementing data collection systems and evaluating the impact of community-based prevention programs designed to strengthen and support families and reduce risk factors for child abuse and neglect.
  • Assist with planning and coordination of research or evaluation projects, including research design, data collection, data coding, data analyses, and report writing. This role requires familiarity with community-based prevention services and strengths-based approaches to engaging families, as well as the ability to develop and evaluate standardized measures for evaluating the effectiveness of prevention programs, products, and tools.
  • Engage stakeholders at the state and local level in discussions about data collection and evaluation activities, review data with the stakeholders, and translate the findings into actionable strategies for improvement. All services provided under resulting contract must be in accordance with all State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.