County of Marin Health and Human Services

Street Medical/Behavioral Health Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

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RFP Files: 

RFP Description: 

Marin County HHS Division of Whole Person Care is seeking collaborative proposals that show a strong inter-agency partnership to develop a robust program to provide reliable, regular, and relevant medical care and/or behavioral health services in the field to people experiencing homelessness.  Applicants will be required to partner with another organization to create a proposal that does not lead to duplicative or fragmented services.  The proposed programs should strive to achieve the following goals:

  • Providing high quality behavioral health and medical care with dignity
  • Filling gaps in care for people experiencing homelessness
  • Building trust with people experiencing homelessness through services that are reliable, regular, and relevant
  • Meeting people where they are at, literally and figuratively
  • Increasing preventive care
  • Decreasing the rate of accidental overdoses
  • Providing connection to a Primary Care medical home and other resources

Bidder’s Conference: Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, 11am – 12pm on Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting using the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqcemhrT8pHdFIyP1Xc9I2yxmG-QX...

Control Number: 

2022-14

Proposal Close Date: 

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 5:00pm

Open Questions Period: 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 12:00pm to Friday, August 12, 2022 - 3:00pm

Proposal Contact: 

Questions and Answers: 

Question: Can you please speak to the partnership requirements, number of partners minimum required, and what it means regarding RFP guidance about an organization potentially submitting more than one application?

Answer: Two partners minimum are required. There can be more than 2 partners in one proposal, but please be very explicit about logistics and financial agreements.  Note that only one proposal will be chosen to provide the services.

Question: My organization doesn't have MediCal billing capacity.  Can our MediCal eligible activities be billed by the partner?

Answer: Yes. It is a requirement that when possible, MediCal eligible activities be billed to MediCal.

Question: Is the amount allotted for incentives a total for the potential three-year life of the project?

Answer: Yes.

Question: What can the incentive funds be used for?

Answer: The incentive funds can be used for anything the awarded organizations deem necessary.

Question: Are the incentives ‘unrestricted’?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Is there more definitive definition of "the field" as there may be a need for brick & mortar services for medical, SUD, housing, etc.?  

Answer: The intention is that the services would be at encampments, shelters, etc. in order to meet people wherever they may be.  There is a strong focus on "meeting people where they're at".

Question: With two partners, what do you expect in regard to indirect costs? What is the allowable indirect rate / range?

Answer: The expectation is a 10% to 15% range in indirect costs built in annually.  The organizations can choose the percentage to include in your proposal’s budget.

Question: Are outreach efforts required to be extended to transition housing, recovery residences, and shelters? (page 5)

Answer: The outreach efforts can include transition housing, recovery residences, and shelters, but it is not required.