Bernalillo County, NM – The Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) is soliciting provider proposals for senior peer case management services to improve behavioral health services among individuals 65 years and older. Services will focus on the behavioral health needs of seniors who are living with a behavioral health issue and need assistance with multiple facets of their lives, including housing, financial stability, food assistance, and access to social and medical services.
Providers will need to demonstrate a proposed or expansion of an established service delivery model which utilizes peer intervention that engages seniors and assists them in locating and acquiring community resources by providing outreach and support. Program services should be clearly identified as evidence based and/or informed as promising practice. Proposals should articulate the establishment of behavioral health services across the continuum of care from prevention to intervention, and through recovery, in an overall effort to reduce crisis with a focus on substance use, chemical dependency, and addressing the social determinants of health. Services for this target population must be relevant and meaningful, gender-sensitive, and age appropriate in recognition of the growing diversity to providing effective services.
Interested providers must obtain the Request for Proposal (RFP) document directly from the Bernalillo County Procurement & Business Services Department by visiting https://bernco.bonfirehub.com. Procurement & Business Services is the only organization who is authorized to make copies and/or distribute this RFP in any format. The RFP will provide detailed information on target population, service provision, proposal evaluation, and submission requirements. All proposals must be received for review and evaluation, no later than 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on Sept. 30, 2021 per the requirements outlined in the RFP.
“Through the implementation of the Behavioral Health Initiative, the county has been persistently working to ensure that programs are meeting the needs of the community by filling the gaps in the array of existing services. The intent of this RFP is to ensure we are addressing the needs of our senior’s, provided by persons qualified to serve this population, and delivered in a setting that is relevant, accessible, promotes a culture of safety, empowerment, healing, and comfort for the population,” says Julie Morgas Baca, Bernalillo County manager.