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Children’s Psychiatric Services Needed

Written on: July 10th, 2017 in Mental IllnessPsychiatryTreatment

Request for Proposals to Provide Children’s Psychiatric Services Issued

The State of Delaware’s Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families (DSCYF) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for licensed medical practitioners to provide psychiatric services to children served in the following settings:
• two residential mental health treatment centers (RTCs), which also provide outpatient day treatment,
• staff-secure and secure care juvenile justice settings (two detention centers, one secure rehabilitative treatment facility, and three staff-secure cottage programs), and
• outpatient Bridge Psychiatric Services.*

The deadline to submit proposals for this solicitation is August 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm. You can view the bid information and status details here: CYF17005-PSYCHIATRY

This solicitation is open to any qualified provider of psychiatric services, including:
• sole proprietors,
• partnerships, corporations,
• limited liability corporations,
• either for-profit or not‐for‐profit.

Regardless of the type of contractor, direct treatment services under this RFP may be provided by a Delaware-licensed psychiatrist experienced with children and adolescents, or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (PMHNP-BC) with active prescriptive authority.

Bid Solicitation and Contracting Process Information

To sign up to receive notification about solicitation opportunities and to review this solicitation, visit the State of Delaware Bid Solicitation Directory:

If you would like more information about our Request for Proposal and contracting processes, please visit the following webpages:

The Children’s Department wants all interested parties to have an opportunity to submit proposals in response to this RFP. Please share this information with agencies and practitioners you know who might be interested in providing psychiatric services to children served by DSCYF.

*Bridge Psychiatric Service, for purposes of this RFP, is defined as transitional psychiatric care needed when a DPBHS client temporarily has no current provider relationship, e.g., after leaving inpatient hospital care but before a first appointment with a new outpatient practitioner, in order to continue medications.

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