RFP Announcement: Individual Placement and Support-Supported Employment (IPS-SE) RFP #0523-001

Burke, Catawba, Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland

Only In-Network providers are eligible to apply

RFP #0523-001 will be used to specifically identify In-Network Providers interested in and qualified to provide Individual Placement and Support-Supported Employment (IPS-SE) in the following counties: Burke, Catawba, Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland for people with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia spectrum disorder, bipolar, depression). IPS-SE is a person-centered, behavioral health service with a focus on employment, that helps in choosing, acquiring, and maintaining competitive paid employment in the community for individuals 16 years of age and older for whom employment has not been achieved or employment has been interrupted or intermittent. Partners will continue the transition and implementation of the North Carolina Collaborative for Ongoing Recovery through Employment (NC CORE) Value Based Contracting Milestone payment methodology. There will be a focus on ensuring that individuals that are part of the Department of Justice Priority Population have access to IPS-SE. The Provider must adhere to all relevant NC Division of Medical Assistance Clinical Coverage Policies, NC Department of Health and Human Services Service Definitions and any other related laws and regulations. The Provider will be a behavioral health provider willing to co-locate the IPS-SE team with the behavioral health services, and to apply for a Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) contract. The award recipient must be willing to ensure that all individuals receiving IPS-SE have referral paperwork submitted to DVR, except in cases where the individual does not give consent to do so. The Provider will be required to work closely with NC DMH/DD/SAS, the LME-MCO, the local DVR unit office, and other community stakeholders.

To be considered for this RFP you must be an In-Network Provider, attend the MANDATORY Bidder’s Conference, submit completed documentation, and email it to Providers@PartnersBHM.org according to the process outlined in the description. Documentation must be received by Friday, June 9, 2023, at 5pm.

The Bidder’s Conference for this RFP will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 10:00 am. Register for the IPS-SE RFP Bidder’s Conference by clicking this link:  https://partnersbhm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqcOGsqzsoHNQtuNtCRg3QckoeXgNgRhn-

Questions should be sent to Providers@PartnersBHM.org. An FAQ will be posted on the Partners’ website no later than Friday June 2, 2023.


RFP#0523-001 ISP SE Documentation

RFP#0523-001 IPS SE Description

RFP#0523-001 IPS-SE Narrative

NC Core Payment Plan

Registration of Interest #1020-001: NC Medicaid Children and Youth Services, Burke and Rutherford Counties

This Registration of Interest will be used to identify appropriately qualified organizations providing will be used to identify any MH/SU Providers interested in and qualified to participate in trauma initiatives in Burke and Rutherford counties. Partners is specifically seeking mental health provider agencies and/or Department of Social Services agencies with clinical teams willing to have their clinical staff (up to five clinicians and one clinical team lead) trained and certified, as well as, maintain certification in order to participate in the project. Certification is awarded by Benchmarks after the designated clinical team leader and clinical team complete the required three-day training and demonstrate competence in the required modalities. Each clinical team will be trained in the use of the assessment, the impact of trauma, how to utilize the standardized measures and the Trauma-intensive Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (TiCCA) template. Clinicians that demonstrate proficiency through North Carolina’s Child Treatment Program (NC CTP) rostering or through their professional license will be exempt from some aspects of clinical training. Clinical team leaders will receive additional training in facilitative administration including operational components. Completion of the training, in addition to ongoing fidelity monitoring, will deem a clinician as certified.

Please refer to the Submission Information for the complete ROI and associated forms.

Responses to Registration of Interest #1020-001 Due December 31, 2020 by 5:00 PM

Please note that issuance of an ROI, RFI or RFP does not guarantee a financial award, nor does it indicate a commitment on the part of the issuer to pursue further contractual relationship.

Please follow the directions below in order to successfully submit your ROI:

Request for Proposals #1120-001: NC Medicaid Residential Service for Children (ages 9-12) with Complex Needs

Partners is initiating a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify current network providers interested in and qualified to provide NC Medicaid Residential Services for Children (Ages 9-21) with Complex Needs in accordance with the guidelines below:

A. One (4 bed) .5600 B Licensed Group Home:

  1. This group home would be co-ed and serve children, ages 9-21, with dual diagnoses of intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental health (MH) or substance use disorder (SUD). Diagnosis can include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Clinical Coverage Policy 8-D2 would be followed. Funding sources include regular Medicaid B under an In-Lieu-Of Service Definition. The location must be within Partners’ catchment area and the home must be open for services on or before January 4, 2021. There may be potential for more than one home for which this RFP will be used at a later date.
  2. This service includes provision to children eligible under the criteria for Children with Complex Needs. Eligibility criteria includes the following:
    a. Medicaid eligible children ages 9 and under 21; and
    b. Who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability (including I/DD and/or ASD) and a mental health disorder; and
    c. Who are at risk of not being able to return to or maintain placement in a community setting; and
    d. Has a history of mental health and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities diagnoses or treatment AND one or more of the following risk factors will include the following:
    • The child is exhibiting behaviors that are a danger to self or others at this time; and/or
    • Has been expelled or is at risk of expulsion from school due to disruptive or dangerous behaviors; and/or
    • Has experienced incidents for crisis such as frequent emergency department visits, out of home placements, involvement with criminal justice system, or involuntary commitments.

If you are interested in being considered for provision of these services with Partners, you or a representative from your agency must register and attend the virtual Mandatory Provider Meeting to be held on Friday, October 30, 2020, from 2:00-3:30 PM via Zoom.

Click here to register for the Mandatory Provider Meeting (Bidders’ Roundtable Discussion). Registration will close on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

RFP #1120-001 Timeline:

  • Mandatory Provider Meeting, Bidders’ Roundtable Discussion: October 30, 2020, 2-3:30 p.m. (Click here to register)
  • RFP #1120-001 Release Date: November 6, 2020
  • RFP #1120-001 Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020

Please direct all questions to Lisa Jordan, ljordan@partnersbhm.org

Files associated with this RFP:

Submission Process: Electronically submit the Provider Narrative with Attestation, the Budget Form and any additional documentation to Lisa Jordan, ljordan@partnersbhm.org, by 5 p.m., Nov. 30, 2020.

Questions: Email Lisa Jordan at ljordan@partnersbhm.org