Issued:  August 22, 2018

Request for Information Announcement – Residential Level II Mental Health/Substance Use

Partners is initiating a Request for Information (RFI) to identify appropriately qualified organizations for the provision of Residential Treatment Level II services with a target population of males between the ages of 10-15 years.  The location for services is Burke County.   The organization providing services must have the capability and capacity to provide the needed services as well as demonstrate use of evidenced based practices and a strong system for outcomes measurement.   As described in NC Division of Medical Assistance Clinical Coverage Policy 8-D-2; “the staffing structure will include family type settings.  In the Family Type setting, the provider is not necessarily awake during sleep time but must be constantly available to respond to a beneficiary’s needs, while beneficiaries are involved in educational, vocational, social or other activities, except for periods of planned respite.”

Please review the entire RFI (located on the Descriptions and Forms tab) at

If you are interested in being considered for provision of these services with Partners, you must register to attend the Mandatory Bidder’s Conference to be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Partners Behavioral Health Management, 1985 Tate Blvd SE, Multipurpose Room-Basement, Hickory, NC. To register for the Mandatory Bidders Conference, click here.

To be considered for provision of this service, you must:

  • attend the Mandatory Bidders Conference
  • follow the required RFI format and
  • submit your proposal to the RFI by Friday, September 21, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

Documents and forms related to this RFI are located at

Any Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be posted to the Partners’ website with the RFI within 15 calendar days from the date of the Bidder’s Conference. Please contact Roanna Newton at with any questions.

Issuance of an 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.