The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County (MHRSB) seeks to fund an experienced consultant to develop a recommendation and implementation plan for comprehensive, evidence-based, and cost-effective emergency psychiatric and stabilization services to be made available within the public behavioral health network in Lucas County. Up to $50,000 will be awarded. Proposals are to be delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on April 17, 2019. All questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details regarding the project deliverables and submission criteria are enclosed.
Submission deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County (MHRSB)
Request for Proposals (RFP) Community Psychiatric Emergency Services Consultant
Questions and Answers
1. Please advise if you are seeking a consulting agency to facilitate a public education or public awareness campaign or something different? Based on your description I was not sure of what you were seeking?
a. Answer: Please see the deliverables outlined in the RFP. There are detailed on pages 3-4.
2. The RFP states “It is not expected that the consultant physically attend all of the CPES meetings.” How frequently do the meetings occur, and how many meetings is the consultant expected to attend? Can meetings occur more than once per month?
a. Answer: If the consultant cannot be here physically, participation via conference call or video call is acceptable. It is expected that participation occurs at each monthly meeting. It is not known at this time if there will be more than one meeting per month, but the plan at this point is to meet just monthly.
3. Has a funding or reimbursement model been established for the PES program? Is this model being developed based on another currently existing model (financial or clinical) within the state of Ohio?
a. Answer: This is within the scope of the project for the consultant to help the committee determine. There is an existing Emergency Services model in Lucas County funded by the MHRSB (Rescue Mental Health & Addiction Services).
4. What Lucas County departments or community partners are represented on MHRSB?
a. Answer: If referring to our Board of Trustees, their respective professions and backgrounds include city government, social work/clinical work, psychiatry, court system, faith community, insurance, law enforcement, higher education, criminal justice, marketing/development, etc.
b. Regarding the representation of the Community Psychiatric Emergency Services Subcommittee, members include hospital systems, psychiatrists, community mental health centers (executive/administrative level), recovery and support agencies, law enforcement, court systems, clinicians, and MHRSB Trustees and staff.
c. Regarding the representation of the Community Psychiatric Emergency Services Subcommittee, members include hospital systems, psychiatrists, community mental health centers (executive/administrative level), recovery and support agencies, law enforcement, court systems, clinicians, and MHRSB Trustees and staff.
5. Is there a digital interface that occurs between the current psychiatric emergency services provider and other systems, such as law enforcement, treatment providers, etc.? “Digital interface” would be specific to common software that could be used between the current psychiatric emergency services provider and other such systems. (Examples of data that could be shared might include status of ER calls, bed availability, etc.)
a. It is not likely that this information is being shared digitally between and across systems regarding psychiatric emergency services provider and other systems. There is a Recovery Hotline at the current psychiatric emergency services provider that can triage emergency services calls and mobile response stabilization services calls for youth (0-21 years old), as well as set up intake appointments, but not coordinate care digitally in the way the question is asked.