Request for Proposal: Infrastructure Transformation Project (ITP)

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board (MHRSB) of Lucas County invites proposals from interested parties with expertise in performing assessment and research along with the ability to work collaboratively with MHRSB Staff to discern how the organization’s internal services are currently being delivered by evaluating its existing business processes, the technology supporting them, and how data flows throughout the organization. This discovery process will be a key component in the development of the organization’s digital transformation.

Proposals are to be delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on May, 30th,  2022.

All questions should be submitted to by May 8, 2022.

Please visit Infrastructure Transformation Project (ITP) RFP  for the scope of work, submission criteria, and other project details. 


Request for Proposal: Owners Representative

MHRSB seeks to secure an Owner’s Representative (OR) for the development of 16-bed residential facility

The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County (MHRSB and ‘Owner’), in partnership with the Ohio National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI Ohio), Luken Solutions, LLC, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), foundations, and private donors, is seeking to develop and construct a 16-bed residential facility (the Project) for individuals with mental illness who are being released from the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. The MHRSB, NAMI Ohio, and Luken Solutions have formed a Steering Committee and have identified a need for an Owner Representative (OR) for the Project. The successful firm must possess the knowledge, experience, and confidence to engage and professionally interact with all stakeholders, including the Steering Committee, OhioMHAS, design professionals, and consultants, while successfully managing all aspects of the Project to achieve our objectives and goals.

-Proposals are to be delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on April 21, 2022.

Please visit
Owner’s Representative – Google Drive for the scope of work, submission criteria, and other project details.

Q&A: Updated April 20th, 2022

Q: Would it be helpful to propose a two-level fee structure?  One for predevelopment work and one for construction management since the Q&A references a possible land lease with an opt out clause. 

A: Yes. The current land we are considering needs an environmental review and likely soil borings before it’s a go.  Even if this land is not utilized, the Team intends to find another site.


Q: The RFP references a 10-page limit.  What does that cover?

A:  Attachments are not included in the 10-page limit.


Q: Do you have any project schedule that should be assumed to inform our fee proposal? 

A: At this time, the project schedule is not set.  These are several related items to the project which may impact timing:

  • The project has been awarded a $2MM federal grant through the recently appropriated Congressionally Directed Spending Construction Projects (HRSA-22-134) HRSA (Health Resources & Services Administration) is an agency within the federal Health and Human Services (HHS) department.  Rep Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) was instrumental in acquiring this grant for the project.   We are only now learning the requirements and deadlines of the grant. Our team has to submit preliminary materials to HRSA by June 6, 2020 on the planned use of the funds.
  • We are currently in negotiations on an extended land lease with the State of Ohio for a parcel within the City of Toledo. There will be options in the lease to not continue if the land is found through pre-development activities to be too costly or not appropriate for use.  We are hoping to see the draft lease before June 1.
  • Other capital funding sources are likely from the Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Board reserves and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction agency’s capital fund. Both will have deadlines for spend down and appropriate documentation of expenditures.  Both may start their clocks in 2023 for a two-year period.
  • There may be other timing and deadlines related to other potential funders and/or local city or county departments which we will expect the Owner’s Rep to know and include in the final project timeline.




Our Mission is to cultivate a high-quality network of resources that inspires personal recovery and promotes mental wellness for Lucas County residents.