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Basic Information

Reference Number


Issuing Organization

Santa Rosa County School Board

Owner Organization

T. R. Jackson

Solicitation Type

RFQ - Request for Quote (Informal)

Solicitation Number

RFQ 12-18


Head Start Mental Health Consultant

Source ID




United States, Florida, Santa Rosa County

Delivery Point

Santa Rosa County School District

Purchase Type

Term: 07/13/2018 12:00 AM CDT - 07/12/2019 11:59 PM CDT

Piggyback Contract




06/04/2018 07:58 AM CDT

Question Acceptance Deadline

06/08/2018 12:00 AM CDT

Questions are submitted online


Closing Date

06/15/2018 03:00 PM CDT

Contact Information

Travis Fulton

850-983-5130 ext. 302



The Santa Rosa County School District is seeking a Mental Health Consultant for the Districts Head Start Program.  Below is the detailed Scope of Services required:
Head Start Performance Standard 1302.45 requires securing a Mental Health Consultant and outlines the standard for their services. The description below sets forth the minimum responsibilities and qualifications based on our program policies and procedures. The Early Head Start and Head Start programs consist of about 280 children ages two to five. The children are served by twenty classrooms; fourteen at TR Jackson in Milton, and six at other schools including; Jay Elementary, Central School, Berryhill Elementary, Bagdad Elementary, East Milton Elementary, and West Navarre Primary School.
1. Must hold a Florida license in a mental health related field (i.e. family counseling, clinical social work, school psychologist).
2. Must have a minimum of two years’ experience working with young children (ages birth to five) and their families in the capacity of a mental health professional.
1. Provide on-site services for one full day every two weeks during the school year for a total of eighteen days during the school year. Actual days will be determined in consultation with the District Student and Family Services Specialist.
2. ln the event of crisis intervention needs, be available to the School Administration and the District Student and Family Services Specialist for consultation, when needed, by phone and email.
3. Provide an additional four full days of classroom observations during the students' second and third weeks of school.
1. Conduct mental health environmental observations of all classrooms within the first three weeks of school. The purpose of these observations is to determine if there are environmental, schedule, or communication elements of the classroom environment that may impede early childhood mental health, in addition, observe specific child behaviors to Identify potential mental health concerns. Provide written reports of each observation, and consult with classroom staff, School Administration and the District Student and Family Services Specialist related to the observation and recommendations.
2. Conduct classroom observations, staff and parent consultations, and student engagements based on services requested and prioritized by
the District Student and Family Services Specialist. Provide written reports of all services provided at the close of each contract day.
3. Provide a minimum of three staff trainings on scheduled work days during the school year related to; early childhood mental health, identifying potential family mental health needs, and personal mental health.
4. Provision of mental health consultation services in the Head Start Program extend to staff, students, and their families. Services include
identifying concerns, offering assistance, providing intervention strategies, and following up with staff, parents and students.
5. The consultant may recommend referral to other community agencies based on their determination of individual and family need.
6. Prepare and present parent trainings based on identified family needs in consultation with School Administration and the District Student and Family Services Specialist.

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Buyer’s Requirements

General Requirements

- Insurance Required

- Local Service Required

- License Required

- Employee Background Checks Required

- Certification/Training

- Federally Funded

- Security Badges

Bid Submission Process

Bid Submission Type

Electronic Bid Submission


Lump sum


Lump sum

Bid Questions
Question Name Question Description Mandatory
Certification Outside of the scope of certification requirements of this soliciation, does your company posess other pertitant certifications? Please list. No
Conflicts Are there any potential or perceived conflicts of interest with respect to this contract? No
Employee Certification Does your company ensure that all employees/contractors/sub-contracts are certified for their applicable trade? No
Bid Documents List
Item Name Description Mandatory
Bid Documents Documents defining the proposal No
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