Specifications include, but are not limited to:The purpose of this RFP is to select a vendor that can satisfy the State’s need for evidence-based
school social services. It is the intent of DMHA to contract with a vendor that provides quality
evidence-based school social services for DMHA/Youth Services.
1. Planning Phase
a. School and community partnership development
b. Needs Assessment to determine level of need within the selected region.
c. Readiness Assessment – selected vendor(s) will be expected to complete a regional
readiness assessment prior to program implementation; the readiness assessment
template will be included in the contract.
d. The selected respondent(s) must use disaggregated data with categories that include
at minimum, race, ethnicity, gender, and age, to support the selection of a target
population that is disparately affected by the social problem. Respondents must
identify risk and protective factors for the population identified and propose
strategies based on a conceptual framework of the factors that impact the social
problem of the population.
e. Selected vendor(s) will be expected to develop a logic model to be used for the
f. Selected vendor(s) will be expected to collaborate and coordinate implementation
with selected school districts’ current mental health promotion and substance misuse