The Southeast Iowa (SEIL) region is requesting proposals for an entity to be the sole provider of the following services:

  • Twenty-Three Hour Crisis Observation and Holding for Adults – Iowa Administrative Rule 441-24.37
  • Crisis Stabilization Community-Based Services (CSCBS) for Adults and Youth– Iowa Administrative Rule 441-24.38
  • Crisis Stabilization Residential Services (CSRS) for Youth – Iowa Administrative Rule 441-24.39
  • Mobile Response for Adults and Youth – Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 24.36

*SERVICE PROVIDERS WILL SUBMIT A SEPARATE PROPOSAL FOR EACH IDENTIFIED SERVICE*

Interested and qualified service providers may submit a Request for Proposal for all services or may choose to respond to any of the FOUR outlined services. Qualified service providers already providing services in the SEIL region will be given priority consideration. A service provider submitting a proposal to two or more identified programs listed above will also receive priority consideration.

It is the expectation of SEIL that the service providers will be accredited or shall become accredited for service provision.  It is also the expectation that the service providers will bill Medicaid in accordance with Medicaid allowable reimbursement.

The SEIL Region includes the counties of Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Van Buren, and Washington. All four (4) activities will serve the entire SEIL region. Service providers that develop Twenty-Three Hour Crisis Observation and Holding Services in the most densely populated area of the SEIL region (eastern portion) will be given score priority, though all applications will be accepted regardless of location. All of the above identified services shall be made available to SEIL region residents.

Twenty-Three Hour Crisis Observation and Holding for Adults– Iowa Administrative Rule 441-24.37

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Twenty-Three Hour Crisis Observation and Holding services may be a stand-alone service or embedded within a Crisis Stabilization Residential Service. The level of service is appropriate for individuals who require protection or when an individual’s ability to cope in the community is severely compromised and it is expected the crisis can be resolved in 23 hours.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Provide observation and holding services to include, but are not limited to treatment, medication administration, meeting with extended family or significant others, and referral to appropriate services.
  • Twenty-Three Hour Crisis Observation and Holding chairs can be utilized.
  • Admission Criteria to be met as outlined in Iowa Admin. Rule 441-24.37

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

Proposals to SEIL should include the minimum information:

  • Staffing Requirements: Designated Medical Director or Administrator responsible for management and operation of the service; Mental Health Professional is defined in Iowa Code section 228.1 (6)
  • Registered Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants have a least two (2) years of mental health experience.
  • At least one Mental Health Professional is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Crisis response staff are on duty 24 hours per day, with a registered nurse on site 24 hours per day.
  • Adherence to Twenty-Three Hour Crisis Observation and Holding safety protocols.
  • Staff with licensed Mental Health Professionals.
  • Ability to meet or exceed all performance benchmarks outlined in Iowa Admin. Code 441-24.37
  • Names and professional experience of key personnel who will be assigned to this project.
  • References from previous clients of related work within the past five years.
  • Upon award of proposal, all requirements of the SEIL contract shall be met. SEIL contract template will be available upon request.

Crisis Stabilization and Community-Based Services (CSCBS) Rule 441-24.38 for Adults and Youth

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Designed as a voluntary service for adults aged 18 or older or youth aged 18 or under in need of a safe, secure location that is less intensive and restrictive than an inpatient hospital. Individuals receive services including, but not limited to, psychiatric services, medication, counseling, referrals, peer support and linkage to on-going services. The duration for CSCBS is expected to be less than five (5) days.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • To be eligible, an individual must:
    • Be determined appropriate for the service by mental health assessment; and
    • Be determined not to need inpatient acute hospital psychiatric services.
  • Ability to meet or exceed all performance benchmarks and service requirements outlined in Iowa Admin. Rule 441-24.38 Community Stabilization Community-Based Services (CSCBS)
  • Provider will provide and/or coordinate transportation to gain access to CSCBS and/or facilitate other care needs

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

Proposals to SEIL should include the minimum information:

  • Staffing Requirements: Designated Director or Administrator responsible for the management and operation of the CSCBS. Mental Health Professional is defined in Iowa Code section 228.1 (6)
  • At least one Licensed Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s Assistant, or Psychiatrist is available for consultation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Mental Health Professional with expertise appropriate to the individual’s needs to provide services.
  • Contact between the individual and a Mental Health Professional occurs at least one time a day.
  • Additional services are provided by crisis response staff at a minimum of one hour per day, including, but not limited to, skill building, peer support or family support peer services. The goal of CSCBS is to stabilize the individual within the community. CSCBS is designed for voluntary services for individuals in need of a safe, secure location that is less intensive and restrictive than an inpatient hospital.
  • Crisis staff must be awake and attentive 24 hours a day.
  • Names and professional experience of key personnel who will be assigned to this project.
  • References from previous clients of related work within the past five years.
  • Upon award of proposal, all requirements of the SEIL contract shall be met. SEIL contract template will be available upon request.

Crisis Stabilization Residential Services for Youth– Iowa Admin. Rule 441-24.39 (CSRS)

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Designed as short-term services provided in facility-based settings of no more than 16 beds. The goal of CSRS is to stabilize and reintegrate the individual back into the community. Crisis Stabilization Residential Services are designed for voluntary individuals in need of a safe, secure environment less intensive and restrictive than an inpatient hospital. Crisis stabilizations have the capacity to service more than two individuals at a time. Crisis stabilization can be for youth aged 18 and younger. Youth and adults cannot be housed in the same facility setting. Facilities licensed by the Department of Inspections and Appeals for other services would have to comply with the provisions of Iowa Administrative Rule 481-57.50 (135C) for operating another business or activity in the facility.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • To be eligible, an individual must:
    • Be a youth under 18
    • Be determined appropriate for the service by a mental health assessment; and
    • Be determined to not need inpatient acute hospital psychiatric services.
  • Provider to show ability to meet or exceed all performance benchmarks and service requirements outlined in Iowa Admin. Rule 441-24.39 Community Stabilization Residential Services (CSRS)
  • Provider will provide and/or coordinate transportation to gain access to CSRS and/or facilitate other care needs

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

Proposals to SEIL should include the minimum information:

  • Staffing Requirements: Designated Director or Administrator is responsible for the management and operation of the CSRS of no more than 16 beds. Mental Health Professional is defined in Iowa Code section 228.1 (6)
  • At least one Mental Health Professional is available for consultation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Crisis Stabilization Residential Services are provided by a Mental Health Professional with expertise appropriate to the individual’s needs.
  • Contact between the individual and a Mental Health Professional occurs at least one time a day.
  • Everyone has a minimum of one hour per day of additional services provided by crisis response staff including, but not limited to, skill building, peer support or family support peer services; or other therapeutic programming.
  • Crisis staff must be awake and attentive 24 hours a day.
  • Names and professional experience of key personnel who will be assigned to this project.
  • References from previous clients of related work within the past five years.
  • Upon award of proposal, all requirements of the SEIL contract shall be met. SEIL contract template will be available upon request.

Mobile Response for Adults and Youth – Iowa Admin. Code Chapter 24.36

Download your PDF of Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-24.36

Provide Mobile Response in the community within 60 minutes of incident. Provider may or shall? propose services in all 8 SEIL Region counties.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Identify which counties will be served.
  • Develop a mobile response unit to provide on-site in person intervention within 60 minutes for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis – available 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.
  • Mobile Response staff will provide on-site screening to determine next steps in service access, including providing and/or coordinating transportation to facilitate that access.
  • Mobile Response staff will complete an action plan on site, or within 24 hours.
  • Mobile Response staff will collect data to be shared with local law enforcement and SEIL Region staff.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

Proposals to SEIL should include the minimum information:

  • SEIL requires that Mobile Response intervention programs to be Chapter 24 accredited. Verification of accreditation will be required with application or provided prior to July 1, 2022, if not currently accredited.
  • Experience with Mobile Response intervention program development and implementation.
  • Staff with bachelor’s degree in human services, or other qualifications as described in Iowa Code Chapter 24 standards.
  • Description of organizational capacity to complete necessary activities, including capacity to provide a bachelor degree individual on-site to provide program oversight.
  • Names and professional experience of key personnel who will be assigned to this project.
  • References from previous clients of related work within the past five years.
  • Ability to obtain agreements with law enforcement agencies in covered jurisdictions that the provider will be working with, indicating that agencies agree to participate in mobile response activities.
  • Upon award of proposal, all requirements of the SEIL contract shall be met. SEIL contract template will be available upon request.

The following applies to respondents for all FOUR outlined services:

Proposed Cost of Services – Proposals to SEIL should include the proposed cost to accomplish all scope of work for activities outlined above; including a budget for program implementation and annual program budget.

Evaluation Criteria –SEIL will evaluate, and rank proposals received according to the following criteria:

Experience 25 Points
Previous Work Performance 15 Points
Capacity to complete Scope of Work 25 Points
Proposed Cost 15 Points
SEIL Region Provider 10 Points
Proposal response to two+ services 10 points
Total:     100 Points

Deadline for Submission – Proposals must be submitted no later than 2 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021. Proposals should be submitted to Attn.: Tracey Lamm, Regional Development Coordinator,
SEIRPC, 211 N. Gear Ave., Suite 100
West Burlington, Iowa 52655.

Questions regarding this request for proposals should be directed to Tracey Lamm/SEIRPC/ 319-753-4306  tlamm@seirpc.com.