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Request for Proposals

The City of Albuquerque provides annual grant awards through City general funds as well as grant funds from other sources.

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Typical RFP submissions include:

  • Proposal
  • Administrative Requirement forms
  • Financial forms
  • Certificate of Insurance

Please read the specific RFP for submission requirements.

We work with HUD as part of our continuing objective to assist Public Service agencies, eligible construction activities, affordable housing development, and emergency homeless shelters that serve low-income and moderate-income city residents.

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Current Requests for Proposals

Seeking Contract Attorneys to support Assisted Outpatient Treatment *UPDATED

Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) is a civil court ordered program of delivering community-based treatment to adults with serious mental illness who are found by a judge, in consideration of prior incarcerations or hospitalizations, to be unlikely to adhere to prescribed treatment on a voluntary basis. It is a 2-way commitment that requires treatment providers to serve individuals at the same time it commits individuals to adhere to their treatment plans. Through the ritual of court hearings and the symbolic weight of a judge's order, AOT seeks to leverage a "black robe effect," motivating the individual to regard treatment adherence as a legal obligation.

Funded by a four-year grant with the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the City of Albuquerque’s AOT Program will serve a maximum of 60 individuals in the first year. Referrals for this program will primarily be from inpatient hospital facilities (Petitioner), such as the University of New Mexico’s Psychiatric Center and Kaseman Hospital. This program provides psychiatric and intensive comprehensive case management services, as well as monthly sessions with a judge to individuals with serious mental illness (Respondents) ordered for treatment by the Second Judicial District Court. The AOT case manager monitors the participant’s progress and compliance with the treatment plan in accordance with the court order. The AOT case manager reports to the court on the client’s condition and attends all court staffings and hearings.

The City of Albuquerque (City), through the Department of Family and Community Services, invites attorneys to submit letters of interest/proposals in accordance with specifications contained in the Request for Letters of Interest to establish a pool of qualified attorneys available to provide cost-effective, competent representation in the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Program in the Second Judicial District consisting of Bernalillo County. The City is seeking attorneys to provide legal representation of Petitioners and Respondents as independent contractors. The City will select a pool of attorneys whose proposals indicate that they meet all of the minimum qualifications and requirements contained within the Request. All services will be performed in conjunction and in association with the AOT Program. Cases will be assigned to Respondent’s counsel following the filing of a petition in the Second Judicial District Court, for those clients requesting representation. Offerers must be in good standing to practice law by the New Mexico Supreme Court, and an active member of the Bar. Proposals submitted pursuant to this Request will be accepted by the City on an ongoing basis until further notice in order to maintain a current listing of pre-qualified attorneys available to perform services for the AOT Program. The City will endeavor to review each proposal and respond to the Offeror within thirty (30) days of receipt of the proposal. A proposer who meets all of the City’s minimum qualification and requirements will be added to the pool of attorneys available for the assignment of work. Please contact Ellen Braden, Division Manager, Behavioral Health and Wellness with questions at (505) 768-2788 or [email protected].

The Department anticipates the AOT Program to begin May 28, 2019, therefore an earlier submission is preferred and encouraged. We will continue to accept letters on an ongoing basis.

 


Re-Issue of RFP-DFCS-HPI-20-02

The City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, hereby requests proposals for the following service needed in our community:

Operations of the Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC)

The Department is seeking a cost proposal to operate the City’s Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC). WEHC provides emergency shelter to adult men, adult women and families with children. The shelter is located approximately 17 miles west of downtown near the Double Eagle Airport. It is open year-round and it is open 24 hours on the weekends. A tour of the WEHC will be provided at the request of each respondent.

The cost proposal must deliver the following scopes.

  1. Provide overnight shelter Monday through Friday starting at 5:00 p.m. through 9:00 a.m. Provide 24-hour shelter services on Saturdays and Sundays, and approximately 36 additional days as requested by the City (e.g., holidays, inclement weather).
  2. Responsibilities include the provision of safe emergency shelter services to residents. For context, an average count of current residents is as follows:
    1. There are seven pods plus 2 overflow pods. Capacity of each pod is listed below.
      Pod Type # Beds
      A Men 82
      B Men 78
      C Men 78
      D Men 82
      F Men Overflow 52
      G Women 62
      H Family 61
      J Women Overflow 17
      K Women 73
    2. The number served each night can vary depending on weather. Between July 2019 and December 2019, total nightly occupancy ranged from 275 to 450 people.
  3.  Required services include the following:
    1. Provide on-site security at the overnight shelter site, ensuring that safety standards are met at all times, must be provided.
    2. Assist with the coordination of medical and supportive services provided by other organizations and volunteers at the shelter facility, including meals that are provided at the facility.
    3. Provide laundry services for all of the beddings, towels, etc. used by the shelter residents.
    4. Provide regular cleaning and maintain sanitation of resident pods, hallways and bathrooms to meet cleaning standards.
    5. Coordinate with the City to address logistical and operational issues as they arise.
    6. Manage the common areas and clean the medical pods.
  4. Establish a system to accept referrals for transportation for people who have missed the regular pick-up times or are not able to access the pick-up location for other reasons.
    1. Referrals must be accepted from hospitals, other shelters, APD, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Bernalillo County Resource Re-Entry Center and other referral sources identified by the City.
    2. Provide transportation for up to 12 people per night who are referred by these entities.
    3. Transportation must be provided during overnight hours.
  5. Develop, update and distribute a flyer about the WEHC, including pick up and drop off times and locations, to people experiencing homelessness and the organizations that serve them.
  6. Provide basic resource navigation and referral information to WEHC residents to community-based agencies in order to connect residents with resources, supportive services and housing.
  7. Report the number of unduplicated persons served at the WEHC during the term of the Agreement, including a weekly report due every Monday by 8:00 am to the Department Director, and as requested by the City.
  8. Enter complete and accurate data in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) in accordance with existing HMIS standards in a timely manner. The Department is seeking a cost proposal to operate the City’s Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC). WEHC provides emergency shelter to adult men, adult women and families with children. The shelter is located approximately 17 miles west of downtown near the Double Eagle Airport. It is open year-round and it is open 24 hours on the weekends. A tour of the WEHC will be provided at the request of each respondent.
  9. Provide security services and client assistance during pick up and drop off times at both the shelter facility and the pickup/drop off locations. The City of Albuquerque contracts with a   separate vendor to provide the transportation via buses.
    1. The current pick-up and drop off locations are described in the chart below.

Location

Pick Up Times

Drop Off Times

Coronado Park
(301 McKnight Ave. NW)

Mon-Friday: 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

Sat: 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am

HopeWorks Day Shelter
(1301 3rd St. NW)

Mon-Friday: 6pm
Sat & Sun: 6pm

Sun- Friday: 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am

God’s Warehouse
(8011 Central Ave. NE)

Mon-Friday: 6pm
Sat & Sun: 6pm

Mon-Friday: 8am
Sat & Sun: 8am

Steelbridge
Women, children, and families with children only
(2021 2nd St. NW)

Mon-Friday: 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

Mon-Friday: 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am
Sat & Sun: 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am

  1. Must coordinate with the agencies that provide the pickup and drop off locations
  2. Must coordinate with the transportation provider.
  3. Each bus must have the presence of trained security staff regardless of the number of individuals in each bus.

Complete copies of the Request for Proposal (RFP) packets will be available beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, through Wednesday, January 8, 2020, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at the City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, 5th floor, Room 504, Old City Hall, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Respondents must submit their proposals no later than 4:00 p.m. local time, Friday, February 7, 2020.  Proposals may be hand delivered to the Office of the City Clerk, Plaza del Sol; 600 2nd Street NW, 7th Floor, Albuquerque, New Mexico; or they may be mailed to Office of the City Clerk, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103. The City will not consider proposals received after 4:00 p.m. local time, Friday, February 7, 2020. 

Potential respondents may obtain further information on this Request for Proposals from the Department of Family and Community Services, 5th floor, Room 504, Old City Hall, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM.  Contact Heidiliza Shultz, Division Manager of Homeless Programs and Initiatives at [email protected].  For individuals with disabilities who need assistance to benefit from this meeting, please call Heidiliza Shultz at (505) 768-2844 or (TTY) 1-800-659-8331.