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Northport HCHV New Contract with POP 10/01/2017 thru 09/30/2018 - Attachment

General Information

Document Type:FILE
Posted Date:Aug 04, 2017
Category: Social Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office 2;James J. Peters VA Medical Center;130 West Kingsbridge Road;Bronx NY 10468-3904


BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking a Offeror to assist with the provision of emergency residential placement and treatment services through the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program. This contract is designed to serve homeless Veterans in need of immediate placement in a safe environment with onsite treatment services. Many of these veterans have co-morbid conditions that include serious mental illnesses, substance abuse disorders, and other serious medical conditions. The goal of the HCHV Contract Residential Care Program is to rapidly stabilize Veterans medical, mental health, substance abuse and other psychosocial problems by providing appropriate on-site treatment and supportive services in order to place Veterans in permanent housing within 60 to 90 days, but no more than 180 days. VA intends to engage a Offeror to provide rapid placement of VA-referred Veterans in a safe, residential treatment setting while addressing Veterans complex needs through on-site supportive case management services. Entities that are interested in providing Veterans these services should be aware that although this contract seeks services for the areas covered by the Northport VA Medical Center (including Nassau and Suffolk Counties, NY), HCHV is a national program serving Veterans throughout the country. This program continues to expand and has become one of the largest VA interventions to assist homeless Veterans. It is also the first specialized homeless program developed by the VA. It represents one of VA s most significant efforts to achieve the President s goal of ending homelessness among Veterans. Through this contract, the VA seeks to support homeless Veterans served by HCHV by expediting placement of these Veterans into a safe, residential treatment facility in a VA owned building on the grounds of the Northport VA Medical Center (VAMC), Northport, NY. The Offeror must meet the criteria established both by HCHV clinical staff and VA fire and safety officials according to the terms of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to be established upon contract award. The Offeror are urged in the strongest terms to carefully review the requirements outlined in the Performance Work Statement to ensure that all conditions and treatment services criteria can be met in a timely way. This contract is intended for community based The Offeror currently operating residential treatment facilities with on-site treatment services and/or demonstrated experience serving homeless individuals and/or families whereby this contract provides funding for Veterans to receive immediate placement and enhanced on-site treatment designed to address Veterans unique and population specific needs. VA will consider proposals from a variety of community based service providers if it can be determined that the Offeror can meet all of the terms of the Performance Work Statement within the required time frames. VA places a great deal of emphasis on the responsibility and accountability of The Offeror receiving VA funds through the HCHV Contract Residential Care program, particularly those operating programs on VA grounds which is federal property. VA has procedures in place to monitor facilities and treatment services provided to homeless veterans as well as outcomes associated with the services provided in HCHV Contract Residential Care programs. Primary target populations for HCHV Contract Residential Care include chronically homeless, chronically mentally ill Veterans, Veterans with chronic substance abuse disorders and/or serious medical problems and complex needs. While in some geographic areas the VA is also highly interested in The Offeror that are able to meet the residential treatment needs of homeless male and/or female Veterans with families and/or minor children as described in the Tasks and Deliverables outlined in the contract, this contract to be operationalized on the grounds of the Northport VAMC is for per diem for services to VA health care eligible Veterans only. To be eligible for the HCHV Contract Residential Care program, Veterans must: Be eligible for VA health care as determined by the local VA medical center Be determined to be homeless or at imminent risk for homelessness based on McKinney-Vento / HEARTH Act definitions by the local VA medical center HCHV program [see Reference section for additional information]. Be assessed by the HCHV program at the VA medical center to have need for a safe and stable environment with enhanced treatment and support services to resolve their homelessness. HCHV Contract Residential Care Veterans are referred to The Offeror based on a demonstrated need for case management and residential treatment services to stabilize their mental health, substance abuse, medical and/or other co-occurring serious psychosocial issues in order to secure permanent housing as quickly as possible. The program prioritizes Veterans based on chronicity of homelessness and other assessed biopsychosocial vulnerabilities. This contract will only be awarded to an Offeror that can and will agree to operate the HCHV program on the grounds of the Northport VAMC and will sign a MOA/MOU that details the responsibilities of each party within the designated physical space. It is expected that the Offeror will work collaborative with the Northport VAMC to ensure Veterans access to a full range of VA as well as community based services to address Veterans housing and other biopsychosocial needs. The description of MOA/MOU is fully explained below. VA Liaisons to the Offeror will be identified by the HCHV program at the VA medical center. They will act as the clinical liaison for all client related issues between the Offeror and the VA homeless team. They will provide clinical oversight. They will not provide direct clinical supervision. Offeror will have general liability insurance coverage of $5 Million to $10 Million to cover employee malfeasance. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The period of performance for this contract will be for a Base Year plus four (4) Option Years. CONTRACT TYPE: Firm Fixed Rate (Per Diem). PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Performance will occur on the grounds of the Northport VAMC unless otherwise required by work requirements listed in the Performance Work Statement. MOA/MOU: The Offeror must obtain a MOA/MOU with Northport VAMC for the following services: Security Meal/Snacks Basic Housekeeping Laundry Services (Linen) Note: The Government will provide the services at no cost to the Offeror, the per diem rate should not include these costs into the price to the government. CONTRACT AWARD MEETING: The Offeror shall not commence performance on the tasks in the awarded Performance Work Statement until the Contracting Officer has conducted a kick off meeting or has advised the Offeror that a kick off meeting is waived. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY: Government furnished property will not be provided to the Offeror. All equipment required by the Offeror will provided at their expense. METHOD OF INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE: The Contracting Officer s Representative (COR) will evaluate all deliverables submitted. The COR is responsible for certifying invoices for payment only for deliverables received and deemed acceptable by the COR. A Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan will be used by the COR to assure success, through the uses of negative incentives, for failure of the vendor to meet the stated performance standards.

Original Point of Contact

POC Chad M. Johnson

Place of Performance

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