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Procurement

As a Managing Entity, LSF Health Systems (LSFHS) regularly conducts competitive procurements for behavioral health services that are open to non-profit organizations in our region.

Per Chapter 394 Florida Statutes, LSFHS is not required to competitively procure Network  Service Providers.  LSFHS posts procurement opportunities on this webpage. Please check this page regularly to view announcements about upcoming funding opportunities.

Additionally, all procurement notices are sent out via email to all active LSFHS Network Service Providers, stakeholders and anyone else who has requested to be added to our distribution list.  If you are not currently on our list and would like to be added, please send your contact information to procurement@lsfnet.org.

Current Network Service Providers are evaluated on an ongoing basis through monitoring events, Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), reviews, etc. Refer to the Reallocation of Funds Policy and Procedure below for more information.

Non-network providers who are interested in joining the LSFHS Network should complete the following and submit to procurement@lsfnet.org:

Policies and Procedures:

SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION (SOI) REQUESTS:

ACTIVE SOI REQUESTS

Multidisciplinary Teaming Models (MDT):

Exhibit G – Submission of Information – Fillable – FY 22-23

Exhibit C and D – Projected Operating and Capital Budget – FY 22-23

LSF Health Systems is seeking Submission of information (SOI) requests for specialty programming in the following areas. All funding amounts listed below are subject to change and dependent on the availability of funds from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Multidisciplinary Teaming (MDT) Models in the following Counties (subject to change)

A. FACT

  • FACT for Marion County – Adults ($883,401)

Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) teams serve individuals with serious mental illness with the goal to prevent recurrent hospitalization and incarceration, as well as improve community involvement and quality of life for participants. FACT teams are an effective model for preventing the need for more intensive services and serve as a step-down from inpatient settings. The FACT teams utilize a transdisciplinary approach to deliver comprehensive care and promote independent, integrated living for individuals with serious mental illness. FACT teams primarily provide services to participants where they live, work, or other preferred settings, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This funding will support two additional teams serving 200 persons total in dedicated teams for Marion and Hernando Counties. Currently a single team serves an estimated 115 persons in Lake, Sumter, Hernando, Citrus, and Marion collectively. The current model has maintained waitlists for several years. County-specific teams will allow for more timely access to services in areas of significant need.

LSF Health Systems is currently accepting Submission of Information (SOI) forms to procurement@lsfnet.org. Funding is subject to availability of funds from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). The award recipient will be contacted directly.

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Multidisciplinary Teaming (MDT) Models in the following Counties (subject to change)

A. FACT

  • FACT for Hernando – Adults ($883,401)
    • Awardee: BayCare Behavioral Health, Inc.

Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) teams serve individuals with serious mental illness with the goal to prevent recurrent hospitalization and incarceration, as well as improve community involvement and quality of life for participants. FACT teams are an effective model for preventing the need for more intensive services and serve as a step-down from inpatient settings. The FACT teams utilize a transdisciplinary approach to deliver comprehensive care and promote independent, integrated living for individuals with serious mental illness. FACT teams primarily provide services to participants where they live, work, or other preferred settings, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This funding will support two additional teams serving 200 persons total in dedicated teams for Marion and Hernando Counties. Currently a single team serves an estimated 115 persons in Lake, Sumter, Hernando, Citrus, and Marion collectively. The current model has maintained waitlists for several years. County-specific teams will allow for more timely access to services in areas of significant need.

B. MDT Child Welfare Families

  • MDT for Duval – Child Welfare Families ($400,000)
    • Awardee: Inspire to Rise, Inc.

MDT Child Welfare Teams are designed to enable community providers to provide intensive services to families in the child welfare system with parental substance use and uncontrolled or undiagnosed mental health concerns. Creating a team-based approach in a system of care allows the early identification of risk families, coordination of immediate access to services, and support to families through their navigation of the child welfare and treatment processes. This funding will support one team serving 45 individuals in Duval County.

C. FACT Lite/Intensive Case Management

  • MDT for Duval (FACT Lite/Intensive Case Management) – Adult ($1,000,000)
    • Awardee: Mental Health Resource Center, Inc.
  • MDT for Columbia (FACT Lite/Intensive Case Management) – Adult ($1,000,000)
    • Awardee: Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

Two (2) Intensive MDT State Mental Health Treatment Facility (SMHTF) Diversion Pilot teams will be created in Duval County and Columbia County to serve adults in need of high intensity community wraparound services, but who do not necessarily meet the FACT Team criteria. These teams will serve individuals in the community who are discharged from civil state hospitals and prevent individuals from being committed to a state hospital by providing intensive care coordination for high need and high utilization individuals. This funding will support services to 200 adults total in Duval and Columbia Counties.

D. Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team

  • MDT – Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team for Duval ($750,000)
    • Awardee: Child Guidance Center, Inc.
  • MDT – Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team for Hernando ($750,000)
    • Awardee: BayCare Behavioral Health, Inc.
  • MDT – Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team for Circuit 3 ($750,000)
    • Awardee: The Chrysalis Center, Inc. d/b/a Chrysalis Health
  • MDT – Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team for Circuit 8 ($750,000)
    • Awardee: The Chrysalis Center, Inc. d/b/a Chrysalis Health

The Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team model is an integrated service delivery approach that utilizes a team of individuals to comprehensively address the needs of young persons (and their family) ages 11 up to 21 with a mental health diagnosis and complex needs such as a history of hospitalizations, involvement with juvenile justice, or school challenges. It utilizes an in-home/on-site team approach and incidental expenses funding to individualize services that assist young people and their families to improve functioning and manage their behavioral health conditions. CAT Team services are one of the most intensive and uniquely designed community-based services available to families in Florida. CAT Teams under contract with behavioral health Managing Entities can conduct any combination of the following services and supports including case management, crisis intervention, counseling, psychiatric services, tutoring, and parental supports. This funding will support four additional teams to address the current waiting list. The Northeast Region is currently carrying a waitlist of CAT service eligible children. A new team will be established in Hernando County to separate them from the current team that covers a five-county area. The Northeast Region has the state’s highest numbers of high utilizers at 190 for this population. These teams will help reduce that number.

E. Family Intensive Treatment (FIT) Team

  • MDT – Family Intensive Treatment (FIT) Team for Columbia and surrounding Counties ($400,000)
    • Awardee: Children’s Home Society of Florida
  • MDT – Family Intensive Treatment (FIT) Team for Marion ($400,000)
    • Awardee: Children’s Home Society of Florida

The FIT team model is designed to provide intensive community-based services to families with parental/caregiver substance misuse in the child welfare system. An important component of the model is the cross-system collaboration between the child welfare, judicial, and behavioral health systems. FIT teams provide the following services: assessment, parenting intervention and skills training; case management; care coordination; intensive in-home therapeutic services (including individual or family counseling); and peer support. If participating parents need other services, such as residential or detoxification, and do not have insurance or other means to access them, FIT teams can purchase those services. This funding will support the creation of two new teams serving Marion County and Columbia County and its surrounding counties. These services will reduce the placement of children in out of home care, foster care, and residential treatment.

F. Forensic Multidisciplinary Teams (4 Total)

  • MDT – Forensic Multidisciplinary Team Bradford/Alachua ($652,000)
    • Awardee: Mental Health Resource Center, Inc. 
  • MDT – Forensic Multidisciplinary Team Columbia and surrounding counties in C8 ($652,000)
    • Awardee: Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
  • MDT – Forensic Multidisciplinary Team Marion and surrounding counties ($652,000)
    • Awardee: Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

G. Three (3) Family Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Team

    • MDT – Family Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Team for Circuits 3 and 8 ($600,000)
      • Awardee: Bay Area Youth Services, Inc. d/b/a BAYS
    • MDT – Family Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Team for Volusia ($600,000)
      • Awardee: Halifax Hospital Medical Center
    • MDT – Family Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Team for Circuit 5 ($600,000)
      • Awardee: BayCare Behavioral Health, Inc.

The In-Home Family Therapy Program utilizes the following Evidence Based Practices: Homebuilders, Family Functional Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. The program also uses a strength-based approach, which provides the foundation for all interventions utilized by our clinicians. Will work collaboratively with families to explore their culture, beliefs, and values and look together to identify strengths, as well as family needs. Through that process, goals for treatment are developed and can be adjusted as needed. The family and therapist also work together to identify other, non- clinical supports needed. This can include coaching parents to address ineffective behaviors and teach and model strategies to positively manage children while balancing everyday stressors like working, legal, financial, and healthcare. Many families have experienced multi-generational poverty, abuse, neglect, and trauma. They have never been exposed to the idea of happy healthy family interaction and struggle with unresolved trauma when they become parents themselves. Family support services seek to address practical needs of the family that are barriers to engaging in therapy or other needed services.

LSF Health Systems will accept Submission of Information (SOI) forms by 4:00 PM, Monday, June 20, 2022 to procurement@lsfnet.org. Funding is subject to availability of funds from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). The award recipient will be contacted directly.

Prevention Partnership Grant (PPG) – Duval County:

LSF Health Systems seeks to contract with a Network Service Provider in Duval County for the Prevention Partnership Grant (PPG), created by s. 397.99, Florida Statute (F.S.). PPG is designed to encourage school and community substance abuse prevention partnerships and is funded through the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.

The PPG program funds evidence-based substance use prevention programs and strategies intended to prevent or reduce substance use. Successful applications should demonstrate a clear, precise connection between local risk and protective factors that impact prevention and current need for the program or strategy selected.

Pursuant to s. 397.99(2)(a), F.S., only schools or agencies licensed for prevention in compliance with Rule 65D-30, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), acting in partnership with schools, may apply for PPG funding.

The definitions of each allowable covered service are listed below and can be found in 65E-14, F.A.C.

(v) Prevention – Indicated;
(w) Prevention – Selective;
(x) Prevention – Universal Direct;
(y) Prevention – Universal Indirect.

To ensure the implementation and administration of these programs, the Network Service Provider shall adhere to the staffing, service delivery and reporting requirements described in Rules 65E and 65D-30, F.A.C., PAM155-2, and all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Clients served must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Managing Entity contract and 65E-14, F.A.C.

The total amount of funding is $150,000 annually for a period of three years.

LSF Health Systems will accept Submission of Information (SOI) forms by 4:00 PM, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 to procurement@lsfnet.org. Funding is subject to availability of funds from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). The award recipient will be contacted directly.

School Telehealth Pilot Proviso:

LSF Health Systems seeks to contract with Network Service Providers to provide tele-behavioral health services to children & families in public schools. The purpose and only allowable use of this funding is to provide tele-behavioral health services to children & families on-site at the school or at locations designated by the school system. Table 1 lists available funding by county.

The definitions of each allowable covered service are listed below and can be found in 65E-14, F.A.C.

  • Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Intervention Individual
  • Medical Services
  • Outpatient – Individual
  • Aftercare – Individual
  • Outpatient – Group
  • Intervention – Group
  • Aftercare – Group

To ensure the implementation and administration of these programs, the Network Service Provider shall adhere to the staffing, service delivery and reporting requirements described in Rules 65E and 65D-30, F.A.C., PAM155-2, and all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Clients served must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Managing Entity contract and 65E-14, F.A.C.

Table 1.

LSF Health Systems will accept Submission of Information (SOI) forms by 4:00 PM, Friday, May 14, 2021 to procurement@lsfnet.org. Respondents may apply to more than one county in one SOI. Funding is subject to availability of funds from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). The award recipient will be contacted directly.

Northwest Jacksonville Services:

LSF Health Systems seeks to contract with a Network Service Provider(s) in Duval County to provide an array of behavioral health services which include: Case Management, Day Treatment, Medical Services, and Outpatient therapy to the adult (primarily) and children populations. The service zip code is 32254 (and the surrounding areas). To ensure the implementation and administration of these programs, the Network Service Provider shall adhere to the staffing, service delivery and reporting requirements described in Rules 65E and 65D-30, F.A.C., PAM155-2, and all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Clients served must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Managing Entity contract and 65E-14, F.A.C.

Services to be provided at minimum:

  1. Case Management: Case management services consist of activities aimed at identifying the recipient’s needs, planning services, linking the service system with the person, coordinating the various system components, monitoring service delivery, and evaluating the effect of the services received.
  2. Day Treatment: Day Treatment services provide a structured schedule of non-residential services for four or more consecutive hours per day. Activities for children and adult mental health programs are designed to assist individuals to attain skills and behaviors needed to function successfully in living, learning, work, and social environments. Activities for substance abuse programs emphasize rehabilitation, treatment, and education services, using multidisciplinary teams to provide integrated programs of academic, therapeutic, and family services.
  3. Medical Services: Medical services provide primary medical care, therapy, and medication administration to improve the functioning or prevent further deterioration of persons with mental health or substance abuse problems. Included is psychiatric mental status assessment. For adults with mental illness, medical services are usually provided on a regular schedule, with arrangements for non-scheduled visits during times of increased stress or crisis.
  4. Outpatient Therapy: Outpatient services provide a therapeutic environment, which is designed to improve the functioning or prevent further deterioration of persons with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. These services are usually provided on a regularly scheduled basis by appointment, with arrangements made for non-scheduled visits during times of increased stress or crisis. Outpatient services may be provided to an individual or in a group setting.

Additional services may include:

  1. Assessment: Assessment includes the systematic collection and integrated review of individual-specific data, such as examinations and evaluations. This data is gathered, analyzed, monitored and documented to develop the person’s individualized plan of treatment and to monitor recovery. Assessment specifically includes efforts to identify the person’s key medical and psychological needs, competency to consent to treatment, history of mental illness or substance use and indicators of co-occurring conditions, as well as clinically significant neurological deficits, traumatic brain injury, organicity, physical disability, developmental disability, need for assistive devices, and physical or sexual abuse or trauma.
  2. Crisis Support/Emergency: This non-residential care is generally available twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week, or some other specific time period, to intervene in a crisis or provide emergency care. Examples include: mobile crisis, crisis support, crisis/emergency screening, crisis telephone, and emergency walk-in.
  3. Incidental Expenses: Reports temporary expenses incurred to facilitate continuing treatment and community stabilization when no other resources are available. All incidental expenses shall be authorized by the Managing Entity. Allowable uses of this Covered Service include: transportation, childcare, housing assistance clothing, educational services, vocational services, medical care, housing subsidies, pharmaceuticals and other incidentals as approved by the department or Managing Entity. These services are included in the Transitional Voucher program.
  4. Information & Referral: These services maintain information about resources in the community, link people who need assistance with appropriate service providers, and provide information about agencies and organizations that offer services. The information and referral process involves: being readily available for contact by the individual; assisting the individual with determining which resources are needed; providing referral to appropriate resources; and following up to ensure the individual’s needs have been met, where appropriate.
  5. Intervention: Intervention services focus on reducing risk factors generally associated with the progression of substance abuse and mental health problems. Intervention is accomplished through early identification of persons at risk, performing basic individual assessments, and providing supportive services, which emphasize short-term counseling and referral. These services are targeted toward individuals and families and also include HIV testing.
  6. Outreach: Outreach services are provided through a formal program to both individuals and the community. Community services include education, identification, and linkage with high-risk groups. Outreach services for individuals are designed to: encourage, educate, and engage prospective clients who show an indication of substance abuse and mental health problems or needs.
  7. Recovery Support: These services are designed to support and coach an adult or child and family to regain or develop skills to live, work and learn successfully in the community. Services include substance abuse or mental health education, assistance with coordination of services as needed, skills training, and coaching. This Covered Service shall include clinical supervision provided to a service provider’s personnel by a professional qualified by degree, licensure, certification, or specialized training in the implementation of this service. For Adult Mental Health and Children’s Mental Health Programs, these services are provided by a Certified Family, Veteran, or Recovery Peer Specialist. For Adult and Children’s Substance Abuse programs, these services may be provided by a certified Peer Recovery Specialist or trained paraprofessional staff subject to supervision by a Qualified Professional as defined in Rule 65D-30.002, F.A.C. These services exclude twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  8. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR): A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) technical assistance initiative designed to help individuals increase earlier access to SSI and SSDI through improved approval rates on initial Social Security applications by providing training, technical assistance, and strategic planning to Network Service Providers.

The anticipated effective date of the proposed contract is July 1, 2021. LSF Health Systems will accept Submission of Information (SOI) forms with annual budgets, at minimum, of $450,000 total by 4:00 PM, Thursday, April 15, 2021 to procurement@lsfnet.org. Funding is subject to availability of funds from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). The award recipient will be contacted directly.

SOLICITATIONS:

ACTIVE SOLICITATIONS

None

ARCHIVES

Solicitation 2022-001 First Episode Psychosis – Volusia Team:

Solicitation 2022-001 First Episode Psychosis – Volusia Team

Solicitation 2022-001 First Episode Psychosis – Volusia Team – APPENDIX A

Responses to Written Questions – Solicitation 2022-001 First Episode Psychosis – Volusia Team

Amended Timeline – Solicitation 2022-001 First Episode Psychosis – Volusia Team

Award Recipient – Solicitation 2022-001 First Episode Psychosis – Volusia Team

Solicitation 2022-002 Forensic Residential Treatment Facility:

Solicitation 2022-002 Forensic Community Diversion Beds

Solicitation 2022-002 Forensic Residential Treatment Facility – APPENDIX A

Responses to Written Questions – Solicitation 2022-002 Forensic Residential Treatment Facility

Amended Timeline – Solicitation 2022-002 Forensic Community Diversion Beds

Award Recipient – Solicitation 2022-002 Forensic Community Diversion Beds

Solicitation 2021-001 Marion County Services:

Solicitation 2021-001 Marion County Services

Solicitation 2021-001 Marion County Services – APPENDIX A

Responses to Written Questions – Solicitation 2021-001 Marion County Services

Award Recipients – Solicitation 2021-001 Marion County Services

Solicitation 2018-008 Needs Assessment:

Solicitation 2018-008 Needs Assessment

Solicitation 2018-007 Mobile Response Team:

Solicitation 2018-007 Mobile Response Team

Solicitation 2018-007 Mobile Response Team – APPENDIX A

Solicitation 2018-007 Mobile Response Team – APPENDIX B

Responses to Written Questions – Solicitation 2018-007 Mobile Response Team rev

Amended Timeline – Solicitation 2018-007 Mobile Response Team C3-8

Amended Timeline – Solicitation 2018-007 Mobile Response Team Clay

Award Recipient – Solicitation 2018-007 Mobile Response Team ALL rev 113018

Solicitation 2018-006 Citrus County Services:

Solicitation 2018-006 Citrus County Services

Solicitation 2018-006 Citrus County Services – APPENDIX A

Responses to Written Questions – Solicitation 2018-006 Citrus County Services

Award Recipient – Solicitation018-006 Citrus County Services_LBC

Solicitation 2018-005 Community Action Team Citrus and Hernando:

Solicitation 2018-005 Community Action Team Citrus and Hernando

Responses to Written Questions – Solicitation 2018-002-005 Community Action Teams

Move Forward List – Solicitation 2018-005 Community Action Team Template – Citrus Hernando

Amended Timeline – Solicitation 2018-002-005 Community Action Teams

Award Recipient – Solicitation 2018-005 Community Action Team Template – Citrus Hernando

Solicitation 2018-004 Community Action Team Gilchrist Levy Dixie:

Solicitation 2018-004 Community Action Team Gilchrist Levy Dixie

Responses to Written Questions – Solicitation 2018-002-005 Community Action Teams

Move Forward List – Solicitation 2018-004 Community Action Team Template – Gilchrist Levy Dixie

Amended Timeline – Solicitation 2018-002-005 Community Action Teams

Award Recipient – Solicitation 2018-004 Community Action Team Template – Gilchrist Levy Dixie

Solicitation 2018-003 Community Action Team St. Johns:

Solicitation 2018-003 Community Action Team St. Johns

Responses to Written Questions – Solicitation 2018-002-005 Community Action Teams

Move Forward List – Solicitation 2018-003 Community Action Team St. Johns

Amended Timeline – Solicitation 2018-002-005 Community Action Teams

Award Recipient – Solicitation 2018-003 Community Action Team St. Johns

Solicitation 2018-002 Community Action Team – Bradford Baker Union Nassau:

Solicitation 2018-002 Community Action Team – Bradford Baker Union Nassau

Responses to Written Questions – Solicitation 2018-002-005 Community Action Teams

Move Forward List – Solicitation 2018-002 Community Action Team – Bradford Baker Union Nassau

Amended Timeline – Solicitation 2018-002-005 Community Action Teams

Award Recipient – Solicitation 2018-002 Community Action Team – Bradford Baker Union Nassau

Solicitation 2018-001 Community Action Team – Flagler and Volusia:

Solicitation 2018-001 Community Action Team – Flagler and Volusia

Responses to Written Questions – Solicitation 2018-001 Community Action Team – Flagler and Volusia

Move Forward List – Solicitation 2018-001 Community Action Team – Flagler and Volusia

Award Recipient – Solicitation 2018-001 Community Action Team – Flagler and Volusia

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