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LOI 1049
Promoting Two Generational Approaches to Support Maternal Child Health

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity soliciting Letters of Interest (LOI) from qualified entities that:

  • Are incorporated and located in NYS.
  • Are members of the following partnerships/councils: the NYS Parenting Education Partnership and the Early Childhood Advisory Council.
  • Have Certified Protective Factors Trainers on staff.
  • Demonstrate expertise in home visiting policy in New York State.
  • Demonstrate an existing statewide parenting education partnership and established partnerships with state agencies and parent leadership organizations.
  • Have the program and statewide infrastructure to implement multiple concurrent projects.
  • Possesses the technological capacity to plan and execute a large-scale conference. This includes an IT capacity to hold a webinar for at least 500 people.

The purpose of this opportunity is to invite any eligible and interested entity that believes they can satisfy this program’s needs to inform OCFS by a Letter of Interest (LOI).

Please see the LOI document for additional information and submission requirements.

LOI 1047
Infant Mental Health Basics Course

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities to provide infant and early childhood mental health training to the early care and education community. Letters of Interest (LOI) are being solicited from eligible entities that are NYS organizations, agencies, or businesses which can:

  • Demonstrate their established relationships with early childhood mental health organizations in New York State;
  • Demonstrate membership or affiliation with at least one of the following organizations:
    • Zero to Three (trainers approved by Zero to Three to conduct their approved trainings)
    • the World Association of Infant Mental Health membership, or
    • the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health membership; and
  • Have trainers with credentials that reflect infant mental health competency, who must have the NYS Association of Infant Mental Health Endorsement.

This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with one organization who will facilitate in-person, two-day infant and early childhood mental health basics training, in each of the ten regional economic development regions of the state (Capital District, North Country, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, Central NY, Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, Western NY, NYC & Long Island) for a total of ten statewide trainings per year.

IFB 1038
Statewide Chef Services Consultant

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks one (1) contractor to provide chef and nutritional services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Finger Lakes Residential Center, Harriet Tubman Residential Center, Highland Residential Center, Industry Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center for Girls, Brentwood Residential Center, Red Hook Residential Center, Brookwood Secure Center, Columbia Girls Secure Center, Goshen Secure Center and MacCormick Secure Center. The lowest cost qualified provider will be awarded the contract.

There is one position available for a for all NYS OCFS facilities statewide. It is anticipated that the awarded position will provide the required services not to exceed 1,820 hours annually, wherein the Contract Chef will be responsible for facility-based kitchen oversight. The awarded position will be required to work directly with youth.

RFP 1037
NYS AmeriCorps 2020 Formula Pool

Amended 4/20/2020, 5/14/2020

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter "the commission") seeks applicants for 2020-21 AmeriCorps Formula grant funding. The Commission is a governor-appointed commission with a diverse, non-partisan body of, among others, representatives of business, labor, education, government, human service agencies and community-based organizations. The Commission directs national service policy for the state and directly administers funding awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (hereafter "the Corporation" or CNCS) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1041
Psychiatric Services for Brookwood Secure Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Brookwood Secure Center. There is a maximum bid rate for this procurement per IFB Section 4.2 Price. The lowest cost qualified provider(s) will be awarded. Any bid proposal submitted that exceeds the maximum bid rate limit will not be considered for an award.

IFB 1029
Site Clearing and Vegetation Control

Amended 3/27/2020, 4/10/2020

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Capital Services announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to solicit bids to make one award for the Landfill Cap Mowing Maintenance Contract at the Rush Landfill located in Monroe County within the land parcel of Industry Residential Center, 375 Rush-Scottsville Rd, Rush, NY 14543.

Please Note: There is a mandatory pre-bid site visit and inspection for this IFB. An RSVP will be required to attend. Please see Section 1.3 Calendar of Events and Appendix D – Scope of Work Section 1.06 for more information regarding this requirement.

Please see section 3.2 of the IFB document for a full description of services to be provided. Please read the IFB document located on the "documents" tab for more information regarding submission requirements.

RFP 1011
Kinship Caregiver Program

Amended 2/14/2020

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified applicants to support kinship caregivers, also referred to as non-parent caregivers. These Kinship Caregiver Programs will serve families with informal or legal custody of a child(ren) between the ages of 0-18 years old, in at least two (2) or more counties of New York State (NYS). See RFP Section 5.3 Key Concepts for additional information. For the purpose of awards made from this Request for Proposal, OCFS will view each NYC borough as a county. Program services must include case management and referral, support groups, education, family engagement and maintenance, and family preservation.

The purpose of this RFP is to fund Kinship Caregiver Programs to increase the state’s capacity to support and strengthen families, promote permanency and the well-being of children. Programs should be designed based on the unique needs of kinship families with a goal to maintain and support child(ren) residing in kinship households. Applicants must agree to provide required services to kinship families in at least two (2) or more counties or boroughs of NYS.

LOI 1028
Child Care Time and Attendance System (CCTA) Maintenance

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can provide necessary information technology services to support the Child Care Time and Attendance System (CCTA).

OCFS is seeking to contract with one organization to maintain, host, provide Helpdesk support and enhance (as needed) the CCTA, which is a client server and database application that has been designed by Controltec, Inc. specifically for use in New York State. CCTA includes the ability to electronically record and track day care attendance records, calculate payments, make eligibility determinations and interfaces with other state systems. This system is used by all local social services districts outside of New York City, and supports the management of the child care subsidy program as prescribed by Title 18 of the New York State Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). It contains the proprietary components KinderTrack, KinderCare and KinderScan which were created/developed by Controltec, Inc. of Escondido, California and includes modules for automated time and attendance tracking, accurate payment calculations, interfaces to designated statewide systems, eligibility determination, and ongoing management of the child care subsidy program.

IFB 1036
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center (Round 3)

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Lower and Upper Industry Residential Centers. There is a maximum bid rate of $300.00 per hour for this procurement. The lowest cost qualified provider(s) will be awarded. Any bid proposal submitted that exceeds the maximum bid rate limit will not be considered for an award.

SOI 1017
Residential Services for Individuals Who Are Legally Blind

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified organizations that currently provide a residential services program for individuals who are legally blind (hereafter also referred to as a participant) which develop and expand the participant’s abilities that will assist them in achieving self-reliance and independence in both daily life and the workplace.

IFB 1032 - REISSUED
Supervising Psychiatrist Western Region

Reissued 12/31/2019

Please Note: This IFB has been reissued. Changes have been made to Section 1.3 Calendar of Events. No other changes have been made to this procurement. Please see section 1.3 of the IFB for additional information.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks one (1) contractor to provide psychiatric supervision services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Industry Residential Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center, MacCormick Secure Center, Harriet Tubman Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center for Girls and Sgt. Henry Johnson Youth Leadership Academy. The lowest cost qualified provider will be awarded the contract.

IFB 1026
Psychiatric Services for Columbia Girls Secure Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

RFP 1025
NYS AmeriCorps 2020 Competitive Pool

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter "the commission") seeks applicants for 2020-21 AmeriCorps Competitive grant funding. The Commission is a governor-appointed commission with a diverse, non-partisan body of, among others, representatives of business, labor, education, government, human service agencies and community-based organizations. The Commission directs national service policy for the state and directly administers funding awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (hereafter "the Corporation" or CNCS) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1031
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center (Round 2)

Amended 11/27/2019

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

IFB 1027
Automatic Vending Machine Service - Various Locations in and around Syracuse, NY

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d) and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3 (13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

IFB 1019
Coordination and Administration of Citizen Review Panels

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) will select one applicant (which may be an agency or individual), to coordinate the administration of three (3) Citizen Review Panels (CRPs). The actual location(s) of these panels are Buffalo, Albany and New York City.

IFB 1022
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Lower and Upper Industry Residential Center. There is a maximum bid rate for this procurement. The lowest cost qualified provider(s) will be awarded. Any bid proposal submitted that exceeds the maximum bid rate limit will not be considered for an award.

IFB 1024
Psychiatric Services for Red Hook Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

SOI 1023
Job Placement Services and Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services Round 2

New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that provide Job Placement Services and/or Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services to individuals who are legally blind. Please see the Eligibility Criteria section for additional information.

RFP 1009
Empire State After-School Program

Amended 9/3/2019

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), in consultation with the New York State Education Department invites eligible school districts and not-for-profit community-based organizations to submit proposals for the establishment and/or expansion of quality after-school programs for the Empire State After-School Program (ESAP).

SOI 2019-01
Job Placement Services and Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services

New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that provide Job Placement Services and/or Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services to individuals who are legally blind. Please see the Eligibility Criteria section for additional information.

IFB 1003
Psychiatric Services for Brentwood Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Brentwood Residential Center.