Bid Opportunity: G004--HCHV ??? Emergency Transitional Housing for Veterans ??? Temple

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G004--HCHV ??? Emergency Transitional Housing for Veterans ??? Temple

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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Texas
Date Entered:   05/24/2023
Due Date:   06/01/2023
Agency:   VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF, TX
Description:   HCHV Emergency Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans in Temple, TX - Please see belowThis is a Sources Sought Notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding the availability and capability of all qualified sources, small and other than small businesses, to perform a potential requirement. Respondents are required to be registered and in good standing in The System for Award Management (SAM) https://sam.gov/content/homePurpose and Objectives: Your responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method. NAICS code: 624221 and the size standard is $13.5M. NOTE: Respondent claiming SDVOSB and VOSB status must be certified in US Small Business Administration s VetCert System, https://veterans.certify.sba.govProject Requirements: NCO 17 on behalf of the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System, Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program Office located at 1901 Veterans Memorial Drive, Temple, TX 76504 is conducting market research to find available contractors within the greater Temple, TX area to provide up to 15 homeless Veterans transitional housing daily. The Contractor shall be expected to provide safe emergency community-based residential housing and quality services for homeless Veterans and Veterans with dependents (a spouse and/or children) referred by the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program staff. Place of Performance: Services shall be provided off site at the Contractor s location.Anticipated period of performance: Base plus four (4) one-year options beginning October 2023. Information sought: Response to this announcement shall not exceed 5 pages and should include the following information: (1) A tailored capability statement indicating the firm s ability to provide the services required in the Statement of work. The firm must include all certifications, qualifications, and training certificates to perform work on the outlined in the Performance Work Statement. (2) Each capability statement submittal shall also include the following business information: a. Organization Nameb. Organization Addressc. Organization UEI Numberd. Point of Contact (including name, title, addresses, telephone number, fax number and Email address) e. Business size under NAICS 624221f. Socio-economic status (IF SDVOSB or VOSB - provide SDVOSB or VOSB CVE verification)(3) Information should be provided electronically in a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. All information must be received no later than June 1, 2023 by 2:00pm CTEmail information to: Carlos Jaquez, Contracting Officer, carlos.jaquez@va.gov Carolyn Reneau, Contract Specialist, carolyn.reneau@va.gov Subject line "Sources Sought, 36C25723Q0850 HCHV Services Temple/your company name" Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or returned.Disclaimer and Important Notes. This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization s qualifications to perform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.Confidentiality. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).SynopsisSERVICES REQUIRED. The purpose of this RFQ is to engage a community provider(s) (contractor(s)) who will provide transitional housing for an estimated fifteen (15) Veterans along with services consistent to meet HCHV program objectives for up to 90 days with possible extension approved by COR. The goal of this contract is to remove homeless Veterans from the street or habitation unfit for Veterans and place them in community-based, emergency housing services to provide clinical case management with supportive services, life skills training, sobriety maintenance and mental health recovery education, vocational and housing counseling services to aid the veterans in reaching goals of attaining permanent housing successfully while in the program and maintaining stability.PLACE OF PERFORMANCE. Services will be provided in Contractor-provided facility. Facility must be located in Temple, Bell County, Texas and must be appropriate for providing a safe, residential setting while addressing Veterans complex needs through on-site case management and therapeutic support services. Contractor shall have existing programs and facilities in Temple, Texas that is fully operational and can start providing services within 10 days of contract award. The Contractor shall be expected to provide safe emergency community-based residential housing and quality services for homeless Veterans and Veterans with dependents (a spouse and/or children) referred by the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program staff. Goal is to provide services to enhance the stability of homeless Veterans served by HCHV. Housing will be available 24/7, 7 days a week. Placement can be up to 90 days with a 90-day extension based on approval by the program contact. The goal is that a minimum of 65 percent of Veterans will successfully discharge to independent living in the community.License and Certification. The Contractor must have site control of the housing facility through ownership or a valid lease. Contractor facility will be certified by the State of Texas, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health, Bureau of Licensure and Certification as a facility for transitional housing. The Contractor shall meet all City, County and State requirements concerning licensing and health codes. The Contractor s facility shall meet applicable requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, reference at Hospital Accreditation | The Joint Commission. The facility shall be wheelchair accessible and meet Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines for buildings and facilities found at http://www.ada.gov/reg3a.html#Anchor-Appendix-52467Contractor staff shall maintain active standing with the licensing boards in their respective professions in accordance with the below requirements: (a) Counseling Staff shall be licensed by the State of Texas Board of Examiners for Social Workers and hold a Bachelor s Degree from an accredited university. Licensed Clinical Social Worker is preferred. (b) Case Manager shall be licensed by the State of Texas Board of Examiners for Social Workers and hold a Bachelor s Degree from an accredited university. Licensed Clinical Social Worker is preferred.All technical and professional staff shall be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS). American Heart Association is preferred. Contractor shall have a certificate of liability for all services provided at their facility. BASIC SERVICES. The Contractor shall take full responsibility for Veteran resident s well-being and safety once Veteran residents enter their facility. Men and women must have separate bathroom facilities. The facilities must have female residential rooms or sections that are securely segregated or restricted from men to ensure safety and privacy. If the facility cannot accommodate both male and female Veterans at one location, the provider must make available equivalent facilities and services for the opposite gender that meet the terms of the contract for facilities and services. Contractor shall have a Case Manager dedicated to Veteran residents on-site at least 40 hours per week. The Contract Case Manager shall be a social worker licensed by the state Texas and shall be responsible for the in-take assessment of Veteran residents once referred by the CTVHCS HCHV staff. The Contractor is required to provide sufficient facilities to accommodate up to fifteen (15) Veteran residents. All Veteran residents shall be provided:Clean and sanitary housing.One single bed per occupant with fitted sheets, blankets and pillows.Storage space with locking capability for clothing and personal property. Toiletries and bath linens (e.g. soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, towels, washcloths).Indoor recreation/lounging areas.Access to a computer with internet and a printer.Laundry facilities and laundry detergent shall be provided for Veteran residents to do their own laundry or to have laundry done.Contractor shall have on-site kitchen facilities permitted and licensed by the State of Texas Health Division. In addition, the Contractor shall:Provide at least three (3) nutritious meals served daily at regular times with not more than a 14-hour span between evening meal and breakfast of the following day. Between-meal or bedtime snacks of a nourishing quality shall be offered, i.e. fruits, vegetables, protein sources. This is to include alternative meals or food supplies for Veterans with dietary restrictions if medically indicated (e.g., diabetic, renal, and soft mechanical diets) and reasonable accommodation for Veterans with cultural/religious preferences around food (e.g., Kosher, Sikh). Serve food that is prepared and stored under safe and sanitary conditions as prescribed by the Texas State Health Division website at:Contractor shall provide Veteran residents transportation or funds/tokens for public transportation to medical, dental or mental health appointments at VA Medical facilities. Transportation vehicles shall be wheelchair accessible and meet the guidelines of the American with Disabilities Act. Incumbent: The Salvation Army 419 West Ave. G, Temple, TX 76504
257-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 17 (36C257) Department of Veterans Affairs Central Texas Health Care System 76006 2301 E. LAMAR BLVD ARLINGTON TX 76006 Carolyn Reneau, Contract Specialist, Phone 214-836-0603, Email Carolyn.reneau@va.gov
RFP Number:   36C25723Q0850
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