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Contract Management & Planning with RFPs

Ramsey County Community Human Services helps people survive & thrive

    • RCCHS partners with contracted community vendors to meet county residents' needs

    • A Request for Proposal (RFP) is issued when program staff identify a service need.

    • The RFP process is open and competitive.


Contracting with Ramsey County

If you are responding to an RFP for the first time, or want more information about the RFP process at RCCHS, please view this 23-minute RFP video.  It provides an overview of the process, and highlights important elements to include in your proposal.  If your questions are not answered after viewing it, contact AskHumanServices. On subject line, type RFP. In email body, include your name, agency, contact information, type of service you provide and your comments.

RFP Registration

RCCHS posts all RFP's with Onvia/Demand Star. Onvia is free and automatically notifies registered agencies. Once registered

  1. Select the FREE AGENCY option.
  2. On the form that opens, furnish pertinent information for your business
  3. Enter Ramsey County in the Agency Name field.
    If you have questions or need technical assistance, call (800) 711-1712.
    See Onvia Information & Registration  |   W 9 (pdf)

DHS MA-HCBS Waiver Services

Starting January 1, 2014, the MN Department of Human Services (DHS) will contract for all Medical Assistance Home and Community Based Waiver Services.  If you are interested in obtaining a Medical Assistance Home and Community Based Waiver Service contract, you can enroll with DHS.  |  Learn more about DHS Waiver Providers and Enroll

CERT for small businesses

Ramsey County procurement policies allow Ramsey County departments to contract directly with a CERT registered provider for contracts up to $25,000 without a solicitation process.  Small for-profit businesses and Women-Owned or Minority-Owned businesses may register as CERT providers.
Learn more about CERT and register as a small business

Current Request for Proposals (RFP's)

Group Residential Housing with services for adults with mental illness(es), substance abuse disorder, or co-occurring mental illness & chemical dependency.  This RFP will be issued via Onvia/Demandstar. Follow Demandstar's directions to register your agency and access the full RFP.
RFP GRH ( 26 pp Word) | RFP GRH (pdf)  | Posted 7-26-2014   | Due Date 9-8-2014

GRH Budget Summary (Word)  | GRH CLAS (Word) 

Youth Engagement Program Ramsey County CHS seeks a provider for case management and court supervision for youth in the Ramsey County Community Human Services Youth Engagement Program (YEP).  The staff of the selected provider will work closely with county employees.
For clearer formatting, Microsoft Word documents need to be opened in Internet Explorer or regular Google (not Google Chrome) web browsers.
RFP Youth Case Mgt Court Supr (24 pp Word) | RFP YEP Case Mgt Court Supr (24 pp pdf) | Post 7-26-2014 | Due 9-15-2014 at 2 pm
Addendum 1 YEP (word)  |  Addendum 1 YEP (pdf)

Attach A Helpful Links (Word) | Attach A Links (pdf) | Attach B Solicitation Format (Word) | Attach B (pdf)Attach C CLAS (Word) |Attach C (pdf)Attach D Budget Forms (Word) | Attach D (pdf)Attach E RFP Eval Criteria (Word) | Attach E (pdf)

Request for Proposals (RFP'S) on-going

Base-Rate Group Residential Housing for Adult Men and Women with Chemical Dependency or Co-occurring Chemical Dependency and Mental Illness
CD & MI RFP (pdf)  |  CD & MI RFP (29 pp Word)  |  Posted 8-12-2013 on going

Long-term Homeless Group Residential Housing with Vendor Fact Sheet Form
Housing Solicitation of Agreement (pdf)   |  Housing Solicitation of Agreements (40 pp Word) 
Updated 2/1/2013 - on going


Forms and Resources

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services - CLAS StandardsCulturally and LInguistically Appropriate Services - CLAS Standards (5 pp Word)  

Proposed Annual Budget and Start Up Funding Needs (Word)

Proposed Schedule of Positions and Salaries (Word)   

Contractor Information and Reference Form Contractor Information & Reference Form (fillable pdf) 

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