The Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) is seeking proposals from congregations and Faith-Based Community Organizations throughout Santa Clara County, to provide faith-based reentry support services and case management support to bilingual Hispanic (English and Spanish) or monolingual Latino, adult men and women 18 years of age and older exiting incarceration and returning to the community.
Santa Clara County is located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay and it forms the geographic core of the economic region called Silicon Valley. The County has approximately 1.8 million residents which makes it the sixth largest in California, and the largest of the nine Bay Area counties. The County contains 15 incorporated cities within its borders including: San Jose, the tenth largest city in the United States, as well as Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale.
Ninety percent of the population lives in cities while unincorporated ranch and farmland covers a significant portion of the County’s 1,315 square miles. County residents speak over 100 languages and dialects, with over 55 percent of them from either Asian or Latino backgrounds.
The County has allocated a total of $177,778 from November 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 for this program. The funding sources for these services include AB109 Public Safety Realignment and the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).
The approximate initial contract term is November 1, 2016, up to and including, June 30, 2017. Four one-year extensions approximately ending on June 30, 2021 may be offered based on different factors, including a vendor’s performance and the availability of funding.
Communication with County Employees
As of the issuance date of this RFP and continuing until the final date of award of the contract(s), vendor contact with Santa Clara County employees is strictly limited. All personnel representing the County are specifically directed not to hold meetings, conferences or technical discussions with any vendor for purposes of responding to this RFP. All questions related to the RFP must be directed through BidSync. Any vendor found to be acting in any way contrary to this directive will be disqualified from entering into any contract that may result from this RFP.