“Harris County is seeking proposals for vendors to provide innovative summer programming for youth assigned to the Residential Services Division of the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department (HCJPD) beginning on or about June 26, 2017 and ending August 20, 2017, or until all goods and/or services ordered prior to the expiration date have been satisfactorily provided.
HCJPD in accordance with the Harris County Juvenile Board’s (Board) responsibilities under Chapter 152 of the Human Resources Code (HRC) provides services to at-risk and delinquent youth. The Board and Harris County are seeking proposals to provide innovative or evidence-based summer programs for youth residing in department-operated post-adjudication facilities. Proposed services/ programs should be designed for youth who are placed in secure settings. In addition, services/programs should engage youth for a majority of the day, address youth’s criminogenic needs and work in concert with case management, supervision, mental health, and court-ordered programs. Eligible applicants include for-profits, non-profits, public institutions, governmental bodies, and faith-based organizations that can provide the specified services to all Harris County facilities. It is estimated that there is $72,000 available to provide these services/programs for the seven (7) week period; and funding for additional years is not guaranteed. Harris County reserves the right to award to either one (1) vendor or multiple vendors, whichever is in its best interest. However, the Board’s preference is to award to multiple vendors with a combined total not to exceed the amount listed above.
If you need additional information, please e-mail questions to [email protected] at least five (5) business days prior to the proposal due date. It is not guaranteed that questions received after this time will receive responses before the due date of the proposal.”
Excerpted from Harris County’s Request for Proposal Package.