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Subcontracting Advertisement for Training/Technical Assistance Assignment in San Francisco under CSH’s Public Agency TA Contract

BACKGROUND
The supportive housing project serves formerly homeless families with special needs, many of whom have transitioned from the shelter system and many with child welfare involvement in San Francisco. A nonprofit organization owns and operates the project in partnership with another nonprofit, and the supportive housing project provides onsite resident services, clinical and case management services, youth services, and property management support to residents. The site is part of San Francisco’s portfolio of supportive housing for formerly homeless families.

In recent years, the supportive housing project has experienced several staff transitions.

SCOPE OF WORK
Under CSH’s Technical Assistance Contract with the Public Agency, we propose to support the ongoing operations of the supportive housing project by providing training and technical assistance support to the staff of the nonprofit organizations that are providing onsite support to tenants, including the following activities:

Facilitated Team Discussion. CSH and/or subcontractor staff with experience in coordinating property management and supportive services staff will facilitate a face-to-face discussion with property management staff and supportive services staff from several nonprofit organizations re: the following key issues to help build trust and cohesiveness among the onsite team members:

  • Vision of Supportive Housing Project
  • What is working/What needs refining?
  • Roles/responsibilities of Key Partners
  • Structure of Ongoing Meetings
  • Team Building Opportunities

Ad Hoc Consultation Support. CSH and/or subcontractor staff will provide consulting support to nonprofit staff re: strengthening property management and supportive services coordination to serve formerly homeless tenant population in high quality supportive housing.

Additional Resources/Training Support. CSH staff will support the nonprofit organizations’ efforts to identify additional training and technical assistance support for the onsite staff at the supportive housing project. CSH staff will share the following informational resources re: training and technical assistance support:

  • Orientation/Introductory Material re: Supportive Housing Operations
  • Facilitated Discussion re: Roles & Responsibilities with Property Management and Services Staff
  • Available Training Support through CSH’s On-Line Training Center

These activities may be expanded to provide additional training and technical assistance to this supportive housing project and other supportive housing projects experiencing similar operational issues.

DELIVERABLES/LEVEL OF EFFORT
The estimated subcontractor staff commitment for providing the Facilitated Team Discussion and Ad Hoc Consultation Support described in the Scope of Work shall be an estimated 28 subcontractor hours, with an estimated 7 staff hours from CSH to provide information re: additional Resources/Training Support to the onsite staff of the supportive housing project.

If the scope of work is expanded to provide additional training and technical assistance to this supportive housing project and other supportive housing projects, CSH will negotiate with the subcontractor to expand the estimated subcontractor hours to reflect these additional activities.

CSH will work with the subcontractor to finalize the goals and objectives, proposed method and approach, and scope of work for the Facilitated Team Discussion and the Ad Hoc Consultation Support to the onsite staff. CSH will work with the subcontractor to maintain regular communication by in-person meetings and phone and email with the two nonprofit organizations.

TIMELINE
CSH staff and subcontractor staff will develop and deliver the Facilitated Team Discussion by March 23rd. Following the Facilitated Team Discussion, CSH staff and subcontractor staff will develop a workplan for development and delivery of Ad Hoc Consultation Support and Additional Resources/Training Support identified in the scope of work. These activities will be completed during the period from January 2017 to June 2017.

If the scope of work is expanded to provide additional training and technical assistance to this supportive housing project and other supportive housing projects, CSH will negotiate with the subcontractor to expand the estimated timeline.

NEXT STEPS
Please submit a subcontractor proposal to provide the training and technical assistance support identified in the scope of work. If you have additional questions regarding this training and technical assistance assignment, please contact:

Steven Shum, Senior Program Manager: steven.shum@csh.org

MARCH 9, 2017:  Subcontracting Opportunity: Family Supportive Housing Clinical Capacity Building 

Description:
Consultant will work with three supportive housing projects to: 1) build staff and supervisory capacity to engage families in existing services; and 2) provide clinical consultation to staff on issues related to domestic violence, substance abuse, and parenting. In addition, the consultant will help CSH build the capacity of the field by participating in Learning Community calls with other supportive housing sites and develop materials to help supportive housing case managers work with families on these topics in the future.

Planned activities:

PHASE 1

  1. The Consultant will develop and deliver a coaching/professional development delivery structure to achieve aforementioned goals. The structure will include but not be limited to, one-on-one and/or group phone calls, web-based coaching and in-person visits (should funding allow)
  2. The Consultant will participate in national Learning Community as appropriate
  3. The consultant will develop /adapt existing training and be available to train/conduct a workshop in-person for multiple sites.

 

PHASE 2

  1. The Consultant will create/adapt tools that provide case managers with concrete steps he/she can take during home visits to enhance family functioning and build parental capacity through coaching and skill building. Tools will address families struggling with substance use, domestic violence, parenting.

 


Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

PHASE 1

Deliverable 1: Assess and develop a plan to build capacity in sites and the field

Deliverable 2: Develop/adapt existing training or materials to share with sites on topics identified via Webex or in-person

Deliverable 3: Hold (6-9) 60- 90 minute consultation call is three sites

Deliverable 4: Participate and help shape content in (2) National Learning Community sessions

PHASE 2

Deliverable 5: Hold 6, 60-90 minute consultation calls with three sites

Deliverable 6:  Participate and help shape content in (2) National Learning Community Sessions

Deliverable 7: Create 3 – 4 tools and/or information briefs that will support case managers and supervisors in supportive housing in the three sites and nationally

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $19,000 is available for Phase 1 of the project. Additional funding will become available for Phase 2 in June 2017.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Alison Harte at alison.harte@csh.org on or before March 15, 2017.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.

March 8, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Data Analysis and Research Report for Family Homelessness in Chicago

Description:
CSH is seeking a subcontractor(s) to produce a homelessness study that will create a baseline of the housing needs of families who are experiencing homelessness and are at risk of homelessness in Chicago. It is expected that this study and report will use the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and the Chicago Public School’s Students in Transitional Living Situations (STLS) database as primary data sources. The study will address the following key analytical questions: How many families are currently experiencing literal homelessness; How many families are currently At-Risk of Homelessness per HUD including in “doubled-up,” facing imminent eviction, and residential instability such as moves in past 60-days; How many families do we anticipate will experience homelessness within the next year; and, What are the projected housing needs of those that will enter homelessness in the coming year? The research partner(s) will collaborate with the research Advisory Council as well as with CSH staff.

Multiple entities are encouraged to collaborate on a single proposal outlining roles, responsibilities, and costs.

Planned activities:

  • Secure Data Sharing Agreements
  • Link and clean data
  • Analyze data
  • Produce report of findings and future research questions

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Complete dataset between homeless systems and school systems and other databases as applicable and available

Deliverable 2: Interim report on data after linking and cleaning to indicate scale and limitations of initial findings to gather feedback

Deliverable 3: Final report on findings on key analytical questions

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $46,250 is available for this project. Respondents should detail the amount of leveraged funding they are able to seek to bring to the project and specifically that leveraged dollars will support the key findings sought, at a minimum.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity email Betsy Benito at betsy.benito@csh.org by March 17, 2017.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Ability to secure data sharing agreements with stated data sources
  • Detailed Project timeline, and ability to complete the report by December 2017
  • Detailed approach to key analytical questions
  • Roles and responsibilities of staff funded by the project and staff leveraged to the project through other sources
  • Outline an approach to securing housing assessment information from families that are in the CPS STLS program, but may not have formal assessment information in HMIS. Please provide a separate cost estimate for this component, if applicable.

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


March 2, 2017 SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY:  PEER EMPLOYMENT CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION (LOS ANGELES, CA) Due: March 8, 2017

Description:
CSH is seeking a subcontractor to provide key support related to implementation of the new Peer Employment initiative, HEAL LA;

The subcontractor must have core experience in the oversight and development of peer support programs at agency and cross-systems levels, including senior level planning and project management skills; training, curriculum development, job development and placement; and a proven history of successfully engaging community and stakeholders in complex initiatives. Knowledge of the field of peer specialist work including philosophy and history of consumer advocacy movements is required, along with familiarity with state, national and other issues in certification, etc.

Ideal candidates will have a graduate degree in social science, public administration or related, excellent public speaking, reporting/writing and meeting facilitation skills and a range of contacts in related fields, community non-profits and government agencies in Los Angeles County including LAC Department of Mental Health. Subcontractor will have established proficiency developing, adapting, and implementing curricula to meet the needs of community- based providers as well as a deep understanding of peer culture and values and experience translating these values to traditional employers.

Planned activities:

  1. Strategy, planning and community stakeholder engagement. Consultant will facilitate meetings and community dialogue to ensure essential feedback and support of HEAL LA, create related meeting/conference content, facilitate workgroup meetings as needed and provide reporting on each item. Consultant will serve as project liaison to key stakeholder entities including LA County Department of Mental Health, local area consumer/peer-run programs etc. Estimated at 10-15 hours monthly; total 90 hours.
  2. Curriculum design/review and training competencies for the HEAL training program; finalization of HEAL core competencies document and integration with training curriculum; training design, quality and content review; consultation on national, state and local peer specialist training standards; Estimated at 10 hours monthly in first three months; up to 30 hours.
  3. Project planning, staffing and oversight of training and internship programs: project management; assistance to CSH in creating, recruiting, supervision of Training Coordinator and training faculty; consultation with CSH and the HEAL partners on practica/internship placement, etc. Estimated at 20 hours monthly: up to 100 hours
  4. 4. Training: Consultant will serve as training faculty, and provide key oversight of trainer onboarding. Consultant may provide up 20 hours of training in core areas of the HEAL PS Training; content may include training on recovery, consumer advocacy, self-help, motivational interviewing for peer support, leadership, peer support group facilitation, etc. Estimate up to 60 hours (2 hours preparation per training hr.)

 

 

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:
Deliverable 1:  Pilot implementation of Peer employment curriculum for individuals with lived experience of homelessness, adapted from existing peer specialist training and integrating key components identified by working group and other stakeholders to meet community needs.

Deliverable 2: Scaling and sustainability plan informed by development of curricula, needs of community, state-specific health care opportunities, and outcomes of pilot training.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $45,000 is available for an initial 6-month term estimated at 30-50 hours per/month; not to exceed 300 hours total.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Ann English at ann.english@csh.org on or before March 8, 2017. Subcontractors must be able to comply with the Corporation for National & Community Service General Grant and Cooperative Agreement Terms and Conditions, and the Social Innovation Fund Classic Cooperative Agreement Terms and Conditions found at https://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/terms-and-conditions-cncs-grants

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Experience with Peer community, state certification process, and health care industry
  • Successful development, implementation, and adaptation of comprehensive peer specialist training.
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments or other preclusions on doing business with (either directly or indirectly) with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


March 2, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity:  Peer Employment Program Training Coordinator (Los Angeles, CA) Due March 15, 2017

Description:
CSH is seeking a subcontractor to provide key support related to a new Peer Employment initiative. The subcontractor will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of training and classroom activities for all of the initiative’s training tracks and students. The purpose of the training is to prepare students who have a lived experience of homelessness, with varied levels of expertise for workforce development in the peer specialist field. The Training Coordinator will support students in the development and enhancement of peer expertise and workplace skills. This position will also assist with recruiting and overseeing the work of external teachers as needed, and assists with curricula development.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead the development, modification, preparation and organization of training curricula and related resources, including visual aids, handouts, and evaluation materials, along with collaborative support of co-trainers.
  • Deliver trainings in classroom setting using a variety of instructional modalities such as lecture, role-playing, experiential learning, team exercises, group discussions, multi-media, etc.,
  • Ensure that training curricula and learning approaches are optimized and standardized;
  • Monitor classroom training(s) for needs related to curriculum, teaching method, workforce, classroom culture, and procedural implementation.
  • Organize workforce development courses and related materials, securing external trainers and resources where necessary.
  • Assist with the development and refinement of admission-related procedures and materials, including outreach and recruitment activities, and marketing and promotional resources.
  • Assist with analyzing evaluations, interpreting trainee assessments, and revising training according to necessary practice and program improvements.
  • Provide guidance to staff members and employers on issues related to refinement of peer expertise and interactions with participants, and promote staff development and well-being.
  • Maintain relationship with the California Mental Health Peer Run Organizations and other peer organizations to ensure alignment of curriculum and certification courses as state policy evolves.

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1:  Coordinated implementation of Peer employment pilot for individuals with lived experience of homelessness, adapted from existing peer specialist training and integrating key components identified by working group and other stakeholders to meet community needs.

 Deliverable 2: Plan for scaling pilot informed by development of curricula, needs of community, and state/county specific health care and homeless services/housing opportunities.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $25,000 is available for this project, for a 6 month term with the potential for transitioning to a 2 year contract, following successful pilot implementation.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Ann English at ann.english@csh.org on or before March 15, 2017. Subcontractors must be able to comply with the Corporation for National & Community Service General Grant and Cooperative Agreement Terms and Conditions, and the Social Innovation Fund Classic Cooperative Agreement Terms and Conditions found at https://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/terms-and-conditions-cncs-grants 

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient/Peer/Survivor of homelessness(preferred) and/or mental health services required.
  • Demonstrated apprehension of, and commitment to, peer values.
  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Experience with Peer community, state certification process, and health care industry
  • Successful development, implementation, and adaptation of comprehensive peer specialist training.
  • Years of relevant experience; teaching adult learning/working as a peer specialist.
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments or other preclusions on doing business with (either directly or indirectly) with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


February 10, 2017: Request for Proposals: Consultant for SIF Pay for Success 2


January 3, 2017: Subcontracting Advertisement for Training/Technical Assistance assignment in San Francisco under CSH’s TA Contract with a public agency

 


january 3, 2017Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Community Advocates Project Peer Support in los angeles, CA (DUE january 10, 2017)

 


January 3, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Therapeutic Narrative Development, Los Angeles, CA (Due January 10, 2017)

 


november 16, 2016: seeking Subcontractor for One Year of Technical Assistance Focused on veteran and chronic homelessness in CoCs around the country


October 18, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Issue Expert on Elder Homelessness needed for Direct Technical Assistance


September 29, 2015: Request for proposals: Independent evaluator for Just In reach pay for Success


July 26, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Provider Academy Trainings 


April 27, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Coordinated Access system navigation for households experiencing homelessness 


APril 13, 2016: Request for Proposal (RFP): Vets@Home Outreach and Direct Technical Assistance 


April 5, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Health & Housing Integration


FEBRUARY 29, 2016: SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY: SUPPORTIVE HOUSING COMMUNITY ADVOCATES PROJECT SUPPORT (LOS ANGELES, CA) 

 

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