06/17/2021

Request for Proposals (RFP): HRSA Technical Assistance

Deadline: July 12, 2021

Description: CSH is seeking an organization to provide training/technical assistance (T/TA) to health centers and health center partners through a United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funded initiative. This HHS funded TA initiative focuses on diabetes control and diabetes management for homeless and vulnerable populations, screening and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH), and community partnerships for health equity. CSH is seeking assistance primarily in the area of diabetes management and control. The appropriate organization(s) will need to demonstrate that they have the following qualifications

• An organization that has experience working with health care centers that service homeless populations;
• Have content matter expertise on health and healthcare issues for homeless and vulnerable populations, specifically diabetes;
• Can access and utilize national healthcare data;
• Expertise in providing training and technical assistance to health care centers on health and housing;
• Has experience working with Federal Departments.

The organization will be expected to complete the following tasks:

1) Outreach
The subcontractor will provide CSH with recommendations for health centers to engage and target for initiative work.

Deliverable: Connect 50 Health Centers to initiative work.

2) Webinars and Learning Collabortives
Coordinate, collaborate and lead with CSH webinars and learning collaboratives under the initiative workplan.

Deliverable: Collaborate with CSH and/or lead on at least two webinars and two learning collaboratives, specifically around diabetes management and control for homeless and vulnerable populations.

3) Content Development
Development of materials and review of CSH materials related to initiative workplan deliverables; needs assessment utilizing UDS data; assist with the development of tools, guides, and best practices models.

Deliverable: Provide data analysis and content on at least two written guidance documents.

4) Project Management
Participate in regular team calls with CSH; provide other collaboration as needed; and complete required project reporting.

Deliverable: Monthly initiative call participation and reporting.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $100,000 is available for this project.

Contract Timeframe:
The contract will cover one-year of the HHS initiative (July 1 2021-, June 30, 2022).

Application Process:
In order for consideration and participate in this work, we will need you to complete and return the below application and forms no later than COB July 12, 2021.

You may include up to 6 staff members in the application. The following forms are included:

• Attachment A: Commitment Letter
• Attachment B: Sub-recipient Application
• Attachment C: Organizational or Individual Experience Matrix
• A sample report from your organization’s financial management system that demonstrates your ability to comply with the financial management standards described at 2 CFR 200.302 (b)(3)

All of the application information and forms must be completed and submitted to Dominic Sistena at fedta@csh.org no later than July 12, 2021 in order to be considered. This information includes proposed billing rates, completed copies of the forms referenced above, resumes for up to six proposed staff members included in the Organizational Experience matrix, and a two paragraph description of your organization’s core competencies and accomplishments.

Evaluation:
CSH will evaluate applications utilizing the following criteria and will select the valid proposal:

• Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work:
• Relevant project work:
• Experience and expertise;
• Years of relevant experience: and
• Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services

Organizations must be able to comply with the administrative and financial management requirements of the prime award from HRSA including the financial management standards for funds control and accountability and the HHS Grants Policy found at https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/hhsgrantspolicy.pdf and provided here for your convenience. Organizations must have an active registration on the System for Award Management found at sam.gov and 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.

We will contact you regarding the determination of adding you as a CSH subcontractor. Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers’ compensation insurance and commercial general liability (CGL) insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Dominic.

• An organization that has experience working with health care centers that service homeless populations;
• Have content matter expertise on health and healthcare issues for homeless and vulnerable populations, specifically diabetes;
• Can access and utilize national healthcare data;
• Expertise in providing training and technical assistance to health care centers on health and housing;
• Has experience working with Federal Departments.

The organization will be expected to complete the following tasks:

1) Outreach
The subcontractor will provide CSH with recommendations for health centers to engage and target for initiative work.

Deliverable: Connect 50 Health Centers to initiative work.

2) Webinars and Learning Collabortives
Coordinate, collaborate and lead with CSH webinars and learning collaboratives under the initiative workplan.

Deliverable: Collaborate with CSH and/or lead on at least two webinars and two learning collaboratives, specifically around diabetes management and control for homeless and vulnerable populations.

3) Content Development
Development of materials and review of CSH materials related to initiative workplan deliverables; needs assessment utilizing UDS data; assist with the development of tools, guides, and best practices models.

Deliverable: Provide data analysis and content on at least two written guidance documents.

4) Project Management
Participate in regular team calls with CSH; provide other collaboration as needed; and complete required project reporting.

Deliverable: Monthly initiative call participation and reporting.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $100,000 is available for this project.

Contract Timeframe:
The contract will cover one-year of the HHS initiative (July 1 2021-, June 30, 2022).

Application Process:
In order for consideration and participate in this work, we will need you to complete and return the below application and forms no later than COB July 12, 2021.

You may include up to 6 staff members in the application. The following forms are included:

• Attachment A: Commitment Letter
• Attachment B: Sub-recipient Application
• Attachment C: Organizational or Individual Experience Matrix
• A sample report from your organization’s financial management system that demonstrates your ability to comply with the financial management standards described at 2 CFR 200.302 (b)(3)

All of the application information and forms must be completed and submitted to Dominic Sistena at fedta@csh.org no later than July 12, 2021 in order to be considered. This information includes proposed billing rates, completed copies of the forms referenced above, resumes for up to six proposed staff members included in the Organizational Experience matrix, and a two paragraph description of your organization’s core competencies and accomplishments.

Evaluation:
CSH will evaluate applications utilizing the following criteria and will select the valid proposal:

• Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work:
• Relevant project work:
• Experience and expertise;
• Years of relevant experience: and
• Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services

Organizations must be able to comply with the administrative and financial management requirements of the prime award from HRSA including the financial management standards for funds control and accountability and the HHS Grants Policy found at https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/hhsgrantspolicy.pdf and provided here for your convenience. Organizations must have an active registration on the System for Award Management found at sam.gov and 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.

We will contact you regarding the determination of adding you as a CSH subcontractor. Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers’ compensation insurance and commercial general liability (CGL) insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Dominic.

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