Exciting news: The MA Department of Mental Health just released its Request for Responses for a new Safe Havens program in Western Massachusetts, specifically in Hampden County. Safe Havens offers 24/7 supervised and supportive transitional housing for individuals with multiple disabilities who are experiencing chronic homelessness who are not able to utilize traditional shelters. It is a proven model that saves and transforms lives, and reduces health care and other public health costs.
Please see the RFR here: COMMBUYS – Bid Solicitation
And the Procurement Calendar is below:
|Bid Release Date||November 10, 2022|
|Deadline for Request for Accommodations for the Bidders’ Conference||November 17, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.|
|Virtual Bidders’ Conference||November 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.See Subsection 2.2 below for more information.|
|Deadline for Submission of Questions through COMMBUYS Bid Q&A||December 6, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.|
|Posting of Answers to Bid Questions (Estimated)||December 13, 2022|
|Deadline for Posting Responses on COMMBUYS||December 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.|
|Review of Responses||December 29, 2022 to January 12, 2023|
|Contract Negotiations (Estimated)||January 12, 2023 to January 19, 2023|
|Contract Awards (Estimated)||January 23, 2023|
|Anticipated Contract Start||March 1, 2023*|
|Estimated Contract Termination||June 30, 2025|
*DMH will work with awarded bidders to address any start-up issues, including adjusting the Contract start date.