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RFP 1011
Kinship Caregiver Program

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified applicants to support kinship caregivers, also referred to as non-parent caregivers. These Kinship Caregiver Programs will serve families with informal or legal custody of a child(ren) between the ages of 0-18 years old, in at least two (2) or more counties of New York State (NYS). See RFP Section 5.3 Key Concepts for additional information. For the purpose of awards made from this Request for Proposal, OCFS will view each NYC borough as a county. Program services must include case management and referral, support groups, education, family engagement and maintenance, and family preservation.

The purpose of this RFP is to fund Kinship Caregiver Programs to increase the state’s capacity to support and strengthen families, promote permanency and the well-being of children. Programs should be designed based on the unique needs of kinship families with a goal to maintain and support child(ren) residing in kinship households. Applicants must agree to provide required services to kinship families in at least two (2) or more counties or boroughs of NYS.

LOI 1028
Child Care Time and Attendance System (CCTA) Maintenance

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can provide necessary information technology services to support the Child Care Time and Attendance System (CCTA).

OCFS is seeking to contract with one organization to maintain, host, provide Helpdesk support and enhance (as needed) the CCTA, which is a client server and database application that has been designed by Controltec, Inc. specifically for use in New York State. CCTA includes the ability to electronically record and track day care attendance records, calculate payments, make eligibility determinations and interfaces with other state systems. This system is used by all local social services districts outside of New York City, and supports the management of the child care subsidy program as prescribed by Title 18 of the New York State Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR). It contains the proprietary components KinderTrack, KinderCare and KinderScan which were created/developed by Controltec, Inc. of Escondido, California and includes modules for automated time and attendance tracking, accurate payment calculations, interfaces to designated statewide systems, eligibility determination, and ongoing management of the child care subsidy program.

IFB 1036
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center (Round 3)

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Lower and Upper Industry Residential Centers. There is a maximum bid rate of $300.00 per hour for this procurement. The lowest cost qualified provider(s) will be awarded. Any bid proposal submitted that exceeds the maximum bid rate limit will not be considered for an award.

SOI 1017
Residential Services for Individuals Who Are Legally Blind

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified organizations that currently provide a residential services program for individuals who are legally blind (hereafter also referred to as a participant) which develop and expand the participant’s abilities that will assist them in achieving self-reliance and independence in both daily life and the workplace.

IFB 1032 - REISSUED
Supervising Psychiatrist Western Region

Reissued 12/31/2019

Please Note: This IFB has been reissued. Changes have been made to Section 1.3 Calendar of Events. No other changes have been made to this procurement. Please see section 1.3 of the IFB for additional information.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks one (1) contractor to provide psychiatric supervision services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Industry Residential Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center, MacCormick Secure Center, Harriet Tubman Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center for Girls and Sgt. Henry Johnson Youth Leadership Academy. The lowest cost qualified provider will be awarded the contract.

IFB 1026
Psychiatric Services for Columbia Girls Secure Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

RFP 1025
NYS AmeriCorps 2020 Competitive Pool

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter "the commission") seeks applicants for 2020-21 AmeriCorps Competitive grant funding. The Commission is a governor-appointed commission with a diverse, non-partisan body of, among others, representatives of business, labor, education, government, human service agencies and community-based organizations. The Commission directs national service policy for the state and directly administers funding awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (hereafter "the Corporation" or CNCS) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1031
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center (Round 2)

Amended 11/27/2019

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

IFB 1027
Automatic Vending Machine Service - Various Locations in and around Syracuse, NY

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d) and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3 (13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

IFB 1019
Coordination and Administration of Citizen Review Panels

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) will select one applicant (which may be an agency or individual), to coordinate the administration of three (3) Citizen Review Panels (CRPs). The actual location(s) of these panels are Buffalo, Albany and New York City.

IFB 1022
Psychiatric Services for Industry Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Lower and Upper Industry Residential Center. There is a maximum bid rate for this procurement. The lowest cost qualified provider(s) will be awarded. Any bid proposal submitted that exceeds the maximum bid rate limit will not be considered for an award.

IFB 1024
Psychiatric Services for Red Hook Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

SOI 1023
Job Placement Services and Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services Round 2

New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that provide Job Placement Services and/or Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services to individuals who are legally blind. Please see the Eligibility Criteria section for additional information.

RFP 1009
Empire State After-School Program

Amended 9/3/2019

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), in consultation with the New York State Education Department invites eligible school districts and not-for-profit community-based organizations to submit proposals for the establishment and/or expansion of quality after-school programs for the Empire State After-School Program (ESAP).

SOI 2019-01
Job Placement Services and Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services

New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that provide Job Placement Services and/or Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation Services to individuals who are legally blind. Please see the Eligibility Criteria section for additional information.

IFB 1003
Psychiatric Services for Brentwood Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Brentwood Residential Center.

IFB 1016 - WITHDRAWN
Psychiatric Services for Sgt. Henry Johnson Youth Leadership Academy

Withdrawn 7/26/2019

This RFP has been withdrawn. OCFS anticipates posting a new RFP in the future.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

RFP 2018-16
Advantage After School Program

Amended 5/15/2019, 5/31/2019

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) invites not-for-profit, community-based organizations to submit proposals for the development of quality after school programs based on the Advantage After School Program (AASP).

IFB 1002
Psychiatric Services - Red Hook

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

IFB 1015
Automatic Vending Machine Service Three NYS DOT Rest Areas in Clinton County: "Beekmantown", "Valcour" and "Point Au Roche"

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d)and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3 (13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

IFB 1012
Automatic Vending Machine Service Coffee Vending in Albany, NY

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d) and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3 (13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

RFP 2019-01
New York State AmeriCorps 2019 Formula Pool

Amended 4/10/2019

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2019-20 AmeriCorps formula grant funding. The Commission is a governor-appointed commission with a diverse, non-partisan body of, among others, representatives of business, labor, education, government, human service agencies and community-based organizations. The Commission directs national service policy for the state and directly administers funding awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (hereafter “the Corporation” or “CNCS”) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1010
Automatic Vending Machine Service Various Locations in Rome, Utica, and New Hartford, NY

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d)and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3 (13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

IFB 2019-01
Waste Water Management

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is soliciting bids for the daily operations and management of the Waste Water Treatment Plants at five (5) OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) facilities.

IFB 1008
Automatic Vending Machine Service - USPS (Processing and Distribution Center), 30 Karner Road, Albany, NY

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d) and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3 (13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

RFP 2018-23
Audio-Visual Studio and Production Services

Amended 3/27/19

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to contract for the delivery of high quality audio-visual studio and production services to be utilized to enhance training services delivered through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Bureau of Training and Development (BTD) on a cost effective, as-needed basis.

IFB 1007
Automatic Vending Machine Service - Various New York City Locations

Amended 3/15/19

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d) and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3 (13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

IFB 1006
Automatic Vending Machine Service - NYS DOT Rest Area "Unadilla" and "East Worcester"

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d) and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3 (13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

RFP 1004
Workforce Development Demonstration Project

Amended 3/8/19

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) is pleased to announce this funding opportunity and will award grants for a Workforce Development Demonstration Project (WDDP) that will provide education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while also providing them with opportunities to perform meaningful work and service to their communities.

IFB 2019-05
Automatic Vending Machine Service - NYS DOT Rest Area "Glens Falls-South"

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind, hereinafter known as the Commission, as authorized under the Federal Randolph Sheppard Act of 1974, the New York State Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the New York State Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d) and 38, and the New York State Public Buildings Law, Section 3 (13), is soliciting bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.