DMHAS RFP Issued Jan 11, 2022: Integrated Opioid Treatment and Substance Exposed Infants

DMHAS RFP Issued Jan 11, 2022: Integrated Opioid Treatment and Substance Exposed Infants

The attached Request for Proposals has been posted on the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ website.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to provide comprehensive array of services for opioid dependent pregnant women, their infants and family. The Integrated Opioid Treatment and Substance Exposed Infants (IOT-SEI) initiative will provide opioid use disorder treatment, prenatal and postpartum medical/obstetric services, care coordination, sober living arrangements, wraparound services, intensive case management and recovery supports.

This initiative will focus on three of the five major timeframes when intervention in the life of the Substance Exposed Infants (SEI) can reduce potential harm of prenatal substance exposure: the prenatal phase, the birth event, and neonatal phase. IOT-SEI will ensure barriers to services for opioid dependent pregnant women are alleviated through integrated care that includes a multi-services approach that best serves the needs of pregnant women and their infants. The IOT-SEI will ensure that the services provided ensure diversity, inclusion, equity, and cultural and linguistic competence to the target population.

The overall goal of the IOT-SEI is to promote maternal health, improve birth outcomes, reduce the risks and adverse consequences of prenatal substance exposure and promote the sustainable recovery for each woman and her family. The IOT-SEI will continually assess and utilize demographic data of participants’’ catchment area in its development and delivery of programming, evaluation, and treatment outcomes to ensure it is relevant to the population served. Additionally, the awardee will analyze data to implement strategies to increase program participation and combat the reluctance of opioid dependent women in accessing services.

DMHAS will provide total annualized funding up to $1,300,000 subject to State appropriations. DMHAS anticipates making one (1) award to establish an IOT-SEI program in one of the following counties: Morris, Passaic, Sussex or Warren. The IOT-SEI funding was awarded in 2017 through the RFP process with five (5) providers receiving awards. In State Fiscal Year 2021, one of the awardees located in the Northern counties chose not to renew their contract. DMHAS is rebidding these services to serve one of the following counties: Morris, Passaic, Sussex or Warren county.

  • No Mandatory Bidders Conference.
  • Proposal Due Date – no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 16, 2022
  • Notify Date – March 11, 2022