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DISC 1132
Barber School at Goshen Secure Center

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Discretionary Funding Opportunity (DISC) for qualified entities that can provide a Barbering Program to teach and train the art of barbering to at-risk youth who reside at Goshen Secure Center. Youth should obtain the skills and knowledge that are needed to master the industry standard art of barbering to become eligible to qualify for an apprenticeship in a barbershop. The goal is to teach and train at-risk youth valuable barbering skills that can be used to obtain gainful employment when reintegrating into the community.

IFB 1150
Supervising Psychiatrist Eastern Region

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, and Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Programs (YDDPP) for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders.

OCFS DJJOY is issuing this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to seek one (1) contractor to provide psychiatric supervision services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at the following OCFS facilities in the Eastern Region of New York State: Brentwood Residential Center, Highland Residential Center, Brookwood Secure Center for Youth and Goshen Secure Center.

IFB 1155
Psychiatric Services for Finger Lakes and Harriet Tubman

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and oversees locally operated foster care, child abuse, daycare, and Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Programs (YDDPP) for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders.

OCFS DJJOY is issuing this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to seek contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Finger Lakes Residential Center and Harriet Tubman Residential Center.

RFP 1157
AmeriCorps 2024-2025 Competitive Pool

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services on behalf of the Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2024-2025 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 AmeriCorps for National and Community Service (hereafter “AmeriCorps” or “AMERICORPS”) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1153
Automatic Vending Machine Service for USPS Lyell Avenue Rochester

The New York State (NYS) 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 NYS Unconsolidated Laws, Section 8714-a, the NYS Social Services Law, Sections 20 (3) (d) and 38, and the NYS 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 NYS residents who are legally blind.

RFP 1068
Permanency Resource Centers

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has released this request for proposals (RFP) to solicit applications from qualified applicants to increase the state’s capacity to support and strengthen families and to promote the permanency and well-being of children. Programs should be designed to meet the unique needs of post-adoptive, post-guardianship, and kinship families with a goal to maintain and support children residing in permanent households. Applicants must agree to provide required services to families in a minimum of four or more counties or all boroughs of New York City.

SOI 1147
Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Amended 11/9/2023

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that can provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) staff consultation and training services required within our Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) to at-risk youth in our custody. DBT is an integral part of the New York Model (NYM). The NYM is the behavioral treatment program used by DJJOY staff to serve the needs of court adjudicated youth in our custody. The NYM is utilized throughout a youth’s placement, from their facility stay through their reintroduction to their communities through our Community Multi-Services Offices (CMSO). DBT fosters skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships. This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with organizations to provide in-person and virtual DBT consultant services to OCFS staff, and DBT training and development to our DJJOY staff. Consultant services would include both direct consultation and training.

RFQ 1144
Contracted Hearing Officers

Amended 10/4/2023 and 10/27/2023

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for qualified entities to administer Hearing Officer services to the Bureau of Special Hearings (BSH) under contract.

The BSH, under OCFS, provides the forum for citizens to challenge a wide variety of decisions made by local and state social services officials. Hearings are held in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, foster care removals, enforcement of day care regulations and laws, enforcement of laws and regulations relating to family homes for adults, adoption applications, reimbursement of local social services districts for foster care expenditures, and issues relating to decisions made by the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped. In addition, a significant portion of past and current hearings volume involves hearings arising out of the operations of the State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR).

Due to statutory and regulatory requirements pursuant to SSL §§ 422(8) and 424-a, many of the hearing requests awaiting scheduling in BSH are SCR hearings. The number of current referrals to the SCR continues to grow, resulting in the need to retain Contract Hearing Officers to help process this caseload.

DISC 1135
Statewide Dental Services Manager

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) announces a Discretionary Opportunity (DISC) for one (1) qualified individual to provide coordination and consultation of dental services to youth in our agency’s nine (9) statewide residential facilities. The qualified individual must possess the necessary experience in providing dental treatment to youth and young adults and also have a background in pediatric dentistry. The individual will be responsible for reviewing and coordinating statewide dental services being provided by OCFS contracted vendors within the residential facilities and the corresponding billing rates/invoices submitted for payment on a monthly basis.

SOI 1136
Socialization Skills Services for Children who are Legally Blind

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that provide a wide array of socialization skills programs for children who are legally blind, that will help develop and reinforce their social skills, independence, confidence, and self-esteem. These programs may take place after school, on weekends, on a year-round basis, or during school vacations; they may be residential or day programs.

SOI 1133
Daycare Registration Services for Erie and Monroe Counties

New York State (NYS) Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) opportunity for qualified entities that have experience with NYS Child Care regulations and statutes to deliver registration services, including complaint investigations and enforcement, in Erie and Monroe counties to all School-Age programs and Family Day Care providers. Currently, in Erie County there are approximately 65 Family Day Care Programs and 86 School-Age Child Care programs who would be served under this solicitation. In Monroe County, there are approximately 287 Family Day Care Programs and 44 School-Age Child Care Programs who would be served under this solicitation. This does not include new Family Day Care or School-Age programs that may wish to open in these counties. This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with two organizations, one in Erie County and one in Monroe County, to provide these services. Please refer to the solicitation document for additional information.

IFB 1102 – WITHDRAWN
Grant Compliance Review Services – Child Care Stabilization 1.0 Monitoring
Withdrawn 11/29/2023

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

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to perform a grant compliance review of childcare providers’ expenditures for funds they received from the Child Care Stabilization Grants.

RFI 1149
Regional Implementation of Evidence-Based Services

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Division of Child Welfare and Community Services (CWCS), is seeking input from interested parties regarding the regional implementation of an evidence-based service through the Center for Excellence (CfE). OCFS will support the training and service delivery of Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) through preventive agencies to local departments of social services (LDSSs) through the CfE.

OCFS’s goals in issuing this RFI are to:

inform preventive agencies of OCFS’s intent to fund BSFT as an evidenced-based program; and
elicit input from preventive agencies related to the application process and challenges that may exist when implementing a regional model.

SOI 1137
Pre-College Program for Legally Blind Students

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) and the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) announce a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that provide a Pre-College Program for Legally Blind Students (Pre-College Program) entering their senior year of high school so they can be better prepared to adjust to college life. OCFS is seeking to contract with organizations to provide an annual four-week summer residential Pre-College Program on a college campus for legally blind students entering their senior year of high school, through a partnership between an eligible organization and a college or university.

RFI 1148
CMSO Family Night Dinners with Venue

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) and Community Multi-Services Offices (CMSOs), are seeking information and collecting input from interested parties regarding the opportunity for qualified entities to provide venues, coordination, and meals to host community-based Family Nights for OCFS-placed youth and their families.

DJJOY’s goal in issuing this RFI is to collect information from organizations that can:

  • provide a culturally diverse buffet style meal
  • arrange for a safe and inviting venue
  • communicate with OCFS DJJOY and CMSO staff relative to menu and venue
  • host up to 40 people per Family Night Dinner (these numbers will vary slightly based on youth population in each region)
  • coordinate Family Night Dinners with CMSO staff once a month for up to a total of 24 months

DJJOY endeavors to enhance their engagement with families and parents by offering monthly family night dinners. Family night dinners would be hosted by vendors in the community and would be a safe space that encourages family attendance and participation. These family night dinners would include a sit-down meal for youth, their families, and CMSO staff, with the hope that the gatherings will help to build rapport and trust and lead to better participation and involvement in aftercare programming.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an Invitation for Bid (IFB), or a promise to issue an RFP or an IFB.

Please see the RFI document for additional information and submission requirements.

SOI
Workforce Retention Grant Program

The goal of the Workforce Retention Grant program is to support the early childhood education and child care workforce by providing funds for staff retention bonuses and recruitment activities. Only eligible child care programs can apply for the grant, individual staff cannot apply. Legally exempt programs are not eligible for this funding. The Workforce Retention Grant program is for eligible New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) licensed/registered School-Age Child Care Programs (SACC), Day Care Centers (DCC), Family Day Care Homes (FDC), Group Family Day Care Homes (GFDC), Small Day Care Centers (SDCC) and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) permitted Article 47 Group Day Care Centers (GDC). Utilizing ARPA, CRRSA, and state support, a total of $500M will be made available for programs applying from July 26, 2023 through September 15, 2023.

IFB 1121
Construction Program at Goshen

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 and 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 a contractor to provide a construction program including instruction, training, and issuance of trade/training certificates to juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Goshen Secure Center.

RFP 1113
Community Credible Messengers Initiative (CCMI)

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunity for Youth (DJJOY) has released this request for proposals (RFP) to solicit competitive applications for the Community Credible Messengers Initiative (CCMI). This initiative is aimed at improving the safety and well-being of children and families through the development of regionally located credible messengers (CMs) and parent partners (PPs) as part of a core group of services strategically connected to OCFS Community Multi-Services Offices (CMSOs). This procurement seeks to establish CCMI teams in the Buffalo, Rochester, Mid-Hudson, and Long Island regions.

IFB 1143
Automatic Vending Machine Service for Roswell Park Cancer Institute

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.

SOI 1119
Silk Screening at Goshen Secure Center

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that can provide silk screening instruction and training to at-risk youth residing at Goshen Secure Center. Youth should obtain the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a base level knowledge for silk screening. The goal is to teach and train at-risk youth valuable silk screening skills that can be used to obtain gainful employment when reintegrating into the community.

SOI 1118
Music Production at Goshen Secure Center, Brookwood Secure Center for Youth, and Highland Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that can provide music production, education, instruction, and training to at-risk youth residing at Goshen Secure Center, Brookwood Secure Center for Youth, and Highland Residential Center. Youth should obtain the skills and knowledge that are needed to master industry standard music education and production. The goal is to teach and train at-risk youth valuable music educational and production skills that can be used to obtain gainful employment when reintegrating into the community.

SOI 1125
Comprehensive Services for the Legally Blind

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that provide a variety of rehabilitation services specifically tailored to the needs of individuals who are legally blind. This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with organizations to provide these services to clients of NYS Commission for the Blind. The purpose of this SOI is to invite any eligible and interested entities that believe they can satisfy this program’s needs to inform OCFS by a Letter of Interest (LOI).

IFB 1140
Automatic Vending Machine and Micro Mart Service for USPS Taft Road Syracuse

Amended 6/2/2023

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 and micro mart service for the purpose of providing income, benefits, and services to legally blind New York State residents.

SOI 1130
Community Credible Messenger Initiative (CCMI) Training and Support

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that OCFS wishes to pursue a promising and transformative community-based mentoring and intervention program for youth returning from out-of-home placement to their communities. OCFS is responsible for the well-being of the at-risk youth placed in its care. As part of this responsibility, OCFS is required to provide necessary programming to reduce recidivism by helping these at-risk youth become productive citizens upon return to their communities. OCFS is seeking an organization to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to the grassroots organizations that provide Community Credible Messenger services.

IFB 1124
Psychiatric Services for Brookwood and Industry

The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to select four (4) Contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Brookwood Secure Center for Youth, and Industry Residential Center. Psychiatrists (Lot 1) and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP) (Lot 2) who meet the minimum qualifications are eligible to bid on any or all positions. There are four (4) positions available: three (3) positions at Brookwood Secure Center for Youth, and one (1) position at Industry Residential Center. The lowest cost vendor(s) who meets all the mandatory requirements will be awarded the contract(s) for the position(s).

RFP 1096
Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT)

Amended 7/6/2023

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is soliciting applications to start new, expand existing, or continue existing local and regional Child Fatality Review Teams (CFRTs). The purpose of the CFRT is to promote safety through comprehensive, multi-disciplinary examination of the cause, manner, and circumstances of a child’s death and to prevent future deaths.

SOI 1117
Graphic Design at Taberg Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that can provide graphic design instruction and training to at-risk youth in a limited-secure residential facility. Youth should obtain the vital skills and knowledge that is needed to master industry standard photo editing software and equipment. The goal is to teach and train at-risk youth valuable graphic designing skills that can be used to obtain gainful employment when reintegrating back into the community.

RFI 1126
Foster/Adoptive Certification or Approval Process Software

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Division of Child Welfare and Community Services, Bureau of Permanency Services (BPS), is seeking information and collecting input from interested parties regarding the preparation of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a software application that can streamline and make easier the foster/adoptive certification or approval process by allowing applicants to create their own user accounts in order to access, manage, and update their applications and documents securely via computers, tablets and/or smartphones, while complying with NYS security policies and standards as well as any other relevant security frameworks.

OCFS‘s goals in issuing this RFI are to:

Inform the public of OCFS‘s intent to establish a web-based module for the process of certification and approval process for foster and adoptive parent applicants
Elicit descriptions of modular components that address the numerous functional areas of the foster/adoptive applicant process
Support NYS statutory, regulatory and policy requirements in a streamlined process that allows foster/adoptive applicants access from any web browser

SOI 1129
CMS Project Assistant

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified entities that can provide OCFS a resource to support the administration, operation, and ongoing support of the Contract Management System (CMS), which interfaces with the Statewide Financial System (SFS). OCFS is seeking to contract with one (1) organization or individual to provide administrative duties that will require the performance of CMS maintenance and reporting, operational support that will include Help Desk support and troubleshooting user problems, and development support that will include assisting the project team with system upgrades.

IFB 1128
Temporary Statewide Medical Staffing (Reissue)

This Invitation for Bids (IFB) is issued by the New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services‘ (OCFS) Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY). OCFS operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and manages other locally operated programs, such as: foster care, adoption, child welfare, daycare, and youth development programs.

OCFS seeks contractors to provide temporary medical staffing services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at various residential facilities throughout New York State. Offerors must be able to supply medical staffing on a regional basis. There are five (5) temporary medical staffing titles and two (2) regions. To learn more about the regions, refer to Attachment 1 – Facility Maps.

The (5) temporary medical staffing titles are Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Master Social Worker, and Licensed Psychologist. Detailed descriptions of the titles are found in IFB Section 3.2 Product/Service Specifications.

Region 1 (Upstate) includes the facilities located in central and western New York State: Industry Residential Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center, Harriet Tubman Residential Center, MacCormick Secure Center, and Taberg Residential Center.

Region 2 (Downstate) includes the facilities located in Mid-Hudson and Downstate New York State: Brookwood Secure Center, Highland Residential Center, Goshen Secure Center, and Brentwood Residential Center.

Offerors who meet the requirements outlined in IFB Section 3.1 Eligible Bidders may submit a bid for one or both regions, and for one or more of the titles covered by this IFB. Please see Section 4.1 Method of Award for additional information regarding contract awards and the assignment of work.

Please refer to the IFB document for credentials and other requirements.

RFP 1123
New York State AmeriCorps 2023-2024 Formula Pool

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services on behalf of the Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 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 services, 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 “AmeriCorps” or “the federal AmeriCorps agency) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1115
Contracted Special Education Teacher for MacCormick Secure Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bid (IFB) to select one (1) Contractor to provide one (1) contract staff position at the OCFS operated MacCormick Secure Center, hereinafter referred to as the “Special Education Teacher”. The Special Education Teacher will provide special education services in accordance with New York State Education Department regulations and must possess the educational and experience requirements outlined in the IFB document.

MacCormick Secure Center is a secure facility located at 300 South Road, Brooktondale, NY 14817. MacCormick serves male Adolescent Offenders (AO) and Youthful Offenders (YO) who were tried and convicted in adult criminal court. Depending on the sentence, youth may remain in OCFS custody up to twenty-one (21) years of age.

SOI 1122
Branding and Design Experts

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified MWBE/SDVOB/SBE entities that are full service graphic design and marketing/branding organizations with an understanding of content management platforms and digital online resources. This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with organizations to cultivate our NYS Council on Children and Families (CCF) brand consistent with NYS branding guidelines and accessibility requirements to develop cohesion among CCF initiatives through messaging, printed media, and the digital environment.

RFP 1116
Family Opportunity Centers (Round 2) for School Districts

Amended 3/15/2023

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) in partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications to fund Family Opportunity Centers (FOC) to meet emerging needs of at risk families by increasing their protective factors and facilitating connections/coordination with community partners, including schools and mental health and substance use disorder service providers, to strengthen and support families.

This Round 2 RFP is intended to fund any school district statewide with a 2019-20 economically disadvantaged student rate above the state average (55.6%). Eligible school districts are identified in Attachment 9 – Eligible Economically Disadvantaged School Districts.

Special note on not-for-profit community partner participation: While this RFP requires school districts to apply for funding, not-for-profit organizations interested in partnering with a school district may submit their name and contact information by the Deadline for Submission of Written Questions in Section 1.4.

A list of interested not-for-profit organizations is published below.

IFB 1089 - WITHDRAWN
Temporary Statewide Medical Staffing

Withdrawn 3/7/2023

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

This Invitation for Bids (IFB) is issued by the New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services‘ (OCFS) Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY). OCFS operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs and manages other locally operated programs, such as: foster care, adoption, child welfare, daycare, and youth development programs.

OCFS seeks contractors to provide temporary medical staffing services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at various residential facilities throughout New York State. Offerors must be able to supply medical staffing on a regional basis. There are five (5) temporary medical staffing titles and two (2) regions. To learn more about the regions, refer to Attachment 1 – Facility Maps.

The (5) temporary medical staffing titles are Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Master Social Worker, and Licensed Psychologist. Detailed descriptions of the titles are found in IFB Section 3.2 Product/Service Specifications.

Region 1 (Upstate) includes the facilities located in central and western New York State: Industry Residential Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center, Harriet Tubman Residential Center, MacCormick Secure Center, and Taberg Residential Center.

Region 2 (Downstate) includes the facilities located in Mid-Hudson and Downstate New York State: Brookwood Secure Center, Highland Residential Center, Goshen Secure Center, and Brentwood Residential Center.

Offerors who meet the requirements outlined in IFB Section 3.1 Eligible Bidders may submit a bid for one or both regions, and for one or more of the titles covered by this IFB. Please see Section 4.1 Method of Award for additional information regarding contract awards and the assignment of work.

Please refer to the IFB document for credentials and other requirements.

IFB 1111
Contracted Program Manager

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bid (IFB) to select one (1) Contractor to provide one (1) new staff position at OCFS hereinafter referred to as the “Program Manager”.

The Program Manager will assist OCFS staff in the monitoring of programs funded by William B Hoyt Trust Fund and/or Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) and/or other OCFS funded programs. The Program Manager will be required to monitor these programs to determine that they meet OCFS standards, implement program model(s) with fidelity where applicable, as well as meet contractual obligations. The Program Manager will assist in supporting OCFS‘ oversight of the programs. As part of this oversight responsibility, the Program Manager will need to assure that programs are providing a strength-based approach engaging families, providing services according to approved work plans to strengthen and support families, and providing services to reduce risk factors of child abuse and neglect. All services provided under the resulting contract must be in accordance with State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Please refer to the IFB document for credentials and other requirements.

IFB 1114
Digital Voice and Location Radio Systems for three (3) DJJOY Facilities: Goshen Secure Center, Highland Residential Center, and Brentwood Residential Center

Amended 12/13/2022

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bid to contract with one (1) organization to provide the system components, necessary integration, and installation, and on-going service/maintenance as needed to support the implementation and operation of a digital voice and location radio system with wireless beacons, at three (3) of our facilities: Goshen Secure Center, Highland Residential Center, Brentwood Residential Center. The Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) residential facilities rely on radios as a line to safety and security of staff and the youth we serve. OCFS has many oversight agencies with legal regulations that monitor our responses and reactions in addressing crises. As such, we depend on this equipment to respond to crises, assist those in urgent need and decrease the probability of further escalation.

An important desired outcome of this project is to obtain a radio system that is compatible with the existing Motorola radio system currently in use in all other OCFS‘ DJJOY residential facilities. Therefore, a main objective is the continuation of a Motorola radio system, with the same operational, integration, and usage capacity that will allow for system customization, functionality, and also standardized training for staff within our DJJOY facilities.

OCFS is seeking a digital voice radio system, with wireless beacons, to enable GPS- position tracking, using Motorola radios. Turbonet is the preferred system, however systems with equivalent functionality will be accepted. OCFS seeks to have this system, installation, and integration must be identical in operation and possess the same functionality as the currently operating system and equipment in other DJJOY facilities where this system is installed. By maintaining the same Motorola radio platform, it allows staff to easily move between facilities and for the redeployment of radios from one facility to another.

Please Note: There are three (3) mandatory pre-bid site visits. Please consult IFB Section 1.1 Overview and IFB 1.3 Calendar of Events for registration deadlines and the attendance schedule with instructions.

  • Site Visit 1 - 12/16/2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Highland Residential Center, 629 North Chodikee Lake Road, Highland, NY 12528
  • Site Visit 2 - 12/19/2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Goshen Secure Center, 97 Cross Road, Goshen, NY 10924
  • Site Visit 3 - 12/20/2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Brentwood Residential Center, 1230 Commack Road, Dix Hill, NY 11746

IFB 1098
Automatic Vending Machine Service High Peaks I-87 North and I-87 South Rest Areas

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 1110
New York State AmeriCorps 2023-2024 Competitive AND 2023-2024 Public Health AmeriCorps

Amended 11/17/2022

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services on behalf of the Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2023-2024 AmeriCorps Competitive grant funding and for 2023-2024 Public Health AmeriCorps 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 “AmeriCorps”) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1097
Highland Residential Center (RC) Door Replacement at Building #29

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) for contract work to replace damaged/deficient doors at Highland Residential Center located at 629 North Chodikee Lake Road, Highland, NY 12528.

The contract work is located in Residential Building #29 at the OCFS Highland Residential Center. Bidders shall provide a bid price for the cost to complete work as described for Building #29 in this IFB and all Appendices.

This project is subject to Prevailing Rate Case (PRC) number # 2022006367. Please see: dol.ny.gov/public-work-and-prevailing-wage and apps.labor.ny.gov/wpp/publicViewPWChanges.do?method=showIt regarding this project in Ulster County.

Please Note: There is a mandatory pre-bid site visit and conference: 10/21/2022 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time at 629 North Chodikee Lake Road, Highland, New York. Please consult IFB Section 1.3 Calendar of Events for registration and attendance instructions.

RFI 1107
Child Care Assistance Program Information Management System

Amended 11/7/2022

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Division of Child Care Services, is seeking information and collecting input from interested parties regarding the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) information management systems in preparation of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for individuals or organizations to automate elements of the application, eligibility determination, case management, payment related functionality, and reporting functions of the CCAP and integrate with existing systems.

OCFS’s goals in issuing this RFI are to:

  • Inform the public of OCFS’s intent to establish web-based, automated business rule driven platforms that promote program participation among providers and NYS families, support efficient business processes, and establish modern data management protocols for accurate and timely reporting.
  • Elicit descriptions of modular components that address the numerous functional areas of the CCAP process and stakeholder populations that are capable of interfacing with modules provided by one or more vendors.
  • Elicit stakeholder portal designs that are compatible with modular development and streamline user experiences.

Please refer to the IFB document for credentials and other requirements.

IFB 1101
Psychiatric Services for Brentwood, Brookwood, and Goshen

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, and 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, Brookwood Secure Center for Youth, and Goshen Secure Center.

There are three (3) positions available in this opportunity. Psychiatrists (Lot 1) and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP) (Lot 2) who meet the minimum qualifications are eligible to bid on any or all positions. Please see Section 4.1 Method of Award for details on how the awards will be made.

IFB 1100
Contracted Program and Project Managers

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to select one or more Contractor(s) to provide up to three (3) new staff positions at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) hereinafter referred to as the “Program Managers” and “Project Manager”.

The Program Managers (2 positions) will assist OCFS staff in the monitoring of domestic violence programs and/or rape crisis/sexual assault programs funded by Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) and FVPSA American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds; monitor the programs to determine that they meet OCFS and FVPSA regulatory standards, implement program model(s) with fidelity where applicable, and meet contractual obligations; and assist in supporting OCFS’ oversight of the programs.

The Project Manager (1 Position) will assist OCFS staff to support and improve the investigation and case management of adult protective services (APS) cases by the local department of social services (LDSS) and to assist with the oversight of the LDSS’s strategy implementation; oversee the development of a field manual for APS workers and assist with revising the APS new worker curriculum; assist with the internal analysis of current APS regulation and policy and track proposed amendments and updates; and provide oversight and monitoring of the implementation of the state and local strategies supported through the federal ACL funding.

Please refer to the IFB document for credentials and other requirements.

IFB 1106
Qualified Individual Services (Round 2)

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs. The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs and Community Multi-Service Offices (CMSOs) for juvenile delinquents, juvenile offenders, and adolescent offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bids (IFB).

OCFS is seeking licensed clinicians to provide Qualified Individual (QI) assessments of OCFS-placed juvenile delinquent youth in identified regions and statewide in accordance with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and corresponding New York State standards.

OCFS is releasing a Round 2 solicitation, seeking additional providers for Qualified Individual Services. Individuals and entities who received awards in the previously released IFB #1085 solicitation for Qualified Individual Services, are not eligible to bid on any of the same regions that they received an award. Any bid(s) received from a responder that includes a region previously awarded, will result in that portion of the bid being disqualified. Any new region will be considered.

RFP 1099
American Rescue Plan Act AmeriCorps Formula Pool New York State Student Support Corps

Amended 09/01/2022

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services on behalf of the Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 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 services, 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 “AmeriCorps”) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

IFB 1091
Prevention Unit - Contracted Research Scientist

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to select one Contractor to provide or fill one new staff position at OCFS hereinafter referred to as the “Research Scientist”.

The Research Scientist will:

  • Assist OCFS staff in the data management and evaluation of programs funded by William B Hoyt Trust Fund and/or Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) and/or other OCFS funded programs.
  • Assist the Community-based Prevention Evaluation Unit lead in developing and implementing data collection systems and evaluating the impact of community-based prevention programs designed to strengthen and support families and reduce risk factors for child abuse and neglect.
  • Assist with planning and coordination of research or evaluation projects, including research design, data collection, data coding, data analyses, and report writing. This role requires familiarity with community-based prevention services and strengths-based approaches to engaging families, as well as the ability to develop and evaluate standardized measures for evaluating the effectiveness of prevention programs, products, and tools.
  • Engage stakeholders at the state and local level in discussions about data collection and evaluation activities, review data with the stakeholders, and translate the findings into actionable strategies for improvement. All services provided under resulting contract must be in accordance with all State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Child Care Stabilization Grant 2.0 for Workforce Supports

Amended 11/30/2022

The Child Care Stabilization Grant 2.0 for Workforce Supports Application Portal deadline has been extended! You have until December 14, 2022 at 11:59pm to apply. Over 11,000 NYS child care providers have been awarded $250 million, with $188 million designated for workforce support expenses! Ready to apply? Go to: childcare-grants.ocfs.ny.gov.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) will accept applications through a single online application to make awards up to $343M to eligible child care providers through the Child Care Stabilization Grant 2.0 for workforce supports. Utilizing funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, stabilization funding represents an unprecedented opportunity and investment to effectively further stabilize the child care sector with specific investments in workforce supports. OCFS is prioritizing workforce support for child care staff by requiring that at least 75% or the Child Care Stabilization Grant 2.0 for Workforce Supports be spent on workforce support expenses. The remaining 25% of the Child Care Stabilization Grant 2.0 funds can be used for other eligible expenses, for purposes allowed under the Federal guidelines.

Please refer to the Child Care Stabilization Grants website for more information: ocfs.ny.gov/childcare-stabilization.

RFP 1080
Family Opportunity Centers

Amended 08/18/2022

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) in partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications to fund Family Opportunity Centers (FOC) to meet emerging needs of at risk families by increasing their protective factors and facilitating connections/coordination with community partners, including schools and mental health and substance use disorder service providers, to strengthen and support families.

This RFP is intended to serve organizations, public agencies and educational institutions in the fifty-seven counties outside of New York City and/or any school district statewide with a 2019-20 economically disadvantaged student rate above the state average (55.6%). See RFP Section 2.3 for more details.

Please note: All applicants must propose to start a FOC program.

IFB 1094
Supervising Psychiatrist - Western Region

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) seeks one (1) contractor to provide psychiatric supervision services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at the following OCFS facilities in the Western Region of New York State: Industry Residential Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center, Harriet Tubman Residential Center, MacCormick Secure Center, and Taberg Residential Center. There is a maximum bid rate of $425 for this procurement. The lowest cost qualified provider will be awarded the contract. Any bid proposal submitted that exceeds the maximum bid rate limit will not be considered for an award.

Please Note: Services can be performed on site or remotely. The contracted vendor is expected to make in-person visits to each facility once per calendar year – or as otherwise directed by OCFS.

RFP 1043
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications from non-profit organizations for the provision of CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) outreach services to New York State child care and afterschool programs. The purpose of the resulting contract is to increase participation of the target population who are eligible to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program through outreach and education services to help reduce food insecurity.

The term “target population” is used throughout this document to include licensed, registered, and legally exempt providers of day care and after school services; School Age Child Care (SACC), Day Care Center (DCC), Family Day Care (FDC), Group Family Day Care (GFDC), and Legally Exempt (LE) child care providers. These are the modalities of care that the applicant must target to increase CACFP utilization across the State.

RFA 2
Invest in NY Child Care Emergency Request for Applications (RFA) for Existing Programs

Amended 6/6/2022, 7/7/2022, 7/14/2022, 2/27/2023

New York State identified $100M to address child care deserts by building and expanding licensed child care capacity to those areas of the state with the least supply. Federal funding is available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This RFA is making $30M available for existing programs only, with applications being accepted beginning on July 20, 2022.

Please Note: Please check this site regularly for more information. Prior to applying be sure to review the grant requirements, determine your projected expansion, and contact your assigned OCFS regulator regarding capacity changes.

Find more information about this opportunity on the Child Care Deserts Grant for Existing Programs page.

RFA Documents

IFB 1095
Replace or Repair Boiler for Building 29 and 66 at Industry Limited Secure Center

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Capital Facilities Services Bureau announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to provide repair or replace boiler equipment; a component equipment of the space heating system for Buildings 29 and 66 at OCFS Industry Limited Secure Center located at 375 Rush-Scottsville Road, Rush, NY 14543 in Monroe County.

Due to the nature of the required service, repair, and/or corrective action, eligible responders must be located within a 40 mile-radius of the Industry Limited Secure Center. There is a mandatory pre-bid conference and site visit. Please refer to IFB Section 1.3 Calendar of Events.

RFP 1078
Targeted Healthy Families New York (HFNY) Program with Healthy Families America (HFA) Child Welfare Protocols

Amended 5/31/2022

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications to provide Healthy Families New York (HFNY) home visiting services to include the Healthy Families America (HFA) Child Welfare Protocols to unserved counties in New York State. HFNY is a key strategy supported by OCFS as noted in the state’s Family First Prevention Services Act Prevention Plan to strengthen families, mitigate challenges that can lead to contact with the child welfare system and reduce child welfare involvement for those who are known to the system.

This RFP expands the availability of the effective HFNY services in two important ways: expanding enrollment of children up to 24 months of age when referred by child welfare and adding programs in unserved counties. The Child Welfare Protocols enables families with a target child up to 24 months of age to enroll when referred by child welfare instead of the age limit of three months in the HFNY traditional model. As a result, families with older children can access the same benefits of home visiting as families with children under three months of age. This expanded eligibility will allow child welfare to refer more families to HFNY and will allow HFNY programs to offer support to older children and families involved in the child welfare system. The unserved counties targeted by this RFP are Cayuga, Chautauqua, Columbia, Essex, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Lewis, Montgomery, Nassau, Onondaga, Putnam, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Warren, Washington, and Wyoming.

A total of approximately $9 million annually will be available to fund proposals to serve the targeted counties identified in this RFP. Annual awards of up to $500,000 per county will be made based on the number of families to be served. The applicant’s proposal should propose to serve the equivalent of up to 15 percent of Medicaid births in their county(ies). Generally, programs have been successful serving the number of families equivalent to 10 to 15 percent of Medicaid births in the county(ies) to be served. See RFP Section 4.1, Attachment #10 NYS Medicaid Births by County and Attachment #11 Guidance to Determine the Number of Families to be Served. No more than one proposal to serve each county will be approved for funding.

IFB 1085
Qualified Individual Services

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) operates the state's residential juvenile justice programs. The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) operates the residential programs and Community Multi-Service Offices (CMSOs) for juvenile delinquents, juvenile offenders, and adolescent offenders and is issuing this Invitation for Bid (IFB).

OCFS is seeking licensed clinicians to provide Qualified Individual (QI) assessments of OCFS-placed juvenile delinquent youth in identified regions and statewide in accordance with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and corresponding New York state standards.

RFP 1090
New York State Americorps 2022-2023 Formula Pool

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services on behalf of the Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2022-2023 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 AmeriCorps for National and Community Service (hereafter “AmeriCorps” or “AMERICORPS”) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

RFP 1082
Assistive Technology Centers

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) is the state entity designated to provide vocational rehabilitation services to New Yorkers who are legally blind. NYSCB recognizes the benefits of assistive technology in enabling legally blind individuals to access print or computer-based information, especially in education and employment, and intends to continue its assistive technology program through the release of this request for proposal (RFP).

RFI 1092
LGBTQA+ Supportive Services

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY), is seeking information and collecting input from interested parties regarding LGBTQA+ services in preparation of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for individuals or organizations to provide focused LGBTQA+ supportive services to youth and/or training to staff and stakeholders who are located across the state in OCFS operated Juvenile Justice Facilities (facilities) and Community Multi-Services Offices (CMSO).

DJJOY’s goals in issuing this RFI are to:

  • Inform the public of OCFS’s intent to establish a statewide network of individuals or organizations to provide services to OCFS LGBTQA+ youth and community partners.
  • Elicit strategies for identifying specific training modules to inform OCFS staff of best practices in providing services to youth who identify as LGBTQA+.
  • Elicit ideas and/or recommendations on how to structure an RFP that will encompass the range of services needed to support and strengthen basic competencies of OCFS staff and contractors to promote the well-being of OCFS placed LGBTQA+ youth and their families.
  • Identify potential challenges and/or roadblocks related to implementing a program model designed to meet the unique needs of OCFS placed LGBTQA+ youth and their families.

RFI 1092 - LGBTQA+ Supportive Services: RFI 1092 Word | RFI 1092 PDF

IFB 1087
Family First Contracted Project Manager

OCFS announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to select one Contractor to provide one new staff position to OCFS hereinafter referred to as the “Project Manager” or to perform the services as specified in this IFB as the “Project Manager”. The Project Manager would assist OCFS staff in the monitoring of programs funded by the federal Family First Transition fund. The Project Manager will be required to oversee the development of the Family Advocacy and Support Tool (FAST)/ Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool, assessment of training and changes to CONNECTIONS (the state’s child welfare system) in collaboration with staff from the Division of Child Welfare Services, the Bureau of Training, and CONNECTIONS. As part of this oversight responsibility, the Project Manager will need to collaborate to develop comprehensive work plans, assist in the development of subcontracts, and adhere to the necessary timeframes to implement the FAST/ CANS tool statewide.

RFA 1
Invest in NY Child Care Emergency Request for Applications (RFA) for New Programs

Amended 2/09/2022, 3/24/2022, and 4/18/2022

Please note: On Friday, October 21 OCFS announced the award recipients for the Invest in New York: Child Care Deserts RFA 2 Grant for Existing Providers. 418 providers were awarded, and all applicants should have received an email informing them of their application status.

Through this Request for Applications (RFA), the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is accepting applications for Invest in NY Child Care Grants to new programs, to address the lack of available child care in areas of the state that qualify as child care deserts.

Find more information about this opportunity on the Child Care Deserts page.

OCFS held public information information sessions on February 7th and February 14th, 2022. A recording from the February 14, 2022, session is available for viewing below.

RFA Documents

IFB 1086
Psychiatric Services for Various Facilities

Amended 2/25/2022

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, and 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 MacCormick Secure Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center, Highland Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center, and Industry Residential Center.

There are six (6) position available in this opportunity. Psychiatrists (Lot 1) and Psychiatry Nurse Practitioners (PNP) (Lot 2) who meet the minimum qualifications are eligible to bid on any or all positions. Please see Section 4.1 Method of Award for details on how the awards will be made.

DISC 1084
Developmental Writing/Technology Seminar for Pre-College Program

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a discretionary funding opportunity for qualified entities that provide a web-based technology training and developmental writing seminar (course) for high school students who are blind and attending the Pre-College Program. Please see the Eligibility Criteria section for additional information.

The New York State Commission for The Blind (NYSCB) provides services to legally blind individuals in New York State. NYSCB has identified a need to provide a web-based technology training and developmental writing course for high school students who are legally blind and attending the Pre-College Program for legally blind students. The contract resulting from this announcement will offer a specialized developmental writing course that includes web-based distance technology training for individuals who are blind. The proposed course must incorporate instruction on the use of both, assistive technologies for legally blind individuals, and mainstream technologies, as they are applied to a traditional college writing course. Students must receive individual and group writing instruction remotely, as they are guided in the use of the tools of the online learning environment, such as the use of an iOS access device (i.e., iPad), the electronic course management system, web conferencing, and discussion forums. The proposed course must be provided annually for a four-week period, during July and August.

The current Pre-College Program is held on the following two (2) college campuses: Lemoyne (Upstate) and Manhattanville College (Downstate).

IFB 1081
Prevention Unit - Contracted Program Managers

OCFS announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to select one or more Contractor(s) to provide up to two new staff positions to OCFS hereinafter referred to as the “Program Managers” or to perform the services as specified in this IFB as the “Program Managers”. The Program Managers would assist OCFS staff in the monitoring of programs funded by William B Hoyt Trust Fund and/or Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) and/or other OCFS funded programs. The Program Managers will be required to monitor the programs to determine that they meet OCFS standards, implement program model(s) with fidelity where applicable, as well as meet contractual obligations. The Program Managers will assist in supporting OCFS’ oversight of the programs. As part of this oversight responsibility, the Program Managers will need to assure that programs are providing a strength-based approach engaging families, providing services according to approved work plans to strengthen and support families and to reduce risk factors of child abuse and neglect. All services provided under resulting contract must be in accordance with all State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations.

LOI 1076
New York State Quality Child Care Support Services

OCFS announces an opportunity for qualified entities that will provide New York State (NYS) Quality Child Care Support Services for high quality training and technical assistance to NYS Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) agencies; to regional Infant/Toddler Training and Technical Assistance Centers (ITTACs); and to directors of child day care centers and school-age child care programs. Child care is a critical need in order for the NYS economy to flourish. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has served to highlight the importance of this need for children and families across NYS. Qualified entities responding to this Letter of Interest must be not-for-profit organizations with a proven track record of working with organizations on a statewide basis. Qualified entities must have a thorough familiarity with New York State’s Child Care Program. CCRRs represent a critical link between OCFS’s efforts to oversee and strengthen the child care system and provide quality child care services to New York’s children and families.

RFP 1071
New York State AmeriCorps 2022 - 2023 Competitive Pool

IFB 1083
Psychiatric Services for Taberg Residential Center, MacCormick Secure Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center, and Highland 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 Taberg Residential Center, MacCormick Secure Center, Finger Lakes Residential Center and Highland Residential Center.

RFP 1046
Local District Commissioner Training

OCFS seeks proposals from organizations that are willing and able to provide a broad range of training and administrative services to all 58 LDSS commissioners and administrators. The goal is to increase the administrative capacity of local district commissioners and administrators to effectively manage a human service agency by familiarizing them with policies, procedures, regulations, and systems necessary for the delivery of social services to eligible clients in New York State. This procurement also provides financial support for presenters and logistical support at the New York Public Welfare Association’s semi-annual conferences.

RFI 1079
Permanency Resource Centers serving Kinship Caregiver Families

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Division of Child Welfare and Community Services, Bureau of Permanency Services (BPS), is seeking information and collecting input from interested parties regarding the preparation of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Permanency Resource Centers (PRCs) to begin serving Kinship Caregiver families. In addition to providing services to post-adoptive and post-guardianship families, the suggested proposal would expand services to include kinship families with formal legal custody or informal caregiver arrangements.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes - it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a promise to issue an RFP or an IFB. This RFI does not commit NYSOCFS, or the BPS to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Vendors are advised that OCFS will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFI; all costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the interested party's expense. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFP or IFB, if any are issued.

IFB 1077
Psychiatric Services for Highland 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 Highland Residential Center.

IFB 1069
Farmland Lease Near Industry Residential Center in the Town of Rush, Monroe County, New York

New York State is offering an opportunity to lease land for the purpose of growing crops currently held by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). This land is part of parcels under the control of the Industry Residential Center located at 375 Rush-Scottsville Road, Rush, NY 14543. The expected term of the lease will be for five (5) growing seasons during 2022-2026, and will comprise six (6) lots, for a total of 160 acres. There will be one (1) contract lease resulting from this opportunity, which will include the land from all six (6) lots indicated above. Responders must submit one (1) bid for all six (6) lots.

Emergency Solicitation:
Child Care Grant Management Solution

Amended 6/9/2021, 6/10/2021

IMPORTANT: This funding opportunity is an emergency solicitation being conducted under the authority of Executive Order 202, which is exempt from Article 4-C of Economic Development Law.

OCFS is in need of a technology solution to support childcare stabilization grants application, review, and payments processing to disburse funds available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to childcare providers. Due to extremely tight deadlines to disburse over $2B in grant funds to eligible childcare providers with approved applications, an automated application processing and payment system must be developed and deployed before the end of July 2021. Additional grants funded by ARPA may be added to the application at a later date as directed by OCFS. To that end, OCFS is seeking to award a contract to one vendor who can provide a solution that meets the technical requirements included in the scope of work.

DISC 1073
Discretionary Opportunity - Financing Strategy Consultant

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Council on Children and Families (CCF) announces a discretionary funding opportunity for qualified entities that are capable of developing the following documents: Early Childhood Education (ECE) Financing Strategy plan; the New York State Pyramid Model Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, and Social Impact Bonds (SIB) documentation showing how an SIB can support the statewide implementation of the Pyramid Model, develop/design, and print website ready documents.

RFI 1075
Regional Vending Machine and Micro Market Services

The New York State (NYS) Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Commission for the Blind (NYSCB), Business Enterprise Program (BEP), is seeking information and collecting input from qualified parties regarding the preparation of a Request for Proposals (RFP) and statewide restructuring of the NYSCB/BEP third party vending program. This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes OCFS and NYSCB are 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), to solicit bid proposals for automatic vending machine service for the purpose of providing income, benefits and services to legally blind New York State residents.

LOI 1059
Child Care Program Integrity (CCPI) Maintenance, Enhancement, and Support

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that demonstrate the desire and ability to support, maintain and enhance New York State’s Child Care Program Integrity (CCPI) System.

CCPI was created to assist New York’s Local Social Services Districts (LSSDs) identify potential instances of fraud within their Child Care Subsidy Programs and assist the LSSDs Fraud Investigators in targeting their scarce resources to cases most likely to achieve quantifiable results. CCPI is a web-based predictive analytic system that interfaces with other State systems critical in managing New York’s Child Care program, including but not limited to the Child Care Facility System (CCFS), the Welfare Management System (WMS), the Benefit Issuance Control System (BICS), and the Child Care Time and Attendance System (CCTA).

The purpose of this opportunity is to invite any eligible and interested entities that believe they can satisfy this program’s needs to inform OCFS by a Letter of Interest (LOI).

RFP 1055
Crisis Intervention, De-escalation, and Restraint Training for Residential Child Care Providers

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit competitive proposals for Crisis Intervention, De-escalation, and Restraint Training for Residential Child Care Providers. The safety and well-being of children placed in residential settings is a priority for OCFS. This training includes several components that together support congregate care agencies’ and OCFS’ ability to provide safe, stable and therapeutic environments for children and youth.

IFB 1072
Psychiatric Services for Harriet Tubman 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 Harriet Tubman Residential Center.

IFB 1074
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 Industry Residential Center.

RFP 1066
AmeriCorps 2021 Formula Pool

Amended 4/16/2021

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2021-22 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 to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

SOI 1005
Settlement House Program

Amended 3/18/2021

New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for qualified organizations that meet the criteria of a Settlement House, as defined herein. A Settlement House is an independent, voluntary, not-for-profit organization engaged in community work and social services delivery in a defined neighborhood, in a municipality of the State of New York. The Settlement House Statewide Funding opportunity will award grants for the purpose of enhancing and coordinating activities and programs, expanding programs to serve more individuals and families, and/or promoting inter-agency coordination with other neighborhood organizations offering complementary services.

IFB 1065
Psychiatric Services for Highland 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 Highland Residential Center.

LOI 1060
Licensed Clinicians to Function as the Qualified Individual (QI) Related to Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is seeking Letters of Interest from licensed clinicians with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the child welfare field, to function as a Qualified Individual (QI) for the purpose conducting assessments of youth in foster care in accordance with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and corresponding New York State standards.

To meet the requirement of two (2) years of experience in the child welfare field, applicants must have worked for or under contract with a child welfare program in their professional capacity as a licensed clinician for a minimum of two (2) years within the last fifteen (15) years. Child welfare programs include, but are not limited to, a local department of social services, a voluntary authorized agency, a residential agency serving youth or families, a community-based provider, and/or other entity that addressed issues of child safety as it pertained to abuse and neglect, provided and/or coordinated services for children and families to address challenges such as substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence.

DISC 1062
Discretionary Opportunity - CMS Project Assistant 2021

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a discretionary funding opportunity for qualified entities that can provide OCFS a resource to support the administration, operation, and ongoing support of the Contract Management System (CMS), which interfaces with the Statewide Financial System (SFS). Please see the Eligibility Criteria section for additional information.

This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with organizations to provide administrative duties that will require the performance of CMS maintenance, operational support that will include Help Desk support and Troubleshooting user problems, and development support that will include assisting the project team with system upgrades. Please see the Activities/Work to be Performed section for additional information.

The purpose of this Discretionary Opportunity announcement is to invite any eligible and interested entities who believes they can satisfy the needs of this program, to so inform OCFS by a Letter of Interest (LOI). To be considered responsive, your organization’s LOI must be received no later than the deadline specified on the first page of this announcement. OCFS intends to select one contractor based on the criteria outlined in this announcement.

LOI 1064
Voluntary Foster Care Agency Medicaid Training (ROUND 2)

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that provide a comprehensive training program for OCFS-licensed, Article 29-I Voluntary Foster Care Agency Health Facilities (Click here for Article 29-I guidance) Medicaid Managed Care transition activities, Children and Family Treatment Support Services and Home and Community Based Waiver Services to advise OCFS of their interest to this advertisement by responding with a Letter of Interest. OCFS is looking for an organization to provide training opportunities to Voluntary Foster Care Agency staff, Children and Family Treatment Support Services providers, Home and Community Based Service Providers, Health Home Staff, and Local Departments of Social Services staff; at times, dates and locations specified and/or approved by OCFS.

LOI 1050
New York City Legally Exempt Enrollment Services

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that are not-for-profit 501(C)(3) corporation(s) with experience regarding NYS Child Care regulations and statutes, to express their interest in delivering legally exempt enrollment services in all five (5) boroughs of New York City. Services include the enrollment and re-enrollment of legally-exempt child care providers (including evaluation of enrollment application documents and generation of notices to parents and providers related to application completeness, and notices to parents and providers on the provider’s regulatory compliance and any follow-up activities), annual inspections of these providers, complaint investigations, reviews of requests for rate enhancements, technical assistance to families as well as enrolling providers related to enrollment, training and compliance, and regular communication with programs regarding issues related to regulatory compliance. Currently, there are approximately 4,000 Legally Exempt Child Care Providers with the possibility of additional new Legally Exempt Child Care Providers that may wish to enroll in these boroughs.

RFQ 1057
Low Vision Examination and Prescription Services

Amended 12/1/2020

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) and New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) announces a funding opportunity for qualified entities who are willing and able to provide Low Vision Examination and Prescription Services to individuals who are legally blind, as described within this Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with qualified entities, who are willing and able to provide Low Vision Examinations and Prescription Services in the location/counties listed in this announcement.

RFP 1061
NYS AmeriCorps 2021 Competitive Pool

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2021-22 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 1054
Speech Therapy Services at Industry Residential Center and Harriet Tubman 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 Bids (IFB). .

OCFS seeks qualified contractors to provide speech services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Industry Residential Center and Harriet Tubman Residential Center. The lowest cost qualified vendor(s), who meet all the mandatory requirements, will be awarded the contract(s) for the position(s).

IFB 1056
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 Centers.

LOI 1042
Voluntary Foster Care Agency Medicaid Training

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that provide a comprehensive training program for OCFS-licensed, Article 29-I Voluntary Foster Care Agency Health Facilities Medicaid Managed Care transition activities, Children and Family Treatment Support Services and Home and Community Based Waiver Services. Under the anticipated contract, the organization will provide training opportunities to Voluntary Foster Care Agency staff, Children and Family Treatment Support Services providers, Home and Community Based Service Providers, Health Home Staff, and Local Departments of Social Services staff; at times, dates and locations specified and/or approved by OCFS.

LOI 1058
Facility Based Gang Intervention at Brookwood Secure Center - Round 2

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can teach a customized gang intervention/youth engagement curriculum for juvenile offenders, ranging in age from 14 to 21, who have been placed at Brookwood Secure Center. Brookwood is located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, southeast of the City of Hudson. The facility’s comprehensive services include academic, vocational and special education, a behavior management system, medical care and mental health and substance abuse counseling. OCFS is looking for a program that espouses a mission to empower at risk young people with the skills necessary to promote unity, safety and achievement in schools and communities at large. The program will be conducted inside of the Brookwood Secure Center and will complement the comprehensive programs already in place at the facility.

DISC 1052
Discretionary Opportunity - Comprehensive Needs Assessment

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces a discretionary funding opportunity for qualified entities that can conduct a comprehensive statewide needs assessment (CSNA) for The New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB). This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with organizations to conduct a CSNA for NYSCB which should involve an evaluation of NYSCB case management data, along with primary data collection through the use of surveys and focus groups; leading to identification of specific areas in need for improvement within services and supports, program practices, and policies.

LOI 1048
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for DJJOY Facilities

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can provide the necessary Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services that are required within our Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY).DBT provides our youth with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with one (1) organization to provide DBT services to our DJJOY youth and staff. Please note that funding available for this project is limited, and prospective applicants are encouraged to keep their proposed costs as low as possible so as to remain competitive during the evaluation process.

LOI 1051
Digital Voice and Location Radio Systems for Taberg Residential Center

Amended 8/26/2020

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can provide the necessary equipment, installation /integration, and on-going service/maintenance as needed; to support the implementation and operations of a digital voice and wireless beacon radio location radio system for a limited-secure juvenile detention center. This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with one (1) organization to provide the system components, necessary integration, and installation of a digital voice and location radio system, for the main campus at Taberg Limited Secure Center for Girls and their Annex Facility.

LOI 1045
Facility-Based After-School Programming at Industry Residential Center

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can provide customized afterschool programming for juvenile offenders placed at Industry Residential Center, which is located in Western New York State, in Rush, NY. The facility’s comprehensive services include academic, vocational and special education, a behavior management system, medical care and mental health and substance abuse counseling. OCFS is looking for a afterschool program that espouses a mission to empower at-risk young people with the skills necessary to promote unity, safety, and achievement in schools and communities at large. The program would complement the comprehensive programs already in place at Industry Residential Center.

LOI 1044
Facility Based Gang Intervention at Brookwood Secure Center

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities that can teach a customized gang intervention/youth engagement curriculum for juvenile offenders, ranging in age from 14 to 21, who have been placed at Brookwood Secure Center. Brookwood is located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, southeast of the City of Hudson. The facility’s comprehensive services include academic, vocational and special education, a behavior management system, medical care and mental health and substance abuse counseling. OCFS is looking for a program that espouses a mission to empower at risk young people with the skills necessary to promote unity, safety and achievement in schools and communities at large. The program will be conducted inside of the Brookwood Secure Center and will complement the comprehensive programs already in place at the facility.

New York Forward
CARES 3 Reopening/Restructuring for Remote Learning and Temporary Operating Grant

9/25/2020: CARES3 applications available

These applications are for grants available throughout New York State from the federal CARES Act funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant opportunities are to assist reopening and expansion of capacity in child care programs by providing for supplies associated with reopening and expansion.

For more information, see the CARES 3 Reopening/Restructuring for Remote Learning and Temporary Operating Grant page.

LOI 1049
Promoting Two Generational Approaches to Support Maternal Child Health

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity soliciting Letters of Interest (LOI) from qualified entities that:

  • Are incorporated and located in NYS.
  • Are members of the following partnerships/councils: the NYS Parenting Education Partnership and the Early Childhood Advisory Council.
  • Have Certified Protective Factors Trainers on staff.
  • Demonstrate expertise in home visiting policy in New York State.
  • Demonstrate an existing statewide parenting education partnership and established partnerships with state agencies and parent leadership organizations.
  • Have the program and statewide infrastructure to implement multiple concurrent projects.
  • Possesses the technological capacity to plan and execute a large-scale conference. This includes an IT capacity to hold a webinar for at least 500 people.

The purpose of this opportunity is to invite any eligible and interested entity that believes they can satisfy this program’s needs to inform OCFS by a Letter of Interest (LOI).

Please see the LOI document for additional information and submission requirements.

LOI 1047
Infant Mental Health Basics Course

The New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) announces an opportunity for qualified entities to provide infant and early childhood mental health training to the early care and education community. Letters of Interest (LOI) are being solicited from eligible entities that are NYS organizations, agencies, or businesses which can:

  • Demonstrate their established relationships with early childhood mental health organizations in New York State;
  • Demonstrate membership or affiliation with at least one of the following organizations:
    • Zero to Three (trainers approved by Zero to Three to conduct their approved trainings)
    • the World Association of Infant Mental Health membership, or
    • the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health membership; and
  • Have trainers with credentials that reflect infant mental health competency, who must have the NYS Association of Infant Mental Health Endorsement.

This advertisement is public notice that OCFS is seeking to contract with one organization who will facilitate in-person, two-day infant and early childhood mental health basics training, in each of the ten regional economic development regions of the state (Capital District, North Country, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, Central NY, Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, Western NY, NYC & Long Island) for a total of ten statewide trainings per year.

IFB 1038
Statewide Chef Services Consultant

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 one (1) contractor to provide chef and nutritional services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Finger Lakes Residential Center, Harriet Tubman Residential Center, Highland Residential Center, Industry Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center for Girls, Brentwood Residential Center, Red Hook Residential Center, Brookwood Secure Center, Columbia Girls Secure Center, Goshen Secure Center and MacCormick Secure Center. The lowest cost qualified provider will be awarded the contract.

There is one position available for a for all NYS OCFS facilities statewide. It is anticipated that the awarded position will provide the required services not to exceed 1,820 hours annually, wherein the Contract Chef will be responsible for facility-based kitchen oversight. The awarded position will be required to work directly with youth.

RFP 1037
NYS AmeriCorps 2020 Formula Pool

Amended 4/20/2020, 5/14/2020

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter "the commission") seeks applicants for 2020-21 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 1041
Psychiatric Services for Brookwood 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).

OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Brookwood Secure Center. There is a maximum bid rate for this procurement per IFB Section 4.2 Price. 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 1029
Site Clearing and Vegetation Control

Amended 3/27/2020, 4/10/2020

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Capital Services announces the release of this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to solicit bids to make one award for the Landfill Cap Mowing Maintenance Contract at the Rush Landfill located in Monroe County within the land parcel of Industry Residential Center, 375 Rush-Scottsville Rd, Rush, NY 14543.

Please Note: There is a mandatory pre-bid site visit and inspection for this IFB. An RSVP will be required to attend. Please see Section 1.3 Calendar of Events and Appendix D – Scope of Work Section 1.06 for more information regarding this requirement.

Please see section 3.2 of the IFB document for a full description of services to be provided. Please read the IFB document located on the "documents" tab for more information regarding submission requirements.

RFP 1011
Kinship Caregiver Program

Amended 2/14/2020

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.

RFP 2018-03
NYS William B. Hoyt Memorial Children and Family Trust Fund & Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Programs

This Request for Proposals (RFP) includes funding from both the New York State William B. Hoyt Memorial Children and Family Trust Fund (Trust Fund) and the federal Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program. Together, these initiatives are designed to support community-based programs with the goal of preventing abuse/maltreatment and/or preventing the recurrence of abuse/maltreatment; and improving outcomes for families at risk of or experiencing child abuse, and family violence in all its forms.

RFP 2018-19
New York State AmeriCorps 2019 Competitive Pool

Amended 12/24/18

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2019-20 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”)1 to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.

RFP 2018-22 - WITHDRAWN
Workforce Development Demonstration Project

Withdrawn 2/11/2019, Amended 12/18/18

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

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 2018-09
Contractual Staff Position - Program Manager

Amended 11/21/2018

The purpose of this Invitation for Bid (IFB) is to select a Contractor to provide a new staff position to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) hereinafter referred to as the “Program Manager” or to perform the services as specified in this IFB as the “Program Manager.”

IFB 2018-17
Supervising Psychiatrist Eastern Region

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 2018-15
Psychiatric Services for Brookwood Secure Center and Highland Residential Center

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

RFP 2018-21
Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) Reissue

Reissue 10/4/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is soliciting applicants to coordinate new or expand existing local and regional Child Fatality Review Teams (CFRTs). The purpose of the CFRT is to prevent future deaths and to promote child safety through a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary examination of the cause, manner and circumstances of a child’s death.

IFB 2018-10
Lodging for Human Service Training Center Trainees

This Invitation for Bid (IFB) is issued by New York State Children and Family Services Bureau of Training . BTD is seeking qualified and responsible vendors to provide lodging for New York State trainees attending trainings at the OCFS BTD Human Services Training Center located at 164 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, New York.

RFP 2018-04
Public Private Partnership

Amended 9/20/2018, 10/12/2018

OCFS is pleased to announce this funding opportunity designed to increase services for at-risk children, youth and families to prevent involvement with the child welfare or juvenile justice systems through the establishment of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) programs. These programs are intended to target at-risk infant, children, youth and families in high need areas in New York State. For purposes of this RFP, high need areas are defined as those with high rates of child abuse and maltreatment, as well as high admission rates for foster care and detention. Applicants are required to leverage private funds as a cash contribution to support the state funds being made available through this competitive Request for Proposals (RFP).

IFB 2018-14
Psychiatric Services for Lower Industry Residential Center

Reissue 9/28/2018

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

RFP 2018-14
Youth Development and Runaway Homeless Youth Learning Exchange / Training

Amended 8/15/2018, 8/29/2018

OCFS seeks to solicit, through RFPs, proposals from qualified training providers who have the capacity to develop and deliver: regional in-person trainings for youth bureau directors and their staff; statewide web-based trainings for runaway and homeless youth program staff; and to organize and manage two annual learning exchanges. The learning exchanges (conferences) and in-person trainings must be designed to support the skills for enhancing positive youth development principles within the youth bureau system and facilitate planning and collaboration regarding trends and challenges for youth in their communities. The web-based trainings must be designed to meet the needs of runaway and homeless youth providers and be relevant to advancing current state and federal regulations.

IFB 2018-13
Psychiatric Services for Upper Industry Residential Center

Reissue 9/4/2018

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

IFB 2018-12
Psychiatric Services for Harriet Tubman Residential Center

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

There are two positions available at Harriet Tubman Residential Center for a total number of hours not to exceed 624 a year per position. OCFS will make two separate awards for the two available positions. Bidders may submit a bid for one or both positions.

RFP 2018-07
Targeted Regional Permanency Resource Center

The purpose of this “targeted” RFP is to fund one regional permanency resource center (PRC) which will increase the state’s capacity to strengthen families by providing critical post-adoption and post-guardianship services with programs designed based on the unique needs of adoptive and guardianship families.

The PRC must demonstrate the capacity to serve families in all four (4) targeted upstate counties that no PRC currently serves: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, and Chenango.

RFP 2018-13
NYS Education Training Voucher Program

Amended 8/3/2018, 8/9/2018, and 8/15/2018

The Education Training Voucher (ETV) program is intended to help youth aging out of foster care to make the transition to self-sufficiency and receive the education, training, and services necessary to obtain employment. Federal funds are utilized by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to administer the ETV program. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to obtain a vendor to administer the ETV Program on behalf of OCFS.

RFP 2018-01
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Targeted Post-Adoption Services

OCFS currently supports post-adoption community-based programs throughout New York State. The purpose of this targeted RFP is to fund one post-adoption program for families who meet Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) eligibility requirements and are residing within any of the five (5) boroughs of New York City.

RFP 2018-02
Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT)

Amended 7/31/2018 and 8/15/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is soliciting applicants to coordinate new or expand existing local and regional Child Fatality Review Teams (CFRTs). The purpose of the CFRT is to prevent future deaths and to promote child safety through a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary examination of the cause, manner and circumstances of a child’s death.

IFB 2018-11
Automatic Vending Machine Service

Amended 7/30/2018

The NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Commission for the Blind is soliciting proposals from vendors to provide automatic vending machines at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.

IFB 2018-07 - WITHDRAWN
Contractual Position - Program Manager

Withdrawn 9/10/2018, Amended 7/26/2018

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

The purpose of this IFB is to select a Contractor to provide a Program Manager position to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) or to perform the services as specified in this IFB as the Program Manager. The staff position would assist OCFS staff in the monitoring of Multi-Disciplinary Teams and Child Advocacy Centers (MDT/CAC) funded by Federal Victim of Child Act (VOCA) funds. The staff position will be required to monitor the MDT/CACs to determine that they meet OCFS standards as well as meet all VOCA requirements.

RFP 2018-15
New York State AmeriCorps Formula Pool

Amended 5/31/2018 and 6/5/2018

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service seeks applicants for 2018-19 AmeriCorps formula grant funding. This RFP is for a pool of AmeriCorps national service funding that is determined by a formula based on each state’s population. The RFP is designed to identify a proposal or proposals that the commission believes is most consistent with the overall strategic goals and priorities of the state and the commission. The recommendations the commission makes must be approved by the Corporation for National and Community Service before grants may be awarded. The proposals the commission considers will identify a single organization or agency or multiple organizations or agencies to establish and administer an AmeriCorps program or programs.

RFP 2018-12
Empire State After-School Program

Amended 5/23/2018

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).

RFP 2018-11
Community Credible Messenger Initiative (CCMI)

Amended 6/21/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is pleased to announce this funding opportunity aimed at improving the safety and well-being of children and families through the development of regionally placed Credible Messengers (CM) and Parent Partners (PP) as part of a core group of services strategically connected to OCFS Community Multi-Services Offices (CMSOs). This program is entitled Community Credible Messengers Initiative (CCMI).

IFB 2018-06
Temporary Statewide Medical Staffing

OCFS seeks contractors to provide temporary medical staffing services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at various residential facilities throughout New York State. Offerors must be able to supply medical staffing on a regional basis and may bid for one or more of the titles covered by this IFB.

IFB 2018-05
Psychiatrist Bid Specifications for Highland Residential Center

The Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) is seeking one (1) contractor to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth & youthful offenders residing at Highland Residential Center. See attached document for full bid specifications.

RFP 2018-10
Child Care Resource and Referral Services, Including Legally-Exempt Caregiver Enrollment Services

Amended 2/16/2018, 2/26/2018, and 3/8/2018

OCFS is pleased to announce a funding opportunity: Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Services. This RFP is for the purpose of awarding contracts to qualified not-for-profit community-based organizations that demonstrate the ability to provide the services as described herein. CCR&R agencies represent a critical link between the state’s efforts to oversee and strengthen the child care system and provide quality child care services to New York State (NYS) children and families. CCR&R agencies make the child care market more effective and result in enrollment stability for child day care programs. CCR&R services must be flexible, respectful of individual choice and serve parents of all economic and ethnic groups.

RFP 2018-09
Infant/Toddler Regional Services

Amended 2/16/2018, 3/7/2018, and 3/19/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) seeks proposals from qualified not-for-profit organizations to act as lead Infant/Toddler agencies, in each of seven regions across New York State (NYS), to address the unique and special needs of the infant/toddler population.

NOTE: Please note the deadline for submission of proposals has been extended by one week.

IFB 2018-04
Psychiatrist Bid Specifications for Highland Residential Center

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

RFP 2018-08
Pre-College Program for Legally Blind Students

Amended 2/28/2018

The purpose of the contracts resulting from this RFP is to establish a Pre-College Program for legally blind student entering their senior year of high school. This program will assist participants in refining their academic, social, and independent living skills before commencing full time college studies, through a four week on-campus experience.

RFP 2017-22
DJJOY Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Consultation and Training

Amended 1/18/2018

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to provide on-going Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training and consultation to our secure facilities, limited-secure facilities, non-secure facilities and Community Multi-Services Offices (CMSOs).

IFB 2017-06
Psychiatrist Bid Specifications for Goshen Secure Center

Amended 1/2/2018

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, and youth development and delinquency prevention programs (YDPP). The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY), which operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, is issuing this Invitation for Bids (IFB).

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

IFB 2017-05
Psychiatrist Bid Specifications for Brookwood Secure Center, Taberg Residential Center, Industry Residential Center

Amended 9/8/2017

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. The OCFS Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY), which operates the residential programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders, is issuing this Invitation for Bids (IFB). OCFS seeks contractors to provide psychiatric services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at Industry Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center for Girls, and Brookwood Secure Center.

RFP 2017-01
Quality Child Care Support Services

Amended 8/16/2017

OCFS serves New York’s public by promoting the well-being of our children, families and communities. OCFS seeks proposals from qualified not-for-profit organizations that will provide NYS Quality Child Care Support Services for high quality training and technical assistance to NYS Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies.

IFB 2017-02 CFS01
Temporary Statewide Medical Staffing

Amended 8/8/2017

OCFS seeks contractors to provide temporary medical staffing services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at various residential facilities throughout New York State. Offerors must be able to supply medical staffing on a regional basis and may bid for one or more of the titles covered by this IFB (Please see Section 4.1 – Method of Award – for additional information. OCFS may select up to five (5) awards from this IFB for each title, in each region.

RFP 2017-18 CFS01
Empire State After-School Program

Amended 7/7/2017

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), in consultation with the New York State Education Department, invites eligible school districts either on their own, or in collaboration with a not-for-profit organization(s), to submit proposals for the development or expansion of quality after-school programs for the Empire State After-School Program (ESAP).

RFP 2017-07
NYSCB ATC - Assistive Technology Centers

Amended 3/9/2017

The New York State Commission for the Blind is seeking proposals that continue the project goals: providing assessment of the assistive technology (AT) needs and abilities of consumers referred from NYSCB; recommending assistive equipment configurations that meet consumers' individual needs; and providing comprehensive training to assist consumers in achieving proficiency in the use of the recommended equipment in the workplace or during their educational or vocational training.

This RFP has been amended to cancel the Bidder's Conference, May 9, 2017.

IFB 2017-03
Speech Therapy and Language Services for OCFS Residential Facilities

OCFS seeks contractors to provide speech therapy services for juvenile delinquent youth and youthful offenders residing at multiple residential centers. Offerors may bid on one or more locations covered by this IFB. An award will be made to the lowest cost qualified bidder that submits a bid for the location providing they meet all eligibility and vendor responsibility requirements.

IFB 2017-01
Psychiatrist Bid Specifications for Brookwood Secure Center

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

IFB 2016-02
New York State land is available for farm use at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Industry Residential Center at 375 Rush-Scottsville Road, Rush, New York 14543

New York State is offering an opportunity to lease land currently held by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). This land is part of parcels under the control of the Industry Residential Center located at 375 Rush-Scottsville Road, in Rush, NY. The expected term of the lease will be for 5 growing seasons during 2017-2021, and will comprise 6 lots, for a total of 160 acres.

RFI 2016-01
New York State (NYS) Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) CFS01-RFI-2016-01

OCFS has issued a Request For Information (RFI) seeking information on the capability of vendors to administer the New York State (NYS) Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program and serve as NYS's fiscal agent for the ETV program. This would require:

  • The use of an automated system to support administration of the program, including a website/webpage to host the NYS ETV Program, server support,
  • Work with NYS Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) to verify eligibility for all applications received through receipt of a completed ETV application;
  • Disbursement of funding to eligible applicants by the beginning of the fall and winter/spring semesters; and
  • The provision of student support services to include financial counseling and mentoring.

RFP for Training Services

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services is seeking a qualified vendor to provide contracted training services. Please refer to the Request for Proposal (RFP) document for specific information, qualifications, scope of work, requirements and instructions. Please read the RFP and all relevant documents in their entirety.

Restricted Procurements

OCFS Restricted Procurements
Procurement Name Restricted Period
Start Date
OCFS Designated Agency Contact(s) OCFS Solicitation Contact(s)
OGS Procurement Services – System Integration Services for Integrated Eligibility System Monday, January 18, 2016 Wendy Fioravanti (OGS, Primary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov
Erin L. Datri - (OGS, Secondary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov
William Macey (OGS, Secondary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov
Wendy Fioravanti (OGS, Primary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov
Erin L. Datri - (OGS, Secondary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov
William Macey (OGS, Secondary) - ITSIES@ogs.ny.gov

2017 Targeted Regional Permanency Resource Centers Request for Proposals

The purpose of this "targeted" RFP is to fund Regional Permanency Resource Centers (PRCs) which will increase the State's capacity to strengthen families by providing critical post-adoption and post-guardianship services with programs designed based on the unique needs of adoptive and guardianship families.

Targeted Regional Permanency Resource Centers Request for Proposals 2017

IFB 2016-01 CFS01
Psychiatric Services for DJJOY

Invitation for Bids for Psychiatric Services for three OCFS upstate locations - Finger Lakes Residential Center, Taberg Residential Center and MacCormick Secure Center. Request for Bid form.

2016 Regional Permanency Resource Centers Request for Proposals

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Regional Permanency Centers to provide post-adoption and post-guardianship supportive services that will keep children and families together.

2016 Healthy Families New York Home Visiting Program Request for Proposals

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is pleased to announce this funding opportunity aimed at providing quality home visiting services through the Healthy Families New York (HFNY) home visiting program in some of the highest need communities in New York State where intensive home visiting services are unavailable.

2016 Healthy Families New York Visiting Program Request for Proposal

Low Vision Examination and Low Vision Prescription Services in New York City or Long Island

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) is seeking responses from providers willing to provide Low Vision Examination and Low Vision Prescription Services in New York City or Long Island.

Request for Qualifications

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Outreach Request for Proposals

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to a qualified not-for-profit organization for a state-wide initiative to increase participation in the CACFP Program among afterschool, daycare and other out-of-school care providers.

Request For Proposal

Healthy Families New York Home Visiting Program Request for Proposals

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for State fiscal year 2015-16 for a Healthy Families New York (HFNY) program in Oneida County.

Request For Proposal for a Healthy Families New York (HFNY) program in Oneida County

Kinship Caregiver Programs Request for Proposals

This purpose of this Request for Proposals is to fund new, existing or expanded projects that will increase the State's capacity to achieve permanency by providing critical services to children and caregivers in kinship families.

Request For Proposal for Kinship Caregiver Programs

Settlement House Program - Request for Applications

The programs funded under the terms of this Request for Applications (RFA) will operate within the strategic framework of the Children’s Cabinet. Governor Cuomo established the Children's Cabinet, which focuses on governmental programs collaboratively developing and implementing effective, efficient and coordinated service delivery so that New York's children are given an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. Improving services to children in the areas of health, education, safety and general welfare is essential for their well-being and future as well as for the success and development of the State. A priority of the Children's Cabinet and OCFS is to "protect those in greatest need." The Settlement House Program provides OCFS and localities an opportunity both to provide services to our most vulnerable children and families and to implement activities to address disproportionality in identified communities.

Request for Applications

New York City Summer Transition Program for Legally Blind Youth

The State of New York has implemented a new statewide prequalification requirement designed to facilitate prompt contracting for all vendors. Interested vendors are asked to submit commonly requested documents and answer frequently asked questions once. The application requests organizational information about vendor's capacity, legal compliance, and integrity. To learn more about prequalification, visit the Grants Reform website www.grantsreform.ny.gov/Grantees

Request For Proposal for Summer Transition Program