Request for Proposals
A Request for Proposal (referred to as RFP) is an invitation for providers, often through a bidding process, to submit a proposal on a specific service. A bidding process is one of the best methods for leveraging a company's negotiating ability and purchasing power with suppliers. The RFP may dictate to varying degrees the exact structure and format of the supplier's response. The creativity and innovation that suppliers choose to build into their proposals may be used to judge supplier proposals against each other, at the risk of failing to capture consistent information between bidders and thus hampering the decision making process.
The Department of Mental Health will periodically issue Requests for Proposals (RFP). The purpose is to solicit applications to develop new services, expand programs, or implement other initiatives that result from division planning and system development. The original RFP and the resulting proposals will be posted on this page.
Specific postings will include:
- Letters of Intent
- Written communication between the division and applicants
- Written public comments
- Other pertinent information related to the review of proposals
Current Requests For Proposals
Proposals Under Review
- Development of a Central, State-Wide Mental Health Emergency Response Call Center - March 3, 2010
* Collaborative Solutions Corp., and Rutland Mental Health Services Proposal - April 19, 2010
- Psychiatric Services to the Department of Mental Health, Vermont State Hospital - April 13, 2010
Completed Proposals - As of October, 2009
- Request for Proposals or Bids - Psychiatric Acute Care Services to Replace Vermont State Hospital - June 29, 2009