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:

  • RFP
  • Letters of Intent
  • Proposals
  • Written communication between the division and applicants
  • Written public comments
  • Other pertinent information related to the review of proposals


Current Requests For Proposals


Evaluation of Young Vermonters Experiencing Early-Episode Psychosis


DMH is seeking proposals from experienced research professionals or programs to design and execute a research study focused on the experience of young Vermonters and their families who have struggled with early episode psychosis.


 Proposals Under Review   


Completed Proposals - As of October, 2009