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Discretionary Opportunity - Comprehensive Needs Assessment

Contract for Services to a New York Business Owned by a Woman,
Minority, or Veteran to Conduct Research for a State Agency

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)

Deadline Date:

08/21/20

Description:

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Contract for services to a New York business owned by a woman, minority, or veteran to conduct research for a state agency. The contractor will be required to evaluate, consult, and analyze case management data and produce a white paper/policy brief for the agency after conducting the required needs assessment. Eligible businesses include New York State Minority or Woman Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) and New York State Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB).

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.

NYSCB provides vocational and rehabilitation (VR) services to about 4,500 consumers with blindness and visual impairment through seven (7) district offices located throughout New York State. Federal Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) regulations require that a comprehensive statewide needs assessment be conducted every three (3) years. The results and recommendations from this assessment are incorporated into the annual plan submitted by NYSCB to the RSA.

Activities/Work to be Performed

The funded organization will:

Conduct a CSNA for NYSCB to identify areas in need of improvement in services and supports, program practices, and policies as related to the provision of VR services to NYSCB consumers, consisting of the following five (5) research studies:

  1. Secondary Analysis of NYSCB Case Management System Dataset
  2. Survey of NYSCB District Offices
  3. Focus Group for Braille and Survey of Teachers of Visually Impaired
  4. Fiscal Forecasting for Needs Assessment (Pre-ETS)
  5. Reasons for Participants’ Unsuccessful Exit from the VR Program

More information about the research studies can be found at: https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/DISC1052/DISC1052-Comprehensive-Needs-Assessment.pdf#page=2.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191582

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is a not-to-exceed threshold of $500,000.

Term of Contract:

Contract Term: January 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021 (nine months)

The contractor will develop one (1) white paper/policy brief, summarizing their analysis of the five (5) research studies. A draft version of the briefing is to be submitted to NYSCB by August 1, 2021 and the finalized version must be submitted to NYSCB no later than September 15, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Be one or more of the following:
1) A New York State Minority or Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certified pursuant to Article 15-A of the New York State Executive Law. Note: eligible MWBE certified organizations should be listed in the NYS Directory of Certified Firms; OR
2) A New York State Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) certified pursuant to Article 17-B of the New York State Executive Law. Note: eligible SDVOB certified organizations should be listed in the NYS Directory of Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business.

Please Note: For this specific funding opportunity, NYS Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) are only eligible to apply if they are a certified MWBE and/or SDVOB vendor.

No later than the start of the contract, your organization must meet the staff qualifications of:
1) The funded organization must employ a program supervisor that has at least three (3) years' experience working with vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies; AND
2) The funded organization must employ a program supervisor that has completed at least one CSNA for a state-level VR agency.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Date of Issue: July 31, 2020
- Due Date/Time: August 21, 2020 by 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Questions must be submitted via e-mail prior to the due date and time of this announcement. Please submit your question with adequate time for response. OCFS recommends allowing at least five (5) business days.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applicants must submit the required documents via email to RFP@ocfs.ny.gov no later than the deadline.

Primary contact:
Director of Contracts
Office of Children & Family Services
52 Washington Street
Room 202S – Procurement Unit
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Funding or Pin Number:

DISC 1052

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York

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