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Mental Health Update

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June 30, 2022
Mental Health Update

06/30/2022 – OMH and OASAS Request for Proposals: Development of 12 new Supportive Crisis Stabilization Centers

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) have issued a Request for Proposals for the development of 12 new Supportive Crisis Stabilization Centers (SCSCs). The Offices are seeking to establish three Centers within the New York City economic development region and nine Centers throughout the remaining economic development regions in New York State.

The Crisis Stabilization Centers will be jointly certified by NYS OMH and OASAS. Crisis Stabilization Centers are developed in collaboration with the communities they serve, including Local Mental Hygiene Directors, schools, community providers, law enforcement agencies, and other identified programs, to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for
referrals and follow-up.

The Offices encourage all Providers to apply who meet the eligibility criteria, including those who operate Peer-led organizations. Eligible applicants are not-for-profit agencies with 501(c) (3) incorporation or Public Benefit Corporations that have experience providing mental health and substance use treatment services to persons with serious mental illness
and/or substance use disorders.

OMH and OASAS have assigned an Issuing Officer for this project. The Issuing Officer or a designee shall be the sole point of contact regarding the RFP from the date of issuance of the RFP until the distribution of the Notice of Conditional Award. To avoid being deemed non-responsive, an applicant is restricted from contacting any other personnel from OMH and
OASAS regarding the RFP. Certain findings of non-responsibility can result in rejection of a contract award.

The Issuing Officer for this RFP, who shall coordinate on behalf of both OMH and OASAS, is: Carol Swiderski, Contract Management Specialist 2, New York State Office of Mental Health Contracts and Claims, 44 Holland Avenue, 7th Floor Albany, NY 12229,

This RFP can be found on the OMH website under Procurement Opportunities at: and the OASAS website under Procurement

A Bidder’s Conference will be held at the date and time listed in the Schedule. Prospective Proposers’ participation in this conference is highly encouraged but not mandatory. The purpose of the Bidder’s Conference is to:
-Provide additional description of the project; and
-Explain the RFP process

The details for the Bidder’s Conference are as follows:
Date/Time – August 02, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join from the meeting link:

Join by phone +1-518-549-0500 USA Toll
Join by meeting number
Meeting number (access code):* 161 695 7575
Meeting password:* MHgZrdxx474

Proposals to the RFP are due by 1:00 PM EST on 10/05/2022.

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Public Information Office
Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12229

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