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Improving Child/Youth Placement Outcomes:
A System Redesign (Foster Care Redesign)

DFPS awarded the first metropolitan Foster Care Redesign Single Source Continuum Contract (SSCC) to ACH Child and Family Services of Fort Worth on December 16, 2013. ACH will serve Erath, Hood, Johnson, Tarrant, Palo Pinto, Somervell and Parker counties. DFPS looks forward to seeing this partnership improve the lives of children, youth and families of Texas. Read more.


Foster Care Redesign Request for Proposals

DFPS has announced that the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the first metropolitan area for Foster Care Redesign in North Texas has been posted. This metropolitan catchment area includes the following seven counties: Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell and Tarrant.

For information on Foster Care Redesign, visit the DFPS Foster Care Redesign web page here.

You can also link directly to the RFP which includes the procurement schedule here.


Providence Service Corporation (PSC) of Texas Single Source Continuum Contract

On February 1st, 2013, the first single source continuum contract (SSCC) of the Foster Care Redesign initiative went into effect with Providence Service Corporation (PSC) of Texas. The contract is for DFPS regions 2 and 9, which include Wichita Falls, Abilene, San Angelo, and Midland/Odessa.
To view the Providence Service Corporation of Texas single source continuum contract please visit the DFPS website.


SSCC Contract Awarded

On December 21, 2012, DFPS awarded the first single source continuum contract (SSCC) of the Foster Care Redesign initiative to Providence Service Corporation (PSC) of Texas. The contract is for DFPS regions 2 and 9, which include Wichita Falls, Abilene, San Angelo, and Midland/Odessa. Read more here.


Update

On August 9, 2012, DFPS announced that it will not award a single source continuum contract (SSCC) for a metropolitan area as a part of the initial Request for Proposal.

Although DFPS is not awarding a contract in the metropolitan area as a part of this initial procurement, the agency intends to move forward with procuring for an SSCC to serve a metropolitan area in the future.

DFPS remains committed to implementing Foster Care Redesign and will continue with efforts to negotiate an SSCC contract for a non-metropolitan area. DFPS is in negotiations with Providence Service Corporation of Texas and anticipates the first SSCC contract to be in effect in September 2012.

For more information, visit the DFPS website here.


Foster Care Redesign - Tentative Award Announcements

June 20, 2012 - DFPS is pleased to announce tentative contract awards for single source continuum contractors to provide foster care and related services in two specified geographic areas known as "catchment areas."

Today, DFPS is tentatively awarding a contract to:
  • Lutheran Social Services of the South in the metropolitan catchment area (DFPS Region 11 – Corpus Christi, the Valley), and
  • Providence Social Services of Texas in the rural catchment area (Region 2/9 – Abilene, Wichita Falls, Midland, San Angelo).
DFPS will provide additional information once final contract awards are made. For more information on Foster Care Redesign, please visit the DFPS website here.


Request for Proposals (RFP) Status and Timeline Update

The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has identified two metropolitan areas and two non-metropolitan areas as possible locations for the first contracts to provide paid foster care and purchased services in a new way. We anticipate awarding one contract in a metropolitan area and one in a non-metropolitan area.

DFPS identified these four areas in the Foster Care Redesign request for proposals (RFP) for the first Single Source Continuum Contracts. The RFP was posted from August 1 - November 1, 2011 on the Electronic State Business Daily website.  In the RFP, these service areas are called "catchment" areas.

DFPS received 10 proposals in response to the RFP.

Proposals to Serve Metropolitan Catchment Area

DFPS Region

Number of Proposals Received

Region 7

4 proposals

Region 11

2 proposals

Proposals to Serve Non-Metropolitan Catchment Area

DFPS Region

Number of Proposals Received

Region 1

2 proposals

Regions 2/9

2 proposals

Competitive Field *

Metropolitan Catchment Area

5 proposals

Non-Metropolitan Catchment Area

4 proposals

 

* DFPS may determine that certain Responses are within the field of competition for admission to discussions.  The field of competition consists of the Responses that receive the highest or most satisfactory ratings.  DFPS may, in the interest of administrative efficiency, place reasonable limits on the number of proposals admitted to the field of competition.

Anticipated Timeline *

Activity

Anticipated Date of Completion

DFPS notifies the Competitive Field

January 2012

DFPS mails Intent to Discuss Letters to the Competitive Field

February 2012

DFPS holds face-to-face discussions with the Competitive Field

March 2012

DFPS mails Tentative Contract Award Letters and holds final contract negotiations

Late Spring-Early Summer 2012

 

 
 
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