Request for Proposal (RFP) Announcement Page Fall 2017

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The current Fall 2017 Request for Proposal (RFP) cycle opens October 2, 2017.
The deadline for proposal submission is November 15, 2017.

In conjunction with our Fiscal Year 2017-2018 resource development plan, the Community
Services Department of the North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) is releasing the below Request for Proposals (RFP) and is seeking proposal submissions which will serve
individuals who are served through NLACRC. Applicants being sought for an area specific
service must have a physical office located in the requested area.

All applicants must demonstrate that they possess the necessary relevant professional 
experience and organizational capacity to create and sustain high quality, effective, long-term services that are responsive to the needs of the individual. 

Note: These projects do not have startup funds associated with them. You are responsible for 100% of the initial start-up cost and continued maintenance of the business. RFP projects are considered critically needed services. However, per regulation, we must inform you that
pursuant to Title 17 section 54322, (d) (10) Regional Centers cannot guarantee referrals. 

An Applicants Conference to answer questions about these projects will be held
on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:00AM at NLACRC’s Chatsworth office, 1st Floor Conference Room. 


Providers interested in responding to this RFP may download a complete copy of the RFP and Proposal Writing Guidelines from the Service Provider tab of NLACRC’s website at
www.nlacrc.org. Copies of the RFP will also be available at the Applicants’ Conference.
Attendance at the Applicants’ Conference is not required for those who wish to apply. The
deadline for submission of proposals is November 15, 2017. 

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North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) appreciates your interest in responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 Request for Proposals.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
All proposals must conform to the attached Proposal Writing Guidelines and Content Requirements. The applicant must submit the completed proposal as one electronic copy to resourcedevelopment@nlacrc.org. No fax copies will be accepted. The proposals must be complete,
typewritten, collated, and page numbered. No proposals will be accepted after the deadline.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
November 15, 2017

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:

NLACRC reserves the right to request or negotiate changes in a proposal, to accept all or part of a proposal, or to reject any or all proposals. NLACRC reserves the right to withdraw this
Open Proposal Period (OPP) and/or any item within at any time without notice. NLACRC
reserves the right to disqualify any proposal which does not adhere to the OPP guidelines.
This OPP is being offered at the discretion of NLACRC. There are no start-up funds associated with these RFPs.
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NLACRC PROPOSAL WRITING GUIDELINES
The applicant is required to submit an electronic copy in a word compatible document. An
application will be disqualified from consideration for failure to follow instructions, completeddocuments, submit required documents or meet the submission deadline. All proposals
submitted must adhere to the following requirements:

• Use Standard size format so proposal will print out on a standard 8 ½ x 11 paper

• Proposal must be typed using a standard font (12).

• Complete submission must not exceed a total of 30 pages, excluding cost statement and
DS1891.

• Every page must be numbered consecutively.

• The “Proposal Title Page” must be the first page of the proposal. The project to be
developed must be indicated by checking one of the boxes.

• The proposal must include a Table of Contents that corresponds to Content Requirements.

• All sections of the Content Requirements must be addressed in the proposal.
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CONTENT REQUIREMENTS

1. PROPOSAL TITLE PAGE
Provide the name, address and telephone number of the applicant. If the applicant is a
corporation, list the principal members of the corporation and include verification of
incorporation in California. Identify the author(s) of the proposal. List any parties who
participated in writing all or part of the proposal.

2. TABLE OF CONTENTS

3. STATEMENT OF OBLIGATION

4. APPLICANT’S EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND INFORMATION
a. Provide a 1-2 page summary of the applicant’s qualifications which details education, knowledge and experience providing services to persons with developmental disabilities, and which includes a brief description of applicant’s experience in developing and operating the type of project for which you are submitting a proposal.

b. Provide a copy of your resume with at least two (2) references with addresses and
telephone numbers, and a statement permitting that references may be verified by NLACRC. Applicants should be aware that the selection committee will contact references or other
sources to corroborate any information provided in the proposal.

5. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
BRIEFLY address the following elements:
a. Philosophy and Statement of Purpose in regards to specific service/development/project
you are applying for
b. The programs instructional strategies, techniques and intervention methods to be utilized.
c. Anticipated individual’s outcomes
d. Staffing
1. Management oversight
2. Employee qualifications
3. Contingency plans
4. Staff training and development approaches
5. Consultants qualifications (if applicable)
e. If applicable describe how your program will seek out and access ancillary/generic
resources to insure ongoing health, safety and growth of the individuals the program would
support. (ex. Mental health services, dentist, probation, public transportation,…)
f. Operations/Location
- Office location and hours
- Area/location of services and hours
g. Describe you agencies orientation to continuous quality improvement, learning and
self-evaluation as it relates to this service.

6. BUSINESS PLAN
Note: The rates of reimbursement available in California may or may not cover the cost of
operating this service in this regional center’s catchment area. Please examine the economic climate of your proposed service in your business plan.

7. NLACRC COST STATEMENT

8. DS 1890 VENDOR APPLICATION FORM (COVER SHEET)

9. DS 1891 APPLICANT/VENDOR DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Every applicant or vendor must complete and submit a current Applicant/Vendor Disclosure
Statement, DS 1891 (disclosure statement) which discloses information about each service
provider’s ownership and control interest. As part of the complete application packet for
vendorization or upon request of the vendoring regional center. Overall Authority: Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 42, Part 455; California Code of Regulations, Title 17 Section 54311. Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4648.12.

10. If applicable a copy of LLC paper/corporation documents/DBA documents.

11. STATEMENT OF EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
a. Provide a statement outlining applicant’s plan to serve diverse populations, including, but
not limited to, culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
b. Provide examples of applicant’s commitment to addressing the needs of those diverse
populations.
c. Provide any additional information that the applicant deems relevant to issues of equity
and diversity.



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