North Los Angeles County Regional Center IS NOW ACCEPTING submissions for our OPEN PROPOSAL PERIOD (OPP). NLACRC is accepting proposals for unmet service needs that have been identified within the agency but are not critical. Entities wishing to develop an identified service may submit their proposal following the instructions provided here. Proposals are reviewed and eligible applicants are selected to move to the next stage of development.
With regard to the indicated Needed Services and Saturated Services (supply beyond the point at which the demand for a service is satisfied) listed below, we request that applicants only submit a proposal for NLACRC’s needed services. While an applicant may submit a proposal for any service, we highly recommend that all applicants utilize the NLACRC service provider directory (https://www.nlacrc.org/about-us/service-provider-list) to determine how many active service providers are already vendored with NLACRC for the service they wish to develop. All applicants must be aware that vendorization does not guarantee referrals (Title 17, Section 54322(d)(10)), and that Resource Development staff must focus their time and efforts primarily on developing services that are considered a critical need and meet our consumers’ current needs. Additionally, it is in consumers’ best interest that service providers vendored with NLACRC are able to receive adequate referrals to maintain stable businesses over time. We strongly advise all applicants to carefully consider both their business plan and the level of need for services they are qualified to provide before submitting a proposal and pursuing development of a particular service.
Antelope Valley & Santa Clarita Valley
Non-Ambulatory Adult Residential Facilities
Infant Development Programs (Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys)
Community Based Adult Programs (HCBS compliant)
Applied Behavior Analysis Services (Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys only)
San Fernando Valley
Supported Living Services
Independent Living Services
Adaptive Skills Training Programs
Applied Behavior Analysis Services
No saturated services at this time.
No saturated services at this time.
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: This development cycle DOES NOT have startup funds associated with them. You are responsible for 100% of the initial start-up cost and continued maintenance of the business.
An Informational Applicants’ Conference to answer questions about the Winter 2021 OPP cycle, the vendorization process, and to provide technical assistance will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021 (01/25/2021) at 1:00pm via Zoom:
Zoom ID: 927 5598 1792
Providers interested in responding to this OPP may download a complete copy of the OPP and Proposal Writing Guidelines from NLACRC’s website at www.nlacrc.org.
The 6 week deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, March 1, 2021 (11:59pm)
North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) appreciates your interest in responding to the WINTER 2021 OPEN PROPOSAL PERIOD (OPP).
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
All proposals must conform to the attached Proposal Writing Guidelines and Content Requirements. The applicant must submit the completed proposal via email (an electronic copy) to email@example.com. No faxed, mailed, or drop-off copies to NLACRC reception will be accepted. The submitted proposal must be complete in its entirety, typewritten, collated, and page numbered accordingly. No proposals will be accepted after the submission deadline.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
March 1, 2021 (11:59pm) – proposals submitted after March 1, 20201 (11:59pm) will not be accepted.
April 19, 2021 - Approval/Incomplete Status Letters awarded.
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 proposals.
Per regulation, NLACRC must inform you that pursuant to Title 17, Section 54322, (d) (10) Regional Centers cannot guarantee referrals.
NLACRC PROPOSAL WRITING GUIDELINES
The applicant is required to submit an electronic copy via email in a word compatible format. An application will be disqualified from consideration for failure to follow instructions, not submitting all the required proposal documents and/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 40 pages, excluding the cost statement and DS1891.
Every page must be numbered consecutively.
The Proposal Title Page must be the first page of the proposal. The “Proposed Service” to be developed and “Location” must be indicated on the title page.
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.
* An incomplete submitted proposal will be disqualified and can be submitted during the next applicable cycle of development. Please review and audit all documents thoroughly to ensure all content requirements are included in your proposal.
WINTER 2021 OPP CONTENT REQUIREMENTS
PROPOSAL TITLE PAGE
WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT THE PROPOSAL TITLE PAGE PROVIDED FOR THIS CYCLE OF DEVELOPMENT. 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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
STATEMENT OF OBLIGATION
APPLICANT’S EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND INFORMATION
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.
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.
NLACRC COST STATEMENT
DS1890 VENDOR APPLICATION FORM
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.
If applicable a copy of LLC paper/corporation documents/DBA documents. If applicable a copy of LLC paper/corporation documents/DBA documents.
STATEMENT OF EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
Provide a statement outlining applicant’s plan to serve diverse populations, including, but not limited to, culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
Provide examples of applicant’s commitment to addressing the needs of those diverse populations.
Provide any additional information that the applicant deems relevant to issues of equity and diversity.