REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, State of New Jersey, is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and requesting responses from a qualified pool of vendors for Rapid Rehousing Case Management Services throughout Burlington County in the State of New Jersey, from which the County may award a contract for the term of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. The pool will be current for a three year period from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017.
Qualified vendors should have experience in emergency housing services and Case Management, and will work closely with the County Department of Human Services to achieve the goal of reducing homelessness by enhancing the services provided to individuals who are placed into housing by the Board of Social Services. Services shall consist of activities which assist the client in obtaining and keeping permanent housing and becoming self-sufficient. These services include identifying the factors which contribute to the client's homelessness, developing a case plan, referral to appropriate services, and follow up to ensure services are delivered. It is anticipated that 60 individuals shall be served over the course of a year.
Other specific experience, knowledge and practical qualification requirements are contained in the RFQ.
Copies for the RFQ are available at the Burlington County Department of Human Services at 795 Woodlane Road, Westampton, NJ. All interested qualified candidates are encouraged to contact Anna Payanzo, Director of Human Services @ (609) 265-3120 to receive a copy of the RFQ or visit the Burlington County website http://www.co.burlington.nj.us.
There will be an optional technical assistance session at the County Human Services Building, 795 Woodlane Road, Lecture Hall A, on Monday December 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM.
Responses must be submitted to the Burlington County Department of Human Services. Responses are scheduled to be opened on January 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM, at which time all responses will be opened. Any responses received after said opening, whether by mail or otherwise will be returned unopened. No responses will be accepted after the above referenced date. Qualifications must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the name of the RFQ clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Responses may not be e-mailed, faxed or transmitted over the telephone.
It is recommended that each response be hand delivered to the Burlington County Department of Human Services. The County assumes no responsibility for delays in any form of carrier, mail or delivery service causing the qualification to be received at the Burlington County Department of Human Services later than the above-referenced scheduled opening. Nothing herein is intended to exclude any responsible qualified vendor or in any way restrain or restrict competition. All responsible qualified vendors are encouraged to submit qualifications.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders reserves the right to accept or reject any or all responses submitted in the best interest of the County and the Board further reserves the right to waive any defect or informality in any qualification should it be in the best interest of the County.
Responders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 and submit a Conflict of Interest Certification.
This RFQ is being solicited through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, et seq. The County intends to award any contracts for these services pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i).