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RFP for Behavioral Health Services for Youth

Published: April 20, 2022

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services (Department) Behavioral Health Division (BHD) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Behavioral Health Services for Youth.

The Department of Health Services is seeking a Community Based Organization (CBO) to join the County’s Mental Health Plan (MHP) to provide Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) and Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) to children and youth ages 0-20, who meet criteria for Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) as per California Code of Regulations and the California Welfare and Institutions Code.

The County will operate Full Service Partnership (FSP) programs designed to provide an array of intensive community-based services to children with SED who are at risk of placement in institutional care or removal from their home or foster home. The County will also operate a medication clinic serving children and youth who do not require FSP level of care. Sonoma County Behavioral Health staff will access additional supportive services from CBOs as necessary to meet the unique needs of children, youth, and families.

This RFP seeks a CBO to provide individual, family, and group therapy services to children who meet criteria for SMHS. CBO may also, but is not required to, provide rehabilitation, case management, and/or Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) via this RFP. The children who will be referred for services under this RFP are children who: 

• Are engaged in the County’s FSP teams; and/or

• Are receiving medication services from the County’s Medication Clinic and who do not  require FSP level of care; and/or

• Meet criteria for Specialty Mental Health Services, do not require FSP level of care, and  are not receiving medication services from the County’s Medication Clinic.

For questions regarding this specific solicitation, email

The living wage rate required under the County’s Living Wage Ordinance (LWO) has increased. Effective January 1, 2022, the living wage rate required under the LWO shall be $16.75 per hour, an increase over the previous $15.00 per hour. The adjustment was adopted by the County’s Board of Supervisors on December 14, 2021, in accordance with Sonoma Municipal Code section 2-377(d). All covered employees must be paid at least the increased living wage rate.

Login to the County of Sonoma's Supplier Portal to view the RFP and all supplemental documents. You must be registered in the County of Sonoma's Supplier Portal ( in order to login and view, upload, and download all solicitation documents, and to submit electronic proposals or bids. It is incumbent upon all interested parties to check for any changes, including updates or addenda, by logging into the County’s Supplier Portal and reviewing the event.

Event Id:  SC001-0000001485 Round 1 Version 1
Event Starts:
  04/18/2022 4:50PM PDT
Event Ends:
  05/18/2022 2:00PM PDT
Header Attachments:
  Supplier_Portal_Registration_Guide.pdf, How_to_View_Solicitations_and_Submit_Bids_20210308.pdf,
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