Department of Children and Families
Request For Information
Mental Health Court Services
Begin Date: September 7, 2012
End Date: September 14, 2012
This RFI is a MANDATORY RESPONSE if you are going to submit a solicitation for
This is a Request For Information (RFI) as defined in Section 287.012(21), Florida
Statutes and Rule 60A-1.042, F.A.C., for planning purposes only. This is not a
solicitation for offers.
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. herein referred to as the “Managing
Entity” or “Contractor” is seeking to identify responsive information from
prospective, qualified vendors that are interested in providing Mental Health Court
Services in Lee County.
Any organization interested in providing these services must comply with all of the
a. Have an administrative cost rate of no more than 14% as evidenced by
completion of the DCF SAMH Provider Cost Survey available at
b. Registered as a not for profit 501.C.3. corporation
c. No material weaknesses or Significant deficiencies related to the audit of
the financial statements as reported in the Independent Auditor’s Report on
Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other
Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in
Accordance with Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book Report).
A copy of the latest CPA audit needs to be submitted.
d. Have not been debarred or had a state contract terminated or cancelled due
to poor performance. A letter from the lead agency stating that the agency
is in good standing will suffice for this requirement.
e. An established Governing Board (as evidenced by the latest Board meeting
f. If you have funding in excess of $500,000 annually you must be enrolled as
an Medicaid provider evidence by submission of your Medicaid number or
submit evidence that you are in the process of applying for a Medicaid
The department's resources limit the project to $106,500.00 (This is six months level
of funding, the annual amount will $213,000.00).
Scope of Work
The Lee Mental Health Court is a judicial diversion program representing a collaborative
effort between the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Department of Children and
Families, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. and numerous community provider
agencies. The primary goal of the program is to establish outreach and a link between the
judicial system and local community service provider’s thereby facilitating rehabilitation
through treatment instead of traditional legal penalties. Consequently, this will reduce the
number of incarcerated individuals with mental illness along with the costs incurred for
Qualifying individuals have a primary mental health disorder with the SPMI target
population (maybe co-occurring) and pending misdemeanor or felony charges within the
jurisdiction of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. Individuals admitted to the program agree to
voluntarily participate. Coastal Behavioral Healthcare provides comprehensive mental
health and substance abuse outreach and linkage and partners with the individuals served
offering choice, person-centered recovery through the development of an intervention
plan, assists with linking individuals to treatment services, and provides regular monitoring
and reporting of individual progress to the Court.
If you are interested in providing the services indicated in this request, please provide a
letter of intent with the required item as described in the Qualification Requirements
section. Failure to submit all required information will be considered as non-
All responses to the RFI are due no later than 5:00 P.M. eastern standard time on
September 14, 2012, 5:00 p.m. CFBHN must receive ei t her one electronic o r o n e
hard copy of the response. Please direct responses to:
Michael D. Krause, Director of Contracting
Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.
719 US Highway, 301 South.
Tampa, Florida 33619