Request for Proposal (RFP) Notice’s

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RFP Notice: Montezuma County is seeking bids for Emergency Medical Technician services for a one-year pilot Community Intervention Program.

Montezuma County is seeking bids for Emergency Medical Technician services for a one-year pilot Community Intervention Program. The Community Intervention Program (CIP) will enhance emergency response to non-criminal calls for service. The program offers “in the moment” connections to behavioral health resources and other community supports.  Goals of the program include developing an appropriate response for treatment, referrals, engagement and prevention, engaging mental health in the local emergency response system, and reducing the unnecessary response burden on law enforcement, EMS, and fire.

Montezuma County is seeking a contractor to provide two (2) Emergency Medical Technicians including required administrative supervision. The contractor will be responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and payroll. The contractor will participate in program development and execution, including establishing standard operating guidelines (SOG)/protocols. The contractor will be involved in developing a data collection system and sharing that data with program oversight.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Position Qualifications:

  • The EMT will utilize their working knowledge to assess medical needs quickly, provide for basic medical needs, medical monitoring at the scene and during local or long-distance transports. EMT’s will support mobile crisis therapist where necessary and appropriate.  EMT’s may be required to administer medications (behavioral control or not) as directed by medical director if credentialed appropriately.  EMTs will assist with care coordination after evaluations with rapid linkage to treatment providers.

 

Physical Demands/Abilities:

  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand or kneel and occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop. Must have ability to sit for longer periods at a computer. Employee must be able to travel between Axis Health Services (AHS) locations. Possible potential exposure to communicable disease. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. AHS may make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Vision sufficient to read medical records, instruments, documentation, and visual changes in patient condition.  Hearing must be sufficient to interact with a patient who may be unable to speak at a normal voice level.  Mobility (including lifting, bending, stooping, reaching) and dexterity sufficient to assist patients and handle required instruments.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Education: HS diploma or GED.
  • Minimum Certifications: EMT Basic
    • Must be knowledgeable regarding patient health information and HIPAA compliance.
    • Must be organized and demonstrate the ability to follow guidelines.
    • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to be self-directed.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to follow the organization’s confidentiality and security rules.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of EMS activities including triage, basic life support, and environmental conditions, auto external defibrillation
  • Must be able to assess medical needs quickly and distinguish physical and behavioral health symptoms.
  • A working knowledge of crisis intervention approaches and the applications to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse issues.
  • Knowledge of diverse issues including mental illness, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, dementia and developmental disabilities.
  • Knowledge of community mental/physical health resources and their eligibility criteria and provide rapid linkage to treatment providers.
  • Ability to deliver services in various locations.
  • Must have a driver’s license and ability to be commercially insured and maintain a driver’s record that allows insurability with AHS commercial insurance agency.
  • Principles of comprehensive report preparation and narration.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate utilization of EMT level skills for pre-hospital care.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Principles of modern EMS prevention and education.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a sometimes-hectic environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Skill in communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with patients, the public, co-workers, and supervisor(s) sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work directions.
  • Communicate confidential information only as required to perform job responsibilities. Working knowledge of HIPAA and 42 CFR, Pt 2.
  • Working knowledge of involuntary mental health holds (2CCR 502-1.27-65), and alcohol and drug Emergency Commitments (EC) and Involuntary Commitments (IC).
  • Effectively and competently, utilize appropriate computer systems as it relates to individual job.
  • Ability to establish universal precautions and report potential exposure to a communicable disease immediately.
  • Travel required.
  • Ability to work occasionally beyond normally scheduled hours.
  • Ability to take on additional duties when necessary.

Additional eligibility requirements:

  • Annual TB screening
  • Crisis Prevention Institute training within 90 days.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification PRO. 

The program will be overseen by Montezuma County. The contractor will bill the county for services on a monthly basis, with total cost of services not to exceed $113,984 annually.

If the pilot program is successful, terms may be renegotiated for continuing services.

Submit sealed bids to Montezuma County Administration (109 W Main Street Room 260, Cortez, CO 81321)  no later than 12:00pm on October 18, 2021.  Bids will be opened at 1:30 pm on October 18, 2021, and the contract will be awarded on October 19, 2021. 

 

Addendum to RFP for Emergency Medical Technician services for the Community Intervention Program.

Indirect cost of services shall not exceed 21% or a total of $137,921 annually. 

 

RFP Notice: Montezuma County is seeking bids for Behavioral Health Clinician services for a one-year pilot Community Intervention Program

 Montezuma County is seeking bids for Behavioral Health Clinician services for a one-year pilot Community Intervention Program. The Community Intervention Program (CIP) will enhance emergency response to non-criminal calls for service. The program offers “in the moment” connections to behavioral health resources and other community supports.  Goals of the program include developing an appropriate response for treatment, referrals, engagement and prevention, engaging mental health in the local emergency response system, and reducing the unnecessary response burden on law enforcement, EMS, and fire.

Montezuma County is seeking a contractor to provide two (2) behavioral health clinicians including required administrative supervision. The contractor will be responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and payroll. The contractor will participate in program development and execution, including establishing standard operating guidelines (SOG)/protocols. The contractor will be involved developing a data collection system and sharing that data with program oversight.

Behavioral Health Clinician

Position Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Services, license-eligible, license preferred.
  • Experience in an emergency services setting or demonstrated competency.
  • Crisis intervention experience preferred.
  • Must be able to complete and apply training with law enforcement agency including basic tactical intervention, scene safety, basic firearm safety, defensive driving, use of CAD and radio systems.
  • Annual TB screening, Current Crisis Prevention Institute training, and BLS PRO certification required.

 

Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of crisis intervention approaches and their applications to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse problems.
  • Working knowledge of Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and DBT coaching skills.
  • Ability to perform mental status evaluations, differential diagnosis, and service coordination duties.
  • Ability to assess level of risk and treatment approaches and their applications to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse problems. Make appropriate clinical judgment for resolution of client emergencies to a safe outcome.
  • Ability to deliver services in various community locations.
  • Working knowledge of involuntary mental health holds (27-65), and alcohol and drug Emergency Commitments (EC) and Involuntary Commitments (IC).
  • Working knowledge of HIPAA and 42 CFR, Pt. 2.
  • Knowledge of community health and behavioral health resources and their eligibility criteria.
  • Working knowledge of Windows based computer applications to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and Internet access.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including calculator, copy machine, fax and multi-line telephone. Interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external customers.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a sometimes hectic environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to follow established universal precautions and immediately report potential exposure to a communicable disease.
  • Must have current driver’s license and ability to be commercially insured and maintain a driving record that allows insurability with AHS commercial insurance agency.

 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • This community-based position functions in partnership with law enforcement on patrol. The employee will spend most of a workday in a law enforcement issued vehicle. The employee must be able to sit for longer periods of time in a vehicle and tolerate the movement of driving. Office space is available as needed for administrative activities.
  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, or kneel and occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop.
  • Employee may be exposed to stressful situations that involve enraged, distraught and/or intoxicated individuals with possible mental health issues.
  • The working environment includes a possible/potential exposure to

communicable disease. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The program will be overseen by Montezuma County. The contractor will bill the county for services on a monthly basis, with total cost of services not to exceed $153,969 annually.

If the pilot program is successful, terms may be renegotiated for continuing services.

Submit sealed bids to Montezuma County Administration (109 W Main Street Room 260, Cortez, CO 81321) no later than 12:00pm on October 18, 2021.  Bids will be opened at 1:30pm on October 18, 2021 and the contract will be awarded on October 19, 2021.

 

Addendum to RFP for Behavioral Health Clinician services for the Community Intervention Program.

Indirect cost of services shall not exceed 21% or a total of $186,303 annually.

RFP Notice: Montezuma County Landfill is seeking proposals to replace the Reznor heating/cooling unit

Public Notice

Montezuma County Landfill is seeking proposals to replace the Reznor heating/cooling unit for the main office. We are looking for an AC unit/Heating unit rather than a swamp cooler. Some new ductwork may be required. The new unit may replace the unit on the roof or moved to a location inside the office area.

For a walk-through at the site contact Mel Jarmon or Rachel Abeln at 970-565-9858.

Solicitation and selection of final bids will be at the sole discretion of the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners also reserves the right to reject any and all bids at its sole and absolute discretion, and the low bid may not necessarily be selected as the winning bid.

Montezuma County does not discriminate against race, color, national origin, or gender in determining bid awards.

One (1) complete sealed proposal package must be received at the following address by 4:00 p.m. on June 25, 2021.

Montezuma County Administration
Attn:  Landfill heating/cooling unit
109 West Main, Room 260
Cortez, CO  81321

Proposals may be mailed, couriered, or dropped off in person by a company representative and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on June 25, 2021.

The bids will be opened by the Board of County Commissioners on June 29, 2021.

Chairman

Jim Candelaria (Pleasant View) Phone: (970) 749-3841

Vice Chairman

Kent Lindsay (District 2) Phone: (970) 560-1471

Commissioner of Deeds

Joel Stevenson (District 3) Phone: (970) 749-3113
Contact Montezuma County Vice-Chairman, Jim Candelaria (Pleasant View)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Kent Lindsay (District 2)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Joel Stevenson (District 3)