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Solicitation 2024


FY 2024 Request for Proposal | Frequently Asked Questions

Effective July 7, 2023, the solicitation for Fiscal Year 2024 blanket purchase agreements for treatment services in the Western District of Missouri is OPEN!

All documents necessary for submission of an Offer on a Request for Proposal (RFP) must be OBTAINED AND PRINTED from the links below.

Go to the heading FY2024 Request for Proposal (below) to locate the required documents specific to each individual catchment area and service type.  Section A provides your specific solicitation number and the corresponding/attached Section B provides the service project codes on which to bid. Click on the catchment area and service type to complete and print the Request for Proposal. Please be sure to select the correct catchment area and service type for which you wish to make an offer. 

Please send questions relative to the solicitation via email no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 4, 2023, to:

Katie Klocksiem


Branton Bruner

All questions and answers will be posted on this web site (see below).

If you would prefer a hard copy of the RFP, please call or e-mail Katie Klocksiem at (417) 225-7745 or or Branton Bruner at (816) 512-1304 or Please provide your agency name, address, telephone number, and the catchment area and service type for which you wish to make an offer. Please allow ample mailing time in order to meet the deadline for submission of the offer.

FY2024 Request for Proposal

These are very large PDF documents and may take a few minutes to download.


Questions and Answers

Do substance abuse counselors need to be state certified or can they be in the process of acquiring certification at the time the RFP is submitted?

Response: According to the Statement of Work, Section C: Counselors shall be certified and or have credentials to engage in substance abuse treatment intervention as established by his/her state's regulatory board and/or accrediting agency.

Are the Co-occurring codes under the Substance abuse BPA?

Response: The co-occurring project codes, 6015-Individual, 6026-group and 6036-family are now under the Mental Health BPA.

On a typical day, how many offenders are enrolled in services?

Response: Estimated monthly quantities are meant to provide the vendor with the approximate number of units a vendor can anticipate providing per month for each project code. As of the month of July, we had approximately 325 defendants/offenders receiving services under this BPA. Please note, this number represents individuals receiving a variety of services, not specifically counseling services. Please refer to the EMQ's listed for each project code for an approximate number.

Does the probation office dictate treatment services or does the professional staff decide how much treatment an offender receives?

Response: Yes, the probation office dictates treatment services and orders the services to be provided utilizing the form 45. Only those services listed on the form 45 can be provided by the vendor. Having said that, we hope to work in collaboration with the vendor and involve counselors in the development of an appropriate treatment plan.

Can the offers be walked in or hand delivered?

Response: Yes, please make the recipient aware the item delivered is an offer so it is not opened and Julie Spratley is notified.

The offeror is not required to submit solicitation sections C, D, E, F, G, H, and I as part of its proposal.  What does solicitation mean exactly?

Response: Solicitation means a request for proposals. This statement is saying you do not have to print out these sections and submit them with your proposal. Each offeror shall prepare and submit as part of its offer a Narrative Statement in which the offeror describes how it will provide the mandatory requirements stated in Sections C, E, F and G. Please see Section K, Paragraph 1.

If the codes are now under the Mental Health BPA, why are they listed in this contract in Section C?

Response: Please note, section C contains all project codes. Section B outlines the one specific to your catchment area/BPA.

Is it necessary to type Section H and I in the proposal or can we just copy the pages and put in our bid?

Response: As outlined in Section L under Proposal Submission "Note: The offeror is not required to submit solicitation sections C, D, E, F, G, H, and I as part of its proposal."

Is the service delivered in a residential setting or in my office?

Response: Service needs to be delivered within the catchment area. A site visit will be conducted to ensure all local, state and federal rules are followed.

Do you have this solicitation, or at least the forms to be completed in Word?

Response: No- we do not create these forms. They are generated by a national program which utilizes PDF only.