Contracts and Solicitations

Contracts and Solicitations

Requests for Proposals

Research and Technical Assistance Media, Communications and Conference Coordination Strategy and Operations Consulting

***NOTE:  THE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017, 3:00 P.M. ET***

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) is seeking three pools of qualified contractors (Vendor Pools) to provide a diverse array of professional services under three distinct professional service categories (Competition Pools):  1) Research and Technical Assistance; 2) Media, Communications, and Conference Coordination; and 3) Strategy and Operations/Management Consulting.  MOCJ seeks a broad group of contractors – including, but not limited to, not-for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, corporate entities and individual consultants – with the experience, technical expertise and capacity to provide these services. Contractors will be selected in a manner which ensures sufficient allocation of resources across all solicited Competition Pools so as to meet the City’s needs. Upon selection into a Competition Pool, awardees will be eligible to apply for Task Order Solicitations.

Download the RFP Master Agreement HERE.

Download the RFP List of Attachments HERE.

Download Addendum #1 of the RFP HERE.

Download Addendum #2 of the RFP HERE.

Download Addendum #3 of the RFP HERE.

 

Trial-Level Indigent Defense Services Request for Proposals

This request for proposals is being offered to New York City's trial-level indigent defense service provider community and the general public for the implementation of trial-level indigent criminal defense services in all five counties. Read the complete request for proposals HERE.


Notices

Demonstration Project for Domestic Violence Forensic Nurse Examination Volunteer Advocates

The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) seeks to enter into negotiations with the Crime Victim Treatment Services (CVTC) and with Mt. Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) to create a network of on-call trained domestic violence volunteer advocates and provide technical assistance to the hospitals implementing the volunteer network. This work is part of a larger program to enhance domestic violence services within the hospital setting by implementing new Domestic Violence (DV) Forensic Nurse Examination (FNE) programming in New York City. The network of volunteers will advocate for the victim during the exam and coordinate the victim’s needs by facilitating follow-up services and linkages to resources. A network of on-call DV advocates for victims following DV forensic examinations is a novel concept and will be a critical piece in fully supporting victims of domestic violence. For more information, please click HERE.

 

Jails to Jobs Reentry Program

MOCJ seeks to create a comprehensive citywide network of reentry services that address a variety of social service needs among justice involved individuals, including the need for sustainable employment. This network will start in jail with discharge planning and will continue post-release. Proposals should describe a strategy for connecting individuals to employment opportunities while also addressing other social service needs, which may include: education, housing, counseling, healthcare, and family services. Employment opportunities may include subsidized transitional employment, paid internships and training, educational stipends, and direct placement into unsubsidized employment. For more information please click HERE.

Download Addendum #1 of the Solicitation HERE.


Crisis Management System- Remaining Providers Assignment

In accordance with Section 3-04(b)(2)(i)(D)and Section 3-04(b)(2)(ii) of the Procurement Policy Board rules, the Mayor`s Office of Criminal Justice intends to enter into a Negotiated Acquisition with Good Shepherd Service; Jewish Community Council; Getting Out Staying Out; Jacob Riis Housing Settlement; Center for Court Innovation; Staten Island Mental Health Society; Safe Space (”Rock Safe Streets”); CAMBA; and Harlem Mother SAVE to provide immediate and coordinated response to gun violence that aids in victim and community recovery while preventing future violence through the City`s Gun Violence Crisis Management System, and utilizing the Cure Violence model associated with the Crisis Management System. The anticipated start date of the contract is July 1, 2017 with an estimated contract term of two (2) years. For more information, click HERE.

Vendors interested in participating in similar procurements in the future may contact mocjprocurement@cityhall.nyc.gov.

 

Family Court Alternatives to Detention Renewals
 
The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (“MOCJ”), in accordance with Section 4-04 of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, intends to exercise its option to renew its agreements with the following organizations to provide supervision and services to court-involved youth as an alternative to detention:  The Center for Community Alternatives (Kings County); The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (Bronx County and New York County); and the Fund for the City of New York’s Center for Court Innovation (Queens County and  Richmond County). The term of the renewal agreements will be from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020, with no option to renew.

 

Juvenile Justice Database - Sole Source Award

The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, has developed and has been maintaining a comprehensive database that integrates data from multiple juvenile justice sources and generates case files that track the movement of juvenile delinquency cases through the juvenile justice system, which previously had been supported under federal grant award program that has been discontinued. The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice will enter into a Sole Source agreement with the Vera Institute of Justice to support the continued operations of the juvenile justice system database.

 

Introduction PASSPort!  The City’s new online procurement tool

The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) is launching a new online procurement tool, the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort), moving VENDEX online. PASSPort makes it easier for vendors to submit and keep disclosure documents up-to-date. PASSPort will allow Agencies to make determinations for contract awards and complete performance evaluations online. Visit nyc.gov/passport for updates on PASSPort. For additional information, email the PASSPort support team at passport@mocs.nyc.gov.

 

Crisis Management System- Providers Assignment

In accordance with Section 3-04(b)(2)(i)(D)and Section 3-04(b)(2)(ii) of the Procurement Policy Board rules, the Mayor`s Office of Criminal Justice intends to enter into a Negotiated Acquisition with Bronx Connect (Urban Youth Alliance), Central Family Life Center, Life Camp, Man Up! Inc., Street Corner Resources, and Gangsta’s Making Astronomical Community Changes, Inc. to provide immediate and coordinated response to gun violence that aids in victim and community recovery while preventing future violence through the City`s Gun Violence Crisis Management System, and utilizing the Cure Violence model associated with the Crisis Management System.The anticipated start date of the contract is June 1st, 2017 with an estimated contract term of two (2) years. For more information, click HERE.

Vendors interested in participating in similar procurements in the future may contact mocjprocurement@cityhall.nyc.gov.

 

Warrants Campaign

The Mayor`s Office of Criminal Justice intends to enter into a demonstration project with Reboot to research the various touch points that exist to determine the best way to encourage individuals to come to court and clear their warrants; and produce and administer that campaign, which will ultimately direct the public to come to court to clear any warrants through events organized as part of the campaign or otherwise. The initial phase of the demonstration project is estimated to be for a period of one year from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. For more information, click HERE.

 

Demonstration Project for Bail Reform

The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) seeks to enter into negotiations with ideas42, a non-profit behavioral design and consulting firm, in connection with a demonstration project to redesign the presentation of the City’s failure to appear (FTA) pretrial risk assessment instrument and to develop a mechanism for judicial feedback. The City is updating its current failure to appear (FTA) risk assessment instrument, a tool used to evaluate a defendant’s likelihood of returning to court and to guide a judge’s pretrial release and bail decisions. The tool is currently underutilized. The City is interested in increasing the use and effectiveness of this tool in order to reduce unnecessary incarceration and improve overall fairness of the criminal justice system. The demonstration project will last for a period of 15 months. For more information, click HERE.

 

Anti-Gun Violence Visibility Campaign

The Mayor `s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) intents to, through a demonstration project, in collaboration with the New York Police Department (NYPD), the NYPD Foundation, Citizens Crime Commission, and other institutions, plans to build upon existing anti-gun violence endeavors by identifying and designing new solutions to combat gun violence in New York City by using behavioral science to: (1) remove a greater numbers of illegal guns from communities, and (2) discourage the carrying and use of illegal guns. MOCJ seeks to enter into negotiations with ideas42 in connection with this demonstration project. The City seeks experts in behavioral design and related consultants to draw on decades of experimental scientific research in behavioral economics to design scalable solutions to combat gun violence in New York City. These experts will also work alongside advertising and marketing specialists to structure, test, and implement a sustained citywide high visibility campaign to change social norms around gun violence in New York City. For more information, click HERE.

 

Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool

MOCJ proposes to develop a Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Simulation Tool for New York City. This tool will help the City utilize the risk-need-responsivity approach by providing administrators with access to modules that can help them implement effective screening, assessment, programs, and treatment matching (responsivity) to improve individual and system outcomes. For more information, click here.

The negotiated acquisition procurement has been chosen due to the limited number of vendors available and able to perform the work in accordance with PPB 3-04(b)(2)(ii). MOCJ will continue to accept expressions of interest to the extent required by the City of New York Procurement Policy Board Rules Please review the solicitation found in the link immediately below and submit your expression of interest by October 22, 2016, 11:59pm.  Any questions should be directed to jcherson@cityhall.nyc.gov.

 

Court-Based Intervention and Resource Teams (CIRT) Renewal Notices

The Court-based Intervention and Resource Team (CIRT) programs are charged with providing client advocacy, community-based supervision and case management services for defendants with mental health needs who are either in Department of Correction (DOC) custody and whom the court otherwise would not release and/or those individuals with mental health needs who are in-community and are at-risk of receiving a custodial sentence at disposition or sentencing. The Vendor’s program services are also designed to expand access to community-based supervision and behavioral health services without duplication of services currently availed through the City’s Alternative-to-Incarceration provider community. Individuals residing in-community will be referred to CIRT from non-DOC sources including, but not limited to, defense attorneys, ADAs, judges, the Pre-Arraignment Screening Unit, and other programs specified by the Department. You can find the renewal notices here: The Education and Assistance Corporations; The Education and Assistance Corporations; The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services; Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation; and The Fortune Society.

 

Alternative to Incarceration Renewal

Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation provides Alternative to Incarceration services at three (3) community courts in Manhattan and Brooklyn: Midtown Community Court ($2,890,000 over FY17-FY19), Red Hook Community Justice Center ($1,455,000 over FY17-FY19), and Brownsville Community Justice Center ($2,400,000 over FY17-FY19). For more information, click HERE.

 

Child Advocacy Center Negotiated Acquisition  
The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) seeks to procure comprehensive services to child victims of sexual and physical abuse in one central child-friendly location, known as Child Advocacy Centers (CAC), thus minimizing trauma. For more information, click HERE.

The Negotiated Acquisition procurement has been chosen due to the limited number of vendors available and able to perform the work in accordance with PPB 3-04(b)(2)(ii). MOCJ will continue to accept expressions of interest to the extent required by the City of New York Procurement Policy Board Rules Please review the solicitation found in the link immediately below and submit your expression of interest.  Any questions should be directed to SRBurnett@cityhall.nyc.gov.

 


Additional Information

Fiscal Manual

The Fiscal Manual represents policies and procedures that guide the processing, recording and reporting of financial information at the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ). The requirements outlined in this Fiscal Manual must be adhered to by all contractors that receive financial support from MOCJ. Whenever applicable, contract requirements between contractors and MOCJ will supersede any procedures referenced in this manual. To view the Fiscal Manual, click HERE.

Solicitation Process

  • Prequalification applications are required every three years but we strongly recommend that documents be kept current to expedite the award process
  • Documents related to annual corporate filings must be submitted on an annual basis to remain eligible to compete in RFPs
  • Prequalification applications will be reviewed to ensure timeliness of corporate filings, organizational capacity and relevant service experience
  • Approved organizations will be eligible to compete in RFPs and can submit electronic proposals through the system.

RFPs which will be managed by HHS Accelerator are listed on the NYC Procurement Roadmap located HERE. All current and prospective vendors should frequently review information listed on the roadmap to take full advantage of upcoming opportunities for funding.