1. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified entities to provide licensed, Clinically Managed High Intensity residential treatment services ASAM Level III.5 for up to 16 chemically dependent adolescents (males and/or females) ages 12 to 17 in a free-standing, non hospital-based setting.

2. A contract is necessary for the establishment and/or continuation of inpatient treatment of substance abuse disorders for chemically dependent adolescents. The Contractor shall bring quality, research-based treatment to adolescents with substance abuse disorders living in Region VI and surrounding areas (See Attachment V). Region VI consists of the following parishes: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, Rapides, LaSalle, Vernon, and Winn. The program must be housed in one of these parishes. Without this contract, many adolescents and their families may have to travel long distances to obtain services.

3. The Contractor shall utilize the network of the Office of Behavioral Health, the Statewide Management Organization
and the community as the primary referral sourcefor potential clients.