1.     The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers that provide inpatient/residential treatment and detoxification services for indigent, adult chemically dependent males and females. The facility is to be located in the area of the state to include Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis parishes.

2.     A contract is necessary to establish and insure the continuation of inpatient/residential and medically supported detoxification beds. The proposer agrees to provide a minimum of twenty-four (24) inpatient/rehabilitation beds and six (6) medically supported detoxification beds for a total of thirty (30) beds.  Proposals for less than the indicated number of beds will not be considered. Based on past daily utilization rates within current contract, inpatient and detox beds are being reduced from 46 to 30 total beds. The program is to be inpatient/residential as defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria as Clinically Managed High Intensity Residential (adult inpatient/residential) level III.5, and medically monitored detoxification beds are to meet the requirements for those beds as defined by ASAM Criteria as Medically Monitored inpatient/residential detoxification level III.7D.  The facilities must be licensed by the LDH Bureau of Health Services Financing Minimum Standards Requirements for Substance Abuse/Addiction Treatment Facilities.