The Louisiana Department of Health is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to cover the administrative management of behavioral health services for non-Medicaid/uninsured individuals in need of behavioral health services in outpatient, residential, and acute care settings for both mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

The aim of the RFP is to improve administrative oversight of access to services, quality of care, and efficiency in the delivery system for non-Medicaid/uninsured children, youth, and adults eligible for behavioral healthcare services through statutory dedications and grants.DHH-OBH works closely with a system of ten (10) independent healthcare districts or authorities (also referred to as local governing entities or LGEs) located throughout the state. Within the LGEs, services are provided through various arrangements including state-operated, state-contracted services, private comprehensive providers, rehabilitation agencies, community addiction and mental health clinics, Licensed Mental Health Professionals (LMHPs), and certified peer support specialists.

All proposals must be received at the below physical address by 4:00 PM CT on Friday, October 9, 2015.  Proposals received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.

Proposals must be submitted via U.S. mail, courier or hand delivered to:

Janice Petersen, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Office of Behavioral Health
628 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone Number: (225) 342-2540
Facsimile Number: (225) 342-3875

This announcement does not commit the LDH-OBH to award a contract or to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of proposals. LDH-OBH reserves the right to accept or reject, in whole or in part, all proposals submitted and/or cancel this announcement. Any contract awarded is based upon the proposal most advantageous to LDH-OBH with costs and other factors considered. All contracts are subject to the availability of funds.