OPM: Request For Proposals


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Request for Information:
Contract Management System for State Health and Human Service Agency Contracts with Community Providers

RFI #OPMFIN20150206


The State is issuing this RFI to help determine what automated system solutions and approaches might exist that would best contribute to achieving efficiencies in its POS contracting processes with regard to:  Routing intra and inter-agency requests to contract; Managing the flow of information and documents within and between state agencies and to and from providers; Creating or collecting documents in a more efficient manner; Tracking the status of these contract development and management activities; and Reporting on results and costs related to POS contracts.

For complete RFI details, please visit the DAS BizNet Portal at:



Official Contact:

Valerie Clark, Office of Finance

Office of Policy and Management

450 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106


(860) 418-6313


Issue Date:

February 6, 2015


Question Deadline Date:

February 20, 2015 @ 5:00 P.M. EST


Question Response Deadline Date:

March 6, 2015 @ 5:00 P.M. EST


Response Deadline:

March 20, 2015 @ 5:00 P.M. EST



A Fourth Study of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) with Connecticut's Juvenile Justice System
RFP #OPMCJPPD20141205     

The State is contracting for services to provide support to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC), a Governor-appointed committee responsible for overseeing the distribution and use of federal funds under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act in Connecticut.  The purpose of the JJAC is to prevent delinquency and improve Connecticut’s juvenile justice system. 


The JJAC is responsible for meeting four federal mandates concerning juveniles in Connecticut’s juvenile justice system.  One of these mandates is addressing Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) with the juvenile justice system.  The product of this contract will be a fourth study of DMC in Connecticut.


These services are authorized in accordance with Sections 4-65a and 4-68m of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 223 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (42 USC 5633). 


The selected contractor will conduct the study of DMC in Connecticut’s juvenile justice system using the same methodology as in the first three studies, with an additional analysis component studying judges’ decisions concerning secure detention. 


All communications with the State regarding this RFP must be directed to the Official State Contact.


The Official State Contact person for the purpose of this RFP is:


Carolyn Smith-Stokes

Office of Policy and Management

Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division

450 Capitol Avenue


Hartford, Connecticut  06106-1379

PHONE:  860-418-6307

FAX: 860-418-6496                                                                                                      


EMAIL:  carolyn.smith-stokes@ct.gov


The due date for proposals is 12:00 PM on Monday, January 5, 2015.






UPDATE - 12/22/14 - For the complete Question and Answer document, please click  HERE


Connecticut Keep Kids Safe Grant Program (CKKSGP) - Request for Applications (RFA)
RFA #OPMPDPD20141110

The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) announces the release of a Request For Applications (RFA) for the Connecticut Keep Kids Safe Grant Program (CKKSGP).  The purpose of the CKKSGP is to provide grants to agencies, institutions or persons to conduct research, provide public education, establish outreach programs and enhance public awareness of safety issues with regard to children.

This RFA is issued in accordance with Sections 14-21f and 14-21g of the Connecticut General Statutes.  OPM reserves the right to amend or cancel this RFA, at any time, if OPM deems it to be necessary, appropriate, or otherwise in the best interest of the State.

OPM has designated the individual below as the Official Contact for purposes of this RFA.  The Official Contact is the only authorized contact for this RFA and, as such, handles all related communications on behalf of OPM.  Applicants, prospective applicants, and other interested parties are advised that any communication with any other OPM employee (including appointed officials) or personnel under contract to OPM about this RFA is strictly prohibited.  Applicants or prospective applicants who violate this instruction may risk disqualification from further consideration.

Official Contact:

Kathleen Symonds

Office of Policy and Management

450 Capitol Avenue, MS#52LTC

Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1379

PHONE:  860.418.6410

FAX:  860.418.6495          

E-Mail:  kathleen.symonds@ct.gov

Application Due Date and Time.  The Official Contact is the only authorized recipient of applications submitted in response to this RFA.  Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be evaluated.  When hand-delivering applications by courier or in person, allow extra time due to building security procedures.  OPM will not accept a postmark date as the basis for meeting the application due date and time.  Applications received after the due date and time may be accepted by OPM as a clerical function, but late applications will not be evaluated. 

Due Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Time: 2:00 p.m.


State Contracting Portal:  http://das.ct.gov/cr1.aspx?page=12


UPDATE - 01/16/15!!! An amendment has been made to this RFA to clarify application submissions.  For complete text of amendment please click HERE


UPDATE - 12/10/14!!! An amendment has been made to this RFA.  For complete text of the amendment please click HERE

UPDATE  - The RFA "Questions and Answers" Document is available by clicking HERE.


Nonprofit Collaboration Incentive Grant Program - Request for Applications (RFA)
RFA #OPM-PDPD-20141022

The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) announces the release of a Request For Applications (RFA) for the Nonprofit Collaboration Incentive Grant Program (NCIP). Eligible applicants must be a collaboration of two or more nonprofit organizations providing services in Connecticut.  The application deadline for consideration for funding is on or before 3:00 p.m. on December 15, 2014.


The NCIP will distribute grants to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.  Applicants may request funding for one-time infrastructure costs to implement consolidations of programs or services resulting from the collaboration of two or more nonprofit organizations.  Grant funds may be used for the purchase of, or improvements to, facilities; refinancing of facility loans; equipment purchases; energy conservation, transportation and technology projects; and relocation expenses related to physical consolidation of the collaboration.  The amount of available funding is $1,273,079.


Important Changes to the NCIP RFA:


Organizations and/or subcontractors that have received funding in previous rounds of the Nonprofit Collaboration Incentive Program are now eligible to submit an application for this RFA or any other NCIP RFA that may be released in the future.


Applicants applying for Facility Purchase, Facility Improvement or Facility Loan Refinancing Projects are no longer required to file a lien on the property to be purchased, improved or refinanced.


Additional RFA Information & Documents:


The RFA Guidelines, Application Instructions and Complete Application are available at The State of CT/DAS BizNet Portal.


The Official NCIP Application Contact person is Pamela Trotman who can be reached by email at Pamela.trotman@ct.gov, or by phone at 860-418-6359.


UPDATED INFORMATION!  Posted 12/03/14:  The RFA Questions and Answers document can be found at the following link, under the "Documents" section:




Transit Oriented Development Grant Program - Request for Applications (RFA)
RFA #OPM-IGP-20140925

The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) hereby announces a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Transit Oriented Development Planning Grant Program.  Municipalities are invited to apply for planning grants ranging between $50,000 and $250,000, in accordance with the provisions of this RFA.  For more information download the RFA PDF document: OPM-IGP-20140925, or visit the DAS BizNet Portal at http://www.biznet.ct.gov/scp_search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=33669 for complete details.

Each application shall include: 1) a formal written proposal submitted by the chief executive officer of the municipality; 2) a resolution of the respective Regional Planning Organization indicating regional support for the application; and 3) Certified Resolutions of the municipality’s legislative body authorizing the chief executive officer to apply for the grant and to designate the grant administrator.

Milestone dates are summarized in Section G of this RFA.  Any questions on this RFA must be submitted in writing as well as in an electronic Portable Document File (PDF) no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 to:

Office of Policy and Management

450 Capitol Avenue

Mr. Daniel Morley, MS# 54ORG

Hartford, CT 06106-1379 


Electronic submissions must be sent to: Daniel.Morley@ct.gov.

Applications are due to the Office of Policy and Management by November 14, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.





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