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Indiana Department of Child Services

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Community Based Services
Proposals Due 10/15/2014

Community Based Services, formerly referred to as IV-B Services, are programs which promote the well-being of children and families and are designed to strengthen and stabilize families (including adoptive, foster and extended families).  They are also designed to help families at risk or in crisis including services to assist families in preventing disruption and the unnecessary removal of children from their home.  They help to maintain the safety of children in their own homes, support families preparing to reunify or adopt, and assist families in obtaining other services to meet multiple needs.  Community Based Services are identified by the following categories:  Adoption, Resource Parent Services, Family Centered Services, Other Services, Addiction Services, Probation Services, and Specialized Services.

If you have any questions, please contact the Regional Coordinator for these Regions.  If you do not know who the Regional Coordinator is, please see the map at the following link on the DCS website: and click on Child Welfare Service Coordinators.

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Issue of RFP:  9/2/14
Bidders’ Conference:  9/8/14 9am – 12noon and 1pm – 4pm
Deadline to Submit Electronic (Attachment M) Questions to  9/15/14 by 10 am EST
Answers to Vendor questions posted on DCS website: 9/30/14  Question and Answers
Submission of Proposals  10/15/14 by 4pm EDT

  • Note:  The Google Chrome compatibility issue will not be resolved prior to the 10/15/2014 submission due date. Proposal will need to be submitted using the browsers Firefox or Internet Explorer.
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RFP Documents and Service Standards for Contracts effective 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2015: RFP Documents