The Verdant Health Commission recently released two Requests for Qualification seeking consulting services: for the CHronic-Utilizer Alternative Response Team (CHART) program leadership and for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) work.
Since 2017, the CHART program has been administered by the Verdant Health Commission in partnership with healthcare, human services, fire/EMS, and law enforcement organizations. Verdant seeks an organization to take a leadership role in coordinating information exchange between community partner organizations and providing case management for CHART clients. This RFQ seeks innovative ways to operate the program and increase the efficiency of providing services to clients.
The CHART program was designed to address the needs of South Snohomish County’s most vulnerable residents who have overlapping physical health, mental health, legal, and substance use disorder conditions. The purpose of CHART is to reduce the impact of chronic utilizers on healthcare, emergency services, crisis care, legal, and criminal justice systems. By taking a coordinated approach, the goal of the program is to create an individualized plan that will have a positive and measurable impact for each participant and decrease the system impacts associated with the disproportionate overlapping service utilization by these individuals.
Any questions on the CHART RFQ are due June 21 by email, and answers to these questions will be published on June 25. Responses to the RFQ are due on July 16 by 3:00 p.m. A service provider will be selected in August and work is expected to begin in September. To read the full details of the RFQ and supporting documents, please review the materials below or visit the RFP website:
Update June 25 — The deadline for questions passed without any submissions so the Request for Qualifications & Appendices posted June 14 remains the most current.
To build on its foundational work to ensure equitable access to grants and programs, Verdant released an RFQ for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant on June 16. Verdant is seeking responses from consulting firms, nonprofits, and other organizations with expertise in providing professional consulting services in the areas DEI.
With the assistance of an experienced DEI service provider, Verdant will create and implement practices solidifying its comprehensive commitment to DEI. In 2020, Verdant provided more than $8.2 million in community grants and is on track to provide the same level in 2021. Verdant is committed to funding inclusive programming that supports the varying needs and lived experiences of the people in South Snohomish County.
Any questions on the RFQ are due June 25 by email, and answers to these questions will be published on July 2. Responses to the RFQ are due on July 19 by 3:00 p.m. A service provider will be selected by July 30 and work is expected to begin in August. To read the full details and to respond, visit the RFP website or download the document:
Update July 2 — The document above was updated to includes a list of the questions submitted on the RFQ and the responses. Please scroll to the end of the document to see the new information.