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Comprehensive Communication Campaign for Opioid Awareness (Published 1/17/19)

Prospective Bidders:  Invitation for Bid #3160002711 for a Comprehensive Communication Campaign for Opioid Awareness dated January 17, 2019 has two (2) amendments. Amendment number one notes changes in the IFB procurement document. Amendment number two documents all pre bid  questions and answers. All other terms, conditions, and specifications of this solicitation remain unchanged.

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is seeking to establish a contract for a Comprehensive Communications Campaign for Opioid Awareness. The communications consultant engaged for providing the marketing campaign described herein will assist DMH and the key partner organizations of Stand Up, Mississippi by soliciting and securing media buys for digital, television, radio, outdoor, and print media statewide using specific messaging developed for Stand Up, Mississippi by their creative design firm. The primary goals of this effort are to improve public perception of people dealing with substance use disorder, strengthen policies for prevention and treatment, and promote statewide partnerships to combat the opioid crisis in Mississippi. The bid package submission deadline is February 20, 2019 at 9 a.m. CST.

Project Evaluation Services for Mississippi’s State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant (Published 1/16/19)

DMH receives federal funding for the SOR project from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SOR grantees (states and sub-recipients) are required to report a series of data elements that will enable SAMHSA to determine the impact of the program on opioid use, and opioid-related
morbidity and mortality. Grantees must report client-level data on elements including but not limited to: diagnosis, demographic characteristics,  substance use, services received, types of MAT received; length of stay in treatment; employment status, criminal justice involvement, and housing. Data will be collected by grantees via a face-to-face interview at four data collection points: intake to services, three-month post-intake, six-month post-intake, and at discharge. Recipients will be expected to complete an interview on all clients in their specified unduplicated target number and are also expected to achieve a three-month follow-up rate of 80 percent and a six-month follow-up rate of 80 percent. Submission deadline is January 31, 2019.

Family Leadership Services for the Crossover XPand System of Care Project (Published 12/10/18)

The MS Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking proposals to provide youth leadership services for DMH’s Crossover XPand System of Care (SOC) project. DMH will receive federal funding for the Crossover XPand SOC project from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).

The Crossover XPand SOC project is proposing to expand current and graduated System of Care (SOC) programs in two jurisdictions served by Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources and Weems Community Mental Health by prioritizing underserved children and youth who are involved in the child welfare/advocacy system and/or the juvenile justice system, referred to as “crossover youth,” and those at risk for becoming crossover youth, and their families. The priority children and youth will have a diagnosed serious emotional disorder (SED), co-occurring disorder (COD), or first episode of psychosis (FEP), be ages 3 -21, reside in Forrest, Jones, Lamar, Lauderdale, or Marion Counties in Mississippi, and be involved with child protection services and/or juvenile justice, or be at risk for involvement. Quote submission deadline is Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. CST.

Communications Consultant for Bureau of Outreach and Planning (This posting is now expired)

  • This procurement was awarded to The Cirlot Agency, Inc., 1505 Airport Road, Jackson, MS 39232, on November 27, 2018. 

DMH has two primary goals for utilizing a Communications Consultant: 1) to develop a statewide campaign to increase the public’s awareness of available community-based mental health/IDD services and how to access those services; 2) to develop an effective and strategic communications plan to provide consistent messaging to support the continued expansion of community-based services and how to navigate the state’s public mental health system. The quote submission deadline is November 16, 2018, 4 p.m. CST.

Media Buys for the Stand Up, Mississippi Campaign (This posting is now expired)

  • This procurement was cancelled. 

While DMH shoulders significant responsibility for implementing the system, numerous agencies and organizations serve as invaluable partners in the statewide substance use awareness campaign known as Stand Up, Mississippi. The communications consultant engaged for providing the marketing campaign described herein will assist DMH and key partner organizations by soliciting and securing media buys for digital, television, radio, outdoor, and print media statewide using specific messaging developed for Stand Up, Mississippi by their creative design firm. Targeted audiences for this contract shall be working class, ages 24 – 55 in high-risk occupations, such as construction industry, food service industry, farming, transportation, accommodations, and any other high-risk occupation as determined by DMH. Quote submission deadline is November 6, 2018, 4 p.m. CST.

Promotional Videos or Public Services Announcements for the Stand Up, Mississippi Campaign (This posting is now expired)

  • This procurement was awarded to Mad Genius, Inc., 279 S. Perkins Street, Jackson, MS 39157 on November 9, 2018.

While DMH shoulders significant responsibility for implementing the system, numerous agencies and organizations serve as invaluable partners in the statewide substance use awareness campaign known as Stand Up, Mississippi. The consultant engaged for providing the marketing materials described herein will assist DMH and key partner organizations by developing two (2) – 30 second promotional videos or public service announcements for Stand Up, Mississippi. The consultant shall work with DMH outreach coordinator and media/marketing consultant firm to develop messaging and content for both videos. Quote submission deadline is November 6, 2018, 4 p.m. CST.

Outdoor Billboard Placement for the Stand Up, Mississippi Campaign (This posting is now expired)

  • This procurement was awarded to Lamar Advertising, 405 Country Place Parkway, Pearl, MS 39208, on November 9, 2018.

While DMH shoulders significant responsibility for implementing the system, numerous agencies and organizations serve as invaluable partners in the statewide substance use awareness campaign known as Stand Up, Mississippi. The consultant engaged for providing outdoor billboard placement described herein will assist DMH and key partner organizations by providing statewide billboard placement of youth-focused substance use awareness ads for the Stand Up, Mississippi campaign developed by DMH and media/marketing consultant firm. Quote submission deadline is November 6, 2018, 4 p.m. CST.

Mainstream Broadcast Radio Commercials for the Stand Up, Mississippi Campaign (This posting is now expired)

  • This procurement was awarded to MOR Network, 265 Highpoint Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157, on November 9, 2018.

While DMH shoulders significant responsibility for implementing the system, numerous agencies and organizations serve as invaluable partners in the statewide substance use awareness campaign known as Stand Up, Mississippi. The consultant engaged for providing broadcast radio commercial placement for will assist DMH and key partner organizations by providing commercial placement on mainstream broadcast radio stations statewide. Consultant will use substance use awareness ads for the Stand Up, Mississippi campaign developed by DMH and media/marketing consultant firm. Quote submission deadline is November 6, 2018, 4 p.m. CST.

Crisis Telephone Services for the DMH After Hours Help Line (This posting is now expired)

  • This bid was awarded to CONTACT the Crisis Line, PO Box 5192, Jackson, MS 39296-5192, pending Public Procurement Review Board approval.

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) will accept sealed bids for the purpose of identifying an experienced contractor to offer Certified Crisis Telephone Services for the MS Department of Mental Health After Hours Helpline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network. This network of local crisis centers will provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. All sealed submissions are due on Friday, October 5, 2018 by 9:00 a.m. The opening of proposals will be Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Detailed specifications may be obtained by contacting Toni Johnson at 601-359-1288 or by viewing the attached IFB.



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