Specialized Care Unit Provider

Due Date:

Dear Proposer:

The City of Berkeley is soliciting written proposals from qualified firms or individuals to work with the City of Berkeley to establish and operate the Specialized Care Unit (SCU), a 24/7 behavioral health crisis response team. This team will respond to individuals in Berkeley who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis without the assistance of law enforcement. As a Request for Proposal (RFP) this is not an invitation to bid and although price is very important, other factors will be taken into consideration.

The project scope, content of proposal, and vendor selection process are summarized in the RFP (attached).  Proposals must be received no later than 2:00 p.m., on , August 23, 2022.  Proposals are to be sent via email with the “Specialized Care Unit Provider” and Specification No. 22-11533-C clearly indicated in the subject line of the email.  Please submit one (1) PDF of the technical proposal.  Corresponding pricing proposal shall be submitted as a separate document.

Email Proposals to:

City of Berkeley

Finance Department/General Services Division


Proposals will not be accepted after the date and time stated above. Incomplete proposal or proposals that do not conform to the requirements specified herein will not be considered. Issuance of the RFP does not obligate the City to award a contract, nor is the City liable for any costs incurred by the proposer in the preparation and submittal of proposals for the subject work. The City retains the right to award all or parts of this contract to several bidders, to not select any bidders, and/or to re-solicit proposals. The act of submitting a proposal is a declaration that the proposer has read the RFP and understands all the requirements and conditions.

For questions concerning the anticipated work, or scope of the project, please contact Katherine “Katie” Hawn, Senior Management Analyst, via email at khawn@cityofberkeley.info no later than Wednesday, August 16, 2022. There will be a non-mandatory Bidder’s Conference on Monday, July 18 from 1-2 p.m. which will be recorded and available for vendors. Answers to questions will not be provided by telephone or email.  Answers to all questions or any addenda will be posted on the City of Berkeley’s site at Bid & Proposal Opportunities | City of Berkeley (berkeleyca.gov), by clicking ‘additional files’.  It is the vendor’s responsibility to check this site.   For general questions concerning the submittal process, contact purchasing at 510-981-7320.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your proposal.


Katherine “Katie” Hawn, Senior Management Analyst, via email at khawn@cityofberkeley.info