Department of Health Agrees to $35.8M Contract Extension with PromiseShip
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS; dhhs.ne.gov), Division of Children and Family Services (CFS), has agreed to a six-month extension with PromiseShip for child welfare case management in the Eastern Service Area (ESA). PromiseShip is the sub-award contractor for the service area, which includes Douglas and Sarpy Counties. The current contract was scheduled to expire June 30, 2019.
CFS Director Matthew Wallen says the extension was necessary to allow DHHS additional time to finalize a request for proposals (RFP) for ESA management services after the current contract expires.
“DHHS hired a consulting firm to collect information about the existing system and to provide technical assistance to strengthen the RFP,” said Wallen. “The extra six months will allow us more time to review the information and craft an RFP to include outcome-driven requirements established in the federal Families First Prevention Services Act, which will help improve outcomes for children and families in the ESA.”
The straight six-month extension is for $35.8 million, a pro-rated amount based on PromiseShip’s current contract and includes no changes to the requirements or provisions of the current contract. The RFP for the ESA will be issued early in 2019.
The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services is a state agency of Nebraska, headquartered in Lincoln. The agency provides health and human services for both families and regular patients. Learn more online at dhhs.ne.gov, or call (402) 471-3121.