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Public Notice/Request for Information & Proposals

Strategic Plan RFP Deadline Extended to April 1, 2020 as the result of COVID-19 response.

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County is issuing a Request For Proposals to identify qualified, independent consultant to conduct a comprehensive Strategic Plan.

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and substance use disorder treatment, prevention and recovery services delivered to the residents of Cuyahoga County. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public mental health and substance use disorder treatment and recovery system in Ohio.  In order to provide a system of care that enables clients to access high quality, culturally competent, behavioral health services it is necessary to develop a comprehensive Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan will be developed based on the Board’s most recent Needs Assessment, workforce development strategies, community input and the performance of the current provider network.  The Strategic Plan will inform strategies and resource allocation decisions for Calendar Years 2021 through 2025.

The ADAMHS Board is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify a qualified, independent consultant to conduct a comprehensive Strategic Planning process. The timeframe of the awarded contract was originally May 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020, with the expectation that the chosen consultant will hold a 2-Day Strategic Plan Summit by the end of July 2020, produce a first draft plan for review by the end of August 2020, with a comprehensive plan by October 31, 2020. However, as a result of COVID-19 response, this timeline may be shifted.

Minority-owned businesses are especially encouraged to apply. 

Click here to read the entire Strategic Plan Request for Proposals.

Click here for the Strategic Plan Request for Proposals Facesheet.

Click here for the Strategic Plan Request for Proposals Line Item Budget document.

As a result of COVID-19, this deadline has been extended from March 25 to April 1. 2020. All required documents must now be submitted electronically by email to

All required documents must be submitted electronically by email to:
RFP@adamhscc.org by 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

The timeline for proposals being scored and follow-ups conducted will be pushed back by at least one month. Depending on the COVID-19 response, the contract award may also be pushed back and will require ADAMHS Board approval at a General Meeting.

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