Public Notice
Kittitas County, Ellensburg, WA

Notice of request for qualifications for MOUD

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a MOUD (Medications for Opioid Use Disorder) partner that can provide services within the jail and prepare those to be released to have follow up services within the county, or in other communities across the state of Washington or as needed. The funding for this program is provided by BJA grants for a selected amount of time. A full copy of the RFQ will be available on the Kittitas County website. RFQ's are to be submitted to the Kittitas County Jail by 5:00pm on January 15th, 2024.

Mailed or delivered responses are to be submitted to:

Kittitas County Jail
ATTN: Superintendent Panattoni
205 w 5th Suite 1/Jail
Ellensburg WA 98926

Delivered responses may be delivered to the above address ONLY between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays observed by the Kittitas County.

Responses must be received by 5:00 PM on January 15th, 2024.  Responses received after this date and time will not be considered. 

Upon timely receipt of responses, Kittitas County shall review and schedule interviews of qualified proposals. 

Kittitas County reserves the right to reject any and all responses and reserves the right to waive any irregularities or informalities in any responses or in the submittal procedure, when to do so would be to the advantage of Kittitas County.

Respondents are cautioned that this is a Request for Proposal, and Kittitas County reserves the right to reject offers, including any and all offers, when such rejection is deemed to be in the best interest of Kittitas County. 

Proposal Requirements

Interested parties are encouraged to contact Lieutenant Edward Buntin at the Kittitas County Jail at (509) 962-7527 with questions or to clarify any part of the RFP

For more information, contact Sheriff

Kittitas County shall evaluate statements of qualifications and performance data submitted by firms regarding the proposed project. Following the evaluation, the county may invite one or more firms to meet with county officials to discuss the project and the relative benefits of various methods of providing the desired services. The county then selects from among those firms the one "most highly qualified" to provide the required services. County procedures and guidelines are to include a plan to ensure that women, minority, and veteran-owned firms have the maximum opportunity to compete for the contract. The level of firm participation should be consistent with their availability within the relevant professional community.

After choosing the most qualified firm, the county then negotiates with that firm for a contract at a price the county determines is fair and reasonable, considering the estimated value of the services to be rendered, as well as the scope and complexity of the project. If a satisfactory contract cannot be negotiated, the county formally terminates the negotiations with that firm and attempts to negotiate a contract with the next most qualified firm. The process continues until an agreement is reached or the search is terminated.

In emergency situations, the process outlined above for procuring services maybe dispensed with upon a finding by the county that an emergency requires the immediate execution of the work involved.

All submittals shall become the property of Kittitas County.

Kittitas County reserves the right to reject all submittals and re-advertise if necessary.

RFP KCJ FY23 COSSUP Funding 10-23 663 KB

Daily Record: 11/28/2023
Daily Record: 12/05/2023

Posted: 11/22/2023, Closes: 11/16/2024