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News Notice of Contract Opportunity: DCF Short Term Child Care

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) are seeking vendors to provide short term child care; the deadline to apply is April 9, 2019
3/20/2019
  • Department of Early Education and Care
  • Executive Office of Health and Human Services
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The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) intends to partner with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to administer a Short Term Child Care initiative.  The purpose of this Short Term Child Care initiative is to provide temporary, short-term child care during standard business hours for children in DCF custody who are awaiting foster care placement.  The Short Term Child Care Initiative will be available in communities near ten DCF areas offices. 

DCF will contract with Center Based Child Care Programs and Family Child Care Systems that currently accept EEC child care financial assistance, to provide Short Term Child Care to children in their custody.  DCF has posted the contract solicitation on COMMBUYS under bid number BD-19-1034-0009-DSS09-36945.  Any interested bidders must use COMMBUYS to apply. The deadline to apply is April 9, 2019.

DCF will hold a meeting for interested providers on Wednesday March 27, 2019 from 10 am-12 pm at the Child Welfare Institute and Development Center at 225 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to Bethanie Glass at Bethanie.Glass@mass.gov.

Department of Early Education and Care 

The Department of Early Education and Care's mission is to support the healthy growth and development of all children by providing high quality programs and resources for families and communities.

Executive Office of Health and Human Services 

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is the largest secretariat in state government and is comprised of 12 agencies, in addition to 2 soldiers’ homes and the MassHealth program. Our efforts are focused on the health, resilience, and independence of the one in four residents of the Commonwealth we serve. Our public health programs touch every community in the Commonwealth.
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