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RFQ #2023HCA19 - Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Enhanced Certification Training

*CANCELLED* RFQ #2023HCA19 is cancelled effective December 8, 2023, in order to allow for the incorporation of additional funding and detail to the scope of work. HCA intends to reissue a revised RFQ within no more than four (4) weeks of this cancellation.

HCA appreciates the interest and efforts of the current potential bidders and in an effort to ensure all potential bidders are aware of the reissued RFQ, it will be released in the same format and posted at the same sites as this RFQ #2023HC19 was originally.

SOLICITATION TITLE: Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Enhanced Certification Training



RESPONSE DUE DATE: 12/11/2023 by 12:00PM Olympia, Washington, USA

Find the full solicitation on Washington’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS). Vendors not registered in WEBS will not receive updates or amendments to the solicitation, which may put them at a disadvantage.

Estimated Schedule of Procurement Activities

Issue Request for Qualifications

November 9, 2023

Bidder Questions Due

November 20, 2023 @ 12:00PM

HCA Answers Posted*

November 22, 2023

Interested Subcontractor Responses Due

November 29, 2023 @ 12:00PM

Interested Subcontractor List Posted*

December 1, 2023

Complaints Due (if applicable)

December 4, 2023 @ 12:00PM

Bids Due

December 11, 2023 @ 12:00PM

Evaluate Bids*

December 13-22, 2023

Announce “Apparent Successful Bidder” via WEBS*

December 22, 2023

Debrief Request Deadline

(3 Business Days after the ASB announcement)

December 29, 2023 @ 12:00PM

Negotiate Contract

January 2-12, 2024

Begin Contract Work

January 15, 2024

Purpose and Objectives

The Washington State Health Care Authority, hereafter called “HCA,” is initiating this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit Bids from organizations interested in participating on a project to develop a complete, Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training, approximately 80 hours in duration, built off of the current, 40-hour Certified Peer Counselor (CPC) curriculum. In conjunction with the CPS Training, ASB will create the curriculum for a Gap Training, in a Learning Management System format, to provide a learning path to bring current CPCs to CPSs as defined by the Department of Health.

The development and refining of the Curriculum will be done in partnership with a work group consisting of community members and stakeholders coordinated by the resulting ASB and will include the presentation of one (1) statewide Train the Trainer Event and two (2) regional CPS trainings. Both Curriculums and all related materials will be required in both English and Spanish.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Licensed to do business in the state of Washington or provide a commitment that it will become licensed in Washington within thirty (30) calendar days of being selected as the Apparent Successful Bidder.
  2. Main offices must be located within Washington State.
  3. Must be a Washington State Peer Run Organization as defined in Section 1.1, Definitions, above.
  4. Project Lead must be a Washington State CPC, with at least one (1) year experience providing Behavioral Health Services as defined in Section 1.1, Definitions, above.
  5. Organization must be an HCA approved CPC trainer with at least one (1) year, or five (5) completed training events’, experience presenting the most recent CPC curriculum.

Solicitation Coordinator


Cassie Bryden

E-Mail Address


WEBS Commodity Codes:

924-77 Teacher Certification Services

918-38 Education and Training Consulting

924-18 Educational Services, Alternative

948-48 Health Care Services (Not Otherwise Classified)

924-35 In-Service Training (For Employees)

924-25 For Credit Classes, Seminars, Workshops, etc.

948-86 Therapy and Rehabilitation Services

918-83 Organizational Development Consulting

952-06 Alcohol and Drug Prevention

924-64 Partnering Workshop Facilitation Services

948-43 Health Information Services

924-78 Teaching and Instruction Services

952-60 Job Search Workshop

924-86 Vocational Training, All Types

952-90 Training and Instruction

924-05 Advisory Services, Educational

924-40 Instructor-led, Classroom Training (Technical)

924-41 Instructor-led, Classroom Training (Non-Technical)

924-60 Not-For-Credit Classes, Seminars, Workshops, etc.

924-16 Course Development Services, Instructional/Training

952-62 Mental Health Services: Vocational, Residential, Etc.

Submit any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation to the Solicitation Coordinator shown above.

Closing Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2023
Washington State Health Care Authority
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