County officials are seeking vendors to provide services for the Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center, which is on schedule to open in April. Photo courtesy of County of Kaua‘i

County officials are seeking vendors to provide services for the Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center. The center is scheduled to be completed in April, according to a county of Kaua‘i press release.

“This is an incredible opportunity for vendors to apply their expertise to our island’s children, who will be able to heal and be treated right here in our community,” Mayor Derek Kawakami said.

Proposals shall be received no later than 3 p.m., March 27, electronically via the Public Purchase System. Applicants interested in accessing and responding to Request for Proposal (RFP) P-0211, assigned by the Division of Purchasing, must be registered as a Public Vendor, Hawai‘i Region, and Kaua‘i County Agency. New vendors should click on the link to Public Purchase on www.kauai.gov or www.publicpurchase.comto initiate the registration process.

Additionally, deadline for written inquiries is Feb. 27, response for written inquires is March 13, proposal due date is March 27, best and final offer is April 3, and the tentative award date for vendors is April 24.

Located on a 5.8-acre parcel donated by Grove Farm, the center will consist of an integrated treatment and healing center. Photo courtesy of County of Kaua‘i

Located on a 5.8-acre parcel donated by Grove Farm, the center will consist of an integrated treatment and healing center with the capacity to provide a comprehensive, collaborative, community-based, clinically sound, and family-centered infrastructure for delivery of mental health and substance-abuse related supportive services to adolescents and their families.

The center will include an eight-bedroom residential structure that may be expanded; with additional open space for recreational and agricultural healing activities; and a building dedicated for community and/or professional treatment support services with an attached classroom/training module.

The County of Kaua‘i plans to contract the operations of the center to an experienced service provider via a Request for Proposal. Additionally, the Hawai‘i State Department of Education will provide a part-time teacher.

The state and the County of Kaua‘i funded the project’s construction and site improvements.

Contact Theresa Koki at 241-4925 or tkoki@kauai.gov for more information.

The center will include an eight-bedroom residential structure that may be expanded. Photo courtesy of County of Kaua‘i