School Health Services Update: December 4th, 2018

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Community Health and Prevention’s School Health Services (SHS) Unit is seeking applications from local public school districts, regional school districts, local boards of health that provide school health services, charter schools, vocational-technical schools, educational collaboratives and non-public (non-profit) schools, including approved special education schools for the Comprehensive School Health Service (CSHS) Affiliated  Program. The proposed Comprehensive School Health Services (CSHS) Programs (formerly Essential School Health Services) are intended to provide additional support to the existing required baseline of quality, comprehensive health services in all public and non-public (non-profit) schools..

The goal of the CSHS Program is to build on existing infrastructure to provide all school-age children access to a school health service program that is managed by a qualified school nurse manager. This program will strengthen the capacity of schools to provide ongoing support for mandated school health services, continuing professional development of school health staff and technical assistance in order to improve school health services.

DPH intends to award up to 200  CSHS Affiliated Program contracts at approximately $3K – $5K annually, dependent on student enrollment and rates of economically disadvantaged students. The deadline for submission of applications is January 14, 2019 at 10AM.     Applicants who have applied for the CSHS Model program may also apply for the Affiliated Program but will be awarded only one contract.

Click on the link below to view RFR 191929 Comprehensive School Health Services (CSHS) on Commbuys:

Grant Procurement Calendar

RFR Release Date December 4, 2018
Bidders’ Conference


December 19, 2018 from 3:00pm-5:00pm


Mass Department of Public Health

250 Washington Street

Public Health Council Room – 2nd Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Webinar Information for Bidder’s Conferences TBD
Deadline for Letter of Intent December 21, 2018 at 4:00PM

Send letters via email to Alison Brill at Alison.Brill@State.MA.US with the subject line “CSHS – Affiliated Program Letter of Intent”

Deadline for Questions and Answers

All Questions must be received in writing.  Questions can be sent by email no later than the date and time indicated in the Procurement Calendar.  The issuing department reserves the right not to respond to questions submitted after this date.  All Questions with answers will be posted on the COMMBUYS Attachment section for this procurement.

January 3, 2019 at 4:00PM

Send questions via email to Alison Brill at Alison.Brill@State.MA.US with the subject line “CSHS – Affiliated Program Procurement”

The BID opening date

(Deadline for Submission of Response)

January 14, 2019 at 10:00AM
Deadline for Forms that require Ink Signatures.

(See below for Submission of Responses instructions.) MUST upload copies with Application For Response for attachment 1, if applicable.

January 21, 2019 by 5:00PM

Mail Originals to :

Alison Brill

Department of Public Health

250 Washington Street

5th Floor

Boston MA 02108