he ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, (hereinafter referred to as “the Department” and “DHR”) seeks qualified vendors to provide ninety-one (91) statewide slots of Moderate Residential Services for Children. Moderate Residential Services must be provided in a congregate care setting, and must include room, board and an array of services for a child with moderate emotional and/or behavioral management problems that interfere with the child’s ability to function in the family, school and/or community setting in other than a residential environment. Moderate placement services must be limited to children whose needs cannot be met in their own home, traditional foster home, basic residential care, or children who have reached their treatment goals in a more restrictive setting and are ready to be “stepped down”. All children that are placed in a moderate residential setting require 24-hour awake staff for proper supervision to prevent/respond to the following behaviors which include but are not limited to: fighting at night, inability to sleep and wandering around, attempting sexual contact with other residents, attempted runaway patterns, etc. A more complete description of the services sought for this project is provided in Section 3, Scope of Project. Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation must comply with the instructions and procedures contained herein.