Professional Development Training to be provided to individuals and organizations working with youth 10-24 years old in Maricopa County (PHPQ 19031)

Collective STEP for Youth serves as the “backbone” agency working to build capacity within youth-serving organizations to prevent teen pregnancy and enhance adolescent health and wellbeing.  Supported by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and a grant from the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), Collective STEP for Youth offers professional development, technical assistance, and a coalition.  Participants are a Community of Practice made up of partners collaborating to improve the health and wellbeing of adolescents ages 10-24 years in Maricopa County. 

In July 2015, Collective STEP for Youth received a grant from OAH to provide capacity building assistance (CBA) to decrease the teen birth rate in Maricopa County by building the capacity of youth-serving organizations to implement evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention interventions and coordinate the system of youth-serving organizations in order to ensure better outcomes for youth, particularly in the area of adolescent health and teen pregnancy prevention.

This application process will allow youth-serving organizations to be equally eligible to provide training services to the Community of Practice (CoP). The maximum amount for each award may not exceed $6,000.

Full details and a copy of the request for quote (RFQ) are attached to this email or can be found at or by contacting Cheryl Rentscheler, Procurement Officer @ (602) 506-6886 or at

Interested candidates must submit their response through in order to be reviewed.  Electronic proposals will be received until 2:00pm Arizona time on May 15, 2019. Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Maricopa County is an equal opportunity employer.  This announcement does not commit Maricopa County to award a contract or to pay any costs incurred by applicants.  Maricopa County reserves the right to accept or reject, in whole or in part, all applications submitted and/or to cancel this solicitation.  Any contract awarded shall be based upon the applicant most advantageous to Maricopa County Department of Public Health.  Any contract awarded is subject to the availability of funds.

Please forward to anyone who may be interested!