Sheriff's Office Seeks Partner To Create First-of-Its-Kind Addiction Treatment Center -- Bid Deadline Oct. 13

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Partner To Create First-of-Its-Kind Addiction Treatment Center — Bid Deadline Oct. 13

The Kane County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a private-sector partner to develop and manage an inpatient addiction treatment facility

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals for a strategic partnership to develop and manage a 60- to 70-bed inpatient addiction treatment facility in 20,000 square feet of under-utilized space at the Kane County Sheriff’s complex.

The RFP comes after two-plus years of work to adjust county zoning ordinances and a state law to allow this type of service in their complex.

“In my time as a patrol deputy here, I saw the horrific effect that substance abuse and addiction had on people and its creation of all different types of crime. In fact, right now 60 to 80 percent of those in custody in Kane County Jail struggle with addiction issues,” said Hain. “Treating addiction cuts down on costs, cuts down on crime and makes Kane County safer from the start.”

In order to make this first-of-its-kind public/private partnership a reality, Kane County is seeking proposals from qualified addiction treatment firms through Oct. 13, 2021.

“This is a groundbreaking opportunity for the right partner. A lot of the heavy lifting has been done,” Hain said.

A comprehensive feasibility study, with sample floor plans and financial projections, was commissioned by Kane County and is available to qualified and responsive partners.

While there is efficiency to having the center as part of the Kane County Government Complex, once launched, services will be available to all adult Kane County residents, Hain said.

“This project will bring these services to those who need them the most: Our neighbors, our friends, maybe even our loved ones,” he said.

This stigma-altering project will place this residential treatment center next to those being referred for continued support from the courts and on top of those re-entering the community from the county jail.

More information on this program is available at: https://saferkane.org/residential-treatment-center/

Qualified partners can download the RFP by clicking this link.

Procurement Contact: purchasing@co.kane.il.us

SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release