Substance Abuse & Mental Health
The unit serves both Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program offices in two important roles:
- Direct contract management for all Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) central office contracts; and
- Provides support for the management of district-contracted services.
Contract Management for SAMH Central Office Contracts
The SAMH contract management team is responsible for the management of all contracts in the substance abuse and mental health program offices (approximately 75). Contract managers are expected to collaborate with program staff as content experts, to ensure the program offices receive the desired outcomes for all contracted services.
287.057, F.S. identifies the contract manager as the designated employee that is responsible for enforcing performance of the contract terms and conditions and to serve as a liaison with the contractor. These duties include:
- Procuring the services (either competitively or not, depending on regulations);
- Negotiating contract terms and conditions;
- Developing contract documents;
- Approving contract deliverables;
- Paying invoices and tracking spending;
- Monitoring contract compliance;
- Performing contract closeout tasks; and
- Serving as department representative with the contractor.