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Business Opportunities

Business Opportunities

The mission of the Office of Contracts and Procurement is to facilitate the procurement of goods and services necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS). Our office’s responsibility is to maintain and ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and internal control procedures to conduct business with the highest level of support, ethical standards, competitiveness, fairness, and transparency. 

If you are interested in conducting business with MDCPS, please review the open Competitive Procurements and adhere to the specific instructions.  

What is Procurement’s role?

Our office provides support to program offices in accordance with: 

  • State and Federal Laws 
  • The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services Policies 
  • The Mississippi Agency Accounting Policies and Procedurals Manual (MAAPP) 
  • The Public Procurement Review Board (PPRB) Rules and Regulations 

Currently Advertised RFPs, RFQs, and Sole Sources

Closed RFPs, RFQs, and Sole Sources

Agency Licensing

The Congregate Care Unit is a part of the Continuous Quality Improvement Unit. Congregate Care is responsible for licensing and annual or bi-annual reviews of residential child-caring and child-placing agencies. This unit is also responsible for completing licensure investigations on any agency licensed by MDCPS. This does not include agencies not licensed by MDCPS, such as hospitals, residential treatment facilities like CARES, Youth Villages, Millcreek of Pontotoc Residential facility, etc. 


If you are interested in pursuing agency licensing with MDCPS, please review the following information to determine the appropriate licensing to meet your needs.  

We also request that you review MDCPS policy, procurement, and the Olivia Y lawsuit information located on the website so that you are familiar with requirements that must be met by Providers serving children in MDCPS custody.  

Once you are ready for an application to be sent to you, please notify us with a contact name, phone number, email, physical mailing address, and a description of the scope of services you will offer and the type of license you are seeking.  

Contact Information

LaSondra McIntyre, Social Service Team Lead 

Please call either 601-359-4368 or 601-767-2921 or any agency licensing requests should be emailed here.