Social Services through the Years & Upcoming Opportunities for FY19 & FY20

Published: May 20, 2019

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According to the Deltek Contracts Database, the current FY19 spending for social services throughout the federal government to date is $1.9B, less than 1% of the FY19 budget.

What is classified as a social service?

 A social service is a benefit that includes education, food subsidies, health care, and subsidized housing provided by a government to improve the life and living conditions of the children, disabled, the elderly, and the poor in the national community.

The 2017 Bureau of the Census, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) further defines Social Assistance as “industries in the Social Assistance subsector provid[ing] a wide variety of social assistance services directly to their clients. These services do not include residential or accommodation services, except on a short-stay basis.”

Additionally, the primary NAICS code for social services requirements include the 624xx NAICS series, to highlight a few:

  • 624110 - Child and Youth Services
  • 624120 - Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
  • 624190 - Other Individual and Family Services
  • 624210 - Community Food Services
  • 624221- Temporary Shelters

Over the years, spending on social services has remained consistent as the FY15 spending of $2.67B by the government was identical 3 years later in FY18 at $2.67B.

Moreover, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Defense (DOD) have led spending on social services, combining for an aggregate of roughly 91% since 2015.

Deltek has listed notable opportunities below being tracked for FY19 and FY20 that categorize under the umbrella of social services work across the federal government, respectively.

FY19 Upcoming Opportunities

Govwin Opp ID 159319: Afica Family Advocacy Program Consolidation, Air Force

This opportunity seeks to provide the Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) with qualified clinical personnel with the expertise to manage an intervention and domestic abuse program geared towards military medical beneficiaries. A specified RFP timeframe has not yet been estimated by the government, but Deltek anticipates additional movement may take place in summer 2019. Responses to RFI #2 were collected on January 22, 2019. This requirement is set aside for 8(a) vendors.

Govwin Opp ID 138038: Substance Use Disorders Treatment Program Continuing Care Services (SUDTP) (CC), Veteran Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA Medical Centers, VISN 18 has a requirement to provide supervised housing and case management services as a residential component of its Substance Use Disorders Treatment Program (SUDTP) Continuing Care Services (CC) for Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. A specified RFP timeframe for the IDIQ has not yet been estimated by the government, but Deltek anticipates additional movement may take place in summer 2019. To date, a Set-Aside is undetermined.

FY20 Notable Opportunities

Govwin Opp ID

 Requirement/Agency

            Description

 Anticipated RFP Timeframe

*Deltek Estimate

 Anticipated Set-Aside

*previous competition

177887

Evaluation of Alternatives to Improve Elderly Access, USDA

The US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) may have a continuing requirement to conduct a research study that will explore whether policy options designed to improve access for the elderly are effective. 

Winter 2019*

Small business*

154688

Shelter Care for Unaccompanied Children, HHS

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Division of Children's Services (DCS) may have a continuing requirement to address potential temporary shelter and processing needs based on the historical variations in border crossings by unaccompanied children.

Winter 2019*

Unrestricted*

136260

Transitional Housing Using the General Harm Reduction Program Model of Care in Los Angeles, Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System may have a continuing requirement to provide transitional housing services for approximately 50 Veterans per day using the General Harm Reduction Program (GHRP) model of care.

Winter 2019*

Unrestricted*

178759

Special Nutrition Programs Quick Response Surveys, USDA

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service may have a continuing requirement to conduct fast turnaround data collection, analysis, reporting, and fielding for FNS’s Special Nutrition Programs.

Winter 2019*

Small Business*

145208

Programs to Achieve Wellness (PAW), HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration may have a continuing requirement for contractor services to support the Programs to Achieve Wellness (PAW) activity.

Spring 2020*

Small Business*


143734

 

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program For Kansas City (HCHV), Veterans Affairs

 


The Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 15 may have a continuing requirement to provide services as part of its Community Based Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Summer 2020*

Unrestricted*

 

Next 10 Years

In contrast, as we turn and look at the direction of social services under the Trump administration and its future, the proposed FY20 budget looks to cut a total of $25B in Social Security over 10 years, including cuts to disability insurance. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has a proposed $220B cut over 10 years and the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sees a $9.6B decrease from the FY19 budget. In brief, it’s difficult not to see the amount of spending toward social services in the future plummet if the currently proposed cuts were to be implemented. This could affect Agencies fulfilling less requirements as funding would decrease. One thing is certain: future work for social services are in jeopardy and it could affect future procurements until 2029.