VA eyes ways to aid homeless veterans

KINGMAN - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is requesting bids from contractors in the Kingman area to provide services for homeless veterans as part of its Community Based Health Care for Homeless Veterans program.

It is unknown how many veterans are homeless in the Kingman area, but according to the Veterans Affairs Office in Prescott there is a large population of veterans in Mohave County who need assistance.

According to the request, the idea is to offer homeless veterans a community-based, residential environment with therapeutic services to meet their medical, mental health and rehabilitative needs. The service provider will not have to provide detox services or hospital level medical services.

The closing date for bids is Friday. Contractors have to register with the department's central contractor registration database at www.ccr.gov in order to submit a bid. Registration is free. Bid information can be found at www.gbo.gov, look for solicitation number VA25811RP184, or contact Contract Specialist Robert S. Miller at Robert.miller15@va.gov or (806) 354-7845.