To become a contracted provider, please follow these instructions:
Step One: Register to become a Los Angeles County Vendor
To participate in County solicitations, register online at
http://camisvr.co.la.ca.us/webven/ if you have not already done so. Though it will not automatically grant nor guarantee a
County contract, registering online offers the following benefits:
- Online access to County Open Bids
- Placement on Bid Lists generated online by ALL County Departments looking for prospective vendors
- Periodic notification by email on County Bids by specific commodities/services
- Qualification to participate in the Small Business Enterprise Program
You are also encouraged to visit the County's
Vendor Self-Service (VSS) Portal and view
the Vendor Help Guide PDF document. The Vendor Self-Service (VSS) Portal allows registered Vendors to manage account information,
view financial transactions and respond to solicitations online. The Vendor Help Guide provides ways to access needed information
that would help enable the County to be more responsive to the Vendor’s inquiries.
If you have additional questions about registering your agency online, please contact Internal Services Department (ISD)’s Vendor Relations Office at (323) 267-2725,
Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm PT.
Step Two: Notify SAPC
Send SAPC a Letter of Intent to apply as a DMC provider.
Step Three: Obtain License and Certification from California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
A. DHCS Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) certification and/or license
Each agency-operated site must obtain AOD certification and, if residential, licensure.
Youth residential services require licensure from the
California Department of Social Services (CDSS) instead of DHCS.
Residential treatment facilities must also complete the DHCS
ASAM Residential Level of Care Designation Questionnaire
and receive an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Residential Designation for provided levels of care (LOC)
(ASAM 3.1, 3.3, and/or 3.5). The questionnaire and related documentation are available at
Withdrawal Management (1-WM, 2.1-WM, and 3.2-WM) in addition to the licensure/certification requirements listed above, must also have a Detox designation on their AOD license/certification.
Inpatient Withdrawal Management must be licensed by the California Department of Public Health to operate as a chemical dependency recovery hospital or free standing psychiatric facility.
Opioid treatment programs (OTP) must also complete the
Narcotic Treatment Program Initial Application - DHCS 5014
to obtain DHCS OTP Certification. The application, instructions, and related documentation are available at
B. DHCS Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) certification
Each agency-operated site must obtain DMC certification for provided LOCs.
Step Four: Apply for SAPC Contract
NOTE: Both the State and County processes typically take at least six months to one year to
complete so it is essential to start this process early.