On November 29, 2018, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released a request for proposals (RFP MDH/OPASS 20-18319) seeking an administrative services organization (ASO) for the state’s public behavioral health system. Proposals are due by January 22, 2019. The resulting contract has a five-year base period, followed by a one-year option period. The current ASO contract was awarded to ValueOptions, now Beacon Health Options, in October 2014; the five-year contract is valued at approximately $77 million. The ASO will manage behavioral health services for individuals with Medicaid eligibility as well as certain uninsured and . . .