Information for applicants interested in becoming a vendored service provider
Harbor Regional Center seeks out service providers who possess
the valuable and essential experience, educational background,
and critical skills necessary to offer a wide variety of services
Service providers must be vendored by Harbor Regional Center
(HRC) before they can provide and be reimbursed for services.
“Vendorization” is the term used to describe the entire approval
process involved in preparing to provide services to individuals
served by the regional center. While this process often involves
obtaining licenses and/or approval from other state and local
agencies prior to becoming a vendor, the first point of contact
is HRC’s Resource Development Team. The application process
starts here, and we will be your guide throughout the entire
Many of the services individuals receive through the regional
center are funded through state and federal money from the
federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Therefore, California must comply with the Home and
Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule. This rule sets
requirements for HCBS settings, which are places where people
live or receive services.
For more information on theHCBS
final rule click here.
The first step to become a HRC service provider is to determine
if you offer a service that meets the needs of the people served
by our agency. We encourage potential service providers to
utilize the Request for Proposal
(RFP) and Letter
of Interest (LOI) process to make this
While becoming a vendor makes a provider eligible to provide
services, it in no way obligates Harbor Regional Center to
purchase services from that provider.
Below are some important links before you get started.
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about
the process by which service providers are authorized to become
providers of services and supports for the people with
developmental disabilities and their families who are served by a
regional center. This document has been adapted from content
published by the California Department of Developmental Services
(DDS) to be more specific as to the HRC process.