Service Providers


Note: IRC's eBilling portal is scheduled to be down all day Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 due to Fiscal Year-End Rollover/Rollback.

Inland Regional Center (IRC) contracts with community-based Service Providers to help IRC Consumers live the most independent and empowered lives possible, as established by the Lanterman Act. IRC Service Providers or “Vendors” provide services to Consumers, as outlined in the Consumer’s service plan. You can view a list of IRC Service Providers, by category, in the Service Provider Directory. This page is designed to provide information and support to current Service Providers, as well as those interested in becoming an IRC vendor.

IRC works alongside qualified individuals and organizations to develop innovative services for our Consumers.


Current Service Providers

The following are resources and information frequently accessed by IRC Service Providers. If you would like additional information please contact your Quality Assurance liaison or IRC’s Community Engagement team.


In serving Inland Regional Center Consumers, all Service Providers adhere to IRC’s Policies and Procedures, including our Whistleblower Policy, our Zero Tolerance Policy, and our commitment to Consumer confidentiality.


Provider Updates

In this section, IRC will post important updates and information for Service Providers.



Service Needs

As needs arise in our communities, IRC will work alongside qualified individuals and organizations to develop innovative programs, services, and residential facilities for our Consumers. When IRC identifies a service need, a Notice of Need or Request for Proposal will be posted on this page. These announcements include service descriptions, qualification requirements, submission information, and other pertinent details.




Becoming a Service Provider

To become a Service Provider with Inland Regional Center applicants must complete a thorough application and screening process called Vendorization. The Vendorization process allows IRC to select Service Providers that comply with all licensing and Title 17 regulations, as well as meeting IRC standards and requirements. IRC can only vendor Service Providers within IRC’s catchment area. During the Vendorization process, prospective Service Providers will be required to submit a valid business license with an address in either Riverside or San Bernardino county.

To initiate the process of becoming an IRC Service Provider, an applicant will submit a letter of intent to IRC’s Resource Development and Transportation Unit (RDTU). The letter should give a brief overview of the type of service the applicant would like to provide, the type of Consumers they would like to work with, and the geographic location of their potential program/service. If the applicant knows the IRC service code for the type of service they are interested in providing, they should also include that.

After the RDTU Program Manager has reviewed the letter of intent they will assign a RDTU Specialist to assist the applicant in the program design review process. The RDTU Specialist will provide the applicant a checklist for what is required in their Program Design. A Program Design is a detailed business plan and a comprehensive report of precisely how a Service Provider will deliver services to IRC Consumers. Program Designs include information about the program’s mission and service philosophies, how the business will be run, staffing ratios, crisis intervention plans, organizational charts, licensing information, staff credentials, and much more. Program Design requirements vary based on the type of service being provided, in accordance with Title 17 and IRC best practices.

Once an applicant has completed the Resource Development they will be referred to IRC’s Vendorization to submit all necessary documentation. If approved, the Service Provider, will be provided a Vendor number and service code.  Becoming an IRC Service Provider does not guarantee referrals.
All services funded by IRC must be linked to an outcome in the Consumer’s Individual Program Plan. Service Providers should not initiate services before they are authorized by IRC.

Those interested in opening a residential facility for IRC Consumers must attend a New Residential Services Provider Orientation (NRSPO). These Orientations are held four times per year and are an integral part of the Vendorization process for Residential Service Providers. Read more in about these Orientations in the NRSPO Frequently Asked Questions.

NRSPO – QualificationsOrientation Application | Orientation Update

To begin the Vendorization process or for additional information contact IRC’s Resource Development and Transportation department.

Vendorization Overview | Frequently Asked Questions

Current Service Needs

Day Service Orientation (DSO) Update – July 2018