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May 21, 2018: Subcontracting Opportunity/Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Meet Immediate Need for Assistance with Customer Experience, Strategy & Content for CSH External Trainings Regarding Property Management

Description:
CSH is seeking a subcontractor to provide assistance, expert advice and strategic planning to enhance web-based, online trainings offered through CSH programs hosted by the CSH Supportive Housing Training Center. These sessions will be focused specifically on property management in supportive housing.

The successful subcontractor selected through this RFQ process must be able to begin work immediately and partner with the CSH designated team to support the growing needs of a learning, teaching and development organization and its trainings. The subcontractor must provide services that blend best practices of learning technologies, content, and deep affordable, supportive expertise to help CSH manage a modern training solution and customer experience.

Furthermore, the successful subcontractor from this RFQ must help CSH and our customers obtain the greatest value for their and our investment in learning and teaching, and at all times act as a partner in expanding the use of our technology and trainings while increasing impact on our business with expertise and resources available to help us deliver superior service and measure impact.

Planned Activities:

  1. Enhanced Customer Experience
  2. Training Strategy
  3. Specific Content Design
  4. Property Management Focus
  5. Learning Program Development
  6. Learning Metrics & Evaluations
  7. Web-based Proficiencies

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

CSH is specifically seeking a subcontracted entity qualified to assist with the following training services:

  • Provide 6 (once a month for 6 months) 60-minute web-based learning community sessions on topics of interest to property managers in supportive housing. Topics will be selected jointly by CSH and consultant, based on areas of need and expertise. Learning community sessions consist of providing 20 minutes of training content, and then facilitating a 40-minute period of case studies, discussion and/or peer sharing.
  • Provide a web-based series of 3 trainings on topics of interest to property managers in supportive housing to be launched in late summer or fall of 2018. Topics will be selected jointly by CSH and consultant, based on areas of need and expertise. Web-based trainings should be 75 minutes in length and consist mostly of lecture with interactivity (case studies, quizzes, etc.) dispersed throughout.

All sessions will be hosted through the CSH online Supportive Housing Training Center.

CSH will provide technology and logistical support to consultant, and a CSH staff person will be present for each session to assist with technology and session flow.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $8,000.00 USD is immediately available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Nicole Bahena indicating your interest and qualifications at nicole.bahena@csh.org by 5 pm CT, Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Upon review of all vendor RFQ applications, CSH will select the best qualified vendor.  The selected vendor will then have the opportunity to submit a formal scope of work and invoice.

Applications may be submitted in any format the respondent chooses to use.  Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work specific to this announcement
  • Experience and expertise, including years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  If you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact Nicole Bahena at nicole.bahena@csh.org.

CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


May 7, 2018: PErsons/Firms to develop & implement evaluation of pfs

Description
The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO), Social Finance, and The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), are soliciting Requests for Qualifications from qualified persons/firms with demonstrated capacity and experience to develop and implement a rigorous evaluation of a Pay for Success (PFS) initiative that will provide supportive housing to chronically homeless individuals who are frequent users of both the health and criminal justice systems and struggle with mental health and substance use challenges.

Target Population
The initiative will target chronically homeless high utilizers of public crisis services. This RFQ will be used to identify evaluation persons/firms to conduct a rigorous evaluation to assess the impact and cost-effectiveness of the PFS initiative.

High utilizers are those individuals who are frequently before the court, in jail, and habitually using a spectrum of resources including:

  • Healthcare -- emergency rooms, emergency medical services (EMS), and psychiatric inpatient hospitalizations.
  • Criminal justice -- arrests, jail admissions and bookings.

Evaluation Goals/Scope of Services
ECHO, Social Finance, and CSH are requesting expressions of interest from qualified respondents and have identified three primary goals for the evaluation:

  1. Develop and implement a rigorous experimental or quasi-experimental evaluation design to measure the impact of the programmatic intervention on participant outcomes.
  2. Respondents proposing an experimental evaluation design (e.g. RCT) are encouraged to also briefly describe how you would approach evaluating the PFS project using a quasi-experimental research design, as the review committee desires to consider multiple methodologies to answer the core research questions outlined in this RFQ.
  3. Assist with building a PFS agreement; in particular assist in the development and refinement of success benchmarks and key outcome metrics that will be used to determine performance-based payments; and work with relevant parties to develop data tracking/collection systems and strategies to accurately measure and validate outcomes.

Application Process
All proposal items must be submitted ELECTRONICALLY by 5 pm CST on June 4, 2018 to: austinrfq@csh.org . Note: hard copies of proposal or application materials will not be accepted.

Proposal narrative must be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format and should not exceed twenty (20) single-spaced pages using Times New Roman 12-point font and one-inch margins.

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APRIL 30, 2018: Request for Proposal (RFP): YHDP Learning Collaborative

Description:
CSH is seeking a sub-contractor(s) to provide technical assistance (TA) to communities through a United State Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assessment Programs Youth initiative. This HUD funded TA will develop and implement a learning collaborative for communities implementing projects to prevent and end homelessness among youth. This subcontract opportunity commences May 1, 2018 and will go through December 31, 2018.

The sub-contractor’s work will mainly comprise of the following:

  1. Creation and Delivery of a Youth Learning Collaborative: The subcontractor and CSH will develop materials for and deliver a learning collaborative that will include agencies implementing youth-serving projects. Materials will include, but not be limited to, trauma informed care, housing first for youth, positive youth development, family engagement, and creating a case management/clinical service structure.
  2. Coordination: The subcontractor and CSH will facilitate partnerships for shared resources with the TA providers working with each community. Coordination will occur via e-mail and phone.
  3. Reporting: The subcontractor will complete required federal reporting for work conducted on this agreement.


Milestones and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: It is estimated that the subcontractor will create and deliver four topic-based webinars and provide up to 100 hours of remote follow-up to learning collaborative participants.

Deliverable 2: Monthly reporting.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $50,000 is available for this project.

Application Process:

In order to be considered for this subcontracting opportunity, completed versions of the forms must be submitted to jennifer.yang@csh.org no later than Monday, May 7, 2018.

You may apply as an individual subcontractor or as an organization, including up to 6 staff members in the application. The following forms are included:


April 27, 2018: Request for Proposal (RFP): Unsheltered environmental scan

Description:

CSH is seeking a sub-contractor(s) to conduct environmental scans related to the needs of those experiencing unsheltered homelessness in communities through a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assessment Programs initiative. This subcontract opportunity commences May 1, 2018 and will go through December 31, 2018.

The sub-contractor’s work will mainly comprise of the following:

  1. Conduct an Environmental Scan: The subcontractor and CSH will lead the creation of an environmental scan in at least two communities and may assist with the creation of environmental scans in up to seven other communities. The environmental scan will include, but not be limited to, information gathering from existing TA/consultants working in the community, gather information from local homeless leaders and political leadership, review existing local materials and plans.
  2. Develop a Community Profile: The subcontractor and CSH will develop a Community Profile that will include results of the environmental scan plus additional materials from other TA providers, a potential scope of work, the role of HUD and Federal Partners during the TA engagement, and a recommendation for the Direct TA framework.
  3. Product development and material refinement: The subcontractor and CSH will develop new and refine existing evaluation tools and/or questions to be included in the materials used for the environmental scan.
  4. Coordination: The subcontractor and CSH will facilitate partnerships for shared resources with the TA providers working with each community. Coordination will occur via e-mail and phone.
  5. Reporting: The subcontractor will complete required federal reporting for work conducted on this agreement.

Milestones and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: It is estimated that the subcontractor will lead the development of two environmental scans plus assist in up to seven additional environmental scans.

Deliverable 2: It is estimated that the subcontractor will lead the development of two Community Profiles.

Deliverable 3: Monthly reporting.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $40,000 is available for this project.

Application Process:

In order to be considered for this subcontracting opportunity, completed versions of the forms below must be submitted to jennifer.yang@csh.org no later than Friday, May 4, 2018.

You may apply as an individual subcontractor or as an organization, including up to 6 staff members in the application. The following forms are included:


February 20, 2018: Subcontracting Opportunity: Coordinated Entry Pre-Screening and Public Access Platform Development - DUE APRIL 6

Description:

The Chicagoland area has adopted a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated process of creating a standardized, accessible, transparent path to housing for households facing homelessness called Coordinated Entry. The work of coordinating entry into housing for prioritized populations includes identifying and assessing the target population, people facing literal homelessness and 18-24 year olds who are unstably housed.

Coordinated Entry systems must also be affirmatively marketed throughout the community and provide a clear path to accessing services. CSH, the lead agency for Chicago’s CE system and on behalf of regional partners in suburban cook county, are seeking a technology partner to develop a text-based and web-based pre-screening tool that is easily accessible that results in linkages to access shelter, a Coordinated Entry Access Point for a full assessment, homelessness prevention and shelter-diversion supports. CSH seeks this product to be created by May 2018.

Planned activities:

  1. Develop pre-screening tool with CSH based on eligibility criteria for Coordinated Entry, homelessness prevention and diversion supports, and additional community based resources
  2. Administer pre-screening tool via web and text
  3. Share data reports with CSH including all aggregate data collected

 

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Create a pre-screening tool to appropriately refer households to available resources and Coordinated Entry Access Points based on the eligibility logic built into the tool within 6 months of the contract date to be administered to any person in the geographic target area.

Deliverable 2: Administration of the pre-screening tool

Deliverable 3: Share monthly reports of all aggregate data collected with CSH starting after the first month of launching the pre-screening tool

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $50,000 is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity email Brett Penner at brett.penner@csh.org on or before April 6, 2018.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Proposal and description of platform, timeline to delivering including the final product and testing period
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


FEBRUARY 16, 2018: Subcontracting Opportunity: Strategic Planning and Guidance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities WHO SPEAK SPANISH in Illinois

Description:

CSH is seeking an Illinois based subcontractor to support developing culturally appropriate information and resources in Spanish for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, focused on the needs of youth with disabilities transitioning to adult systems.

Planned activities and Deliverables:

  • Communicate with CSH staff regularly for progress check ins and status updates.
  • Gather all the content, information, and resources that will be made available online by designated organizations. Information is focused on Understanding and  Accessing Adult Supports.  Include information and resources on accessing supportive housing ( as provided by CSH) to be included for all systems as well.  Information to be provided in Spanish and meet accessibility needs including low reading level and visual accessibility.
    1. Mental Health Services and Support
    2. IDD Services and Support
    3. Adult Services for Persons needing Support Services for Physical Challenges
  • Create a strategy document outlining recommendations and next steps for disseminating this information statewide for the Spanish speaking community.
  • Identify and support individuals in being in a video on supportive housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in supportive housing. The purpose of the videos is to show individuals living successfully with supports in their own homes, or with an individual they have chosen outside the parent home.  The videos are intended to capture the self-advocate as well as parent perspective.  Required activities include
    1. Identifying a location for the video, including someone’s home, who lives in supportive housing
    2. Identifying video participants. Must be at least one self-advocate and one parent of a self-advocate.  Individuals don’t have to be related.
    3. All video participants must be native Spanish speakers.
    4. Provide transcription in Spanish and English of the final edited videos.
  • Translate identified supportive housing educational resources into Spanish. This includes powerpoints, handouts, and video closed captioning.
  • Provide a summary document outlining all steps taken to successfully complete #2. This would be a tool to replicate this work with other language and communities.

 

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $5,000 in total in FY 18 is available for this project. Through the contracting process, specific dates for deliverables will be identified and agreed upon.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity email a letter of interest summarizing qualifications to Julie Nelson at Julie.nelson@csh.org on or before 12 pm, February 23, 2018.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


January 2, 2018 Subcontracting Opportunity: Planning for Supportive housing in portland, oregon metro area (Clackamas, multnomah and washington Counties) 

Description:

CSH is seeking one or more subcontractors to help complete a Tri-county Equitable Housing Strategy to Expand Permanent Supportive Housing for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness throughout most of calendar year 2018 ( February – December).

Background:

In July 2017, the Portland/Multnomah County Joint Office on Homeless Services (Joint Office) submitted a proposal to the Metro regional government to work with Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties to develop, prioritize and begin implementation of strategies to create additional Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH).  This work includes:

  • Assessing key existing conditions and capacity related to PSH operations and outcomes in each county
  • Developing and implement stakeholder and public engagement strategies to improve project success
  • Completing county-specific and region-wide gap analyses/projection of need for the region
  • Conducting county-specific capital, operating, leasing and services cost analyses for PSH unit creation
  • Engaging a broad range of stakeholders to help identify:
    • overlapping high-priority populations, especially chronically homeless high-frequency utilizers of health and homeless services
    • coordinated equitable housing investment strategies, including cross-sector and public-private partnerships, to support PSH funding plans including capital, operating (rent subsidy) and services
  • Prioritizing and beginning implementation of specific funding plan strategies to initiate PSH

The Joint Office was awarded a grant in November 2017, and CSH was listed as a subcontractor to do the projection of PSH need and financial modeling (cost estimates) for each county and the region. CSH will also help with some facilitation and engagement of stakeholders, primarily in Multnomah County.  In addition to these activities, CSH has agreed to take on overall project management and work planning.

Planned Activities and Ideal Qualifications for Subcontractor(s):

  • Engage stakeholders and organizing planning efforts primarily in Clackamas and Washington Counties around PSH
  • Act as primary member of the consultant team, led by CSH, to coordinate with parallel efforts in Multnomah County, including jointly staffing and supporting the multijurisdictional steering committee
  • Help identify coordinated equitable housing investment strategies to support PSH funding plans for Clackamas and Washington Counties
  • With stakeholder support, help prioritize and begin implementation of specific funding plan strategies to initiate PSH creation
  • With CSH, draft and refine major project reports and deliverables

Ideal subcontractors would demonstrate qualifications, experience and expertise that include:

  • Working knowledge of and relationships with a range of project stakeholders, particularly those in Clackamas and Washington Counties
  • General knowledge of affordable housing development and finance, funding and delivery systems for physical and behavioral health care
  • Public policy development through stakeholder engagement and process facilitation
  • Expert policy analysis and technical writing skills
  • Strong grounding in racial equity frameworks and successful engagement of multiracial stakeholder processes to achieve racial justice

For more information regarding the Joint Office’s anticipated work and outcomes under the regional plan please reach out to Heather Lyons (heather.lyons@csh.org) or Ryan Deibert (ryan.deibert@multco.us) for a copy of the full grant proposal.

Expected Deliverables:

Deliverable 1:  Work plans that outline stakeholder engagement planning processes for Clackamas and Washington Counties; including primary stakeholder groups and members. The public engagement strategy will largely include technical experts (including funders, providers, and those with lived experience) and centered with a racial equity lens adopted by the project steering committee.

Deliverable 2: Report outlining funding strategies based on CSH technical assistance in identifying PSH need and estimated cost and high-priority chronically homeless populations for whom housing interventions could result in cross-system savings.

Deliverable 3: Report recommending beginning steps of implementation and plans for longer term implementation.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $70,000 is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity, email your response Heather Lyons at heather.lyons@csh.org on or before January 17, 2018. Please state: “Response to CSH RFQ – Metro PSH Planning” in the subject line.

Responses received by the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Ability to describe planning milestones and outcomes
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.

CSH encourages brevity in responses to this RFQ. Please submit a written statement of qualifications not to exceed five single-sided pages describing how you would approach the work, including scoping out the process and achieving the deliverables. Budgets should be included as an attachment.  Applicants may also include an organizational background sheet, Curriculum Vitae, or other attachments that summarize overall qualifications and experience.

In order to successfully meet the outcomes of this award, CSH seeks to fund one or more subcontractors (either through an individual consultant, consulting agency, non-profit agency, or other legal entity) to conduct community engagement activities, facilitate key stakeholder meetings, and other activities described above. Within reason, the contract may be expanded to include additional work that that may occur as a result of planning efforts.

Final funding amounts available to contractors will be determined based on consultant/agency capacity and availability. CSH expects $70,000 to be available for contracting, contingent on receiving funds through the Joint Office on Homeless Services.

If you have any questions please contact Heather Lyons (information below).

Heather Lyons, Director, CSH, Portland, OR, Heather.lyons@csh.org, 503.939.0083.

About CSH: CSH’s mission is to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities. Visit csh.org to learn more.


January 2, 2018: Subcontracting Opportunity: Analysis and modeling to make recommendations and inform strategic planning

Description:

CSH is seeking a subcontractor to provide expertise in analysis and strategic planning related to Medicaid Managed Care Organization funding for housing-related services, rental subsidies, tenancy supports, and/or infrastructure investments for high need individuals experiencing homelessness.  The subcontractor will provide expertise and document review to inform strategic planning, governance, and financial modeling for a Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool (FHP).  A new fund is being created that will include combined public and private funding for rental subsidies and housing tenancy supports.  The subcontractor will provide expertise to inform the FHP Planning Leadership Team on issues pertaining to potential health plan investment in the fund.

The work will include informing the financial models the FHP leadership team is creating as well as making recommendations and providing guidance on governance structure and program agreements.

Planned activities:

  1. Attend FHP meetings per an agreed upon schedule.
  2. Provide strategic guidance to inform governance of the planned FHP and financial modeling.
  3. Create documents or tools, gather data, and compile information as needed in order to complete the deliverables outlined below.

 


Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Review financial modeling products, model MCO contract, and provide guidance specific to potential concerns and interests from health plans that would be potential investors. Prepare a summary report or document that includes the recommendations, potential barriers, and opportunity areas specific to health plan investment in a new FHP.

Deliverable 2: Create a document or product summarizing key opportunities and benefits of health plans offering housing tenancy supports as a covered benefit should the 1115 waiver not be approved or in the case health plans expand coverage for additional individuals/populations not eligible through the 1115 waiver.

Deliverable 3: Create a sell sheet or terms of participation that could be a takeaway for health plants, ensuing linkage to the Illinois MCO contracts.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $2750 is available for this project in calendar year 2018. Through the contracting process, specific tasks and dates for deliverables will be identified and agreed upon.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity email a letter with relevant information to Julie Nelson indicating your interest and qualifications at Julie.nelson@csh.org by 5 pm, January 8, 2018.  Applicants may apply for both subcontracting opportunities related to the Flexible Housing Pool. Upon review of vendor applications, CSH will meet with the selected and best qualified vendor in order to provide additional information.  The selected vendor will then have the opportunity to submit a formal proposal for the scope of work.

Applications may be submitted in any format the respondent chooses to use.  Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work specific to supportive housing and Medicaid Managed Care
  • Experience and expertise specific to Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, specifically MCOs or MCCNs
  • Experience and capacity to act as a liaison and convene key health plan and HFS managed care leadership
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  If you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact Julie Nelson.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


JANUARY 2, 2018: Subcontracting Opportunity: Analysis and modeling to make recommendations and inform strategic planning

Description:

CSH is seeking a subcontractor to provide expertise in analysis and strategic planning related to hospital funding for housing-related services, rental subsidies, tenancy supports, and/or infrastructure investments for high need individuals experiencing homelessness.  The subcontractor will provide expertise and document review to inform strategic planning, governance, and financial modeling for a Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool (FHP).  A new fund is being created that will include combined public and private funding for rental subsidies and housing tenancy supports.  The subcontractor/vendor will provide expertise to inform the FHP Planning Leadership Team on issues pertaining to potential hospital investment in the fund.

The work will include informing the financial models the FHP leadership team is creating as well as making recommendations and providing guidance on governance structure and program agreements.

Planned activities:

  1. Attend FHP meetings per an agreed upon schedule.
  2. Provide strategic guidance to inform governance, financial modeling, and program agreements of FHP.
  3. Create documents or tools, gather data, and compile information as needed in order to complete the deliverables outlined below.

 

Deliverable 1: Review financial modeling products and provide guidance specific to potential concerns, opportunities, and interests of hospitals that would be potential investors.

Deliverable 2: Prepare a summary report or document that includes the recommendations, potential barriers, and opportunity areas specific to hospital investment in a new FHP.

Deliverable 3: Create a sell sheet or terms of participation that could be a takeaway for health plants, ensuing linkage to the Illinois MCO contracts.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $2750 is available for this project in calendar year 2018. Through the contracting process, specific tasks and dates for deliverables will be identified and agreed upon.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity email Julie Nelson a letter with relevant information indicating your interest and qualifications at Julie.nelson@csh.org by 5 pm, January 8, 2018

Applicants may apply for both subcontracting opportunities related to the Flexible Housing Pool.  Upon review of all vendor applications, CSH will meet with the best qualified vendor in order to provide additional information.  The selected vendor will then have the opportunity to submit a formal proposal for the scope of work.

Applications may be submitted in any format the respondent chooses to use.  Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work specific to housing as a health care intervention or hospital collaborations and partnerships addressing social determinants of health.
  • Experience and expertise in population health and/or inappropriate hospital utilization due to homelessness or unstable housing and the resulting financial and outcome impacts on hospitals
  • Experience and expertise specific to hospital community benefits
  • Experience and capacity to act as a liaison and convene key Chicago and Cook County hospital leadership, including membership associations
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  If you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact Julie Nelson.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.

 


December 21, 2017 Subcontracting Opportunity: Emergency and Immediate need for Assistance with Customer user experience and strategy for CSH Internal & External trainings

Description:
CSH is seeking a subcontractor to provide emergency assistance, expert advice and strategic planning to enhance customer user experiences related to trainings offered through current CSH programs. The successful subcontractor must be able to begin work immediately and partner with the CSH designated team to support the growing needs of a learning, teaching and development organization and its learning systems. The subcontractor must provide services that blend best practices of learning technologies, content, and deep industry expertise to help CSH manage a modern learning solution and customer experience.

The subcontractor must help CSH and our customers obtain the greatest value out of our investment in learning and teaching and at all times act as a partner in expanding the use of our current technology, while increasing impact on our business with expertise and resources available to help us achieve tasks, develop strategy, deliver superior service and measure impact.

Planned Activities:

  1. Customer Service Interface Improvement.
  2. Content Curation, Repair and Maintenance.
  3. Specific Content Design
  4. Learning Program Development.
  5. Learning Metrics & Evaluations.
  6. Competency Mapping.
  7. Web Services Consulting.

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

  • Subcontractor will conduct twice per month 30-minute meetings with designated CSH staff to review the status, assess needs and plan for future support.
  • Assignment of specific Account Manager by subcontractor for CSH staff to work with on a regular basis, coordinate the use of services, monitor and report on activities and utilization.
  • Subcontractor will pull together ongoing plans for improvements and services required to achieve activities CSH has communicated are critical to our process and programs.
  • Subcontractor must ensure rapid response on all requests.
  • At least twice, subcontractor Account Manager assigned to CSH will conduct strategic planning sessions to help identify business goals and put together a support plan to ensure goal achievement.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $17,000 is immediately available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Robert Friant indicating your interest and qualifications at robert.friant@csh.org by 5 pm, December 28, 2017. Upon review of all vendor applications, CSH will select the best qualified vendor but will not do so without at least three written or verbal outlines from potential subcontractors.  The selected vendor will then have the opportunity to submit a formal scope of work and invoice.

Applications may be submitted in any format the respondent chooses to use.  Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work specific to this announcement
  • Experience and expertise, including years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  If you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact Robert Friant at robert.friant@csh.org.

CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


December 11, 2017: SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY: COORDINATED ENTRY SYSTEM HOUSING SYSTEM NAVIGATION FOR HOUSEHOLDS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS (ILLINOIS)

Description
CSH is seeking subcontractors to provide support to households experiencing homelessness in need of coordinated entry system (CES) navigation support.  Specifically CSH is seeking agencies that have demonstrated experience and ability to work with Veterans, families with children, and people experiencing chronic homelessness with a range of disabilities. Subcontractors provide direct services to households that have been assessed with a coordinated entry standardized housing assessment and matched to a permanent housing provider.   The Housing System Navigators (HSN) will work collaboratively with the CES lead entities and partners to implement strategies to improve the housing placements for vulnerable households Funding is provided by the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services.

Planned Activities

  1. Search for and engage households who have been assessed and received a housing match through CES;
  2. Provide support to households in meeting housing provider requirements, inclusive of attending housing intake meetings, attainment of homelessness and/or disability documentation; and,
  3. Provide feedback to CES lead entities regarding the process of housing vulnerable households and system improvements that should be addressed.

Expected Deliverables

Deliverable 1: Provide system navigation activities to households experiencing homelessness with a housing match. These households will either be facing chronic homelessness, have at least one child as part of the family, or both, including Veterans.

Deliverable 2: Participate in system integration team meetings and work collaboratively with initiative partners.

Deliverable 3: Maintain and report data on through HMIS on system navigation activities.

Deliverable 4: Complete standardized housing assessments when needed.

Funding Available

A total of $326,209 is available for Housing System Navigation for one year contracts. Agencies may include expenses for travel, equipment, and direct client support.  Subcontractors will bill CSH at an hourly rate, not to exceed $125/hour.  No increment above cost can be included in the hourly rate provided to CSH and the hourly rate must be consistent with the best (lowest) customary rate that has been negotiated with other clients.  Selected subcontractors will be required to provide evidence of past compensation consistent with the rate provided to CSH.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements

  • Agencies will need the capacity to enter and receive information from Chicago’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Training to selected agencies will be provided.
  • No more than three agencies will be selected.
  • Housing System Navigation projects may be subject to annual or bi-annual appropriation
  • Agency compliance certification and proposal submission requirements

Please submit a minimum of two-page and no more than five page application outlining the information below. The application will be due by 12/26 at 5:00 PM CST. Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


November 29, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: MSW Homeless and Housing Provider Internship Placement Program

Description:
CSH seeks to assist in bolstering the capacity and talent pool for service provision and supervisory positions by engagement and supporting social work students through internships with our networks of homeless and supportive housing providers in Los Angeles County.  CSH aims to play an “intermediary” role, focusing on creating the necessary system alignment between the schools and the nonprofit agencies.  By doing so, our goal is to create an easy pathway for the stakeholders (universities/learning institutions, service providers, BSW and MSW students, and supervising clinicians) to best train, match, place, support, and ultimately hire the next generation of supportive housing and homeless service providers.

Planned activities:

  1. Develop and execute content-specific training for students partner focus group convenings
  2. Execute agreements with stakeholders
  3. Collaborate with learning institutions to facilitate placement and ongoing support of MSW students identified for pilot
  4. Develop tools for assessment and evaluation measures of learning material, internship and employment placement benchmarks

 

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Develop program and engage stakeholders, convening workshops and focus groups of stakeholders to examine system gaps and alignment

Deliverable 2: Oversee MSW internship placement process and ongoing compliance with stakeholder expectations for successful outcomes

Deliverable 3: Facilitate MSW intern learning collaboratives specific to supportive housing and homeless services

Deliverable 4: Develop pool of social work field consultants who can contract to provide intern supervision to agencies that do not have MSW onsite

Deliverable 5: Implement, oversee and support evaluation and analysis

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $60,000 is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Dara Papel at dara.papel@csh.org on or before December 8, 2017.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


NOVEMBER 16,  2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Community Advocates Project support

Description:
CSH is seeking a subcontractor, for approximately 12 months, to provide key support related to the Supportive Housing Community Advocates program. The subcontractor will provide coordination and administrative support for the Speak UP! and Tenant Knowledge Exchange (Speak Up! Alumni) programs, deliver 3 workshops covering therapeutic narrative development, social media, and self-care,  and oversee participant (volunteer coaches, trainee’s and alumni) engagement/debriefing and coordination.

Planned activities:

Coordination meetings and activities
Participate in regular scheduled team check in meetings with program manager, volunteer coaches, and alumni advocates as requested.

Program Development support
In consultation with Program Manager, assist in development and expansion of alumni network and advocate training. Coordinate volunteers and provide feedback, documentation and collateral material for workshop trainings.

Coach / Advocate support
Participate in coach orientation, conduct monthly coach debriefing, monitor coach/advocate interactions and provide additional support as needed.

Workshop Support/ Facilitation
Support monthly trainings including agenda development, coordination of coaching sessions, and facilitation. Develop and deliver three 1.5 hour workshops covering narrative development, social media, and self-care.

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:
Deliverable 1: Deliver 3 workshops covering therapeutic narrative development, social media, and self-care.

Deliverable 2: In collaboration with program manager, Oversee coordination and delivery of training content, coaching practices, and external advocacy opportunities. Cultivate leadership skills of both alumni and volunteers through strategic planning and mentoring.

Deliverable 3: Ensure consistency and integrity of program in alignment with established best practices of Speak Up! program.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $15,000 (approximately 150 hrs.) is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Ann English at ann.english@csh.org on or before November 24 .

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Experience with volunteer management and diverse populations
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise (Masters level training in Narrative Therapy required)
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments or other preclusions on doing business with (either directly or indirectly) with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


NOVEMBER 16,  2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Community Advocates Project Peer Support

Description:
CSH is seeking a subcontractor, for approximately 40 hours per month, for 6 months to provide key support related to the Supportive Housing Community Advocates program. The subcontractor will provide coordination, administrative, and logistical support for Speak UP! and for the Alumni Tenant Knowledge Exchange (TKE) programs.

Planned activities:
Coordination and Logistical Support
Extracurricular Speak Up! activities, including interfacing with partner agencies, matching advocates to speaking and engagement opportunities and supporting advocates by arranging transportation, stipends, prep coaching sessions, and follow ups.

Program Development and Advocate Support
In consultation with Program Manager, and alumni TKE members, assist in development of advocate support system. Create procedures to ensure advocates are regularly engaged and continue to participate in advocacy opportunities.

Community Outreach
In consultation with Program Manager generate new opportunities for advocate outreach / engagement / education to advance range and reach of advocates’ message.

Event Support/ Facilitation
Support monthly speaking engagements, through fielding communications, arranging for/providing media support, liaising with communications partners and cataloguing all advocate activities and collateral information

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:
Deliverable 1: Create system to track and support Speak UP! Activities.

Deliverable 2: Implement tracking system and deliver reports monthly along with recommendations for improving process and fostering greater public engagement.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $5,000 (approximately 250 hrs.@ 20 per/hr) is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Ann English at ann.english@csh.org on or before November 24, 2017.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Lived Experience of homelessness
  • Experience with Speak UP! or other advocacy training targeting individuals with lived experience of homelessness
  • Basic understanding of storytelling/narrative development as a tool for Empowerment and Advocacy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Homelessness Advocacy and Inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of partners and agencies
  • Familiarity with Los Angeles Housing and Homelessness Systems.
  • Ability to practice cultural competency and serve as a role model in community.
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments or other preclusions on doing business with (either directly or indirectly) with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


November 8, 2017: Request for Proposals to Develop Capital Grant Fund Paper

The PSH Capital Grant Fund was created to harness private philanthropic investment to rapidly fill development capital gaps in existing and proposed supportive housing projects identified in the Houston PSH Project Pipeline. CSH, LISC, and the Kinder Institute seek a third party entity or individual to develop a paper less than 20 pages, including the following:

  1. Introduction to the existing PSH Capital Grant Fund
    1. History
    2. Mechanics, structure, goals etc.
    3. Impact analysis; where has it succeeded, where could it do better?
  2. Variety of forces in play that influence the creation of affordable housing. The typical result of this problem is a pool of public resources, but no truly targeted approach. Private funding can have an influence over the system. This fund in particular has attracted donors who have an interest in solving complex social problems using collective impact of which affordable housing is a major factor in its success, but are new to contributing to a response. How do we use private funds to have more strategic influence within the market?
    1. To build a strong pipeline of development of affordable housing?
      1. Increase the pool of affordable housing developers?
      2. Increase the production of affordable housing across the City?
    2. To lead to system change?
      1. Create more nimble and accessible public dollars and subsidies?
      2. Build public/private collaborative goals/strategizing/on-going relationships?
    3. Compare the PSH Capital Grant Fund with other funding mechanisms to leverage change proposed above
      1. Identify and evaluate funding models and other pooled funding systems across the nation.
        1. Compare and contrast them with the PSH Capital Grant Fund. What can be learned from them?
      2. Identify and evaluate existing affordable housing responses [City of Austin's Strike Fund aimed at preserving NOAH; GO Neighborhood targeted funding mechanisms; etc.]
        1. How can we utilize a pooled funding approach to strategically target local needs more effectively?
        2. Once we identify the successful approaches of existing social initiatives, how can we utilize a collective approach (like the PSH Capital Grant Fund) to fund them?

The audience for the final paper will include both local and national financial institutions, government agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, management districts and those interested and active in the areas of housing and development and finance. Final paper may be delivered as late as November 30, 2017, with the understanding that drafts should be submitted earlier for review and feedback.

Please provide a proposal with a budget and timeline to meet the above deadlines via email to Kathryn Turner, kathryn.turner@csh.org.


October 6, 2017: RFP for Subcontracting for Ohio's community Transition program


 

September 25, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity Legal Services (Greater Los Angeles)


September 14, 2017: Subcontracting for City of San jose housing Department consulting services


September 1, 2017: Request for Proposal (RFP): Youth Outreach and Technical Assistance


August 3, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Document Translation Services


June 23, 2017: Request for Proposal (RFP): Youth Technical Assistance due july 11, 2017


June 5, 2017: SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY: COORDINATED ENTRY SYSTEM HOUSING SYSTEM NAVIGATION FOR HOUSEHOLDS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS


 June 1, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Peer Employment Trainer (Los Angeles, CA)


MAY 16, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Expert Housing Development Systems Change Consultant, Los Angeles, CA (Due May 19, 2017)


April 14, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Healthy Aging in Place (Due april 28, 2017)


April 11,2017: Subcontracting Opportunity- Technical Assistance to Communities via HUD-Funded Initiative (due April 18, 2017)


April 11, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Survey Data Entry (Due April 24, 2017)


April 11, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Data analysis and financial modeling to make recommendations and inform strategic planning and identification of opportunity areas (Due April 20, 2017)


MARCH 20, 2017: Subcontracting Advertisement for Training/Technical Assistance Assignment in San Francisco under CSH’s Public Agency TA Contract


MARCH 9, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Family Supportive Housing Clinical Capacity Building 


March 8, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Data Analysis and Research Report for Family Homelessness in Chicago


March 2, 2017: SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY:  PEER EMPLOYMENT CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION (LOS ANGELES, CA) Due: March 8, 2017


March 2, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity:  Peer Employment Program Training Coordinator (Los Angeles, CA) Due March 15, 2017


February 10, 2017: Request for Proposals: Consultant for SIF Pay for Success 2


January 3, 2017: Subcontracting Advertisement for Training/Technical Assistance assignment in San Francisco under CSH’s TA Contract with a public agency


january 3, 2017Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Community Advocates Project Peer Support in los angeles, CA (DUE january 10, 2017)


January 3, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Therapeutic Narrative Development, Los Angeles, CA (Due January 10, 2017)

 

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