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

Description:

CSH is seeking a sub-contractor(s) to provide technical assistance (TA) under the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP), funded by United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (OSNAP).

YHDP was established to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. This subcontracting opportunity is aimed at incorporating the perspectives and insights of youth with lived experience of homelessness to develop informed policy and practice for achieving the YHDP mission.

Sub-contractor(s) are responsible for the identification and engagement of youth participants with the following qualifications and specialized expertise:

  • recent, lived experience of homelessness;
  • experience working with local or national partners on policies and practice efforts to end youth homelessness.

Subcontractors are responsible for helping CSH coordinate the incorporation of youth participants’ insights into YHDP TA to further HUD efforts around: development and implementation of a youth collaboration team; identification of special populations and their needs; and community YHDP assessments and improvements.

This subcontract opportunity is for at least one year, commencing June 30, 2017, with the potential to go through May 31, 2019.

The subcontractor’s work will mainly comprise of the following:

  1. Direct TA: Subcontractor(s) will support youth participants as they work with participating YHDP communities to develop and implement interventions that will accelerate the end of youth homelessness. Direct TA will be conducted on-site at participating YHDP locations and convenings, and remotely via e-mail and phone.
  2. Coordination: Subcontractor(s) are responsible for identifying, and coordinating youth participants with YHDP TA providers and communities. Coordination also includes planning travel, logistics, and fair compensation for youth participants on all TA engagements. Coordination will mainly occur via e-mail and phone, but can involve on-site work.
  3. Reporting: Subcontractor(s) are responsible for complying with all Federal and CSH reporting requirements on this agreement.

Milestones and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Subcontractor(s) will ensure youth are involved in direct technical assistance for up to 10 individual communities.

Deliverable 2: Monthly reporting

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $400,000 is available for this project.

Application Process:

In order to be considered for this subcontracting opportunity, full completion and submission of the forms below are required by July 11, 2017.

You may apply as an individual subcontractor or as an organization, including up to 25 staff members in the application. The following forms are included:

Please submit: all completed forms, your resume (or resumes for all staff members listed on Attachment C), and a 2-paragraph description of your core competencies and accomplishments (or applying organization’s competencies) to Jennifer Yang at jennifer.yang@csh.org by July 11, 2017.

All of the application information and forms must be submitted fully completed for consideration.

Evaluation:

CSH will evaluate applications utilizing the following criteria and will select the highest-scoring valid proposal:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work (up to 20 points);
  • Relevant project work (up to 20 points);
  • Experience and expertise (up to 20 points);
  • Years of relevant experience (up to 20 points); and
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services (up to 20 points).

We will contact you regarding the determination of adding you as a CSH subcontractor. 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 any questions, please contact Jennifer Yang at jennifer.yang@csh.org.

 


SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY: COORDINATED ENTRY SYSTEM HOUSING SYSTEM NAVIGATION FOR HOUSEHOLDS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

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 specialty with families with children and agencies that focus on 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 United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Supportive Services Only grant program and through 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.

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.

Funding Available

A total of $229,000 is available for Housing System Navigation for families and $82,000 is available for Housing System Navigation for people facing chronic homelessness 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 are available to be renewed as a sub-recipient of CSH in future funding applications through HUD or DFSS.
  • Agency compliance certification and proposal submission requirements

CSH will hold a Q&A session about this subcontracting opportunity on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm. The session will be held at CSH - 205 W. Randolph, 23rd Floor; Chicago, IL 60606.

The application will be due by June 23, 2017 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.

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

Description:
CSH is seeking subcontractors to provide classroom instruction as part of a new Peer Employment initiative. The subcontractors will be responsible for designing and delivering content in their areas of expertise. The purpose of the training is to prepare students who have a lived experience of homelessness, with varied levels of expertise, for employment in the peer specialist field. The Trainers will support students in the development and enhancement of peer expertise and workplace skills, particularly those relevant to employment in community health worker positions.

Desired areas of expertise in which to deliver trainings are as follows:

  • Peer support, including practical skills and the peer model
  • Homeless services, landscape and delivery
  • Community health work
  • Housing navigation
  • Advocacy, peers, and human rights
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Essential Job Functions:
Lead the development, modification, preparation and organization of specific training curricula, instruction, and related resources, including visual aids, handouts, and evaluation materials, along with collaborative support of co-trainers.

  • Deliver trainings in a classroom setting using a variety of instructional modalities such as lecture, roleplaying, experiential learning, team exercises, group discussions, multi-media, etc.
  • Ensure that training materials and content comport to standards established by the Lead Trainer

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:
Deliverable 1: Content delivery to build the capacity of individuals with lived experience of homelessness to gain and excel in peer support positions, developed and delivered in consultation with the Lead Trainer.

Funding Available:

Payment is negotiable and may be based on either an hourly rate or a package rate for content and delivery.

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.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements: To apply for this opportunity email Andy Perry at andy.perry@csh.org. CSH will accept proposals until June 30, 2017 but will award subcontracts as soon as June 9, 2017.


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

CSH is seeking an expert consultant to conduct a review and analysis of a public sector housing development bureau and provide the bureau’s General Manager and Executive Officer with recommendations regarding improvements in structure, processes, and staffing. The subcontractor will review the existing functions performed by the various divisions within the bureau, as well as the interactions between these entities, to identify deficiencies and inefficiencies and propose improvements.  Additionally, the expert consultant will provide a recommendation regarding the effective assimilation of new initiatives, Measures JJJ and HHH that were recently approved by voters and will fall under the auspices of the housing development bureau.

Planned activities:

  • Review of the existing functions performed by the various divisions within the bureau including staffing levels
  • Identification of redundancies and superfluous tasks
  • In-depth analysis of the bureau’s current work flow and processes
  • Development of proposed strategies for overall quality improvement

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Weekly status reports – Must be provided every Friday until conclusion of project.  May be delivered orally or in writing as requested by General Manager.  

Deliverable 2: Measure HHH program guidelines, outlining internal systems and procedures for the implementation of the guidelines. 

Deliverable 3: Policies and Procedures – Revised or newly created policies and procedures that reflect the integration of Measure HHH program guidelines, intended to improve the quality and effectiveness of HDB operations.  A complete set will be provided as a part of the complete proposal, however, a report on the status of the policies and procedures must be presented to the General Manager as a part of the weekly status report that is due every Friday.  

Deliverable 4: Organizational Chart – Reflecting the proposed new structure.  Chart should clearly delineate proposed changes to the existing structure.  Revised chart must include: new reporting chains; the addition and deletion of divisions, sections or units; and the addition and deletion of staff.  An explanation for these proposed changes must accompany the organization chart. 

Deliverable 5: Staffing Recommendations – A recommendation regarding staffing for the Bureau must be included as part of the overall submission.  This component must include an assessment of the existing staffing level, the appropriateness of the positions currently performing the work, and a recommendation with justification for the proposed changes.

 Deliverable 26: Complete Proposal – A completed proposal must be submitted to the General Manager at the conclusion of the project.  As stated previously the complete proposal must be submitted to the General Manager within three months of the start of the project, but no later than August 31, 2017.  The proposal must include, at a minimum, the four components immediately preceding this item.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $30,000 is available for this project. Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity email Eva Williams at eva.williams@csh.org on or before May 19, 2017. Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar relevant work

Experience and expertise in the field of housing development

Years of relevant experience within organizations with similar missions directing significant systems changes or expansions.

Rate reasonableness and overall cost of service

Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women­owned 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.


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


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


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


november 16, 2016: seeking Subcontractor for One Year of Technical Assistance Focused on veteran and chronic homelessness in CoCs around the country


October 18, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Issue Expert on Elder Homelessness needed for Direct Technical Assistance


September 29, 2015: Request for proposals: Independent evaluator for Just In reach pay for Success


July 26, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Provider Academy Trainings 


April 27, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Coordinated Access system navigation for households experiencing homelessness 


APril 13, 2016: Request for Proposal (RFP): Vets@Home Outreach and Direct Technical Assistance 


April 5, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Health & Housing Integration


FEBRUARY 29, 2016: SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY: SUPPORTIVE HOUSING COMMUNITY ADVOCATES PROJECT SUPPORT (LOS ANGELES, CA) 

 

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