Contracting Opportunity: Developing an Older Adult and Homeless Services Cross-Sector Convening (Los Angeles, CA)

CSH seeks a consultant who has demonstrated experience in successfully facilitating cross-sector convenings to foster collaboration focused on providing housing and supportive services for older adults who are living in or at risk of homelessness in Los Angeles. The desired outcome is to create more partnerships, resource referrals and dialogue among agencies providing older adult services, homeless services and supportive housing to prevent and reduce homelessness of older adults in Los Angeles. The consultant will work with CSH, the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition (LAAAC) and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to guide and record the convenings and incorporate recommendations into a report and materials.

Planned Activities
The project activities include:
• Hold six planning meetings to determine convening objectives, target participants, and determine location and dates of cross-sector convenings.
• Create email invitations to announce convening’s and solicit participation.
• Facilitate location, registration process, master roster, and announcements.
• Plan convening’s content, breakouts and structure.
• Create meeting agendas, materials, timeframe and speaking roles.
• Facilitate seven cross-sector convenings (including all meeting follow-up and notes).
• Incorporate recommendations from convenings into a recommendations report.

Expected Outcomes
Success will be measured through the following outcomes:
• Planning meetings to determine objectives, target participants and identify date/location of meetings are held.
• Cross-sector convening planning is complete, including location and registration logistics.
• Emails, content, agendas, power points, materials and correspondence are finalized.
• Seven cross-sector convening’s, reaching at least 30 participants, are held.
• Recommendations from convenings are incorporated into a recommendations report.

Consultant Qualifications and Roles
CSH understands that the scope of work requested may be conducted by a single consultant, a consultant group, or by an organization. The proposal should provide the name, title, address, telephone number and email address for each person engaged in the project. If an organization, consultant group or partnership of consultants is involved, the proposal should indicate who will serve as the point person for the work.

The proposal must describe the consultant’s qualifications to conduct the scope of work activities, expertise, knowledge and experience. Experience should include examples of conducting similar or related work. The proposal should contain a description of the activities to be conducted by the consultant to complete the requested scope of work including:
• An understanding of the work to be performed and estimated hours.
• The specific activities to be conducted.
• A timeline for the activities at each stage.
• Milestones and deliverables tied to those activities.
• Identification of the project lead.
• Qualifications of staff assigned to the project.
• Resume of staff assigned to the project with information on education, position in the firm, years and type of experience, and continuing education.

Funding Available
An amount not to exceed $10,000 is available for the project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements
To apply for this opportunity email Gretchen Brickson at gretchen.brickson@csh.org on or before September 30, 2019.

Applications received on or before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar and relevant work.
• Experience and expertise in the field of older adults, homeless services, supportive housing and/or affordable housing.
• Years of experience within a mission-driven organization directing significant system changes and/or expansions; and
• Reasonableness of rate and overall project cost.

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 businesses with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connections with a public contract or subcontract.

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