Department Of Family And Support Services, Domestic Violence Interim Shelter Request For Proposal (RFP)

May 14, 2019

DFSS seeks applications for homeless domestic violence (DV) interim shelter services that together complete the complement of shelter services within Chicago’s continuum of homeless services system and overall social safety net. The goal of the shelter system as a whole is to provide a safe, accessible place to stay for those experiencing homelessness and to move them towards and into appropriate and stable permanent housing. Shelters achieve this ultimate goal by connecting homeless households with appropriate housing options as well as other services and community resources that will help them obtain or maintain housing (including building income and addressing a variety of physical, mental, emotional, and other needs). A DV shelter must provide the basic shelter services and access to comprehensive case management coupled with specialized services for victims surrounding safety planning, legal advocacy and other interventions.

For more information, please refer to the application posted on the City of Chicago’s eProcurement page:

A note about the City’s new eProcurement System:

Registration in iSupplier is the first step to ensuring your agency’s ability to conduct business with the City of Chicago and DFSS. Please allow five to seven days for your registration to be processed.

The Department of Procurement Services (DPS) manages the iSupplier registration process. All delegate agencies are required to register in the iSupplier portal at All vendors must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and an IRS W9 for registration and confirmation of vendor business information.

New Vendors – Must register at

Existing Vendors – Must request an iSupplier invitation via email.  Include your Complete Company Name and City of Chicago Vendor/Supplier Number (found on the front page of your contract) in your email to .You will then receive a response from DPS so you can complete the registration process.


June 18, 2019

12:00, NOON CST

Proposals must be submitted via on-line application.

E-mailed or faxed proposals will not be accepted.



A Pre-Proposal Webinar will be held on May 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please register prior to the Webinar’s start using the link found in the RFP and above.  A link to the completed Webinar will be available on-line after the time and date listed above for those who cannot attend at the live scheduled time.  The purpose of these pre-submittal events is to clarify the RFP process and the scope of the required services.

Attendance is not mandatory, but it is strongly suggested that interested applicants attend.

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