Interim Shelters For Families Request For Proposal (RFP)

February 26, 2019

The DFSS Homeless Services Division seeks applications for interim shelter for families that provides case management and services for 50 to 60 beds that together make up an important part of Chicago’s continuum of homeless services system and overall social safety net. There may be multiple awards for this RFP. 

DFSS is interested in working with providers to speed up and increase flow through the shelter system into housing and sees potential opportunities for improvement at the front door, back door, and in shelter and building on this success by working with agencies that can offer effective approaches to safe and appropriate diversion.  Organizations that have either deployed creative, effective approaches to supporting movement among the long-stayer population or are interested in exploring best practices with DFSS are encouraged to apply.

A note about the City’s new eProcurement System:

To complete an application for this RFP, ALL POTENTIAL RESPONDENTS will need to set up an account in the eProcurement/iSupplier system.

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.

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.


March 26, 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 March 12, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 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.

DFSS Homelessness Services Interim Shelter for Families RFP Presentation

DFSS Homelessness Services Interim Shelter for Families RFP Webinar - March 12, 2019

DFSS YouTube Channel Link

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