Request For Proposals (RFP) For Chore Services for Older Adults

October 1, 2018

The Department of Family and Support Services is seeking proposals from qualified home care agencies to provide Chore Services for Older Adults on an hourly basis.  The goal of the Chore Services for Older Adults is to assist eligible older adults to stay in their homes and prevent premature nursing home placement. The respondent(s) will provide in-home chore services to individuals, ages 60 and older who need assistance with tasks and chores involved in maintaining their home.

In 2017 the City of Chicago replaced it Cybergrants system with the new eProcurement system. eProcurement (also known as iSupplier) is the City of Chicago’s new online purchasing system. The goals of eProcurement are to move to a universal system that can handle all contract administration including RFP management, contract execution, and payment processing. All delegate agencies seeking to do business with the City must register and submit information through this online purchasing system. This includes the RFP process.  To complete an application for this RFP, ALL POTENTIAL RESPONDENTS will need to set up an account in the new 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.


November 1, 2018
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 October 11, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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.

Chore Services for Older Adults Request for Proposal (RFP)

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