CHA Youth Programming Request For Proposal (RFP)

October 31, 2018

DFSS is currently seeking Respondents to provide CHA youth residents ages 6-18 with supplemental out of school time and/or summer programming. For the purposes of this RFP, CHA youth are defined as those youth who are current CHA residents, with a Client ID number (also known as the HCV Tenant ID/Voucher Number), and included on a lease at a CHA family property scattered site property, mixed income property, senior property or renting in the private market through CHA’s Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly known as Section 8). The CHA youth programming model offers programming either year-round, school year only or summer only.

DFSS is specifically looking for programs whose programmatic content fall under one of the following three themes: Peace & Non-Violence, Arts & Culture and Environmental Responsibility & Stewardship.

DFSS seeks to provide services to CHA youth in the following priority neighborhoods with the highest number of CHA youth.

  • Riverdale
  • Near West Side
  • Douglas
  • Washington Park
  • Roseland
  • Grand Boulevard 

A note about the City’s new eProcurement System:

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 27, 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 November 9, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 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.

CHA Youth Programming Request For Proposal (RFP)

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