DFSS Youth Services Prevention and Intervention Mentoring Programs RFP

June 7, 2019

DFSS seeks to fund programs that are curriculum-driven, trauma-focused and/or include a conflict-resolution lens and employ a cohort approach that consists of 12-15 youth. The program must minimally operate throughout the school year with the option of twelve-month programming. Recruitment will focus on youth who are academically off track, have low school attendance, have 1-3 in school disciplinary infractions, limited police involvement and/or heightened exposure to violence.


For more information, please refer to the application posted on the City of Chicago’s eProcurement page: https://eprocurement.cityofchicago.org/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=PON_ABSTRACT_PAGE&PON_NEGOTIATION_STATUS=ACTIVE


For those who have not done business with the City of Chicago before, 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.

Current contractors need only to start an application via their existing iSupplier/eProcurement account.

All vendors must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and an IRS W9 for registration and confirmation of vendor business information.

July 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 June 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.


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.

Additional in-person pre-submittal conferences have been scheduled at the following locations and times:

June 11 at Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 W. Carroll, Main Hall from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon

June 12 at KLEO Community Family Life Center, 119 E. Garfield Blvd, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

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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