The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) #123 - Workforce Development System Design Consulting for Jobseekers Experiencing Homelessness. OEWD is seeking proposals from consultants to partner with government agencies and community stakeholders to develop and support implementation of workforce services to job seekers experiencing homelessness based on findings from the Workforce Accelerator Fund 8.0 project (“WAF”). The WAF Final Report is linked in this procurement as background on the project. 

Total funding expected to be issued through this RFP is $129,500 for one year of services. Funds are subject to approval in the City's Fiscal Year 2021-22 and 2022-23 budgets and future funding awards may be adjusted commensurate with the results of the budget process. The award is anticipated to begin in January 2022, with options to renew or extend programming through fiscal year 2025-2026, subject to OEWD approval and funding appropriation.


The anticipated schedule for this RFP is below. Please check this page frequently for updates as the schedule is subject to change.  



RFP #123 Issued

Friday, December 3, 2021

Deadline for Written Questions

Friday, December 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Answers to Written Questions Posted Online

Tuesday, December 13, 2021 by end of day

Proposals Due

Friday, December 17, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Committee Review

December 20-22, 2021

Award Notification

Anticipated December 23, 2021

Protest Period ends

5 business days following Award Notification

Project Begins

January 2022


The deadline to submit substantive questions is Friday, December 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Substantive questions are questions that seek to clarify expectations about the RFP or administrative processes. However, you may continue to submit technical questions (e.g. "How do I complete the application?") to until the submission deadline and we will respond as soon as possible.

To ensure full transparency and the opportunity for all applicants to benefit from Departmental guidance, questions should only be submitted in writing. The answers to all questions asked by the deadline will be available for download in the Documents section below. 


All updates to the RFP will be posted in this section with a date/time stamp indicating when the update occurred. Any questions regarding updates should be directed to


Request for Proposals (RFP) #123

Appendix A: Application Template - Request for Proposals #123 -  Prepare your narrative response on this template and submit it with your application packet.

Appendix B: Proposal Budget Template - Prepare your project budget on this template and submit it with your application packet.

Appendix C: City Grant Terms (Form G-100) - For reference only

Appendix D: Applicant Requirements and Guidelines - For reference only (link will be active by December 6, 2021)

Appendix E: Supplier Registration Instructions - For reference only

P-600 Standard City Contract Boilerplate (for corporations) - For reference only

P-601 Standard City Contract Boilerplate (for sole proprietors) - For reference only

Question and Answer Log - RFP 123 posted 12.13.2021 - For reference only

Any additional documents will be uploaded in this section, please check back frequently for updates. If you would like to request any of the above documents in an alternative format, please email  The email address is monitored between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. 


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