Cash Assistance Monthly Pilot Tender for Resilient Chicago Communities

City of Chicago

Department of Family and Support Services

Legal publicity request form

DESCRIPTION: Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), The Chicago Resilient Communities Monthly Cash Assistance Pilot: Program Administrator

Tender

The City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) Social Services Division is pleased to announce the release of Chicago Resilient Communities Monthly Cash Assistance Pilot Tender: Program Administrator. The goal of the Chicago Resilient Communities Monthly Cash Assistance Pilot (“the pilot”) is to reach 5,000 low-income Chicagoans who have been hard hit by COVID-19 and support their path to greater economic stability. by providing cash assistance ($500). per month) over a period of 12 months. The pilot will serve as a demonstration of the effectiveness of cash assistance within a broader portfolio of safety net benefits and services, and of the city government’s ability to meet residents where they are and support their self-defined path to financial security.

The Department of Family and Support Services (“DFSS”) invites proposals from agencies that can fulfill the five program administration functions for the pilot (a “Program Administrator”). The ideal respondent will have the resources and experience to manage and coordinate the end-to-end application experience while directly implementing the following overarching components: application screening, onboarding and benefits consulting social, payment distribution and management, registration and screening technology platforms, and coordination with a lead outreach agency, external program evaluators, and other stakeholders.

The duration of the contract(s) executed under this RFP will be from March 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023.

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

Note regarding the City’s e-procurement system:

For those who have never done business with the City of Chicago before, registering with iSupplier is the first step to ensuring your agency’s ability to do business with the City of Chicago and DFSS. Please allow five to seven days for your registration to be processed.

Current contractors only need to launch an application through their existing iSupplier/eProcurement account.

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

RFP DUE DATE / PLACE OF SUBMISSION:

February 18, 2022

12:00, NOON CST

Proposals must be submitted via an online application.

Proposals sent by email or fax will not be accepted.

PRE-PROPOSAL WEBINAR

A pre-proposal webinar will take place on February 7, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. pm Attendance is not compulsory but recommended.

Please register before the start of the webinar using this link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7865827440956296973

Deadline for candidate questions: February 8, 2022

Addenda and answers to questions published: February 10, 2022

A link to the completed webinar will be available online on the DFSS website after the time and date listed above for those unable to attend the scheduled time live. Please register before the start of the webinar. The purpose of this pre-bid event is to clarify the RFP process and the scope of services required. Attendance is not mandatory, but interested candidates are strongly encouraged to attend.






Brandie V. Knazze

Lori E. Lightfoot

Commissioner

Mayor

Department of Family and Support Services

City of Chicago

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