The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) regularly seeks proposals from organizations interested in contracting with the Department to provide support services, shelter and housing to people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco to meet the goals set in the HSH Strategic Framework.
See below for upcoming, active, and closed procurements.
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Upcoming Procurement Opportunities
|Procurement Opportunities||Overview||Tentative Release|
|Contract Lifecycle Management System RFP||HSH will invite proposals from qualified suppliers of a Contract Lifecycle Management System whose proposed solution meets or exceeds current HSH requirements and will allow HSH to continue to leverage this solution well into the future as the needs of HSH grow and evolve.||June 2023|
|Shelter Ancillary Services RFP||The Shelter Ancillary Services procurement will include the following services:|
Meals for Navigation Centers to provide and deliver meals to temporary shelters and navigation centers;
Shelter Transportation to provide transportation services for homeless adults and families using the emergency shelter systems; and
Shelter Advocacy to provide grievance advocacy services to adult and families experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.
|TAY Drop-In Center SOI||HSH will be soliciting applications from community-based organizations to provide 24/7 Drop-In services including resources and supportive services to Transitional Age Youth (TAY) persons experiencing homelessness.||TBD|
Active Procurement Opportunities
Solicitation of Interest (SOI) for Mission Cabins
The City and County of San Francisco (“City”) Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) is soliciting applications from qualified community-based organizations (CBO) to operate the new Mission Cabins program at 1979 Mission Street, which will serve adults experiencing homelessness in a “tiny home” shelter setting similar to the successful Cabin Pilot Project at 33 Gough Street. By U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) definition, this program is considered emergency shelter and accordingly will follow all applicable City shelter policies and procedures. The Mission Cabins are tentatively scheduled to open in October 2023.
To be considered for funding under this Solicitation, Applicants must meet the following Minimum Requirements:
- At least two years of experience providing shelter or homeless services.
- Must be a certified City vendor or have initiated the process to become a City vendor, as evidenced by registering at the San Francisco City Partner website by the time of submitting materials for the Solicitation of Interest (SOI).
- Must be in good standing with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts
- Good standing may include nonprofit suppliers in closed, current, exempt, or probationary status with the Registry of Charitable Trusts. Providers may check their status: https://rct.doj.ca.gov/Verification/Web/Search.aspx?facility=Y
HSH is seeking a CBO that will provide the best overall value and highest quality guest services. Collaborations are welcome, however, HSH seeks to create one agreement with a lead organization, which may subcontract with other providers.
- Solicitation Issued: May 9, 2023
- Solicitation Questions Deadline: May 26, 2023
- Solicitation Answers and Clarifications Published: June 2, 2023
- Application Due Date: June 9, 2023 at 5:00 PM
- Intent to Award Notification: July, 2023
- Grant Agreements Begin: October, 2023
Questions and Communications
Interested applicants must submit all questions and applications to HSHTemporaryShelter@sfgov.org no later than the stated deadlines to be considered. Questions and applications received after the applicable deadlines will not be considered. Interested parties must not contact City staff other than the email address stated in this document.
- Solicitation of Interest
- Appendix 1: Application Template SOI
- Appendix 2: Budget Template SOI
- Attachment 1 – Concept Budget – Mission Cabins
- Questions and Clarifications
Request for Proposals (RFP) #139 San Francisco Homeless Outreach Teams (SFHOT) Services
The City and County of San Francisco (“City”) Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) invites Proposals from qualified applicants to provide San Francisco Homeless Outreach Teams (SFHOT) Services including Outreach and Case Management to unsheltered adults, youth, and families.
- RFP Issued: Friday April 7, 2023
- Pre-Proposal Conference: April 14, 2023
- Deadline for Written Questions: April 14, 2023
- Answers and Clarifications Published: April 21, 2023
- Deadline to Submit Proposals:
Wednesday May 17, 2023 by 2:00 pmMonday June 5, 2023 by 2:00 pm
- Oral Presentations/ Interviews:
June 20, 2023Friday July 14, 2023
- Intent to Award Notification:
June 27, 2023Friday July 21, 2023
- Agreement Commence: December 1, 2023
Questions and Communications
From the date this solicitation is issued until the date the competitive process of this solicitation is completed (either by cancelation or award), Proposers and their subcontractors, vendors, representatives and/or other parties under Proposer’s control, shall communicate solely with the Contact whose name appears in this Proposal. Any attempt to communicate with any party other than the Contact whose name appears in this Proposal, including any City official, representative or employee, is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply with this communications protocol may, at the sole discretion of City, result in the disqualification of the Proposer or potential Proposer from the competitive process. This protocol does not apply to communications with the City regarding business that is unrelated to this Proposal.
- RFP #HSH2023-139 (RFP #139) SFHOT Services
- RFP #139 SFHOT Services Question and Answers
- RFP #139 SFHOT Services Preproposal Conference Slides
- Attachment 1: Proposed Agreement Terms
- Attachment 2: Proposer Questionnaire and References
- Attachment 3: HCAO and MCO Declaration Forms
- Attachment 4: First Source Hiring Form
Solicitation of Interest – Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool Program for Ending Transgender Homelessness Initiative
San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) is soliciting Applications from community-based organizations to operate a Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP) program for the City-wide Ending Transgender Homelessness Initiative (ETH). ETH is a collaborative partnership providing funding for behavioral health services and housing interventions for TGNC San Franciscans experiencing homelessness. Among these housing interventions is FHSP, a permanent scattered-site subsidy program offering housing location and case management services and capping participant rent payments at 30% of income. HSH seeks providers who will deliver, or collaborative with other providers to deliver, these services to TGNC residents with a trauma-informed and equity-driven approach.
- Solicitation Issued: Wednesday February 22, 2023
- Solicitation Questions Deadline: March 7, 2023 by 5:00 PM
- Solicitation Answers and Clarifications Published:
March 14, 2023March 17, 2023
- Applications Due Date:
March 24, 2023March 29, 2023 by 5:00 PM
- Intent to Award Notification: April/ May 2023
- Grant Agreements Begin: July 1, 2023
Questions and Communications
Interested parties must submit all questions to Cricket.Miller@sfgov.org no later than the Solicitation Questions Deadline.
Applicants must submit all application materials no later than the Application Due Date to be considered.
Interested parties may not contact any City employee about this SOI other than the contact listed: Cricket Miller.
- Solicitation of Interest FHSP ETH
- Appendix 1 Application Template – UPDATED 3/8/2023
- Appendix 2 Budget Template
- Provider Presentation Slide Deck
- ETH FHSP SOI Questions and Clarifications
Solicitation of Interest – Problem Solving Services (non-Access Point)
The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) is soliciting applications from community-based organizations to provide Problem Solving services to households (families, youth and/or single adults) experiencing homelessness, as defined by the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) definitions.
The Department is seeking qualified applicants who demonstrate the necessary expertise, experience, and capacity to provide Problem Solving Services. The successful delivery of Problem Solving requires staff to truly understand the dynamics of homelessness, be skilled at motivational interviewing techniques, and embrace and embody strength-based, person-centered, trauma-informed, and harm-reducing principles.
Problem Solving services are available to any household experiencing homelessness in San Francisco who has an annual household income at the time of assistance no higher than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Problem Solving services are being offered in all HSH Access Points and at 12 Family Shelters. One of the purposes of this SOI is to be able to reach a broader community (especially households who may never interact with the Homelessness Response System) by selecting a Problem Solving provider who will not function as an Access Point.
- Solicitation Issued: Thursday, November 10, 2022
- Solicitation Questions Deadline: Thursday, November 17, 2022
- Solicitation Answers and Clarifications Published: Friday, November 18 COB
- Applications Due Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
- Intent to Award Notification: January 2023
- Grant Agreements Begin: February/March 2023
Questions and Communications
Interested parties are directed not to contact any employees, agents, or officials of the City other than those specifically designated in this SOI. Unauthorized contact may be cause for rejection of proposals at the City’s sole and absolute discretion. Interested providers must submit the information requested in the solicitation via email to Julieta.Barcaglioni@sfgov.org as instructed in the SOI document by 5pm on the Applications Due Date.
- Solicitation of Interest Problem Solving Services (non-Access Point)
- Appendix 1: Application Template SOI Problem Solving Services (non-Access Point)
- Appendix 2: Budget Template SOI Problem Solving Services (non-Access Point)
- Problem Solving Overview (pdf file)
Below are the standard agreement boilerplates used by The City. Prospective grantees and contractors are encouraged to review the documents to understand the general terms of any awarded agreement.
• G-100 Grant – Typically used for nonprofit service providers
• P-600 Contract – Typically used for for-profit providers