Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

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Request for Proposals- FY2019 Social Services

On August 1, 2018, the City of Columbia (City) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from organizations to contract with the City in FY2019 to provide social services to address issues related to Economic Opportunity, Independent Living, and Behavioral Health.

The City of Columbia RFP FY2019 Social Services is comprised of the following documents:

Funding Available

  • $351,883  (subject to budget appropriations)

Contract Period

  • FY2019 (January 1 – December 31, 2019) with the option to renew for two additional years (FY2020 & FY2021)

RFP Timeline*




RFP Issued

August 1, 2018


RFP Information Session

August 1, 2018

1:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Letter of Intent

August 10, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Proposal Submission Deadline

August 31, 2018


Notification of Proposals Submitted

by September 3, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Notification of Status of Proposals

by September 7, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Commission Site Visits

September 10 – October 8, 2018


Proposal Comments to Applicants

by October 12, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Proposal Comments Response Deadline

October 26, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Preliminary Contract Recommendations Announced

by November 14, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Contracts Offers Issued

by November 16, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Return Contracts

November 30, 2018

5:00 p.m.

City Council Consideration of Contracts

December 17, 2018

7:00 p.m.

* RFP timeline subject to change.

Information Session

An information session on the RFP FY2019 Social Services will be held:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

1:00 p.m.

Department of Public Health and Human Services

1005 W. Worley St.

Community Training Room

Please Note: Interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend this session.

Proposal Submission

The City utilizes a web-based funding management system through which proposals in response to the RFP FY2019 Social Services must be submitted.

To access the funding management system:

New Users: Contact the Division of Human Services to create a username and password.
Returning Users:

For detailed information on proposal submission, please utilize the Proposal Submission Instructions.


The deadline to submit a proposal in response to the RFP FY2019 Social Services is August 31, 2018 at Midnight.

Proposals and Contract Recommendations


Division of Human Services

1005 W. Worley St.

Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 874-7488