Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

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    Request for Proposals- FY2018 Social Services

    On August 1, 2017, the City of Columbia (City) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from organizations to contract with the City in FY2018 to provide social services to address issues related to Children, Youth, and Families.

    The City of Columbia RFP FY2018 Social Services is comprised of the following documents:

    Funding Available
    • $212,873  (subject to budget appropriations)

    Contract Period
    • FY2018 (January 1 – December 31, 2018) with the option to renew for two additional years (FY2019 & FY2020)
    RFP Timeline*




    RFP Issued

    August 1, 2017


    RFP Information Session

    August 1, 2017

    1:00 p.m.

    Deadline to Submit Letter of Intent

    August 11, 2017

    5:00 p.m.

    Proposal Submission Deadline

    August 31, 2017


    Notification of Proposals Submitted

    by September 1, 2017

    5:00 p.m.

    Notification of Status of Proposals

    by September 8, 2017

    5:00 p.m.

    Commission Site Visits

    September 11 – October 9, 2017


    Proposal Comments to Applicants

    by October 13, 2017

    5:00 p.m.

    Proposal Comments Response Deadline

    October 27, 2017

    5:00 p.m.

    Preliminary Contract Recommendations Announced

    by November 8, 2017

    5:00 p.m.

    Contracts Offers Issued

    by November 22, 2017

    5:00 p.m.

    Deadline to Return Contracts

    December 8, 2017

    5:00 p.m.

    City Council Consideration of Contracts

    December 18, 2017

    7:00 p.m.

    * RFP timeline subject to change.

    Information Session

    An information session on the RFP FY2018 Social Services will be held:

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    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 FY2018 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 6-28-17 .


    The deadline to submit a proposal in response to the RFP FY2018 Social Services is August 31, 2017 at Midnight.

    Proposals and Contract Recommendations


    Division of Human Services

    1005 W. Worley St.

    Columbia, MO 65203

    (573) 874-7488