Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

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Request for Proposals- FY2020 Social Services

On July 12, 2019, the City of Columbia (City) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from organizations to contract with the City in FY2020 to provide social services to address issues related to Basic Needs.

The City of Columbia RFP FY2020 Social Services is comprised of the following documents:

Funding Available

  • $301,238  (subject to budget appropriations)

Contract Period

  • FY2020 (January 1 – December 31, 2020) with the option to renew for one additional year (FY2021)

RFP Timeline*




RFP Issued

July 12, 2019

by 5:00 p.m.

RFP Information Session

July 17, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Deadline to Submit Letter of Intent

July 26, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Proposal Submission Deadline

August 30, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Notification of Proposals Submitted

by September 3, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Notification of Status of Proposals

by September 6, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Commission Site Visits

September 9 – October 4, 2019


Proposal Comments to Applicants

by October 11, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Proposal Comments Response Deadline

October 25, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Preliminary Contract Recommendations Announced

by November 13, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Contracts Offers Issued

by November 15, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Return Contracts

November 27, 2019

5:00 p.m.

City Council Consideration of Contracts

December 16, 2019

7:00 p.m.

* RFP timeline subject to change.

Information Session

An information session on the RFP FY2020 Social Services will be held:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

9:00 a.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 FY2020 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: Log on

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


The deadline to submit a proposal in response to the RFP FY2020 Social Services is August 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Proposals and Contract Recommendations


Division of Human Services

1005 W. Worley St.

Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 874-7488