Washington County, Clackamas County, and Multnomah County have partnered to release the first Tri-County Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Request for Programmatic Qualifications (RFPQ). The goal of this RFPQ is to partner with the service providers working to address regional homelessness, support the expansion of their work, and work with them to eliminate racial disparities in homeless, health and housing services. 

Each county is seeking to expand its pool of qualified service providers for contracting, especially culturally specific service providers and affordable housing owners. 

The RFPQ opened Dec. 1, 2021, and proposals are due by 4 p.m. Jan. 31, 2022. 

This new procurement is a streamlined process consisting of one application that will qualify applicants to contract with Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas Counties for five years. Organizations will be qualified to provide a variety of services, to all systems/populations (youth, family, domestic violence, and adult), under the following areas: 

  • Outreach and engagement
  • Shelter and transitional housing
  • Connections to stable housing
  • Supportive housing stabilization services
  • Wrap-around support 
  • Peer-to-peer technical assistance 

Responding to feedback from community partners across the region, we are providing two levels of technical assistance. Washington County will provide support on how to use the online procurement site. And two third-party consultants will also be available, from Dec. 15, 2021, through Jan. 21, 2022, to provide one-on-one application assistance. 

To apply for this RFPQ, which is hosted by Washington County, vendors need to register for anOpenGov account here. Applications are due Jan. 31, 2022, at 4 p.m. Interested organizations should attend a pre-proposal conference on Dec. 7 or  Dec. 8, 2021, or Jan. 12, 2022, to learn more about this Tri-County SHS procurement process. 

At the conference, participants will be able to ask questions of the panelists and procurement teams from each of the three counties. Registration is required. Please select your preferred date to register.