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Request for Proposals

The City of Albuquerque provides annual grant awards through City general funds as well as grant funds from other sources.

RFP Submissions

Typical RFP submissions include:

  • Proposal
  • Administrative Requirement forms
  • Financial forms
  • Certificate of Insurance

Please read the specific RFP for submission requirements.

We work with HUD as part of our continuing objective to assist Public Service agencies, eligible construction activities, affordable housing development, and emergency homeless shelters that serve low-income and moderate-income city residents.

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City Of Albuquerque Notice Of Second Substantial Amendment To The City Of Albuquerque 2020 Annual Action Plan Funding From The U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) Notice Of Publication Publication Date: November 16, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico proposes to amend its 2020 Annual Action Plan, the third year of the 2018- 2022 Consolidated Plan. This is the Second Substantial Amendment to the 2020 Action Plan. The Second Substantial Amendment proposes to allow the City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services (FCS), to utilize Emergency Solutions Grant - Corona Virus (ESG-CV) funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES). In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) HUD has notified the City of Albuquerque that it will receive an allocation of $8,023,462 in ESG-CV funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The ESG-CV funding will be allocated to four ESG-CV components:

Street Outreach - $1,672,040 ESG-CV

Funds will be allocated to fund Street Outreach projects that prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Projects may include engagement, case management, emergency health services, emergency mental health services, transportation and services for special populations as described in 24 CFR Part 576.101. As of November 16, 2020, no ESG-CV Street Outreach activities have yet occurred and no ESG-CV funds have yet been expended on this activity.

Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) - $500,000 ESG-CV

Funds will be allocated to fund Rapid Re-Housing projects that prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Eligible projects may include housing relocation and stabilization services and short and/or medium term rental assistance as allowed under 24 CFR Part 576.104, for up to 12 months. As of November 16, 2020, no ESG-CV Rapid Re-Housing activities have yet occurred and no ESG-CV funds have yet been expended on this activity.

Emergency Shelter - $5,051,422 ESG-CV

Emergency Shelter projects that prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Eligible projects may include essential services, renovation and shelter operation costs as allowed under 24 CFR Part 576.102, until January 31, 2022. As of November 16, 2020, $43,150 has been expended on emergency shelter activities for which the City will reimburse itself with ESG-CV funds.  As of November 16, 2020 no other ESG-CV Emergency Shelter activities have yet occurred and no additional ESG-CV funds have yet been expended on this activity.

Administration - $800,000 ESG-CV

Funds will be used for administrative costs to support the implementation of the City of Albuquerque’s CARES funding, including general management, oversight and coordination of the ESG-CV projects. As of November 16, 2020, no ESG-CV Administration activities have yet occurred and no ESG-CV funds have yet been expended on this activity.

All residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low-income, children and youth, homeless persons, and other stakeholders of the City of Albuquerque are encouraged to review the notice. Comments or questions regarding the proposed Second Substantial Amendment to the 2020 Annual Action Plan can be directed to Heidiliza (Heidi) Shultz at [email protected].

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in New Mexico and the mandated Social Distancing requirements, the City of Albuquerque has closed all City buildings to the public. Therefore, a copy of the 2020 Annual Action Plan, as well as the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan, will not be available for public review at the office of the Department of Family and Community Services, as typically provided.  However, all documents are available anytime on the City of Albuquerque website at: http://www.cabq.gov/family/documents/publications. Copies in alternate formats (Braille, large print, etc.) and in Spanish translation may be provided upon request.

Summary:

The City of Albuquerque’s 2020 Annual Action Plan, the third year of the 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan, requires that this proposed change to the Plan undergo a substantial amendment process. This Second Substantial Amendment that allows the City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services (FCS), to utilize Emergency Solutions Grant - Corona Virus (ESG-CV) must include a public notice. 

Fiscal Impact:

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) HUD has notified the City of Albuquerque that it will receive an allocation of $8,023,462 in ESG-CV funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The proposed change to the Annual Action Plan through this amendment allocates these funds.

Background:

The City of Albuquerque is a HUD “entitlement” community.  The funds are allocated from HUD directly to the City of Albuquerque and do not pass through the state government.

Public Notice:

All Albuquerque residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low-income, children and youth, homeless persons, and other stakeholders in Albuquerque are encouraged to review this proposed Second Substantial Amendment to the 2020 Annual Action Plan. Comments or questions regarding the proposed Second Substantial Amendment to the 2020 Annual Action Plan can be directed to Heidiliza (Heidi) Shultz at [email protected].


RFP-2021-108-FCS-IC Social Services and Behavioral Health Services

The City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, hereby requests for proposals (RFP) from Non-Profit or Governmental Agencies for Social Services and Behavioral Health Services for Fiscal Year 2022 to provide:

  • Stay in School Services;
  • Intensive Case Management Services;
  • Crisis Counseling and Support Services for Victims of Sexual Assault;
  • Provide Substance Use Outpatient Treatment Services for School-Age Youth;
  • Preventative Outreach Services for Youth;
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Youth and Young Adults with Associated Housing;
  • Workforce Development and Behavioral Health Services for Homeless and/or Precariously Housed Persons

The RFP can be found at cabq.bonfirehub.com and https://www.cabq.gov/family/partner-resources/request-for-proposals. The Administrative Requirements for Contracts Awarded Under the City of Albuquerque, and Albuquerque Minimum Standards for Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services can be accessed on the Department’s website at: https://www.cabq.gov/family/partner-resources/request-for-proposals.

For agencies interested in submitting proposals in response to this solicitation, there will be a non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. via Zoom- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89500189007?pwd=OUVWVzZvdTdMUWpKMnNyMTRDeHdKUT09

  • Meeting ID: 895 0018 9007
  • Passcode: 299369
  • (312) 626 6799

Respondents must submit their proposals no later than 11:59 p.m. local time, Sunday, November 29, 2020. Completed proposals including all forms and attachments must be submitted using the eProcurement System at cabq.bonfirehub.com. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours to submit your proposal. If you do not have a username and password, please register on Bonfire using this link. This is the only avenue available to submit proposals.  The City will not consider proposals received after 11:59 p.m. local time, Sunday, November, 29, 2020.  For assistance, please contact [email protected].

Potential respondents may obtain further information on this Request for Proposals from the Department of Family and Community Services.  Contact Sandra Archuleta, Community Outreach Coordinator, Division of Behavioral Health and Wellness at [email protected] .  For individuals with disabilities who need assistance to benefit from this meeting, please call Sandra Archuleta at 505-768-2865 or (TTY) 1-800-659-8331.

RFP-2021-108-FCS-IC Social Services and Behavioral Health Services Document


City is Seeking Two Certified Peer Support Workers

The City of Albuquerque is seeking to contract for one year with two Certified Peer Support Workers (CPSW) to provide peer engagement to persons at risk of or having experienced an overdose, by conducting in-home follow-up visits in coordination with the Albuquerque Fire and Rescue HEART team. These visits will allow peer support workers a more personal connection with individuals, and provide opportunities to bring awareness about available resources and services.  Throughout New Mexico and the Albuquerque Region, emergency response and emergency department data indicate significant utilization due to substance use related overdoses. The intent of this one-year project, funded by the Department of Justice, is to enhance linkages to treatment and recovery supports by expanding ABQ Fire and Rescue HEART Program’s capacity to conduct in-home follow up visits with high risk individuals who survived an overdose and/or are high utilizers of emergency services. These peer-to-peer outreach efforts are further intended to enhance a continuum of care in the community into treatment services and recovery supports.

The CPSWs will be reimbursed $25 per hour for up to 20 hours a week, which amount includes any and all gross receipts taxes.

If interested in contracting for this position, please send a letter of interest, resumé and applicable certifications to Ellen Braden at [email protected] before November 7, 2020.  Please direct any questions to Ellen Braden at [email protected].

Peer Support Specialist HEART Job Description


Request for Proposals (RFP) for Affordable Multi-Family Rental Housing, Single-Family Housing and Economic Development Project

NOTICE THIS RFP DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENED UNTIL FEBRUARY 5, 2021

The City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, hereby requests proposals for a mixed-use, mixed-income housing development.  The uses must include: Affordable Multi-Family Rental Housing, Single-Family Homeownership Housing, and Commercial/Economic Development component as part of the Project.  Proposals will be accepted from qualified non-profit organizations or qualified governmental entities and to have the respondent organizations also submit an application demonstrating its eligibility as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), Affordable Housing Development Organization (AHDO), or Public Housing Authority (PHA).

DFCS will allocate up to $3,500,000 of City Workforce Housing Trust Funds toward the construction and/or direct subsidy to homebuyers of the mixed-income housing development, for the purpose of receiving applications by February 5, 2021. The final amount of award is at the discretion of the City.

SUBMITTAL DUE DATE

 

Date:

February 5, 2021

Time:

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Local Time

Place:

Old City Hall

City of Albuquerque

 

400 Marquette NW, 5th Floor, Room 504

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

 

RETURN RESPONSES

 

Hand Deliver to:

Department of Family and Community Services

City of Albuquerque

 

400 Marquette NW, 5th Floor, Room 504

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

Due to COVID-19, anyone entering a City facility must undergo a limited health screening.  This is located at the 1 Civic Plaza entrance (immediately south of Old City Hall).

 

Mail To:

Department of Family and Community Services

 

PO Box 1293; Room 504

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico  87103

 

Contact:

Rick Giron, Community Services Project Manager

Department of Family and Community Services

(505) 768-2698

E-mail:  [email protected]

 

Click below to view the RFP and supporting documents.


The City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, hereby provides additional information for its request for proposals for the following services needed in our community:

Services for People Experiencing Homelessness to Prepare, Prevent & Respond to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

This request for proposals is focused on providing services for people experiencing homelessness and at high risk of homelessness in order to prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Department will allocate up to $6,000,000 to a combination of Emergency Shelter, Rapid Re-Housing, Homelessness Prevention and Street Outreach projects.

All proposed projects and activities must be in compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) rules and regulations (24 CFR Part 576). HUD has granted some waivers to the ESG regulations due to COVID-19, which can be found at www.hudexchange.info.

On September 1, 2020 HUD released an important notice on waivers and alternative requirements for the ESG program under the CARES Act. HUD also provided a webinar presentation on September 3, 2020 regarding the notice.

Below is a summary of key information that highlights additional eligible activities for the ESG COVID-19 funds, from the notice and the webinar presentation.

  • Temporary Emergency Shelter- Funds may be used to pay for structure/portion of structure used for limited time because of the COVID-19 crisis (natural disaster or public health emergency) to provide shelter to individuals and families displaced from their normal place or residence or shelter/unsheltered locations.
  • Training- Funds may be used for training on infectious disease prevention and mitigation for staff working directly to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Hazard Pay- Funds may be used to pay hazard pay for recipient or subrecipient-staff working directly to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Handwashing Stations & Portable Bathrooms- Funds may be used to install and maintain handwashing stations and bathrooms in outdoor locations for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness.
  • Landlord Incentives- Funds may be used to pay for landlord incentives that are reasonable and necessary to obtain housing for individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
  • Volunteer Incentives- Funds may be used to pay to provide reasonable incentives to volunteers who have been and are currently helping to provide necessary street outreach, emergency shelter, essential services, and housing relocation and stabilization services during the coronavirus outbreak.

Below is a summary of key information that highlights the waivers and alternative requirements for Rapid Re-Housing and Homelessness Prevention, from the notice and the webinar presentation.

  • There is a 12-month limit on rental assistance.
  • Fair Market Rent (FMR) limit is waived.
  • Monthly case management is waived.

For more information the HUD notice can be found at https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/OCHCO/documents/20-08cpdn.pdf. The slide presentation can also be accessed at https://www.hudexchange.info/trainings/courses/esg-cv-notice-webinar/.

Respondents must submit their proposals no later than 4:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Completed proposals including all forms and attachments must be submitted using the eProcurement System at https://cabq.bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab=openOpportunities. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours to submit your proposal. If you do not have a username and password, please register as this is the only method to submit electronically on the Bonfire portal. Please note the City has a new eProcurement System as of September 16, 2019; please make sure to register on the new system in order to receive notices and submit a response to a bid or proposal. For assistance, please contact [email protected]. The City will not consider proposals received after 4:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, September 22, 2020. 

All inquiries must be submitted using the eProcurement System at https://cabq.bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab=openOpportunities. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours to submit your questions. If you do not have a username and password, please register as this is the only method to submit electronically on the Bonfire portal. Please note the City has a new eProcurement System as of September 16, 2019; please make sure to register on the new system in order to receive a response to your questions. For assistance, please contact [email protected].


The City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, hereby requests proposals for the following services needed in our community:

Services for People Experiencing Homelessness to Prepare, Prevent & Respond to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

This request for proposals is focused on providing services for people experiencing homelessness and at high risk of homelessness in order to prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Department will allocate up to $6,000,000 to a combination of Emergency Shelter, Rapid Re-Housing, Prevention and Street Outreach projects as described below. The Department may allocate less than this amount, depending on the proposals received and the identification of other needs in the community.

All proposed projects and activities must be in compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) rules and regulations (24 CFR Part 576). HUD has granted some waivers to the ESG regulations due to COVID-19, which can be found at www.hudexchange.info. All activities assisted under ESG will be required to enter data into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), with the exception of victim service providers. Victim service providers will be required to enter data into a comparable data that collects client-level data over time and generates unduplicated aggregate reports based on the data. comparable database that collects client-level data over time and generates unduplicated aggregate reports based on the data.

comparable database that collects client-level data over time and generates unduplicated aggregate reports based on the data.

The proposed project may be required to work collaboratively with other entities as identified and requested by the City.

Emergency Shelter

The Department will allocate funding for Emergency Shelter projects that prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Eligible projects may include essential services, renovation and shelter operation costs as allowed under 24 CFR Part 576.102. Emergency shelter includes overnight shelters and day shelters, provided that the day shelter meets the criteria described in this Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) from HUD:

https://www.hudexchange.info/faqs/programs/emergency-solutions-grants-esg-program/emergency-shelter/can-a-day-shelter-be-funded-as-an-emergency-shelter-under-esg/

Rapid Re-Housing & Prevention

The Department will allocate funding for Rapid Re-Housing and Homelessness Prevention projects that prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Eligible projects may include housing relocation and stabilization services and short and/or medium term rental assistance as allowed under 24 CFR Part 576.103 and 576.104.  Offerors may propose only a Rapid Re-Housing Program or a Rapid Re-Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program. Services must be targeted to people who meet the ESG definition of homeless or at-risk of homelessness, as defined and allowed under 24 CFR Part 576, and who are at highest risk of death or severe complications from COVID-19 due to age or underlying health conditions. The selected applicant(s) will be required utilize the Albuquerque Coordinated Entry System (CES) to fill openings, and will need to work collaboratively with the City of Albuquerque and NM Coalition to End Homelessness in order to develop a grant-specific prioritization system through the CES for this target population.

Street Outreach Services

The Department will allocate funding for Street Outreach projects that prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19public health emergency. Eligible projects may include engagement, case management, emergency health services, emergency mental health services, transportation and services for special populations as described in 24 CFR Part 576.101.

Complete copies of the Request for Proposal (RFP) packets will be available beginning Monday, August 31, 2020, through Tuesday, September 22, 2020, on the City’s eProcurement System, Bonfire.

Respondents must submit their proposals no later than 4:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Completed proposals including all forms and attachments must be submitted using the eProcurement System at https://cabq.bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab=openOpportunities. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours to submit your proposal. If you do not have a username and password, please register as this is the only method to submit electronically on the Bonfire portal. Please note the City has a new eProcurement System as of September 16, 2019; please make sure to register on the new system in order to receive notices and submit a response to a bid or proposal. For assistance, please contact [email protected]. The City will not consider proposals received after 4:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

All inquiries must be submitted using the eProcurement System at https://cabq.bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab=openOpportunities. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours to submit your questions. If you do not have a username and password, please register as this is the only method to submit electronically on the Bonfire portal. Please note the City has a new eProcurement System as of September 16, 2019; please make sure to register on the new system in order to receive a response to your questions. For assistance, please contact [email protected].


Seeking to increase Attorney’s providing representation for Assisted Outpatient Treatment – in search of Contract Attorneys.

Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) is a civil court ordered program of delivering community-based treatment to adults with serious mental illness who are found by a judge, in consideration of prior incarcerations or hospitalizations, to be unlikely to adhere to prescribed treatment on a voluntary basis. Through the ritual of court hearings and the symbolic weight of a judge's order, AOT seeks to leverage a "black robe effect," motivating the individual to regard treatment adherence as a legal obligation.

Funded by a four-year grant with the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the City of Albuquerque’s AOT Program will serve approximately 70 individuals per year.  Referrals for this program will be from inpatient hospital facilities (Petitioner), community agencies and family members.  AOT provides psychiatric and intensive comprehensive case management services, as well as regular sessions with a judge to individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness (Respondents) ordered for treatment by the Second Judicial District Court. The AOT case manager monitors the participant’s progress and compliance with the treatment plan in accordance with the court order. The AOT case manager reports to the court on the client’s condition and attends all court staffings and hearings.

The City of Albuquerque (City), through the Department of Family and Community Services, invites attorneys to submit letters of interest/proposals in accordance with specifications contained in the Request for Letters of Interest to establish a pool of qualified attorneys available to provide cost-effective, competent representation in the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Program in the Second Judicial District consisting of Bernalillo County. The City is seeking attorneys to provide legal representation of Petitioners and Respondents as independent contractors. The City will select a pool of attorneys whose proposals indicate that they meet all of the minimum qualifications and requirements contained within the Request. All services will be performed in conjunction and in association with the AOT Program. Offerors must be in good standing to practice law by the New Mexico Supreme Court, and an active member of the Bar. Proposals submitted pursuant to this Request will be accepted by the City on an ongoing basis until further notice in order to maintain a current listing of pre-qualified attorneys available to perform services for the AOT Program. The City will endeavor to review each proposal and respond to the Offeror within thirty (30) days of receipt of the proposal. A proposer who meets all of the City’s minimum qualification and requirements will be added to the pool of attorneys available for the assignment of work. Please contact Ellen Braden, Division Manager, Behavioral Health and Wellness with questions at (505) 768-2788 or [email protected].