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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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Legal Notice for Request for Letters of Interest

The City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, hereby requests Letters of Interest from Non-Profit or Governmental Agencies for Social Services and Behavioral Health Services for Fiscal Year 2022 for a qualified professional – a physician licensed psychologist, prescribing psychologist, certified nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist with a specialty in mental health, or a physician assistant with a specialty in mental health to serve as the Qualified Professional for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program (AOT).  AOT is a Civil Commitment service for persons with serious mental illness, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

For agencies or individuals interested in submitting letters of interest in response to this solicitation, complete request including all forms and attachments is located in the City of Albuquerque website https://www.cabq.gov/family/partner-resources/request-for-proposals and must be submitted to the sole point of contact for this Request for Letters of Interest to the City of Albuquerque’s Department of Family and Community Services. Contact the following individual(s) regarding this Request:

 

                                AnaBell Cadena, Program Specialist

Phone: (505) 7682836 or E-Mail: [email protected]

The offeror's letter of interest packet must be submitted electronically or by mail to:

Department of Family and Community Services

City of Albuquerque

Attention: AnaBell Cadena – [email protected]

PO Box 1293

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103

E-Mail: [email protected]

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The City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, hereby requests for proposals from Non-Profit or Governmental Agencies for Social Services and Behavioral Health Services for Fiscal Year 2021 and 2022 for Services to Provide Peer Support Services for Persons Experiencing Homelessness and Substance Use Disorder, funded through a grant by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The Request for Proposals packet is available at https://cabq.bonfirehub.com/. If you do not have a username and password, please register as this is the only method to submit electronically on the Bonfire portal.   For assistance, please contact [email protected].

For agencies interested in submitting proposals in response to this solicitation, there will be an optional pre-proposal meeting on Monday, August 9, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. via zoom at  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82790941423

Meeting ID: 827 9094 1423    Dial by your location:  346.248.7799 or 408.638.0968

For individuals with disabilities who need assistance to benefit from this meeting, please call Ellen Braden at 505-768-2788 or (TTY) 1-800-659-8331.

Completed proposals including all forms and attachments must be submitted using the eProcurement System at https://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 as this is the only method to submit electronically on the Bonfire portal. For assistance, please contact [email protected]. The City will not consider proposals received after 4:00 p.m. local time, Friday, August 27, 2021. 

All inquiries must be submitted using the eProcurement System at https://cabq.bonfirehub.com/. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours to submit your questions.

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 or At Risk of Being Homeless

This request for proposals is focused on providing services for populations experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless, funded with the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA) funding and City’s General Fund. Below are the following scopes.

Rapid Re-Housing Program funded with ARPA Funding  

The Department will allocate ARPA funding for a Rapid Re-Housing program for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. A percentage of household served, to be determined by the City of Albuquerque, will be referred the City of Albuquerque’s “Wellness Motel” for families with children. The time of performance for the program shall be from the start date of the contract until December 2024. Program participants will receive rental assistance and case management services for up to 2 years, which will help them become self-sufficient and maintain housing on their own. Rental assistance can be used to pay for other housing-related costs, including security deposit and rental application fees. Self-sufficiency at exit includes obtaining permanent housing, employment and skills necessary to maintain stability and independence. Agencies funded with ARPA funds shall be required to comply with 2 CFR Part 200, Appendix II, and other federal requirements pertaining to ARPA.

Rapid Re-Housing Program funded with City’s General Fund  

The Department will allocate City’s General Fund for a Rapid Re-Housing program for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. A percentage of household served, to be determined by the City of Albuquerque, will be referred the City of Albuquerque’s “Wellness Motel” for families with children. The time of performance for the program shall be for two and one half (2 ½) years, and program participants shall be accepted within the first 6 months of the program. Program participants will receive up to 2 years of rental assistance and case management services, which will help them become self-sufficient and maintain housing on their own. Rental assistance can be used to pay for other housing-related costs, including security deposit and rental application fees. Self-sufficiency at exit includes obtaining permanent housing, employment and skills necessary to maintain stability and independence.

 

Helpline Program for Housing Assistance

The Department will allocate City’s General Fund for a Helpline program for housing assistance that helps those in need connect efficiently to the resources available to help them. Assistance includes engaging helpline callers in problem solving conversations in order to provide referrals to housing and housing support resources, and attempting to divert helpline callers who are at imminent of homelessness from entering the homeless system by connecting them to immediate resources in order to maintain their housing.

Respondents must submit their proposals no later than 4:00 p.m. local time, Friday, August 20, 2021. 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, Friday, August 20, 2021. 

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].

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Request For Proposals Legal Notice

City Of Albuquerque The Department Of Family And Community Services Invites Proposals For An

Affordable Housing Development For Multi-family Senior Project (Rfp-2021-173-fcs-1C)

 

The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Family and Community Services (DFCS) is inviting non-profit or governmental entities to submit proposals for the development of Affordable Multi-Family Housing in Albuquerque.

 

  1. LOCATION:

The City of Albuquerque is offering approximately 5.12 acres of City-owned property located just north of Ellison NW on Cibola Loop NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, at Tract C-1, Bulk Plat Tracts A-1, A-2& C-1 Cibola Loop Subdivision, and the available sources of funding for the development of a multi-family, Affordable Housing project as described in the City’s 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan and 2021 Annual Action Plan submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City of Albuquerque desires to provide funding and City-owned land toward the new construction to develop new units of Multi-Family, Senior Rental housing for low- and moderate-income households at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). 

 

  1. DEVELOPMENT:

DFCS will allocate up to $3,228,406.39 of HOME funding and Real Property Contribution, towards the new construction multi-family housing development.  The development shall leverage the City’s contribution by maximizing the total units of housing to be developed, and provide that a minimum of 51% of all units are affordable to households at/or below 80% AMI, and any other applicable statutory and/or regulatory requirements of 24 CFR Part 570, related to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds which were used to acquire the property.  Additionally, the development must also meet the applicable statutory and/or regulatory requirements of 24 CFR Part 92, related to the available HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, if used by the project and 2 CFR Part 200 related to the Uniform Administrative Requirements for federal awards.  Proposed affordable housing development projects need to demonstrate the capacity to obtain additional project financing from other federal or state programs, private bank loans, etc.  The development should be pedestrian friendly and designed to create a sense of community through a site plan including building arrangement, amenities, and open space appropriate to the needs of populations to be served. 

All housing units which utilize HOME funding and are designated as “affordable” to households at or below 80% AMI, must also meet the HOME Maximum Per-Unit Subsidy Limit by not providing more than 240% of the following Section 234 limits for HOME-assisted housing projectsThe limits are as follows: 0 BR<$153,314.40; 1 BR<$175,752.00; 2 BR<$213,717.60; 3 BR<$276,482.40; 4+ BR<$303,489.60.

 

III. ELIGIBLE RESPONSE ENTITIES

Nonprofit organizations or governmental entities, along with their development team, such as for-profit corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships which have demonstrated capability in providing the services for which they are applying are eligible to respond as Applicants to this RFP.  Lead applicant organizations must be duly registered and in good standing with the State of New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, and must either be a governmental entity or have not-for-profit status under 501(c)(3) or equivalent non-profit status provided under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code.  In addition, non-profits must submit documentation to be certified by DFCS as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) or an Affordable Housing Development Organization (AHDO), prior to award of contract.

 

  1. SCOPES:
    1. Develop an Affordable Rental Housing project exclusively for Senior-aged populations, that also complies with the regulatory requirements of HUD Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships grant funding.
    2. The Affordable Rental Housing development must conform to the City’s zoning requirements per its Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) and the drainage requirements for developing Affordable Housing parcel, exclusive of any other adjacent parcel.
    3. Using the Project Application, Ranking Matrix assessment tool and data, demonstrate how the proposed project’s unit-mix, overall design, amenities, respond to the needs of the income-eligible populations, and provide a HUD-935.2B- Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan indicating how the developer plans to market to groups least likely to apply, such as: minority populations, elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, etc. 
    4. Demonstrate the capacity of the Development Team to obtain all necessary project financing.
    5. Demonstrate the capacity of the Development Team to implement a plan to administer the project which will meet the required Affordability Period.
    6. Demonstrate how the proposed project fits within the overall programing priorities of the Department’s 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan and 2021 Action Plan.

 

  1. SELECTION PROCESS:

Developer selection will involve the following process:

 

  • Qualification of applicants as CHDO, AHDO or governmental entity;
  • Review of Project Proposals by Ad Hoc committee for recommendation of award(s);
  • Review and approval of Ad Hoc recommendation by DFCS Director;
  • Funding allocation for Development Agreement subject to City Council approval;
  • Final approval of Council-approved Development Agreement subject to CAO approval.

 

  1. SELECTION CRITERIA:

The City’s Ad Hoc committee will review and score all project proposals that are received by the deadline and meet the threshold criteria. The project with the highest overall score will receive a recommendation of funding award.  Any funding not allocated under this RFP may be rolled over into future RFPs.  The review and scoring of the project proposals is based on the following:

  • Project’s ability to meet the affordable housing needs of low-income residents in Albuquerque in accordance with the City’s 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan and 2021 Action Plan, based on the information provided in the DFCS Project Application;
  • Financial Feasibility of the Project, based on the information provided on the DFCS Multi-Family Underwriting Template;
  • Highest Overall Project Score, as assessed by City Ad Hoc committee in DFCS Project Ranking Matrix.

VII.   PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:

Any explanation desired by an Offeror regarding the meaning or interpretation of this RFP must be requested in writing not less than ten (10) working days prior to the deadline for the receipt of Proposals to allow sufficient time for a reply to reach all Offerors before the submission of their Proposals. No extension of time will be granted based on submission of inquiries subsequent to the required date nor will such inquiries be answered.  All inquiries must be directed to the Purchasing Division as stated herein and must be submitted through the City’s eProcurement system Bonfire. The City will not respond to questions that are submitted by any other means than electronically through the City’s eProcurement system.  Oral explanations or instructions given before the award of the contract or at any time will not be binding.  Purchasing shall prepare answers to questions in the form of Addenda to this RFP and shall post all such Addenda to the online eProcurement System. 

Submission of Proposals:  The Offeror’s sealed Proposal must be submitted electronically through the eProcurement system pursuant to the following requirements:

Complete Proposal including all forms, attachments, exhibits, Technical Proposal, Cost Proposal, etc. 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].

ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CITY PURCHASING DIVISION AS SPECIFIED HEREIN. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE CAUSE FOR THE CITY TO DEEM YOUR PROPOSAL NONRESPONSIVE. 

Proposals must be received by the City’s eProcurement system no later than 4:00 pm local time on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The RFP containing all information and instructions to Developers, copies of planning documents relevant to this Request for Proposals, and the forms required to be filled out and submitted as part of the proposal will be available on or before May 11, 2021, on the City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Website http://www.cabq.gov/family/.  An optional Pre-Proposal Conference will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, May 19, 2021 virtually via Zoom through the following link or by dialing: +1 669 900 6833; Meeting ID: 986 7528 2491; Passcode: 047687; https://cabq.zoom.us/j/98675282491?pwd=SjNPcitMcVZpSVNjczE0c01PUkRrZz09

DFCS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL PROPOSALS AND TO END THE SELECTION PROCESS AT ITS DISCRETION.

CONTACT PERSON:  Rick Giron II, Community Services Project Manager (505) 768-2968; [email protected]

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City of Albuquerque Substance Use Treatment Provider

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Division is accepting applications to become a City of Albuquerque Substance Use Treatment Provider, to be part of The PATH to provide addiction, treatment and healing, for FY-2022.  It is the intent of the City to continue the development of a network PATH able to provide high quality, ethical, comprehensive, and evidence-based substance use treatment.  The City desires to develop a full continuum of treatment services and ensure that all agencies are clinically appropriate and culturally relevant to meet the needs of those in treatment.

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Division has an open application process to become a member of the City’s Substance Use Treatment Provider Network.  Only those applicants scoring 160 points or above will be considered for a contract. The Department reserves the right to refuse to proceed with the development of a contract at any time if it is in the best interest or convenience of the City.

Applications should be completed no later than January 31, 2022 and submitted to Jeanné Padilla at [email protected]

FY-22 Voucher Application


Revised 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 (H.U.D.)

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION, PUBLICATION DATE:  December 4, 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 December 4, 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 December 4, 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 - $4,802,196 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 December 4, 2020, no other ESG-CV Emergency Shelter activities have yet occurred and no additional ESG-CV funds have yet been expended on this activity.

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) - $249,226 ESG-CV

Funds will be used for HMIS costs to adhere to the ESG-CV HMIS requirements for the ESG-CV projects. As of December 4, 2020, no ESG-CV HMIS activities have yet occurred and no 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 December 4, 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].


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].