Request for Proposal – Community Hiring of Chicago COVID-19 Contact Tracing Corps – Funding Round 1

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 7–10 non-profit community-based organizations (CBOs) to serve as local employers of the City of Chicago COVID Contact Tracing Corps. 

 This is the first of two RFPs that will be released under the Chicago Contact Tracing Corps grant program.  

NOTE:  Eligible respondents for this current solicitation (Round 1 RFP) are: 

  1. a) Organizations currently contracted by The Partnership to provide WIOA services and/or 
  1. b) Organizations identified by the Chicago Department of Public Health through its RFP #7475 process as able to implement community hiring of Contact Tracers on the required timeline

 The Round 2 RFP will be released in early August 2020 and will be open to all eligible CBOs citywide. 

For purposes of this solicitation: community-based organization is defined as a non-clinical/medical, not-for-profit organization that has demonstrated service delivery to specific populations and/or community areas. Service delivery includes programming driven by an understanding of, or directed by, community voice.   

Click here for the full RFP.

Links to attachments are below

Click here for a video recording of the bidder’s conference

NOTICE: While no files are too large for The Partnership to receive (size capacity of up to 50 mb), some agencies have file limitations that prevent large PDFs and other files from going through at once.  In that case, please know submissions can be separated and uploaded as “Part 1 of 2” and” Part 2 of 2” for successful submission.