Request for Proposals for Chicago Codes Program Operator

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a program operator for Chicago Codes. Proposals are due Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00pm Central Time.

Launching this year, Chicago Codes will identify untapped tech talent in Chicago and offer enrollment in a rigorous, tuition-free coding academy in a high-need community on Chicago’s south side. Students will complete industry-approved curriculum, secure software development internships with local firms and ultimately move on to permanent employment. Chicago Codes is designed to meet growing demand for computer programmers and software developers in Chicago, while helping tech employers with the challenge of recruiting a diverse workforce.

Chicago Codes is made possible with generous support from The Rockefeller Foundation, Facebook, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Microsoft.

  • Click here for the full RFP.
  • New! Click here for the Webinar Slides
  • Chicago Codes Q&R here

Important Dates

Release of RFP Monday, August 27, 2018
Informational Webinar Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 11:00 am Central Time

Webinar is optional but encouraged. Please register here.

Update: No webinar is scheduled for Friday, August 30, 2018.

Deadline for Questions Submit questions and comments related to the RFP to by:
Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 5:00pm Central Time
Answers to Questions Posted Answers to questions submitted via webinar or email will be compiled, answered, and posted here by:
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm Central Time
Proposals Due to The Partnership Friday, September 14, 2018