Request For Statement Of Qualifications (RFSQ)
April 18, 2017 | February 23, 2018
LAHSA has launched a new process to better evaluate an organization’s ability to administer government contracts.
What it Does
The new Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) for Certification as a Qualified Bidder for LAHSA Funding Opportunities process now replaces the threshold review as a part of our Request for Proposal (RFP) procurements.
What This Means For Your Organization
The RFSQ allows your organization to be evaluated for threshold before applying for an RFP. As a result, this speeds up the RFP timeline by four to six weeks and removes the need to announce failures at a public meeting. If your organization does not get a passing grade, your organization will qualify for capacity building and technical assistance from LAHSA to help become certified before applying for an RFP.
Through the RFSQ, LAHSA will certify nonprofit (501c3) social service organizations as qualified bidders to apply to various funding sources for services and housing.
Government agencies do not need to apply through the RFSQ process to be a certified bidder.
Unless your organization receives HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funds, all organizations that have not passed a threshold review since May 19, 2016, will not be certified and will need to apply through the RFSQ process.