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*Dates are subject to change.

January 23, 2020 | February 20, 2020

Background

Historically, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has re-procured homeless
services funding every three years. At the end of the procurement cycle, contracts end, and
agencies must reapply to continue providing services, sometimes resulting in critical changes in
service providers across regions of the funded system. An abrupt change of service provider can
disrupt the system and have a negative impact in the community, as current providers have
established relationships in the community, employed staff, and often have entered into longterm
leases on facilities. Simultaneously, LAHSA has a stated goal of broadening the provider base
and while there are new agencies who are interested in utilizing LAHSA funding to provide
homeless services, the current procurement schedule creates funding opportunities only every
few years.

In recognition of the challenges presented by the need to create funding opportunities to onboard new providers addressing the current homelessness crisis, while protecting the infrastructural investments made with current good performing providers in the system, LAHSA has initiated a Procurement Modernization and Redevelopment Project.

 

Timeline*

Phase 1 - Exploration and Feedback  
December 10, 2019 Release Procurement Process Development Survey 
December 20, 2019 Close Procurement Process Development Survey 
January - February 2020

Participation in Community Meetings:

  • CES Leadership Meeting - January 16, 2020
  • CES Policy Council Meeting - January 29, 2020
  • LAHSA Provider Executive Director Convening - February 10, 2020
  • Homeless Youth Forum of Los Angeles (HYFLA) - February 12, 2020
  • Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB) - February 18, 2020
  • LA CoC Quarterly Community Meetings - February 2020
February 2020 Publish Draft Procurement Methodology
March 2020 Release Draft Procurement Methodology Survey; Close Draft Procurement Methodology Survey 
March 2020 Participation in Community Meetings (TBD)
Phase 2 - Finalize Methodology
April 2020 Utilize Community Feedback to Revise Draft Procurement Methodology  
May 2020 Present Enhanced Procurement Methodology to Stakeholders 
Phase 3 - Prepare Stakeholders and LAHSA Infrastructure
August - December 2020                   

Prepare Service Providers for Change in Procurement Methodology           

Incorporate Procurement Methodology Data/Workflows in Finalizing LAHSA Internal Infrastructure Changes

Phase 4 - Initial Implementation (subject to modification)
January - July 2021 Release RFP(s) with New Methodology
Phase 5 - Optimization and Iterative Enhancements (subject to modification)
August - November 2021

Gather Stakeholder Feedback on New Methodology

Release Additional RFP(s)

 

Items of Interest

Glossary of Terms

Request to Extend Procurement Cycle, Evaluation, and Potential Redesign

December 2019 Procurement Process Development Survey

February 2020 Procurement Modernization and Redevelopment Update

Draft Procurement Methodology (Anticipated Release Date: May 2020)

 

 

Related

2020 Access Centers for Adults RFP
2021-2023 Homeless Count Professional Services RFP
2020 Motel Partnership Program RFI
2020 Council District 8 Navigation Center RFP
LAHSA Procurement Schedule*