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January 23, 2020 | November 17, 2020 | 1,357 total views

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 - September 2020 Draft Procurement Methodology
March 2020

Participation in Community Meetings:

  • Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB) - March 6, 2020
  • Homeless Youth Forum of Los Angeles (HYFLA) - March 11, 2020
  • SPA 7 Coalition Meeting - March 12, 2020
   
Phase 2 - Finalize Methodology
September - December 2020

Present Enhanced Procurement Methodology to Stakeholders

September - December 2020 Utilize Community Feedback to Revise Draft Procurement Methodology
   
Phase 3 - Prepare Stakeholders and LAHSA Infrastructure
TBD                   

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)
TBD Release RFP(s) with New Methodology
 
Phase 5 - Optimization and Iterative Enhancements (subject to modification)
TBD

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: TBD)

 

 

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