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Denver Solicits Proposals for Safe Outdoor Space

Denver’s Department of Housing Stability (HOST) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the management of Safe Outdoor Space, and/or other innovative approaches to temporary emergency sheltering, during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. The proposal will cover services at dedicated temporary outdoor shelter sites through December 2021, with possible extensions.

HOST is seeking responses from service providers that have experience serving persons experiencing homelessness in outdoor environments in a trauma-informed and person-centered way. HOST is seeking proposal(s) from service providers that are interested in providing managed support at city owned or controlled sites and/or at privately held sites where the proposer has demonstrable site access for operations and services.

Interested parties should submit their proposal at (title: Safe Outdoor Space). Vendors must register with Bidnet to view the RFP and apply. Proposals will be accepted until 3 p.m. on November 13, 2020. A pre-bid virtual conference will be held on November 3, 2020 at 9 a.m.