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RFP 23-01 Family Supports Initiative

First 5 San Bernardino announces a new funding opportunity! The Family Supports Initiative will facilitate an investment of $12 million to San Bernardino County-based organizations working to improve parenting, family self-sufficiency and the long-term safety/healthy development of children prenatal to 5 years old. 

The most recent First 5 San Bernardino investments indicate the greatest positive gains for families were attained from family support centers and providers.  The funds available are $4 million per year for the entire initiative.  The selected proposer(s) will enter a contract approved by the Commission for a 36-month term with an anticipated project period of July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2027.

Important details:

  • Release of RFP:  Dec. 7, 2023
  • Deadline to register online for mandatory proposer’s conference:  12 pm, Dec. 15, 2023
  • Mandatory attendance at the proposer’s conference:  4 pm, Dec. 18, 2023, via Zoom
  • Submission of questions deadline:  4 pm, Dec. 20, 2023
  • Application submission deadline:  4 pm, January 26, 2024
  • Unsuccessful proposal letters – administrative phase (no appeal):  February 9, 2024*
  • Award/Unsuccessful proposal letters – final phase:  March 1, 2024*
  • Deadline for appeals:  March 8, 2024*
  • Commission approval and awarding of contract(s):  May 8, 2024* (Note:  Successful contractor(s) must be present at the Commission meeting for contract approval.)
  • Start date for contract:  July 1, 2024*
  • Questions? Email attention Iffat Quazi. 
  • News Release.

*Dates are tentative

RFA 22-01 Merceides Logans Community Innovation Initiative
Funding Brief
Submission Guidebook
RFA 22-01 Addendum No. 1 Q & A

RFQ 21-03 Annual Audit and Report
RFQ 21-03(PDF)

RFQ 20-02  Home Visiting System Consultant
RFQ 20-02 (PDF)
Attachment A ; Attachment B
RFQ 20-02 Addendum No.1 Q & A

RFP 19-02 Family Community Support Partnerships – Expansion
Attachment C for RFP 19-02 for Family and Community Support Partnerships – Expansion (Microsoft Word)

RFA 17-01 – Status: Closed
RFA 17-01 (PDF)
Addendum No. 1 (PDF)

RFQ 20-01 Evaluation and Professional Services 
RFQ 20-01 Addendum No. 2 
RFQ 20-01 Addendum No.1 Q&A 

RFQ 18-01 – Status: Closed 
RFQ 18-01 (PDF)
RFQ 18-01 Addendum No. 1 (PDF)

Procurement FAQ

Q. Are these procurements for low-income demographics only?
A. No. Our procurements seek to service families with children from prenatal stages to age 5 in the County of San Bernardino regardless of income or socioeconomic status unless otherwise specified in the procurement announcement.

Q. Are procurement opportunities only for certain business or organizational entities?
A. No. All organizational structures are encouraged to apply if requirements of the specific procurement can be met.

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Q. What does procurement mean?
A. The procurement process is how we acquire programs and services to serve children prenatal through age 5 in the County of San Bernardino.

Q. Who do I contact for questions about Procurement Opportunities?
1. If it is regarding a particular procurement, please refer to the document about the question and answer process, timeline and contact information. Please read entire document for questions that may already be addressed.
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