Request for Proposals and Related Solicitation Documents

The County of Santa Cruz, Human Services Department administers several local, state, and federally funded programs.  These programs frequently require services from qualified contractors, vendors, and community based organizations. Listed below are any currently open, along with any closed requests for proposals and/or requests for qualifications released previously by the Human Services Department. Please click on a link below for further details on the specific requests. 

Request for Proposal (RFP) #18P2-002 - Smart Path Roaming Assessor Outreach Services


Opened August 30, 2018 and closed 5:00 p.m. on September 26, 2018.

The County of Santa Cruz (County) Human Services Department (HSD) invites sealed proposals from qualified agencies to provide engagement, assessment and linkage to services for persons experiencing homelessness. HSD invites proposals from agencies interested in administering one or more of three strategies outlined in this RFP and referred to as “Roaming Assessors”. These services are part of a coordinated assessment and linkage system for individuals and families to effectively and efficiently match people experiencing homelessness with available housing and services that best fit their specific situation and needs.

Access to the Smart Path Roaming Assessor Outreach Service RFP is via the County of Santa Cruz General Services Department Solicitation web page at The RFP includes a description of the services solicited, as well as contact information and requirements for submitting a proposal.

Request for Proposal #2018HSD05 - Kinship Support Services


The Family and Children’s Services (FCS) Division of the County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department (HSD) invites proposals from qualified practitioners for Kinship Support Services for kinship caregivers, which includes relatives and non-relative extended family members (NREFM), and children they are caring for who are involved in the Santa Cruz County child welfare system. As a result of this Request for Proposals (RFP), the initial contract will be for the term of November 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 in the amount of $107,000. Subsequently, a twelve (12) month contract will be awarded for $160,000 with annual renewal up to three years dependent upon satisfactory contractor performance and contingent upon available budget and Board of Supervisors approval.

Contact Information:

Beth Landes, Departmental Administrative Analyst at

Kinship RFP August 7, 2018

Kinship Support Services RFP#2018HSD05

Questions and Answers

Q: Are two budget proposals needed to address the eight-month term at $107,000 as well as the subsequent twelve-month term at $160,000?

A: The initial proposal should include a budget proposal for the initial eight-month term. Any subsequent contract may be negotiated with the resulting awardee, who will have the opportunity to propose a twelve-month budget for the new twelve-month term.


General Services Department

For more information on other County solicitations please refer to the General Services Department Website at


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