Many LB Recovery Act programs are designed to partner with community-based organizations and businesses. Contract opportunities are advertised here, on the City’s social media accounts, in the Press-Telegram, the Long Beach Business Journal, and through direct outreach to a wide array of businesses and community-based organizations. These opportunities to do business with the City are specifically advertised to local minority and women-owned businesses and those who work with communities of color.
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The City is currently seeking qualified businesses and/or community-based organizations to provide services as a part of the City’s recovery programs in the following procurement opportunities.
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CURRENT CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
Release Date: Oct. 28, 2022
Optional Pre-Proposal Meeting: 11:00 am Nov. 10,
Questions Due to the City: 11:00 am Nov. 16, 2022
Proposals Due: 11:00 am Dec. 06, 2022
The application period for this opportunity is now closed. City staff is in the process of evaluating submitted proposals and will announce the results via Long Beach Buys.
The City of Long Beach (City), Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), is seeking proposals from nonprofit agencies to provide operation and supportive services for the Project Homekey Round 2 program, a 78-unit facility for people experiencing homelessness. The project site will be located at 5950 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90805.
Release Date: August 18, 2022
Optional Pre-Proposal Meeting: 1:00 pm September 1, 2022
Questions Due to the City: 11:00 am September 6, 2022
Proposal Due: 11:00 am October 25, 2022
The City of Long Beach (City) Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is seeking to partner with organizations to expand existing or launch new Promotora/Community Health Champions programs to promote education and wellness opportunities across Long Beach communities.
FUTURE CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIESThe City's goal is to provide timely information concerning the City's forecast for future competitive procurement opportunities related to the Recovery Act. The City believes that enhancing its procurement forecast to provide a greater level of information pertaining to future contracting opportunities will improve accessibility to relevant procurement information. The forecast is not exhaustive of all future Recovery contracting opportunities, and additional Recovery contracting opportunities will be added on a regular basis as more information becomes available. The procurements identified in this forecast are expected to be solicited and/or awarded in the current fiscal year and beyond, based on the best information available to the City at the time of publication. All projected procurements and associated information are subject to revision or cancellation without notification. Final decisions regarding the extent of competition, socioeconomic considerations, estimated value, etc., will not be made until each procurement is formally initiated. Information contained in the forecast for future and ongoing transactions is organized in the following way:
A. Anticipated Release Date: Winter = January to March | Spring = April to June | Summer = July to September | Fall = October to December
B. Working Project Title / Services Sought
C. Associated Recovery Program
D. Contract Opportunity Description
E. Estimated Value
F. Period of Performance
NOTE: The data and information that is contained in this forecast should be considered for informational and planning purposes only -- it does not represent a pre-solicitation synopsis, nor does it constitute an invitation for bid or request for proposal, or a commitment by the City to purchase the described supplies and/or services.
CONTRACTING IN PROGRESS:
Service(s): design, manufacture, delivery and installation of 30-35 modular non-congregate shelter units to safely house people experiencing homelessness (PEH).
Youth Mentoring Program
Service(s): facilitate a Citywide Mentoring Program to connect middle school students with City employees to receive mentorship.
Activate LB Program
Service(s): develop and implement citywide solutions through its ActivateLB program to increase customer spending in Long Beach small businesses to support economic recovery.
Health Equity Community Projects
Service(s): engage in key health activities in one or more of the following categories: COVID-19 Education and Vaccination Outreach, Chronic Disease Prevention and/or Management, Mental Health Supports or Trauma-Informed Responses, Parent and Child Health, Health Education and Outreach, Physical Activity Engagement, Safe Neighborhoods and Violence Prevention, Economic Inclusion and Resiliency, and Meeting Basic Needs.
Guaranteed Income Pilot Program
Service(s): provide a full research plan and evaluation of the Pilot, including: the overall research program design, survey-instrument development and launch, community-informed Key Performance Indicator (KPI) identification, analysis of survey and participant data, the preparation of the final research report of methods, findings, and other services as specified.
Inclusive Business Navigators Program
Service(s): Provide support services that help businesses and nonprofits learn about and benefit from resources and recover from the financial hardship and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following organizations were chose to support this program:
- April Parker Foundation, of Long Beach, CA
- Centro CHA Inc., of Long Beach, CA
- RightSource Services, of Signal Hill, CA
- United Cambodian Community, of Long Beach, CA.
Nutrition Security - Food Access Projects
Service(s): support ongoing food access projects such as food pantries, food waste, and food recovery programs.
The following organizations were chose to support this program:
- California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center (DBA Pools of Hope),of Long Beach, CA
- Community Medical Wellness Centers, USA, of Long Beach, CA
- Food Finders, Inc., of Los Alamitos, CA
- Help Me Help You., of Long Beach, CA
- Love Beyond Limits, of Long Beach, CA
- The Foodbankof Southern California, of Long Beach, CA.
Mobility – Micro Transit Program
Service(s): Implement an all-electric micro-transit shuttle service to circulate and connect people with businesses, amenities, and underused public parking lots within business corridors.
Promotora/ Community Health Champion Program
Service(s): Provide training, technical assistance, culturally and linguistically tailored education materials, and perform evaluation activities with a cohort of community organizations seeking to implement or expand their Promotora/Community Health Champions programs.
AWARDED CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
The following contracts have been awarded to community partners:
Clean Team Program
Service(s): Implement culturally sensitive as-needed clean-up and support services for safe and clean sites by collecting, organizing and removing trash and personal belongings, biohazardous and waste material and other dumped or abandoned large items in parks, beaches and open spaces.
Guaranteed Income Pilot Program
Service(s): implement and administer the Long Beach Guaranteed Income Pilot program that will make direct payments for participants over the course of a 12-month period, including providing a customizable electronic payment solution, a program website, portal, case management services for program participants, and ongoing data collection.
Digital Inclusion Confidence Program
Service(s): Administer and provide technical support for hotspots and computing devices, support co-development of community outreach materials, and provide a virtual digital literacy training program.
Home Preservation & Prevention Inc, DBA HPP Cares Of Long Beach, CA, Executed August 10, 2022 ($220,500)
First Time Homebuyer Assistance
Service(s): implement and administer a new homebuyer assistance program that will provide closing cost grants to first-time, low- and moderate-income homebuyers, including the use of proven platform for end-to-end program administration. Administer bilingual outreach, marketing, technical assistance, application processing and review, decision notification, and reporting.
Black Health Equity - Mental Health Services
Service(s): provide culturally affirming mental health services to under and uninsured Black Long Beach residents experiencing negative mental and emotional well-being.
Nutrition Security – Emergency Food Distributions
Service(s): Start up, continue, and/or expand drive-thru and non-vehicle (walk-up) healthy food (grocery) distribution events to populations most impacted by COVID-19.
Motel Vouchers Program
Service(s): Provides temporary shelter for individuals, special-needs populations, and families experiencing homelessness. Ensures access to facilities in compliance with ADA regulations, compliance with health and safety code regulations, provides 24-hour onsite services and ensures accommodations meet hygiene and cleanliness industry standards.
Digital Inclusion Confidence Program – One-on-One Computer Literacy Support
Service(s): Provide bilingual community outreach efforts to help provide one-on-one digital inclusion assistance to communities most in need throughout the city, including assistance in multiple languages.
Direct Relief for Business Programs
Service(s): Administer multiple small business and non-profit grant programs via an online grant application software system that will provide direct financial relief to small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 and State and local Health Orders, provide training on the application process to City staff and City partners, intake grant applications, review applications to determine eligibility, provide case management, administer grant payments, and deliver other related services. The following programs will be supported by this contract:
Restaurant, Brewery, and Bar Grants
Fitness and Personal Services Sector Grants
Small Business Relief Grants
Non-Profit Relief Grants
Business License Taxes and Fees Grants
Early Childhood Emergency Supplies Program
Service(s): Distribute a minimum of 500 diapers, 500 packages of wipes, 200 containers of diaper cream, and 100 containers of formula each week for six months at multiple LBUSD locations and at five PRM locations in zip codes 90802, 90805, 90810, 90813, and 90815. Other local community partners or organizations interested in hosting a sub‐distribution will be able to request supplies for their events in the community and distributions can be coordinated with community‐facing programming, such as the Early Learning Festival, hosted in partnership with the Long Beach Public Library.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Service(s): Digital and staffing services to implement the City’s local Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) that will provide financial relief to program participants. Coordinates case management with applicants and participants and processes payments according to program guidelines.
Tenant Right to Counsel Program
Service(s): provision of legal services, tenant outreach, and education to qualified Long Beach citizens through the existing Stay Housed L.A. County Program. The program currently provides first-come, first-serve legal services and short-term rental assistance to income-eligible tenants that reside in Los Angeles County to help curb the number of individuals and families falling into homelessness via evictions.
LB Resource Line Program – Basic Needs Response Infrastructure
Service(s): Coordinated care network that supports the Long Beach Resource Line, a hotline for residents to call and connect with knowledgeable Health Department staff who can provide the most accurate referrals to local services. Unite Us’ shared technology platform connects network partners to each other, streamlines meaningful collaboration, identifies community-wide services gaps, and tracks outcomes collaboratively with secure bidirectional data sharing.
Inclusive Procurement Program
Service(s): Procurement software solution for the management of solicitations, labor compliance, and purchasing contracts. The contractor will provide specialized services to the City, including but not limited to supplier management, sourcing management, contract management, integration with existing financial systems, and reporting.
Family Promise Of The South Bay, The Illumination Foundation, Mental Health American Of Los Angeles, And People Assisting The Homeless, executed January 4, 2021 ($1,533,320)
Outreach and Case Management Program
Service(s): Administer the Outreach and Case Management program offering Intensive Case Managemetn Services (ICMS), including but not limited to: housing navigation, housing plan, care coordination, annunal recertification, health linkage, transportation, legal support, housing retention, benefit/income assistance, food/security resource linkage, and data management of program participants.