Transitional Jobs Neighborhood Clean Up Request For Proposal (RFP)

August 2, 2018

DFSS has partnered with the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) to support their job training program for Neighborhood Clean-up. DSS offers temporary work assignments and valuable job skills to non-violent former offenders/returning citizens. Participants living in Chicago are eligible for these assignments.

The Neighborhood Clean-Up Program combines elements of a transitional jobs program with intensive support and job readiness training services. The program engages, trains, and employs ex-offenders who gain work experience and job training on work crews directed by DSS. While in the program, all participants will become knowledgeable in operating gas-powered weed whackers, mowers, hand saws, pruners, loppers, edgers, de-weeding devices, and picks. The work of the program involves non-service alley vegetation control, debris removal in non-service alleys and vacant lots, and commercial strip cleaning.

In 2017 the City of Chicago replaced it Cybergrants system with the new eProcurement system. eProcurement (also known as iSupplier) is the City of Chicago’s new online purchasing system. The goals of eProcurement are to move to a universal system that can handle all contract administration including RFP management, contract execution, and payment processing. All delegate agencies seeking to do business with the City must register and submit information through this online purchasing system. This includes the RFP process. To complete an application for this RFP, ALL POTENTIAL RESPONDENTS will need to set up an account in the new eProcurement/iSupplier system.

New Vendors – Must register at

Existing Vendors – Must request an iSupplier invitation via email.  Include your Complete Company Name and City of Chicago Vendor/Supplier Number (found on the front page of your contract) in your email to .You will then receive a response from DPS so you can complete the registration process.

Registration in iSupplier is the first step to ensuring your agency’s ability to conduct business with the City of Chicago and DFSS. Please allow five to seven days for your registration to be processed.


August 29, 2018

12:00, NOON CST


Proposals must be submitted via on-line application.

E-mailed or faxed proposals will not be accepted.



A Pre-Proposal Webinar will be held on August 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

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