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Emergency Medical Sheltering Services




Request for Proposals for the following:

Emergency Medical Sheltering Services

The City of Boston (the City), acting by its Chief of Housing and Director of Neighborhood Development (the Official), requests sealed proposals for the performance of the work generally described above, and particularly set forth in the RFP which may be obtained at the City of Boston Supplier Portal ( ) under Event EV00007905, commencing at 4:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on March 31, 2020.   The RFP shall remain available until the time of the bid opening.  Every Response shall be submitted in accordance with the instructions provided in the RFP. All Responses must be delivered no later than 4:00 p.m. (ET) April 6, 2020 via the City of Boston Supplier Portal.


The City of Boston is seeking a partner to run an emergency medical sheltering facility.
This is a facility that provides housing, with basic health care, for up to 500 individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 but do not need hospitalization. We reserve the right to use this space for those who have not tested positive but need to quarantine.

Partners with experience in health care services, particularly serving those who may be homeless or underhoused, would be strong partners in this effort. The City expects to select a partner in early April and open the site by April 15.

We welcome groups responding collaboratively to this RFP. If you feel you do not have the capacity to serve up to 500 people, we still strongly welcome your submissions. We will work to pair partners to handle the expected capacity.

The City would expect that the site would be open for the duration of the Public Health Emergency in the City of Boston.

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is being managed by the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development. All questions or communications about this RFP should be made to the RFP Contact: Allison Singer, , 617-635-0330.

Massachusetts General Law

Seal of Massachusetts
Chapter 30B
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