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 open requests and recently 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. 

Housing Navigation Services Proposal - Request for Qualifications #2020HSD06

The County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department invites responses for social services consultant(s) or organization(s) to provide Housing Navigation services. The proposed scopes of work for the Home Safe Program within the Adult Protective Services (APS) unit of the Human Services Department (HSD) Adult and Long Term Care (ALTC) division can be found in Attachment A1. The proposed scope of work for the Transitional Age Youth program within the HSD Housing for Health and Family & Children’s Services (FCS) divisions can be found in Attachment A2. Consultant(s) or organization(s) must have familiarity with housing navigation, including landlord engagement and knowledge of Housing Authority programs. Obtain the documents and further information here.

Submit proposals by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 to or in sealed envelopes marked with RFP #2020HSD06 to Human Services Department, Centralized Contracting Unit, 1000 Emeline Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Please note the published Board item #65 DOC-2020-1006 on 12/08/2020 for release of this RFQ (available online here) includes additional clarity regarding funding term. Questions received and answers provided are available here.

Great Plates Delivered Food Program - Request for Letter of Interest (RFI)  #19R2-002

Great Plates Delivered Food Program solicitation information

RFI Due:  May 11, 2020, at 4:00 PM PST to


Social Services Consultant Request for Qualifications #2020HSD05

The County of Santa Cruz intends to contract with a Social Services Consultant for certain elements of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Outcomes and Accountability Review Continuous Quality Improvement process. Please >click here< for all relevant documentation, which includes deliverables and timeline estimates. Please email with the proposal requirements no later than 5pm Thursday, March 5, 2020. Services to be provided as an independent contractor to the County.


General Services Department

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

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