DFSS Youth Services SYEP RFP

City of Chicago

Department of Family and Support Services

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DESCRIPTION: Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), Youth Services

Summer Jobs for Youth Program (SYEP) Request for Proposals

Download PDF DFSS Youth Services SYEP RFP Final

The Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) seeks to fund agencies that have experience delivering subsidized youth employment programs, internships, or specialized training programs for youth ages 16 to 24 years in Chicago. The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) tender aims to provide jobs to young people by exposing them to various public and private sector industries, job placement, financial capacity building and training to help young people increase their personal effectiveness and find work. experiences and skills needed to succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. Ultimately, we seek to increase the incomes of young people and develop their 21st craftsmanship of the century.

The SYEP program is offered during the summer by offering young people a job placement or specialized training program offered by the awarded sponsor. DFSS will subsidize youth wages at $15 per hour for a 120 hour stipend focused on gaining work experience and developing their 21st craftsmanship of the century.

DFSS expects to fund approximately 79 applications in the range of $135,988 to $815,928 per contract per year. The DFSS provides a budget of $135,988 for a minimum of 50 young people and 2 young coordinators or 2 monitors. If Applicants apply for more than the minimum of 50 youth, they may plan to increase their budget in increments of approximately $67,994 for each additional 25 youth and 1 youth coordinator or instructor.

The duration of the contract(s) executed under this RFP will be from April 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023. Depending on the needs, availability of funds and the performance of the contractor, DFSS may extend this duration by an additional year.

For more information, please refer to the application posted on the City of Chicago eProcurement page: https://eprocurement.cityofchicago.org/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=PON_ABSTRACT_PAGE&PON_NEGOTIATION_STATUS=ACTIVE

Note regarding the City’s e-procurement system:

For those who have never done business with the City of Chicago before, registering with iSupplier is the first step to ensuring your agency’s ability to do business with the City of Chicago and DFSS. Please allow five to seven days for your registration to be processed.

Current contractors only need to launch an application through their existing iSupplier/eProcurement account.

All vendors must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and IRS W9 for registration and confirmation of vendor business information.


February 24, 2021

12:00, NOON CST

Proposals must be submitted via an online application.

Proposals sent by email or fax will not be accepted.


A pre-proposal webinar will take place on January 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. pm Attendance is not compulsory but recommended.

Please register before the start of the webinar using this link:


A link to the completed webinar will be available online on the DFSS website after the time and date listed above for those unable to attend the scheduled time live. Please register before the start of the webinar. The purpose of this pre-bid event is to clarify the RFP process and the scope of services required. Attendance is not mandatory, but interested candidates are strongly encouraged to attend.

Download PDF DFSS Youth Services SYEP RFP Final

PDF 2022 SYEP DFSS Candidates Webinar Final

DFSS Youth Services Youth Summer Employment Program Request for Proposals Webinar for SYEP Applicants

Brandie V. Knazze

Lori E. Lightfoot



Department of Family and Support Services

City of Chicago

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