Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle Human Services Department announced a request for proposals (RFP) for $30 Million of funding for homelessness services, the first time the City of Seattle has competitively bid its homeless services contracts in more than a decade.The results-driven contracting model identified in the RFP was developed through the City’s collaboration with the GPL. Read more about Seattle Releases $30 Million RFP for Homeless Services
On June 15th, Governor Charlie Baker announced the launch of the Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement Pay for Success project. The project will provide vocational English language services and employment assistance to approximately 2,000 adult English language learners in Greater Boston with the goal of assisting successful transitions to employment, higher wage jobs, and higher education. This marks the 11th PFS project launched by a GPL government
Read about the GPL’s recent progress including technical assistance awards to three states and four cities, presentations on improving outcomes through results-driven contracting, and our work combating homelessness with the City of Seattle.Read more.
The GPL announced that it will award technical assistance to Arizona, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, Maryland, New York City, and Seattle. The GPL will support performance improvement projects in areas including child and family wellbeing, recidivism, and homelessness. Read more about The GPL Names Seven Jurisdictions to Receive TA
“What we’ve got to do is establish performance expectations and work very closely with the providers that we are investing in to make sure they’re successful.” Learn more from Jason Johnson, the Deputy Director of Seattle’s Human Services Department, about the City’s efforts to improve outcomes of its homeless services using results-driven contracting and active contract management. The GPL provided technical assistance to Seattle on this project through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities Initiative.
GPL Director Jeffrey Liebman discusses the top insights about procurement and contracting from the 2017 What Works Cities Summit, including how leaders are leveraging procurements to advance on their city’s priorities. Read more.
Through the What Works Cities Initiative, GPL fellow Jen North and Senior Advisor Greg Wass worked with St. Paul to engage vendors, increase the number of vendor responses, and improve competition. Read more about how the city is building on these efforts to increase its vendor diversity and better understand why it wasn’t adequately reaching small, women- or minority-owned businesses. Expanding Opportunity in City Contracts: St. Paul’s Racial Equity