Public Notice: Request for Proposals

Heritage Area Agency on Aging is seeking applications from any non-profit agency or private organization to provide and/or expand Legal Services to individuals, age 60 and older, in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and/or Washington counties.  Heritage is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) to obtain service provider(s) for Legal Services in the region.  The agency will award contracts for a one year period.  Applications are for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. 

Heritage is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) to obtain a service provider(s) that can demonstrate the ability to provide quality Legal Services through the utilization of a cost effective and efficiently managed service delivery system.  Proposals are being accepted that serve the entire seven county Heritage region or individual communities or counties. 

Services delivered through Heritage funding are required to meet all federal and state obligations of the proposed service, including the Older Americans Act of 1965 (revised), funding source(s) and Heritage contractual terms. 

The RFP (Request for Proposal) documents can be accessed at request by contacting Kellie Elliott-Kapparos at 319-398-5559 or kelliot@kirkwood.edu on or after Friday, February 7, 2020.

A Bidders Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9:00 – 10:00a.m. at Heritage Area Agency on Aging, Conference Room of the Main Building, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Assistance in understanding the directions for preparing the application will be offered at this informational meeting and frequently asked questions will be posted on the Heritage website.  More information on the process and the opportunity to ask clarifying questions will be described in detail with the release of the RFP packet on February 7, 2020.

The RFP application and supporting documentation is due no later than 3:00 p.m.  on Friday, February 21, 2020.