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January 7, 2014 - Following an OIG investigation, the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Gas Works reached a no-fault agreement with Danella Companies, Inc. to settle claims it overbilled for construction materials for paving jobs, including paying more than $2.3 million to the City and PGW.

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The announcements below represent RFPs available with City of Philadelphia social service and housing departments or with other agencies or projects associated with the City of Philadelphia.
Posted May 18, 2016
The Office of the City Treasurer is seeking responses to this request for qualifications (“RFQ”) in order to select firms to serve as senior and co-managing underwriters with respect to certain City of Philadelphia (the “City”) General Obligation Bonds (“GO”), Other Tax-Supported Bonds (“OTS”), Airport Revenue Bonds (“Airport”), Philadelphia Gas Works Revenue Bonds (“PGW”), Water and Wastewater Revenue Bonds (“Water”) (collectively the “Bonds”) and Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (“Notes”).

The City encourages responses from minority, female, and disabled owned firms.


The City has imposed a Quiet Period related to this RFQ. The Quiet Period began when the RFQ was issued, and will end once selections have been made and posted on the City’s RFP website.

During this Quiet Period, we are not scheduling general marketing meetings with underwriters and do not want to receive unsolicited pitch emails or books from underwriters.

Acknowledgement of receipt-

Please acknowledge receipt of this email by replying to Bhavin Patel at

Airport Network Programming RFP
Posted Apr 28, 2016
The City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce, Division of Aviation seeks qualified Applicants to provide, install and maintain all service equipment necessary to provide a network programming package at the Philadelphia International Airport. Applicants are required to use good faith efforts to include ACDBE participation in this proposal.

REI-Submission – Direct Pay LOC
Posted Apr 28, 2016
The City of Philadelphia (the “City”) is seeking proposals for the provision of Direct Pay Letters of Credit for Airport Revenue Bonds Commercial Paper Program.

Please submit your proposal via e-mail by no later than 5:00 PM Philadelphia Local Time on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 to Rasheia Johnson (, Christian Dunbar, (, Andrew McCarthy (, Ken Cushine ( and Rebecca Perry-Glickstein (

The subject line should read: REI-Submission – Direct Pay LOC – [firm name].

Streets Department RFIQ - Wireless Commons Carrier in PROW Meeting
Posted Apr 06, 2016
The City of Philadelphia (City) is interested in utilizing City-owned facilities and public right-of-ways (PROW) to facilitate the implementation of small cell and distributed antenna systems (DAS) throughout the city. To further the City’s objective, the City posts this Request for Information and Qualifications (RFIQ) to seek information regarding "best practices" and proven approaches in all critical subject matter areas required for successful installation, and management of small cell and DAS equipment to be located in the PROW and on City facilities. The City further seeks to identify vendors with the qualifications, including substantial experience and technical and financial capacity that are necessary for this initiative.

Solicitation for Pre - Qualification - Construction of the Martin Luther King Older Adult Center
Posted Mar 09, 2016
The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is requesting pre-qualifications for the construction of the Martin Luther King Older Adult Center to be located at the southwest corner of 21st Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.

Philadelphia Marathon Graphic Web Design Consultant – Request for Proposals
Posted Feb 26, 2016

This Request for Proposals is to identify qualified entities to provide Graphic Web Design Consultant services for the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon. Proposals must be received no later than on March 17, 2016. Applicants will also find included in the Scope of Services for this RFP the specifications for bids for services to be used for the Philadelphia Marathon. Consultant/vendor evaluation criteria will include relevant experience, quality of products and services, and competitive cost. 

Wireless Network - Request for Information
Posted Feb 22, 2016
The Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) is the central IT organization that oversees the technology infrastructure for the City. OIT works with the city’s IT Community to develop a comprehensive portfolio of online services and technology solutions that meet the needs of the city’s diverse residents, businesses, government entities, and employees. OIT requests ideas for the development and expansion of a citywide broadband infrastructure to provide a wireless network supporting public safety, municipal services and high speed internet access supporting community-based organizations. The information obtained from this Request for Ideas (RFI) will be used by the City as a basis for further discussion and the possible development of a Request for Proposals. Suppliers wishing to respond to this RFI should read this document carefully and follow the guidance for responding.

Aircraft Deicing Services RFP
Posted Jan 19, 2016
The City of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce, Division of Aviation seeks qualified Applicants to provide aircraft deicing services to operate, manage and maintain the Deicing Facility at Philadelphia International Airport during both precipitation and non-precipitation deicing events. The City intends to enter into a license agreement(s) with the successful Applicant.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - The City of Philadelphia (the “City”) is seeking proposals for the provision of Direct Pay Letters of Credit, City of Philadelphia, General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2009B.
Posted Dec 24, 2015
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - The City of Philadelphia (the “City”) is seeking proposals for the provision of Direct Pay Letters of Credit, City of Philadelphia, General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2009B.

Please submit your proposals via e-mail by no later than 5:00 PM Local Philadelphia Time on, Monday, February 1, 2016 to Andrew McCarthy (, Matthew Mazza (, Katherine Clupper (, and Peter Nissen (

The subject title should read, RFP-Submission -Direct Pay LOC- [insert firm name]. The City strongly encourages MBE/WBE responses to this REI.

RFI for managing and operating a voluntary homeowner water and sewer line protection program
Posted Nov 13, 2015
This Request for Information is for organizations to provide the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) with information regarding their practices in managing and operating a voluntary homeowner water and sewer line protection program for piping between the water main and meter and between the sewer and the residence.
RFI - Time Data Collection Solutions
Posted Oct 06, 2015
The City of Philadelphia (“City”), through the Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT), is seeking information about modern time data collection solutions and integration of those solutions with existing City systems. Responses due by 11/02/15, 5:00 PM (Local Philadelphia Time).
Supportive Housing
Posted Aug 31, 2015
The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Supportive Housing is seeking proposals for permanent supportive housing or rapid re-housing projects. Potential applicants for new project funding must be private non-profit organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the 1986 IRS Code as amended. The maximum request for a project under this RFP is $1,000,000. The City anticipates that HUD may provide bonus funding for new permanent housing projects that serve chronically homeless individuals and families.
Benefits Referel Site
Posted Aug 28, 2015
The Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) seeks to identify qualifying organizations with the capacity to identify low-income Philadelphia residents who are eligible for benefits, and connect them to a larger system of support to help them enroll.

RFI for Financial Empowerment Center
Posted May 07, 2015
The City of Philadelphia, through its Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, is seeking information from organizations to identify an innovative financial empowerment tool, ideas, or potential solutions to support the work of its Financial Empowerment Centers (FEC) and Shared Prosperity plan.
FEC/BenePhilly RFI
Posted Apr 16, 2015
The City of Philadelphia, through its Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, is seeking information from 501(c)(3) organizations who would be interested in partnering on a new co-located Financial Empowerment Center and BenePhilly Center, that would provide residents with access to public benefits and financial counseling.
Philadelphia Municipal Authority Request for Proposal (RFP) for Controllership Consultant Services
Posted Dec 04, 2014
The Philadelphia Municipal Authority requests qualified independent certified public accountants or firms having equivalent experience (hereinafter called the “Applicant”) to submit proposals to enter into a contract to perform part-time Controllership services. Sealed proposals will be received until _____January 9, 2015. 
RFI - Voting System Modernization
Posted Oct 22, 2014
The City of Philadelphia is looking for information about modern technology solutions for holding elections. Specifically, what new options are available that are certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and can be implemented by the Municipal Primary Election in 2017. 
RFI - Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA)
Posted Oct 09, 2014
The City of Philadelphia, through its Office of the Director of Finance and its Office of Property Assessment, is issuing this Request For Information (for research purposes only) to identify potential solutions available in the marketplace for a Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) System and related services.

Responses due by 10/30/14, 5:00 PM (Local Philadelphia Time).

Nursing Home Beds
Posted Aug 29, 2014
Posted Aug 29, 2014; 1st Revision September 19, 2014; 2nd Revision September 30, 2014

The County of Philadelphia under the Department of Public Health announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the sale and transfer of 97 licensed nursing home beds. Proposal deadline response has been extended to 5:00 pm on Friday, October 3, 2014, Philadelphia, PA, local time. For more information, please download and review the RFP here. Updated language has been indicated in yellow highlights.

Procurement Modernization RFI
Posted Jun 25, 2014
The Procurement Department with the Office of Innovation & Technology (OIT) is seeking to obtain information from the vendor community in assessing the strategies and tools available in addressing the modernization of its Procurement System. Procurement is interested in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Furthermore, the City may be open to fully outsource management of the solution, including vendor and end-user support, marketing and administration of cooperative agency usage, and training. Attendance at the July 11th Vendor Conference is encouraged. All responses are due by Friday, August 15, 2014, 5:00 pm (Local Philadelphia Time). 
Status Update
The City anticipates posting an RFP for this system modernization opportunity in the early part of calendar year 2015. An email notification will be sent, after the opportunity is posted, to all vendors that attended the pre-submission meeting or responded to the RFI. Thanks for your continued interest in working with the City.