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Solicitations and Competitive Bids
contractor web.pngCommunity Connections maintains a variety of contracts with service providers.
Opportunities for funding and requests for services are regularly made available below.
Check back regularly to see current postings from the Department's contracts team.

If you would like to be added to our distribution list for solicitations and competitive bids, please contact Lynn Merrell at 
                  (253) 798-4424 or .

 Solicitation # Name Description  Workshop
  Energy Assistance Programs Pierce County Community Connections is seeking individuals to submit an application and resume for the contracted services of outreach to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) populations to include but not limited to Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Latino and Russian for the Energy Assistance Programs.    February 2, 2017 Energy Outreach Proposal
17-001-CC Strategic Plan Strategic Planning Services  Pierce County Community Connections (CC) is soliciting responses from prospective vendors to assist the department with the development of a Strategic Plan. The successful applicant will be responsible for designing and managing a comprehensive strategic planning process and will work closely with the Director and the project lead to facilitate meetings and to develop questions for an online survey for the management team and staff.

The outcome of the process will be a revision of organizational mission and vision, and a written strategic plan document that presents the planning process, goals, objectives, and strategies that will guide the department for the next five years.
 None  Tuesday, 
February 7, 2017
Strategic Planning Services RPF
17-001-TRANS-BTB Beyond the Borders Special Needs Transportation Program Pierce County Community Connections is soliciting proposals from special needs transportation providers for the delivery of the Beyond the Borders transportation program.  Beyond the Borders serves individuals with special transportation needs who live outside of the Pierce Transit service area: seniors sixty-five (65) or older, individuals with disabilities, low-income people, and youth between the ages of twelve (12) and seventeen (17).   Beyond the Borders is funded with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program, the Older Americans' Act (OAA) Title III-B funds and/or other state and local funds. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) contractors are encouraged to submit proposals and consider DBE subcontractors.  Contractors shall not be discriminated against on grounds of sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, or other protected classes.  
None  Friday, February 10, 2017 
no later than 4:30 p.m.
Beyond the Borders RFP

Addendum to Transportation - Beyond the Border RFP

Description:  New and updated RFP.  Use the above updated RFP and application and required signature forms for submittal.  The following items have major changes:   
  • Attachment B:  Acknowledgement of Required Assurances and Other Required Forms - NEW two (2) new forms are required to be submitted and one (1) requires a notary stamp.
  • Attachment E:  Federal Transit Authority (FTA) Clauses are NEW
NOFA No. 16-002-HOUSING-AHP Pierce County Community Development Corporation Affordable Housing The County and the Pierce County Community Development Corporation (CDC) have made available funding to support the development and preservation of affordable housing in Pierce County.  Funding under this NOFA can be used to acquire, construct, and/or rehabilitate affordable rental or homeownership housing, and provide operating and maintenance support for existing affordable rental housing.

The deadline to submit applications is no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Community Connections offices located at 1305 Tacoma Ave S, Suite 104, Conference Room C, in Tacoma, WA  98402.   
 November 16, 2016, 2:30 p.m., 1305 Tacoma Ave S, Suite 104, Tacoma, WA  98402, Conference Room C December 2, 2016  Affordable Housing NOFA

Attachment B1 Word:  Common Application Rental Projects

Attachment B1 Excel:  Capital Project Rental Workbook

Attachment B2 Word:  Common Application Homeownership

Attachment B2 Excel:  Common Application Workbook - Homeownership 

Attachment B3 Word:  Operating & Maintenance Application

Attachment B3 Excel:  Operating & Maintenance Workbook

2016 Housing Application Scoring Guide
          2017 Affordable Housing Application Questions and Answers
NOFA No. 16-001-CDBG-PF Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities Pierce County's Department of Community Connections, Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division, is soliciting applications for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities program. 

The deadline to submit applications is no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2016 to the Community Connections offices located at 1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 104, Tacoma, WA  98402.
November 16, 2016, 10:00 a.m., 1305 Tacoma Ave S, Suite 104, Tacoma, WA  98402, Conference Room C December 2, 2016  CDBG Public Facilities NOFA and Application

CDBG Public Facilities Attachment - Worksheet

2017 CDBG Public Facilities Questions and Answers