The Downtown Community Improvement District of Columbia, Missouri

Request For Proposals – Professional Services – Assertive Outreach and Detoxification Program – Due August 4 at 4 pm

July 19, 2017

2018FY Assertive Outreach and Detoxification Program RFP – Columbia MO


Assertive Outreach and Detoxification Program – The Downtown Community Improvement District, Columbia, MO

The Downtown Community Improvement District (CID) in the city of Columbia, Missouri, is seeking proposals for an outreach service for The District. The Downtown CID is an independent organization dedicated to keeping Columbia’s downtown – The District – vital.

The District is a live/work/play neighborhood that fosters the creative, the eclectic, and the local. It is a constantly adapting community of people, with tradition blending harmoniously with high tech and the latest trends in fashion, food and the arts.  The District encompasses 50 square blocks, more than 300 individual properties, 1200 residences and over 600 businesses, non-profits and government entities. (See Exhibit A) Bounded by 3 Universities and Colleges and City Government buildings, the area offers both a strong day and night economy.

Our goal is to secure a qualified partner to provide an assertive outreach and detoxification program for the downtown area.

It is the policy of The District to negotiate contracts for professional services on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualifications for the professional services required and such services shall be at fair and reasonable prices.


The Downtown CID announces the release of a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for the provisions of an assertive outreach and detoxification program in downtown Columbia, Missouri. The personnel assigned to those varied functions must come from one vendor that specializes in providing outreach services to the public and private sector. The contract will commence on approximately October 1, 2017 for a period of twelve (12) months.

The vendor will be expected to provide staffing and adjust staffing needs to fulfill existing and future contract needs. Staffing levels may increase or decrease as a result of organizational and contract requirements, and the vendor is expected to readily adapt to our requirements.