RFP for Contractor Development Program (CDP) Administration, 2021

Seeking proposals for services including bonding assistance, especially from local businesses.

Risk Management Division is seeking suppliers for San Francisco’s Bonding and Financial Assistance Program, also known as the Contractor Development Program.

The City strongly encourages proposals from:

  • small businesses
  • local businesses
  • consultant teams that reflect the diversity of San Francisco.

The Contractor Development Program provides local, certified contractors and subcontractors with capacity building support. The CDP provides financial assistance, bonding assistance, training, and technical assistance.

The CDP fosters the growth and independence of small firms. It helps them with the challenges they may face in competing for City contracts.

The Risk Management and Contract Monitoring Divisions operate the CDP.

Term: non-exclusive with an original term of 3 years. The City has the option to extend the term for 3 additional years for a total of 6 years.

Funding Available: not-to-exceed ("NTE") amount will be based on the proposal

Please see the attached RFP documents for more information on the funding opportunity.


This Request for Proposals is being issued by the Risk Management Division. RMD is seeking qualified suppliers to provide proposals for San Francisco’s Bonding and Financial Assistance Program also known as the Contractor Development Program.

Contract Monitoring Division form 3

Pre-proposal conference for Contractor Development Administration – Bonding and Financial Assistance

sheet for pre-proposal conference

Questions and answers on this RFP

How to apply

1. Build a complete proposal. Include:

  • Required supporting documentation
  • Minimum qualifications documentation 
  • Price proposal
  • Written proposal

Read the complete RFP for details.

2. Submit the entire proposal by 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2021 by email to Maria-Zenaida.Camua@sfgov.org and Kelly.Hernandez@sfgov.org.

3. If you have questions or need clarification, you must email them to Maria-Zenaida.Camua@sfgov.org by 5:00 PM on August 13, 2021.

RFP timeline

RFP is issued by the City
July 23, 2021

Pre-proposal conference
July 30, 2021

Questions due
August 13, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Proposals due
August 27, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Notice of intent to award
September 10, 2021

Final award
September 17, 2021