Request for Proposals (RFP) for Extreme Weather Warming Center/Shelter Operator(s)

Posted on November 28, 2023

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Responses Due: Friday, December 15 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
Estimated Available Funding: $33,000

The City of Sonoma is seeking qualified applicants to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the management and operation of an Extreme Weather Warming Center. This effort is designed to establish a nighttime low-barrier shelter, specifically catering to individuals experiencing homelessness during severe weather conditions.

The City of Sonoma is looking for qualified providers to operate a Severe Weather Shelter at Haven Shelter, located at 151 First Street West, offering overnight stays during extreme weather conditions. The 23-24 winter season is anticipated to have few winter season shelter options, prompting the City to create additional winter shelter capacity. The Extreme Weather Warming Center is not expected to provide social services but is intended as a life-saving intervention during severe weather events.


  • Written Questions Submitted to and by December 6, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.
  • Proposals Due: December 15, 2023, by 4:30 p.m.
  • Review Process by Application Evaluation Committee: Begins December 18, 2023
  • Estimated Award Notification: December 20, 2023
  • Estimated Contract Start Date: December 21, 2023

The complete RFP document, including detailed program requirements and scope of work, is available for review on our website. We encourage potential applicants to view/download the document for comprehensive information. Thank you for your interest in collaborating with the City of Sonoma to address the urgent needs of our community during extreme weather events.

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