Requests for Proposals
Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation (NWICA) establishes agreements with other organizations in order to provide services to:
• low-income individuals and families
• individuals who are elderly and/or disabled
• family caregivers
for Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke counties in Northwest Indiana.
In order to provide high quality direct services, NWICA elects to conduct a Request for Proposals (RFP) process. Providers are strongly encouraged to submit proposals electronically. Instructions for electronic submission are included in each proposal. Proposals are reviewed internally by the Quality Assurance Department, the Finance Department, the Informaton Technology Department, and by appropriate program staff and management. Upon completion of the internal review process, NWICA staff makes a contract recommnedation to the NWICA Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals following the decision of the Board of Directors.
NWICA issues RFPs for all contracted services at least every two years. Proposals for certain services are also accepted for review on a quarterly basis based on consumer need and funding availability. For a list of current service provider openings, please see the link below. If you do not see your service listed there, NWICA is not currently accepting proposals for that service. Please check back periodically for updates.
Proposal Completion & Submission
Each proposal consists of two sections. SECTION ONE contains general information about the applicant organization and includes those assurances and attachments that are required of all providers. Each applicant organization only needs to complete one copy of Section 1 regardless of the number of services they wish to provide.
Please click here to download Section 1 – Applicant Information (Weatherization Contractors do NOT need this section. If you are a Weatherization Contractor, please see the section below entitled "Becoming a Weatherization Contractor.")
SECTION TWO of the proposal contains information specific to the actual service(s) the applicant wishes to provide. Applicant organizations should complete one copy of the service specific proposal for each service they wish to provide.
For the list of current Service Provider openings and to download Section Two, click here.
Becoming a Weatherization Contractor:
NWICA operates a Weatherization Program for low-income individuals. This program is designed to maximize the energy efficiency of homes primarily through stopping infiltration, insulating attics, installing sidewall insulation, insulating hot water heaters, furnace tune-ups, and repairing or replacing combustion appliances.
Bid Packets for Weatherization Contractors will be due on March 12, 2012. Please click here to download the Weatherization Bid Packet.
Please click here for notes from the Weatherization Technical Assistance Workshop that was held on February 17th at NWICA.
Questions Anyone with specific questions regarding a proposal or the proposal process should submit questions in writing. Submissions should include the name of the inquirer, the name of the organization, the specific information requested, and a telephone number and email address for follow up.
Questions should be submitted in writing either via mail to
ATTN: Quality Department
5240 Fountain Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307
or via email to: email@example.com