Capalino’s Jeanne Mullgrav Discusses Public Funding: Securing Government Contracts for Not-for-Profit Organizations


Jeanne Mullgrav, Exectuive Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility

In Fiscal Year 2014, New York City procured over $17.7 billion in goods, services, and construction. In anticipation of the release of a number of new Request for Proposals in the human services, we at Capalino want to remind non-profit providers of the importance of registering and prequalifying in the HHS Accelerator.

The HHS Accelerator is New York City’s online system by which agencies can:

The platform allows agencies the capability to manage and streamline all steps of the health and human services procurement process. At Capalino, we want to ensure that any non-profit organization hoping to contract with the City is able to do so, and registering and prequalifying with the HHS Accelerator is crucial to ensure that your organization is successful.

The HHS Accelerator website provides step by step procedures and checklists for creating an account and prequalifying. Once vendors are registered with the HHS Accelerator, they become prequalified by completing and submitting a Business Application and a Service Application.

Both applications are submitted online, including the required documents to verify the information inputted. Now that you have submitted the forms and your application is approved, your not-for-profit is “PRE-QUALIFIED” and may begin to respond to RFPs through the HHS accelerator.

With the expected release of important RFPs in the next few days, now is the time to begin the prequalification process. Follow these three simple steps below to begin your prequalification process:

1. Create an account: Account Creation and Adding Users Checklist Quick Start
2. Get prequalified: Prequalification Checklist Quick Start and Submitting the HHS Accelerator Application
3. Respond to an RFP: Submitting Proposals in HHS Accelerator

To view all planned RFPs on the HHS Accelerator, visit the Procurement Roadmap. Below is a list of upcoming RFPs you may be interested in:

Procurement Title Agency Anticipated Release Date Anticipated Proposal Deadline Anticipated Contract Start
Supervised Pre-trial Release Services MOCJ 07/08/2015 08/13/2015 12/01/2015
Maximizing Access to Federal Disability Benefits Program HRA 07/09/2015 08/06/2015 10/01/2015
HASA Permanent Congregate Housing HRA 07/09/2015 08/06/2015 01/01/2016
Youth Reception Center 2 ACS 07/13/2015 10/01/2015 03/01/2016
Non-Secure Placement Maternity Mother/Child Blended Services ACS 07/27/2015 08/31/2015 01/01/2016
Case Management Program DFTA 07/29/2015 09/02/2015 07/01/2016
Transportation Services Program DFTA 08/03/2015 09/30/2015 07/01/2016



Jeanne brings to Capalino over three decades of experience in both City and State Government and non-profit management. In her role as Executive Vice President, Jeanne oversees Capalino’s Corporate Social Responsibility Group. To contact Jeanne, please click here.

Capalino has successfully secured government contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars for some of New York’s leading not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

Utilizing a command of government processes and an expertise in identifying and communicating an organization’s value position, we formulate and implement successful business development strategies that enable clients to secure public sector funding. For more information on our services in securing government contracts, please click here.

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