Facade and Tenant Improvement Program RFP

The City of Oakland’s Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) invites proposals from qualified service providers to administer and implement the Façade and Tenant Improvement Program (FTIP), which funds business and property owners to improve the exterior and/or interior of their commercial properties. The selected service provider will work with approximately 80 grantees that have already been issued grant award letters by the City and that have been designated for the second phase that will start in 2024, guiding them through the grant process, offering technical assistance, and facilitating reimbursement for approved construction projects.

In Process


The Submittal date has been extended to Monday, April 15, 2024, at 2:00 pm, PT.

See FAQs with answers here

FTIP was expanded and relaunched in late 2022, with an application window that closed on January 31st, 2023. The City received over 650 applications, and in May approved grants to 100 eligible applicants of up to $25,000 each, awarded based on equity scoring criteria and fulfillment of the program goals. The first phase of 20 FTIP grants are currently being processed by City staff, with the remaining 80 grants to be processed in a second phase starting in 2024. The program includes a priority focus on underinvested commercial corridors most impacted by racism and underinvestment. More information on FTIP, including a link to program guidelines, is available at www.oaklandca.gov/ftip.

Pre-Meeting Recording is available at:
Passcode Required - Zoom

Passcode: e$399Bx@

Submittal Instructions:

Submit Proposals electronically to iSupplier: Please log on to iSupplier to submit your proposal before the 2:00 P.M. deadline.

iSupplier will not allow late submittals and therefore please allow time to log in, create a response, and upload your Proposal. Email submittals will not be accepted.

Questions regarding online submittal through iSupplier must be directed to isupplier@oaklandca.gov.

For further information and detailed iSupplier registration instructions, please visit the following link https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/register-with-isupplier

iSupplier Registration/Login: https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/register-with-isupplier

New registrants can email isupplier@oaklandca.gov for registration instructions. Allow 3 working days for approval to access bid documents through iSupplier

iSupplier user guides: https://www.oaklandca.gov/documents/isupplier-user-guides

iSupplier Plan Holders List: https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/active-closed-opportunties

If you are already registered with iSupplier, send an email with a request for invite to esimundza@oaklandca.gov and isupplier@oaklandca.gov, reference RFQ # 271402.

Contact Information:

Project Manager: Yanira Cortez at ycortez@oaklandca.gov or 510-238-6683

Contract Admin: contractadmin@oaklandca.gov

Contract Compliance Officer: Sophany Hang at shang@oaklandca.gov or (510) 238-3723



Pre-proposal Meeting
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Deadline for Questions
Monday, March 11, 2024 at 2PM
Proposal Submittal Deadline- Extended
Monday, April 15, 2024 at 2pm
Contract Negotiation/Agreement Execution
Spring/Summer 2024





Phone Numbers

Phone: 510-238-6683