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The Obama Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages diverse vendors to register their business and interest. 

Current Requests for Proposals

Obama Presidential Center Printer of Record RFP

The Barack Obama Foundation will release a Request for Proposal (RFP) in mid-April for proposals for a vendor experienced in producing collateral material for cultural institutions, event spaces, and/or entertainment venues. More information will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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Research and Vetting Services Request for Information

The Foundation seeks proposals from qualified research and vetting professionals that will include details explaining their qualifications, experience, and knowledge for urgent vetting requests, in-depth research on organizations and individuals, and overall checking of editorial content. This in-depth research must be comprehensive and include an accurate picture of entities/individuals' overall digital footprint, work, and reputation.

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The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) is seeking proposals from a Chicago-based vendor specialized in delivering evidence-based early childhood learning solutions with a community approach at the elementary school level. More information and deadlines will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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Direct Response Integrated Media Request for Qualifications

The Foundation’s Development team requests qualifications from parties interested in providing contracted consulting services to support the development and implementation of an integrated media strategy to expand our outreach within the Foundation’s Direct Response Fundraising program.

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Insurance Benefits Broker Request For Proposal

The Barack Obama Foundation will release a RFP in March 2024 to solicit proposals from qualified Insurance Benefits Brokers to establish health, prescription, dental, vision, and short term/long term disability insurance for the Obama Foundation and its employees.

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My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Grantmaker Request for Proposal

The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) will release a Request for Proposal (RFP) mid-March 2024 seeking a grantmaker. More deadlines will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Project Accelerator Implementor

The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) will release a Request for Proposal (RFP) mid-March 2024 seeking a Project Accelerator Implementor. More deadlines will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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Helpful Documents - Checklist and Mock Proposal

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Mock RFP prepared by The Procurement Team Opens in a new tab (4.2 MB PDF)

Request for Quote

School Enrollment Data Support (RFQ)

The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) is seeking qualifications and quotes from a Chicago-based vendor specializing in tracking and mitigating chronic absenteeism and truancy in schools. More information and deadlines will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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More Information

The Obama Foundation is committed to diversity and encourages diverse vendors to register their business and interest. As of now, the Obama Presidential Center is set to open in 2025. If you have any additional questions, please email  procurement@obama.org Opens in a new tab  and a team member will be in touch.

The  Lakeside Alliance Opens in a new tab  is leading the construction of the Obama Presidential Center and brings together four of the largest, most respected African-American-owned firms in Chicago, with one of the largest construction management firms in the United States.

Members of the Lakeside Alliance include: Brown & Momen, Inc., Powers & Sons Construction Company, UJAMAA Construction Inc., Safeway Construction Company, and Turner Construction Company.