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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

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, Communications and Media Firm

The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) will release a Request for Proposal (RFP) on January 31, 2024 seeking a Communications and Media Firm. The due date for submissions will be February 14,  2024. More deadlines will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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Procure to Pay Platform

The Barack Obama Foundation will release a RFP in February 2023 seeking a qualified vendor committed to providing a robust procure to pay platform which includes vendor management and accounts payable functionalities. More deadlines will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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Internal People Management Training

The Barack Obama Foundation will release a RFP in February 2024 seeking a qualified and experienced people management training organization to provide Foundation staff with skills training.

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Obama Presidential Center Systems Thinking Curriculum Partner

The Barack Obama Foundation will release a Request for Proposal (RFP) on January 19, 2024 seeking a Systems Thinking Curriculum Partner for the Obama Presidential Center. The due date for submissions will be February 23, 2024. More deadlines will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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Democracy Forum Production Partner

The Barack Obama Foundation will release a Request for Proposal (RFP) on January 8, 2024 seeking a Democracy Forum Production Partner for the Obama Presidential Center. The due date for submissions will be February 19, 2024. More dates will be provided upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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Helpful Documents - Checklist and Mock Proposal

RFP Checklist Opens in a new tab (94 kB PDF)

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

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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  [email protected] 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.