The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) contracts with Bristol Elder Services, Inc. (Bristol) to administer homecare programs for persons 60 years of age and over as well as individuals with disabilities ages 21 to 64 residing in the greater Fall River, greater Taunton, and greater Attleboro areas.  Bristol is seeking proposals for the provision of homemaker and non-homemaker services.  Successful proposals will result in contracts effective October 1, 2024.

This Request for Proposals does not commit Bristol to award a contract or to pay for costs associated with the preparation of a proposal. Bristol negotiates its own rates and reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal, wholly or in part, if it is in the agency’s best interest to do so. All providers must meet EOEA’s standards and performance criteria. Bristol requires contracted providers to receive payment through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Providers interested in submitting a proposal to Bristol must download the application required for all proposals here and forms for all specific service attachments required here. Prior to submission, please refer to the checklist at this link, to ensure all the required information is included. To apply, submit all required responses and attachments electronically in a zipped folder to Unsolicited attachments will not be considered.

The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m., April 30, 2024. Those received after 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2024 will not be considered. A bidder’s conference will be held in-person on March 26, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. This will give your agency an opportunity to get questions about the RFP process answered as well as receive assistance with the application and its corresponding documents. If you would like to attend this event, please email

Bristol is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minority-owned, and small businesses are encouraged to apply.

For questions, contact Louise Dahlborg, Bristol Contracts Administrator, at (774) 627-1419 or by e-mail at

 For Homemaker, Personal Care, and Supportive Home Care Aide services: these services are included in the Notice of Intent (NOI) process initiated by Elder Affairs. Go to for application submission instructions. If approved by Elder Affairs, your application will be eligible to be reviewed by Bristol for a contract award.