Michigan Partners for Success


Welcome to the State of Michigan’s Partners for Success (MI PFS) webpage. Partners for Success is Michigan's cutting-edge approach to public-private partnerships using pay-for-success contracting. The PFS model allows the State to partner with investors in order to scale up programs that successfully address persistent social problems and save money for taxpayers.

This webpage provides information on Michigan’s PFS projects including the latest developments and resources for investors and service providers.

What is Pay-for-Success Contracting?

Pay-for-Success is a promising new approach to government financing of social service programs which uses an outcome-based contracting method.  In PFS, investors provide the up-front capital to expand or replicate proven programs and governments pay only if the program successfully achieves agreed outcomes. The partnership between investors, government and service providers is founded on performance-based payment agreements and has the potential to improve results, overcome barriers to social innovation, and encourage investments in cost-saving preventive services.

Request for Proposal

Please click here to access the Partner for Success Request for Proposal.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Partner for Success RFP, you will need to register your organization on the State of Michigan's bid posting website at www.Buy4Michigan.com

Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations, for the MI Partners for Success RFP 007114B0002930, have been scheduled for March 5 and invitations have been sent.

Questions and Answers

The questions and answers for the MI Partners for Success RFP have been posted on Buy4Michigan under the "Attachment" tab at the RFP link provided above.

Request for Proposal Pre-Proposal Meeting

An optional pre-proposal meeting will be held on September 4, 2014 from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm at the following location: 

Capitol Commons Conference Center
Conference Room A/B
400 South Pine Street
Lansing, MI 48909

The purpose of the pre-proposal meeting is to discuss the RFP and the work to be performed.  The formal part of the meeting will end at 2:15 pm. Coffee and tea will be available until 3 pm to help facilitate post-meeting discussion.

So that we may accommodate all interested parties, please confirm your attendance to the pre-proposal meeting by email to the Proposal Manager at plattep@michigan.gov.  Please include the name of your organization and the contact information of participating representatives (names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) in your email.  Parties who have not pre-registered will be asked to do so on September 4, 2014.

Request for Information

On Monday, September 9, 2013, the State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain information regarding the development and implementation of possible pay-for-success opportunities in Michigan.

Please click here to access the Pay-for-Success RFI.

RFI Responses

DTMB received 38 RFI responses by the October 24, 2013 submission deadline. The responses are posted below.

Bethany Christian Services of Michigan
Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning
Communities in Schools of Michigan Inc
Community Home Supports Inc
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Detroit LISC
First Steps Kent
Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Holy Cross Christian Services
Matrix Human Services
New Life Enterprises
Northeast Michigan Children's Health Initiative
Nurse Family Partnership
Omada Health
Parents as Teachers
Peg Tallet Strategic Consulting
PLL Performance Group
Public Consulting Group
Quality International Systems Company
Ready for School
Social Finance Inc
Starfish Family Services
Starr Commonwealth
Strong Beginnings
The Detroit Center for Family Advocacy
The Engineering Society of Detroit
The Guidance Center
The Heat and Warmth Fund
The Legacy Center for Community Success
The Michigan Women's Foundation
The Source
The Source-LINC
Third Sector Capital Partners
Uplift Inc
Victory Social Capital LLC
Washtenaw Intermediate School District

Technical Assistance from the Harvard SIB Lab

Michigan was chosen through a national competition for technical assistance to explore pay-for-success opportunities.
Read the national competition for technical assistance press release here.

For more on the SIB Lab, click here.