Partner with Vera

Open Opportunities

The Vera Institute of Justice contracts with other nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit entities to supply vendor and consulting services for projects with various departments and programs across Vera to drive our mission. Interested applicants can find open requests for proposals (RFP) and requests for qualifications (RFQ) at

Vera’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

For 60 years, the Vera Institute of Justice has worked to create antiracist justice systems and develop ideas, research, and analysis to fight mass incarceration and end racial disparities. Vera partners with directly impacted people and government officials at all levels to build systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. Our commitment is reflected in how we work with communities, our constituents, and stakeholders.

As part of Vera’s ongoing efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are expanding our recruitment of vendors and independent contractors committed to diversity and inclusion and seeking to work with a diverse array of partners that reflect the communities we serve. Vera’s policies prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, disability, and any other category protected by law. All of our partners will be expected to deliver the highest quality products and services, provide competitive pricing, and be responsive and timely with delivery. Vera recognizes that promoting diversity and inclusion requires a sustained and enduring commitment, and we will remain diligent and focused in our efforts to respect and celebrate many voices, viewpoints, and experiences in our work and with our partners.

How to Apply


  1. Browse open RFPs and RFQs on the proposal platform and make note of the location, requirements, and deadline. Confirm that you can meet the RFP/RFQ submission guideline.
  2. Register on the proposal platform to create a username and password ahead of the proposal deadline. You will need to have a login to submit a proposal or qualification by the date specified in the RFP/RFQ.
  3. Follow instructions for RFP/RFQ application and upload any additional documentation in support of application ahead of deadline. Confirm that your completed application has been submitted via
  4. NOTE: Should your institution’s firewall disallow access, please request your IT Department add to its whitelist.
  5. Should you need further assistance or have additional questions about RFPs/RFQs, please email the main point of contact listed for the open RFP/RFQ on the Submit platform.