Becoming a Provider

How to Become a Provider

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) contracts with 25 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) to administer programs for persons 60 years of age and over. The Boston Consortium is made up of three ASAPs (Boston Senior Home Care, Central Boston Elder Services, & Ethos) that administer the homecare and special programs in the city of Boston. Each ASAP determines the consumer’s eligibility for services and contracts directly with the provider agency.

Services purchased through our contracted vendors include:
Adult Day Health; Behavioral Health Services; Chore; Companion; Dementia Day Program; Emergency Shelter; Grocery Shopping and Delivery Service; Habilitation Therapy (Alzheimer’s coaching); Home Delivered Meals: Home Health Services (Skilled Nursing care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Home Health Aide); Laundry; Legal Services; Medication Dispensing System; Personal Emergency Response System and Enhanced PERS; Supportive Day; Supportive Home Care Aide; Translation/Interpretation; Transportation; Vision Rehabilitation, and Wanderer Locator Service.

The Request for Proposal does not commit any individual ASAP to award a contract or to pay for costs associated with the preparation of this proposal. Each ASAP negotiates its own rates and reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal. Successful proposals will result in contracts effective October 1, 2019. Each ASAP will make an individual determination to award a one, two, or maximum of three-year contract.

Women, minority-owned, and small businesses are encouraged to apply.

Central Boston Elder Services is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Sealed Proposals are hereby solicited for multiple contractors for the provision of non-homemaker services* to the clients of Boston Senior Home Care, Central Boston Elder Services and Ethos (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Consortium’). The Consortium is comprised of three separate corporate entities designated as Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). For a complete list of the services, RFP instructions and contract requirements and details, visit the Ethos Web Site at Contracts are awarded based upon individual ASAP agency needs.

A Bidders Conference will be held on May 15, 2019 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM at Boston Senior Home Care, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111. The purpose of this conference is to provide an overview of the RFP process and the services Consortium members are seeking to purchase.

Boston Senior Home Care, Central Boston Elder Services, and Ethos, are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) agencies. The Consortium strongly encourages minority, and women owned businesses to respond to this RFP.

The deadline for Proposal submission is June 27, 2019 at 12:00PM.

*For Homemaker/Personal Care/Supportive Home Care Aide services, please consult the EOEA website,

To apply to be a Central Boston Elder Services provider

Aixa Marcial

Contracts Manager
617-277-7416 x2315