Request for Proposals

Comprehensive Universal Preschool Parent / Guardian Survey

DATES
Release Date: Monday, January 6, 2014

Pre-submittal Conference:

Presentation
Q&A

January 9, 2014, 2-4 pm
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave, Suite 4050/60
Seattle, WA  98104
Deadline to submit RFP questions: January 15, 2014, 5:00 pm
RFP responses due:* January 21, 2014, 4:30 pm
RFP Interviews: January 30-31, 2014
Announcement of Successful Consultant(s) January 31, 2014
Anticipated Contract Negotiation Schedule First week of February 2014

*
Note: Dates following the submission deadline are based on best estimates. OFE will publish updates to the timeline if needed.

FORMS
Application Form: PDF or Word
Cost Proposal: Excel
Contracting Forms:

W-9 Form

PDF

Business License Instructions

PDF

Business License Application

PDF

Contractor-Vendor Brochure

PDF

Insurance Requirements

Word

 Consultant Agreement

Word
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information session presentation: PDF
Q&A from the information sessions and applicants' e-mails: Q&A PDF Emails PDF

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
How and where to submit:

Send Electronic copy to: upk@seattle.gov

Send hard copies:
By US mail: Office for Education
RFP - UPK Survey
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

Hand-deliver or FedEx/UPS: 
Office for Education Map It
RFP - UPK Survey
Department of Neighborhoods
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave, Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98104

Name your files:

[ConsultantName]_UPK_Survey_RFP_Item#_Item
Example: StarConsulting_UPK_RFP_1_LetterofInterest
Email subject heading: [YourOrganizationName]_UPK_Survey_RFP

CONTACT
Erica Johnson, upk@seattle.gov, 206-684-8478

 REFERENCE LINKS
 

The City's Preschool for All Plan Website located below includes links to Resolution 31478, information sources, prior Council committee briefings, State of Washington recommendations, and news coverage on preschool.

http://www.seattle.gov/council/issues/PreschoolforAll/default.html

Resolution 31478: 

http://www.seattle.gov/council/issues/PreschoolforAll/
2013%2008%2023%20Resn_31478%20as%20adopted.pdf

SUMMARY

On September 23, 2013, The Seattle City Council unanimously passed the "Preschool for All" Resolution (Resolution 31478), which established the City Council's goal of making voluntary, high-quality preschool available and affordable to all three- and four-year-old Seattle children. Further, the Resolution charged the City's Office for Education with the development of an Action Plan to achieve this goal.

The City of Seattle contracted with a Consultant to develop and administer a Seattle parent/guardian survey. The survey, at a minimum, will address: (a) respondents' perspectives on their current preschool options and choices, (b) what they consider to be "high quality," and (c) what they think of the city's Preschool for All program, in addition to demographic data needed to ensure the representativeness of the survey sample and produce reliable disaggregated results.