Request for Proposals (RFP) - Family Child Care Study

Family Child Care Study: Request for Proposals (RFP)

DATES
RFP Solicitation Release Date: January 25, 2018
RFP Information Session/Pre-Submittal Conference Tuesday, January 30, 2018
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Conference Room 2750 (27th floor)
Seattle, WA  98104

Question and Answer Period Deadline January 25, 2018 through February 9, 2018 (by 5pm)

RFP Submittal Deadline

Deadline: February 16, 2018 by 5pm
Submit proposals to (hard copies):

Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700 (17th floor)
Seattle, WA  98104

By email: cameron.clark@seattle.gov

RFP Interviews

Anticipated interviews scheduled as needed on February 27 and February 28, 2018

Notice of intent to publish RFP decisions: March 9, 2018*

Note: Dates following the submission deadline are based on best estimates. The Department of Education and Early Learning will publish updates to the timeline if needed.

FORMS
RFP Instructions and Materials:

DOWNLOAD RFP Instructions
DOWNLOAD RFP INSTRUCTIONS in WORD (with links)
DOWNLOAD ATTACHMENT 3: Overview of City FCC Initiatives
DOWNLOAD ATTACHMENT 4: Overview of Family Child Care Advisory Council
FCC Advisory Council

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information Session Presentation: DOWNLOAD Info Session Presentation
Q&A from the Information Sessions and applicant emails: DOWNLOAD Q&A (updated 2/12/18)

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
How and where to submit: See RFP in FORMS above, page 6, Section 7. Response Materials and Submittal
Name your files:

[ApplicantName]_FCC_RFP_[ApplicationSection]

For Example: Applicant_FCC_RFP_LetterofInterest

Email subject heading: [ApplicantName]_FCCRFP
CONTACT:  Cameron Clark, 206-684-5734 or cameron.clark@seattle.gov
SUMMARY
This RFP seeks a consultant to conduct a strategy review of City investments in family child care. It is anticipated the consultant will use a mixed methods approach and a high quality review will:

  • Provide an understanding of the current makeup of the family child care community in Seattle, including both the unique assets FCCs bring to the larger early learning community and the current challenges they face, particularly in partnering with public programs.
  • Highlight evidence-based adjustments, course corrections, or areas for deeper investment that the City can study as our family child care strategy evolves.
  • Engage DEEL and the Family Child Care Advisory Council in strategic discussions on the the findings throughout the scope of work.