Request for Proposal - Seattle Preschool Program Comprehensive Evaluation Strategy

Seattle Preschool Program Comprehensive Evaluation Strategy

Release Date: December 22, 2014
Pre-Submittal Conference:

January 15, 2015
9:00am to 11:00am

Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
16th Floor - Room 1610


Conference call: 206-615-1200 (passcode: 6620)

Registration requested. Please register by emailing  

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Deadline to submit RFP questions:

February 18, 2015, 4:30pm
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RFP responses due:

February 25, 2015, 4:30pm
Late applications will not be considered

RFP responses reviewed and rated:* March and April, 2015
RFP Interviews:* Week of April 1, 2015
Announcement of successful proposer(s):* April 23, 2015

Note: Dates following the submission deadline are based on best estimates. The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL, formerly Office for Education) will publish updates to the timeline if needed.


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Q&A from applicants' e-mails: Posted 2/19/2015

How and where to submit: Refer to Section 7.9, page 12 of the RFP 
Name your files: [ConsultantName]_CES_RFP_Item#_Item
Email subject heading: [ConsultantName]_CES_RFP
Erica Johnson,, (206) 684-8478

On November 4, 2014, Seattle voters approved a four-year, $58 million property tax levy to provide "accessible high-quality preschool services for Seattle children designed to improve their readiness for school and to support their subsequent academic achievement" (Ord. 124509, preamble).

This Request for Proposal (RFP) seeks qualified consultants and/or researchers to assist the City of Seattle in developing a Comprehensive Evaluation Strategy related to the Seattle Preschool Program and to execute the first year of the proposed Strategy.

RFP submittal deadline is 4:30 pm, February 25, 2015. Late applications will not be considered.