Request for Proposals (RFP)- Process Evaluation, Seattle Preschool Program

Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) 2018 Process Evaluation: Request for Proposals (RFP)

DATES
RFP Solicitation Release Date July 2, 2018

RFP Information Session/Pre-Submittal Conference

Friday, July 13, 2018
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Conference Room 1716 (17th floor)
Seattle, WA  98104

Dial in: 206-386-1200

Conference ID: 737438#

Presentation

Question and Answer Period Deadline

July 2, 2018 through July 27, 2018 (by 5pm)

RFP Submittal Deadline

Deadline: August 3, 2018 by 5pm

Submit proposals to (hard copies): Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700 (17th floor)
Seattle, WA  98104 By email: raka.bhattacharya@seattle.gov

RFP Interviews

Anticipated interviews scheduled as needed on August 15 and August 16, 2018

Notice of intent to publish RFP decisions

September 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 AMMENDED
DOWNLOAD RFP INSTRUCTIONS in WORD (with links) AMMENDED

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Information Session Presentation:

To be posted after July 13th, 2018 Information Session.

Q&A from the Information Sessions and applicant emails:

To be posted after July 13th, 2018 Information Session.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

How and where to submit:

See RFP in FORMS above, page 8, Section 7. Response Materials and Submittal

Name your files:

[ConsultantName]_SPP Process_Eval_Item#_Item

For Example: StarConsulting_SPP_Process_Eval_1_Letter of Interest

Email subject heading:

[ConsultantName]_SPP_Process_Eval

CONTACT: Raka Bhattacharya, 206-733-9794 or raka.bhattacharya@seattle.gov

SUMMARY

This Request for Proposal (RFP) seeks qualified consultants and/or researchers to execute a process evaluation of the 2018-19 school year of the Seattle Preschool Program. The 2018-19 school year is the final year of the 4-year demonstration phase of the Seattle Preschool Program. As we move beyond the Demonstration Phase of SPP, DEEL recognizes that a one-size-fits-approach is insufficient to meet the needs of our diverse provider community. DEEL seeks to gain a better understanding of how City requirements, supports, and systems impact our provider community. The purpose of the 2018 Seattle Preschool Program Process Evaluation is to provide a rich understanding of how agencies that partner with the City implement City standards, leverage City support, and navigate City systems in their organizational contexts. The end-product will be a series of case studies of SPP sites representing SPP's service delivery models (center-based, school-based, and family child care home-based). Findings from this evaluation will support SPP as it moves beyond its demonstration phase. Evaluation approach should utilize both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.