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

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

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#


Q&A Responses

Question and Answer Period Deadline

July 2, 2018 through July 31, 2018 (by 5pm)

RFP Submittal Deadline

Deadline: August 10, 2018 by 5pm

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

RFP Interviews

Anticipated interviews scheduled as needed on September 11 and September 12, 2018

Notice of intent to publish RFP decisions

Late 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.


RFP Instructions and Materials:



Information Session Presentation:


Q&A from the Information Sessions and applicant emails:

Q&A Responses


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:


CONTACT: Raka Bhattacharya, 206-733-9794 or


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.

Education and Early Learning

Dwane Chappelle, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94665, Seattle, WA, 98124-6965
Phone: (206) 233-5118
Phone Alt: Childcare and Preschool: (206) 386-1050
Fax: (206) 386-1900

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