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BOEF 2023 Request for Proposal

2023-2024 CYCLE

2023- 2024 RFP Guideline

RFP Information Session

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2023-2024 RFP Guideline

OLS seeks proposals from business associations, chambers of commerce, community-based organizations (CBOs), private businesses, and non-profit organizations (individual organizations or a collaborative partnership) to assist OLS with targeted labor standards outreach, education, and compliance assistance to Seattle businesses, with an emphasis on small businesses representing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. The Business Outreach and Education Fund (BOEF) is designed to:

  • Increase knowledge of and compliance with Seattle’s labor standards;
  • Develop new partnerships and build capacity among community organizations serving the business community to expand labor standards compliance; and
  • Build trust and collaboration between OLS, the business community, and organizations serving the business community.

This funding cycle is for a 24-month contract period, beginning January 1,

2023, to December 31, 2024. Total funds available for 2023 is anticipated to be

$550,000. The same amount will be proposed for 2024.

*The 2024 Funding is Contingent on Funding Approval.

The application period is from September 14, 2022, to October 14, 2022.

Please follow the 2023 - 2024 RFP Guideline to submit the application. The RFP proposals must be written in English. For translation requests of RFP application documents, contact OLS Labor Standards Engagement Specialist, Ahmed Abdi at

OLS will provide RFP orientation for potential applicants including: 

  • Overview of Seattle’s labor standards; and 
  • Reporting requirements. 

RFP Orientation date and time: September 19th, at 1:00pm – 3:00pm. 

Please join the RFP information session using this link: RFP information session will be recorded.

Proposals must be received by October 14, 2022, by 5:00 PM, (PST) 

Applicants shall submit proposals in English electronically as an attachment, include the following in the subject line: 2023-2024 BOEF Proposal to OLS at


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The Office of Labor Standards enforces Seattle’s labor standards ordinances to protect workers and educate employers on their responsibilities.