2022 Seattle and King County Comparable Worth Wage Analysis of Human Services Work RFQ

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD), in partnership with the Seattle Human Services Coalition (SHSC) is seeking applications from individuals, teams, and organizations interested in conducting a comparable worth wage analysis of the City of Seattle and King County human services sector.

Approximately $496,000 in HSD General Fund is available through this RFQ from City Council add (CBA HSD-002-B-001). HSD intends to fund one proposal. The award will be made for the period of August 1, 2022-September 30, 2023. The final report will be due no later than January 31, 2023.

After the written applications are reviewed by the rating panel, the top scoring applicants will be interviewed. Applicants not moving forward to be interviewed will be notified via email and will have four business days after notification to appeal the decision. HSD’s appeals process can be found on the (previous) HSD Funding Opportunities webpage.

Graphic of RFQ timeline

HSD will offer one Information Session on May 9, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. PDT via Cisco WebEx online virtual meeting technology. The slide deck and a copy of the questions and answers will be made available on this webpage within five business days. Any agency interested in learning more about this RFQ is encouraged to attend the session and ask questions. Attendance is not required.

The Last Day to Submit Questions will be May 23, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. PDT. HSD will not provide individual notice of changes; and applicants are responsible for regularly checking this web page for answers to questions, process updates, clarifications, or amendments. HSD will not pay for any costs organizations may incur while they are preparing their application, providing information requested by HSD, or participating in the selection process.

This RFQ is competitive and open to all agencies that meet the standards and requirements outlined in the Guidelines and Application. Completed application packets are due by 12:00 Noon PDT, on May 31, 2022. Applications may be submitted electronically via:

Any risks associated with submitting a proposal by email are borne by the applicant. Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted.


Please contact Ann-Margaret Webb, Funding Process Coordinator, via email with any questions about this RFP or to request an accommodation for the information session: Ann-Margaret.Webb@seattle.gov

Human Services

Tanya Kim, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA, 98124-4215
Phone: (206) 386-1001

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