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CLOSED-Seattle Minimum Wage Evaluation RFP-AUD-072314

Original Date Posted: July 23, 2014 11:28 am

Due Date: August 22, 2014 at 5:00PM (PST)

Addendum 2: 08/06/2014 Answers to Questions from Potential RFP Respondents

Click here to access RFP-AUD-072314.pdf

Addendum 1: 08/06/2014 Revised Procurement Schedule 
Addendum 2: 08/06/2014 Answers to Questions from Potential RFP Respondents
Consultant Questionnaire-Posted 8/14/14

Scope of Work: The Seattle Office of City Auditor seeks a research team with expertise in the area of economic and other impacts of minimum wage laws (or a closely related area) to evaluate the impacts of the City’s minimum wage law, which will take effect April 1, 2015. This research will: 1) Determine the baseline data needed before April 1, 2015, and follow-up data to be collected and analyzed in subsequent years, to assess the impacts of the Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ordinance 124490) following two years (2017) and four years (2019) of implementation, and 2) Design and implement the research. The City expects the hired researcher(s) to collect the baseline data needed to address each impact assessment area referenced in Resolution 31524. The researcher will issue a report summarizing the baseline data, and subsequently compare the baseline with data from years 2015-2017 and 2018-2019.  The researcher is expected, among other things, to specify the location, cost, and accessibility of each data source. In addition, the City expects the researcher to create a work plan for executing the research, and prepare three reports about the research results: 1) a report on the baseline data; 2) a report on the impacts of the minimum wage ordinance from April 2015 through 2017; and 3) a report on the impacts of the Ordinance through 2019. The researcher will use the work plan to conduct the research once the plan is accepted by the City. The City expects to receive the last of the three reports from the researcher by June 30, 2020.

The selection of the Consultant is subject to applicable laws and ordinances regarding equal employment opportunity.

The full RFP, Scope of Work and associated documents can be viewed and downloaded at the City’s Consultant Opportunities site (under Current Solicitations):


City Contact Information: Prior to August 2nd, 2014, please contact Mary Denzel at 206-684-8158 if you are interested in submitting a proposal. Between August 3rd and August 22nd please contact Virginia Garcia at 206-684-8367 or David Jones at 206-233-1095.


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