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CLOSED-Community Partnership Program; SPU RFQ/Contract# 17-073-S

Original Date Posted: August 15, 2017 11:54 am

Due Date: 2 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017



Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for


SPU RFQ/Contract# 17-073-S

The City of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting qualifications from qualified consultants to provide services in community outreach and engagement, and expertise in creating and building entry points for environmental stewardships and workforce development for people of color, immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities. These services are part of the Community Partnerships (CP) program, which is a collaboration between SPU and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP) in King County.

The objective of this program is to seek qualified consultants who can successfully increase awareness and knowledge of SPU’s lines of business (LOBs), programs, services, and policies to people of color, immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities. Successful delivery of these services will result in creating a feedback loop, trust and responsiveness, and community access between SPU, LHWMP, and its customers.

Up to four qualified consultants will be selected for a three-year SPU contract with work beginning in late Fall 2017 and completed by end of year 2020. This contract will have the option to extend for an additional two years.

The Community Partnerships Program contract will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will include mandatory trainings for onboarding of partnered agencies prior to implementation of the contract scope of work. The second phase will focus on implementing the contract’s scope of work in Project Management/Administration, Planning, and Engagement Activities. The initial contract will cover the first phase only, and SPU may start working on the subsequent phase under amendment to this contract to negotiate the scope of work and budget.

The first phase of the contract is expected to be performed late October to November 2017 with an estimated maximum allowable reimbursable cost of $18,000 for all contracts. The maximum budget for all contracts will be $340,000 over three years, with the potential to negotiate an increase in contract scope and budget.

Interested consultants are encouraged to review the RFQ, background documents, and any RFQ addenda online at Note that you are required to complete a free registration to view, print or save documents posted on this website and to view contact information for other consultants who have downloaded documents from this website.

The deadline for submitting qualifications is 2 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, on the 50th floor at the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.



Two Pre-Submittal Meetings will be available for prospective respondents to attend. The first pre-submittal meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144. The second pre-submittal meeting will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Northeast Library, 6801 35th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 981115. Attendance at this Pre-Submittal Meeting is highly encouraged, but not required. Consultants and individuals planning to attend a Pre-Submittal Meeting need only attend one of two scheduled meetings and should RVSP to Jamie Cortez, Contract Administrator, through either and/or

Any questions related to this RFQ must be submitted to Jamie Cortez, Contract Administrator, through and/or via e-mail at: by no later than the close of business on Friday, September 1, 2017. All responses to questions will be issued to all RFQ recipients in the form of an addendum. Addenda will be posted at:

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