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CLOSED-Strategic Public Affairs; SPU RFQ/Contract# 21-056-S

Original Date Posted: May 3, 2021 8:36 am

Due Date:

3:00pm Pacific Time on May 24th, 2021

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for


Strategic Public Affairs
SPU RFQ/Contract# 21-056-S

The City of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting qualifications from qualified consultants to support initiatives to build partnerships and inclusive engagement. This work supports advancement of SPU corporate priorities, major initiatives and mission, including inclusive engagement in providing essential services and programs. This work strongly supports the Utility in implementation strategies to achieve mission objectives and priorities in SPU’s 2021-26 Strategic Business Plan and in developing SPU’s next (2024-29) Strategic Business Plan. The City requires a plan for including minority- and women-owned firms, which becomes a material part of the contract. The initial contract will be for three (3) years, with the option to extend up to an additional two (2) years. The estimated contract total is $495,000.00. SPU does not guarantee any minimum quantity of work under this contract.

Interested consultants are encouraged to review the RFQ, background documents, and any RFQ addenda online at You must log in to register for Bid Events and to view Bid Question and Response information.

The deadline for submitting Qualifications is 3:00pm Pacific Time on May 24th, 2021, electronic only via e-mail to

SPU PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE:  An optional pre-submittal conference will be held on May 10th, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm Pacific Time, via Webex Meeting number (access code): 187 654 1397, meeting password: E3saN3pPPM2 at URL:

Or join by phone at one of the following: (206) 207-1700; (408) 418-9388. SPU will review qualifications scope of work, consultant expectations, and answer questions. Although attendance at this meeting is not mandatory, attendance is highly encouraged.

Written questions related to this RFQ are encouraged and shall be directed to Jawona Adams, Sr. Contract Administrator & SPU’s designated contact person, at  To facilitate preparation of responses to questions, please submit questions by no later than 2:00pm Pacific Time on May 13th, 2021. All responses to questions will be posted at

The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selection of the Consultant is subject to applicable laws and ordinances regarding equal opportunity employment.

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