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CLOSED-Duwamish Valley Resilience District Community Engagement; RFP-OSE-DVRD1

Original Date Posted: June 17, 2021 8:00 am

Due Date:

July 22, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

City of Seattle Request for Proposals
Title:      Duwamish Valley Resilience District Community Engagement (RFP-OSE-DVRD1)
Proposal Due Date:  Submissions are due July 22, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time unless amended by addenda.

The City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment is seeking a qualified consultant team to provide public engagement, facilitation, and graphic communication services in support of a community-led decision-making process that will consider creating a Duwamish Valley Resilience District. This work will be managed through a partnership with the Office of Planning & Community Development, and Seattle Public Utilities.

Scope of Work:  The City is seeking a multi-disciplinary team to assist with the following efforts.

  • Graphic Design Concepts and Communication Materials. Develop graphic design concept and produce multi-lingual and multi-platform communications materials that support inclusive community engagement. 
  • Inclusive Community Engagement Strategy. Develop an inclusive community (residents and industries) engagement strategy that centers community capacity building, leadership development, and decision-making to establish a Duwamish Valley Resilience District, securing sustainable funding, preparing for sea level rise, and increasing access to open space and community-supportive services. 
  • Inclusive Community Engagement and Facilitation.  Establish and facilitate trusted and productive dialogues and support collaborative decision-making among community stakeholders with varied backgrounds, interests, lived experiences, and relationships to the project. Manage meeting logistics and report-backs, communication materials, interpretation and translation services, and compensation for community experts working to guide this work. 

Optional Pre-Proposal Meeting: The City will host an online optional, pre-proposal meeting at 11 a.m., on June 30. The link is provided in the RFP. Please notify City contacts of your interest in attending the pre-proposal meeting, so that they may manage any technical issues that arise.

Project Budget:  $100,000 – $125,000

City Contract Information:
David W. Goldberg,                                                       
Alberto Rodríguez,

Emerging small businesses, as well as minority-owned, disadvantage-owned, women-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned enterprises are encouraged to submit a response to this RFP. 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.

The full RFP and associated documents can be viewed and downloaded at the City’s Consultant Connection at

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RFP – revised per Addendum 1, posted 7/2/2021

Click here to view Addendum 1 – posted 7/2/2021 (addendum revises the submittal due date and deadline for questions)

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