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CLOSED-On-Call Sediments Program Communications Support; SPU RFQ/Contract No. 22-260-S

Original Date Posted: March 3, 2023 7:30 am

Due Date:

12:00PM Pacific Time on Friday, March 31, 2023

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for

On-Call Sediments Program Communications Support
SPU RFQ/Contract No. 22-260-S

The City of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is requesting qualification packages from qualified Consultants to provide strategic communication and outreach services in support of our cleanup efforts at complex, multi-stakeholder sites such as Lower Duwamish Waterway and Harbor Island Superfund sites. The Work will involve understanding the City’s strategic goals, working in multi-party groups to develop strategic communications plans and joint messaging in pursuit of these goals, and developing tailored internal and external messaging.

SPU will select one (1) qualified Consultant for a five-year On-Call Contract with an estimated contract total of $500,000. The assigned projects under this contract will deal with the unique challenges of contaminated sediments sites in Washington State, including health risks to Environmental Justice and non-English speaking communities, Tribal Treaty rights, and complex multi-Agency coordination.

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 12:00PM Pacific Time on Friday, March 31, 2023, electronic only via e-mail to

SPU PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE:  An optional attendance pre-submittal conference will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM Pacific Time, via MS Teams Meeting ID: 281 530 636 381, meeting password: ZyVMsh at URL:

Or join by phone at the following: +1 206-686-8357, Conference ID: 475 293 581#. SPU will review the scope of work, consultant expectations, and answer questions from the prospective bidders. 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 Jamie Cortez, Contract Administrator & SPU’s designated contact person, at To facilitate preparation of responses to questions, please submit questions by no later than 12:00PM Pacific Time on Monday, March 20, 2023. 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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