Seattle Preschool Program Impact Evaluation

Request for Proposals

The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants and/or researchers to plan and conduct an impact evaluation of the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP). Consultants selected for funding will design a multi-year impact evaluation of SPP and  execute the  first two phases of the proposed impact evaluation.

The maximum cost for this work is $350,000. It is expected the contracted scope of work will start in early 2022 and extend to December 2023. 

The purpose of the impact evaluation RFP solicitation is to: 

    1. Contract with an evaluation partner that can design, implement, and report on the impacts of the Seattle Preschool Program with a strong lens on impacts connected to racial equity, kindergarten readiness, and programmatic quality. 
    2. Inform DEEL of areas of programmatic strength and weakness to support the continuous quality improvement of the program.

To be considered for funding, eligible applicants are invited to submit a funding proposal by  Monday, October 11, 2021 at  11:59 p.m. PST.  DEEL expects to notify successful applicants by Wednesday, November 3, 2021.



REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TIMELINE

EVENT

DATE/LOCATION*
Request for Proposal* Dates and times are subject to change 
Solicitation Release September 8, 2021

Information Session #1: SPP Impact Evaluation RFP

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
2:30-3:30 p.m. PST

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Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 2:30 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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Information Session #2: SPP Impact Evaluation RFP

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Friday, September 17, 2021
2:30-3:30 p.m. PST

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Friday, Sep 17, 2021 2:30 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 2489 853 9787
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Access code: 248 985 39787

Last Day to Submit Questions

October 5, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. PST

Proposal Submission Deadline

October 11, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. PST
Phase 2: Evaluation* Dates and times are subject to change
Interviews October 25 - October 26, 2021
Notifications Issued to Applicants November 12, 2021

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Consultant Questionnaire
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Request for Proposal (PDF) and Application Instructions

AMENDED October 1st, 2021

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Information Session Resources

Information Session Slide Deck

Recorded Information Session #1

Recorded Information Session #2

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Updated: 10/06/21

REFERENCE LINKS

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION COMPLETE proposals must be received on or before October 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

How and Where to Submit:

During this time of COVID-19 public health concerns, we highly encourage online submission of proposals; however, we will accommodate those who may need to submit by mail or by hand if online submission poses a barrier to your organization's participation.

For deliveries by mail or by hand, please contact us at DEELFunding@seattle.gov for accommodations with a minimum of 1 business day notice, as our offices are open to the public on a limited basis due to local public health guidelines.

Electronic Submissions:

Deliver to: DEELFunding@seattle.gov

Please refer "Response Materials and Submittal", page 9, of the Request for Proposals document for submission instructions.

QUESTIONS?
Please Email: DEELFunding@seattle.gov with "Question - SPP Impact Evaluation RFP" in the subject line