REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ#33-16): DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE INITIATIVE
Qualifications due: November 2, 2016
@ 3:00 pm
The City of Vancouver (the City) is seeking responses from qualified firms/individuals for consulting services to assist in the development of the City’s Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Intelligence Initiative. These services include but are not limited to reviewing and assessing the City’s work environment, current policies and practices and developing a vision, goals, framework and implementation plan to attract and leverage diversity in staff. This will be used to create policies, programs and services that meet the diverse needs of the workplace and community. In addition, the City is seeking an assessment of current competency gaps and recommendations for training and other tools to identify and address systemic barriers and develop a framework for continuous improvement. Additionally, the assessment will assist the City in identifying and understanding contemporary standards/practices evident in culturally intelligent organizations and perform a gap analysis that delineates gaps between the City of Vancouver’s current state and the “desired state.”
Request for Qualifications packets may be examined at Vancouver City Hall, Customer Service Desk, 1st floor lobby, 415 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, Washington. Request for Qualifications packets may be obtained from the Builder’s Exchange of Washington (BXWA) website at http://bxwa.com. Click on Posted Projects, Goods and Services, City of Vancouver and Projects Bidding links. These are available for viewing, downloading and printing at your own equipment free of charge. You may also link to the Builder’s Exchange website through the City of Vancouver’s “Projects Currently Out for Solicitation” page at http://www. cityofvancouver.us/fms/page/projects-currently-out-solicitation.
Questions and requests for clarification must be submitted in writing, via email or fax, by 4:00 P.M., October 14, 2016 to Kevin Yin, Procurement Manager at (360) 487-8429 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete submissions or submissions received after the deadline may not be considered. If required, an addendum addressing questions and requests for clarification will be issued no later than October 19, 2016.
Sealed responses will be received by the Procurement Services Manager of the City of Vancouver, Washington up to the hour of 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (Pacific Time). Responses delivered later will not be accepted. The City of Vancouver is not responsible for delays in delivery.
All responses to this request that are mailed through the United States Postal Service must be addressed to the Procurement Services Manager, City of Vancouver, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, Washington 98668-1995. Please be advised that USPS deliveries requiring a signature may not be delivered in a timely manner as our receiving point is not staffed at all times, and may not be available to sign at the time of delivery. Hand-delivered responses or responses not sent through the USPS, must be delivered to the Vancouver City Hall, Customer Service Desk, 1st floor lobby, City of Vancouver, 415 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660. The United States Postal Service (USPS) will NOT deliver to the street address.
All responses must be placed in a sealed envelope, which is clearly marked “RFQ #33-16: Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Intelligence Initiative.” Responses by EMAIL or FAX will not be accepted.
The City of Vancouver is committed to providing equal opportunities to State of Washington certified Minority, Disadvantaged and Women’s Business Enterprises in contracting activities.
The City of Vancouver reserves the right to cancel this request or reject any and all responses submitted or to waive any minor formalities of this call if the best interest of the City would be served.
No respondent may withdraw their response after the hour set for the opening thereof, unless the award of contract is delayed for a period exceeding ninety (90) days.
Procurement Services Manager
Published Oct. 11, 2016.