Request for Qualifications 210 - Consulting Services for Economic and Workforce Development Projects

The City and County of San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) supports the City's ongoing economic and cultural vitality through key programs focused on neighborhood commercial corridors, small business assistance, industry focused business recruitment and retention, international business development, joint development projects, and workforce development. OEWD’s goal is to work continually, across industries and programs, together with diverse community stakeholders, to make San Francisco a better place to live, work, visit and do business.  OEWD seeks to support the economic and community vitality of the City and to create equitable pathways for good paying jobs so that all San Franciscans may fulfill their deepest aspirations and benefit from the economic prosperity of our City. The funding in this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) touches nearly every aspect of San Francisco's diverse economy, with a focus on advancing equity and shared prosperity for all residents.

Through this Request for Qualifications ("RFQ"), the Office of Economic and Workforce Development ("OEWD") is seeking to develop a list of qualified contractors to provide a variety of economic and workforce development consulting services as described in Section E of the document. Selections for future projects will be based on the competitive qualifications, experience, and hourly rate quoted in the proposals responding to the RFQ. After the pre-qualified list is established, one or more qualified contractors may be asked to provide further details, portfolios of work and additional price information based on the needs of specific projects.  Interested parties may submit one response package for consideration under one or more areas defined in Section E, Scope of Work, or separate proposals for each area of interest. This RFQ will be in effect for two years from the date that notifications are sent to proposers.

  • Contractors whose minimum qualifications were confirmed for consulting work through OEWD’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #204 in Spring 2017 do not need to reapply to this RFQ unless they wish to also prequalify themselves for the additional project areas outlined in the RFQ or reapply under similar areas to extend their prequalified status.  The list of prequalified firms created through RFQ 204 will be active until March 2019.

  • Contractors whose minimum qualifications were confirmed for consulting work through OEWD’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #207 in Fall 2017 do not need to reapply to this RFQ unless they wish to also prequalify themselves for additional sub-sections outlined in the RFQ or reapply under similar sub-sections to extend their prequalified status.  The list of prequalified firms created through RFQ 207 will be active until October 2019.

Any additional information, updates, or changes to the schedule or content of the RFQ will be posted at this website. If you are interested in submitting a proposal packet, please review this site periodically to check for updated information.

 
Key Dates
 
The anticipated* schedule for this RFQ is:
 
Proposal Phase Date/time
RFQ is issued by the City Friday, October 19, 2018
Deadline for submission of written questions Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by 12:00 PM noon
Answers to questions posted online Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by end of business
Proposals Due Thursday, November 15, 2018 by 5PM
Notifications to Proposers target week of December 10, 2018
Appeal Period ends Five (5) calendar days after notification date

 

 
 
 
 
 

 


*Each date above is subject to change. Check this website frequently for latest schedule.

Questions and Answers
 
To ensure full transparency and the opportunity for all applicants to benefit from Departmental guidance, questions should only be submitted in writing to oewd.procurement@sfgov.org. The answers to all questions asked and answered by the posted deadline will be available for download in the Document Downloads section, below.
 
 
Updates
 
10/31/2018 at 12:12 PM: The question and answer period has now passed. All questions submitted by the deadline will be answered and posted to the Document Downloads section (below) on November 6, 2018.
 
11/6/2018 at 5:34 PM: The question and answer log has been posted under "Document Downloads", below.
 
11/28/2018 at 11:30 AM: The RFQ schedule was updated to change the "Notifications to Proposers" date. Notification letters are now anticipated to be sent to all proposers during the week of December 10, 2018.
 
All updates to the RFQ will be posted in this section with a date/time stamp indicating when the update occured. Any questions regarding updates should be directed to oewd.procurement@sfgov.org or (415) 701-4848.
 
Document Downloads
 
 
 
Any additional documents will be uploaded in this section, please check back frequently for updates. If you would like to request any of the above documents in an alternative format, please email oewd.procurement@sfgov.org or visit the Office of Economic and Workforce Development at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 between 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.