Request for Proposals (RFP) #221


The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) #221- Consultant Services to Support COVID-19 Economic Impact Analysis for San Francisco to identify one or more economic research and economic development strategy consulting firms to perform an analysis of changes to demand and employment trends in key industries.


This RFP includes an anticipated total funding award of $225,000 over a 1-year period, and funding is contingent on the receipt of federal Treasury funds. The award is anticipated to begin in February 2022 or later, with options to renew or extend services through fiscal year 2025-2026, subject to OEWD approval and funding appropriation.



The anticipated schedule for this RFP is below. Please check this page frequently for updates as the schedule is subject to change. 




RFP #221 Issued

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Deadline for Written Questions

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Answers to Written Questions Posted Online

Friday, January 21, 2022 by end of day

Proposals Due

Thursday, February 10, 2022 by 5:00 PM

Committee Review

Early February, 2022

Award Notification

Anticipated February 15, 2022

Protest Period ends

5 business days following Award Notification

Projects Begin

Late February 2022 or later




The deadline to submit substantive questions is Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Substantive questions are questions that seek to clarify expectations about the RFP or administrative processes. However, you may continue to submit technical questions (e.g. "How do I complete the application?") to until the submission deadline and we will respond as soon as possible.


To ensure full transparency and the opportunity for all applicants to benefit from Departmental guidance, questions should only be submitted in writing. The answers to all questions asked by the deadline will be available for download in the Documents section below.





All updates to the RFP will be posted in this section with a date/time stamp indicating when the update occurred. Any questions regarding updates should be directed to

  • Wednesday, 2/2 11:00 PM - A new version of RFP 221 has been uploaded under "Documents," below. This version includes clarifications related to the evaluation process and extends the submission deadline to Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM. All changes are in red text. Please direct any questions to, listing "RFP 221" in the subject line of your email."
  • Friday, 1/21 11:00 PM - The Question and Answer (Q&A) Log for RFP 221 has been published under "Documents."




Request for Proposals (RFP) #221 - Revision Published 2.2.2022

Appendix A: City Contract Terms- (Form P-600) - For reference only. This document contains the standard City boilerplate contract language that will be included in the resulting contract(s) awarded through this RFP.

Appendix B: Applicant Requirements and Guidelines - For reference only. This document provides additional details on key City administrative requirements that apply to applicants.

Appendix C: Supplier Registration Instructions - For reference only. Note, your firm will need to be able to become a City Supplier no later than February 15, 2022.

RFP 221 Question and Answer Log - For reference only



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  The email address is monitored between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.



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