CITY OF LACEY - REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION CONSULTANT
The City of Lacey is accepting proposals from qualified firms for the development of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan in collaboration with City personnel. In addition to the DEI Strategic Plan, an additional aspect of this work will be to guide the City in establishing and facilitating early meetings of the Commission on Equity (COE) in collaboration with City personnel. The COE is made up of a diverse group of community members who will help assist the City with future DEI work through the DEI Strategic Plan upon its adoption by the Lacey City Council.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the understanding of the problem/plan, project approach and statement of work, individual capabilities and experience with similar projects, and project timeline and cost proposal. Interested firms must submit a project approach and description of the overall consultant team and organizational structure. Examples of relevant work are required, and should showcase the quality, breadth, and approach used in prior services provided.
Proposals must be received at the address below no later than Wednesday, May 26, 2021, by 5:00 p.m., PST. Firms interested in being considered for this project must submit three physical copies of their proposals via mail and one electronic copy in pdf format via email to email@example.com. The City of Lacey assumes no obligations of any kind for expenses incurred by any respondent to this solicitation.
Please contact Shannon Kelley-Fong, Assistant City Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for the informational packet, or to answer any questions relating to the RFP no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. All answers will be shared among all proposers who have expressed interest. The identity of the proposers asking the questions and the proposers receiving copies of the questions and answers will not be shown in any of the emails. Questions will be answered as received.
Proposals should be addressed to the Project Manager:
Assistant City Manager
City of Lacey
420 College Street SE
Lacey, WA 98503