POSTING DATE: July 23, 2021

CLOSING DATE: 5:00 p.m. PT on August 20, 2021


August 3, 2021 – Info Session Slides and Recording has been posted.  

August 12, 2021– Q&A Document has been posted.


Proposers must meet the following minimum requirement(s):

  1. Minimum of five (5) years of experience partnering with organizations to prioritize and plan to address strategic data needs
  2. Availability of key staff to attend virtual and in-person meetings in Los Angeles County

Proposers that do not meet the minimum requirement(s) above will not pass the first level of review (see Section VIII. Selection Process and Review Criteria).


First 5 LA is seeking proposals from entities interested in leading a Data Strategy Project Team that shall provide expertise, process design and implementation, facilitation, product development and project management services to First 5 LA in support of Data Strategy development and implementation planning.

Cover Letter – PDF
RFP Data StrategyPDF


For Information Purposes

For Submission


Please check the Funding Center webpage regularly for updates and addenda. First 5 LA has the right to amend this solicitation by written addendum. First 5 LA is responsible only for that which is expressly stated in the solicitation document and any authorized written addenda thereto. Such addenda shall be made available via the online funding center. Failure to address the requirements of such addendum may result in the proposal not being considered, at the sole discretion of First 5 LA. Addenda to this solicitation, if any, will be posted on this webpage. It is the responsibility of proposers to ensure, prior to submission, that their proposal reflects the most recent information and RFP requirements.


Potential proposers were highly encouraged to participate in the Informational webinar that took place at 11 a.m. PT on August 3, 2021 to learn more about the RFP requirements. The webinar slides and a recording of the webinar are below.

Data Strategy Webinar SlidesPDF


To ensure that all potential proposers receive the same information, questions and answers will be compiled and posted on this webpage. All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFP were submitted before 5 p.m. PT on August 9, 2021.  First 5 LA’s answers to proposer questions are below.

Data Strategy Q&A – PDF

First 5 LA reserves the sole right to determine the timing and content of the responses to all questions and requests for additional information. First 5 LA may respond to individual inquires and then post replies to all questions by the posting date.


An online application packet complete with required documents must be received by First 5 LA no later than 5:00 p.m. PT on August 20, 2021. Please review the RFP’s Timeline for Selection Process to ensure availability during the proposal review activities.


To respond to this RFP, please submit your proposal and all required documents through the online application system designated by First 5 LA by no later than 5:00 p.m. PT on August 20, 2021, by taking the following steps:

Step 1: Create a user account by clicking here.

Step 2: Once a user account has been created, click here to access the application.

Step 3: Once an application has been started, click here to modify and/or submit your application. Please do not create a new application once you have started your application.

For help with the online application click here.

Proposers must submit all required documents specified in the RFP through this online form. It is highly recommended that you print a copy of your application for your records prior to clicking “Submit.” To do this, click “Printer-Friendly Version.” You should review the printed copy prior to submitting the application electronically. In addition, you should ensure that the attachments were successfully uploaded by reviewing the list of attachments included.

NOTE: Once the online application is submitted, proposers cannot make edits.


All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFP must be submitted via email to Christopher Stephens, Contract Compliance Officer, at [email protected].