REGIONAL NETWORK GRANTEES’ COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ):
Posting Date: March 17, 2020
Closing Date for Applications: April 20, 2020
Proposers must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Must be located in the County of Los Angeles.
First 5 LA is interested in strengthening Communities of Practice (CoP) among the Best Start Regional Network Grantees (RNGs) and between RNGs and First 5 LA. CoP is a collection of collaborative reflection and learning sessions (i.e. face-to-face meetings, retreats, and web-based tools) that enable the RNGs and First 5 LA staff to regularly interact, provide updates, share practices, and create a sense of community that inspires ongoing reflection, adaptation, and practice improvements. Through the CoP, the RNGs and First 5 LA will learn together, assess progress, foster collective accountability, and inform approaches to address critical issues and opportunities emerging in the work. Communities of Practice provide regular spaces and convening structures that allow for the development and implementation of a full arc of discussion items over the series each year. This project supports alignment, efficacy and sustainability of community capacity building investments and efforts in Best Start geographies to support and promote the safety, healthy development and well-being of children prenatal to age 5 and their families.
First 5 LA seeks a consultant (or team of consultants) to plan, facilitate, and continuously improve Communities of Practice. Participants include representatives from the five RNGs and First 5 LA’s Communities Department staff.
- Cover Letter PDF
- Regional Network Grantees’ Community of Practice RFQ PDF
- Appendix A: Level 2 Proposal Review Tool (Information) PDF
- Appendix B: Application Checklist (Information) PDF
- Appendix C: Fixed Fee Budget Form (Submission) Excel
- Appendix D: Litigation and Contract Compliance Form (Submission) PDF
- Appendix E: Sample Contract (Information) PDF
HOW TO APPLY
In order to respond to this RFQ, an application packet complete with required documents must be received through the online application system by First 5 LA no later than 5:00 pm PT on April 20, 2020. Please review the RFQ’s Timeline for Selection Process to ensure availability during the review activities.
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.
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Proposers must submit all required documents specified in the RFQ 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.
To ensure that all potential applicants receive the same information, questions and answers will be compiled and posted on this webpage. All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFQ must be received before 5 pm PT on April 14, 2020 and answers will be posted on the website on April 16, 2020. 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 them post replies to all questions by the posting date.
All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFQ must be submitted via email to Sabel Morales, Contract Compliance Manager via email at [email protected]