Posting Date: March 14, 2019
Closing Date for Applications: April 5, 2019
Update: Informational Webinar Presentation posted March 21, 2019
Proposers shall meet the following criteria:
- A physical office location in the County of Los Angeles with key staff available to attend in-person meetings in Los Angeles, CA for the duration of the project.
- Experience obtaining approvals to conduct evaluations through an IRB.
- The evaluation team must have a member with minimum of three (3) years of experience designing and implementing performance measurement, and conducting applied research or evaluation projects at agencies that are doing work similar to First 5 LA.
First 5 LA is seeking to contract with an evaluator to design and conduct an evaluation of the First Connections Program. This evaluation will focus on: a) program implementation; b) evidence of effectiveness; and c) (to the extent possible) relationship between implementation and effectiveness. The goal of the evaluation is to: 1) identify essential components to implementing the First Connections Program and demonstrate grantees ability to embed and expand EII practices within their agencies; and 2) recognize what EII practices were most effective in standardizing early identification and making successful referrals (i.e., referrals appropriate based on screening results and families followed through on referrals).
The evaluation findings will serve two primary purposes: 1) Aiding in sustaining components and practices established by the First Connections Program; and 2) Informing system-change efforts to strengthen EII, including co-implementation of Help Me Grow-Los Angeles (HMG-LA) with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (“LACDPH”). Evaluation findings will be used to inform HMG-LA activities, such as enhancing trainings and educational material for key stakeholders, including but not limited to child-and-family-service providers and families. Furthermore, evaluation findings will be used to inform spread and scale of innovative practices countywide through HMG-LA, as well as provide support to other agencies interested in building and/or sustaining similar EII efforts.
- Cover Letter PDF
- First Connections Program Evaluation RFP
- For Informative Purposes
- For Submission with Proposal
Information Webinar Presentation PDF- Last Updated March 21, 2019
HOW TO APPLY:
An application packet complete with required documents must be received by First 5 LA no later than 5:00 p.m. PT on April 5, 2019. Please review the RFP’s Timeline for Selection Process to ensure availability during the review activities.
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 p.m. PT on March 28, 2019 and answers will be posted on the website on April 1, 2019. 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.
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 April 5, 2019.
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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Applicants 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.
All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFP must be submitted via email before 5:00 p.m. PT on March 28, 2019 to Daisy Ortiz, Contract Compliance Officer, [email protected].