Careers & Funding Opportunities
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The WDC periodically requests proposals or qualifications from the community as part of our commitment and duty to wisely invest our resources. These open and transparent competitions are governed by our procurement policy.
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1. Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #17-03: Brand Collateral & Campaign Production: Print & Digital Design
The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) invites qualified organizations with experience in print and digital design production to submit responses to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #17-03: Brand Collateral & Campaign Production: Print & Digital Design.
RFQ responses are due no later than Friday, May 5, 2017, 9:00 am (PST), and shall be delivered electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: "Are the review deadlines flexible within the RFQ?"
A: "Yes, we’re prepared for flex time on the design reviews. Because we’re hoping to work with an agency across multiple projects, we appreciate consideration of brand discovery and strategy when it comes to timeline formation--not just for the immediate project(s), but with longterm collaborative success in mind. We do however have the hard deadline of needing the piece in-hand and printed by particular deadlines--for example the "Budget Book" by 6/20."
Q: "Do you plan on awarding all of the various deliverables to one single company or is there potential for them to be split up?"
A: "Ideally, we would like to work with a single agency, however, we recognize that the majority of our projects are print media. We will be rating qualifications accordingly."
Q: "Can you specify budget or budget ranges for each of the deliverables or will there be a total campaign budget?"
A: "We will be happy to receive quotes after RFQ responses are received from agencies. We will ask qualifying agencies to provide quotes for projects at that stage. We are interested in contracting not just with an affordable agency but one that does great work. We welcome all RFQ submissions in hopes to have budget conversations following."
Q: "Will this engagement last through 2018?"
Q: "When are you planning on on-boarding an agency to begin work?"
A: "ASAP! Following the timeline in the RFQ document (see link above), we hope to hit the ground running. The first deliverable is needed in-hand by 6/20 (as noted in the first Q&A item above)."
Q: "Are there any websites that we may reference as what you hope to achieve with yours?"
A: "Thank you for asking. Another Workforce Investment Board site example is here as well as a partner site examples here, here, and here."
Q: "Will you please be able to provide some parameters around the budget, even if only a range or ceiling for each project or the entire campaign? It helps inform our approach. Also, it is difficult for us to participate in a competitive pitch without having any sense of budget."
A: "We are not able to provide that information at this time. Quote and budget conversations will follow with qualified agencies. At this time we are only considering qualifications. Thanks for your interest!"
Additional Questions? Questions about RFQ #17-03 will be accepted on a rolling basis at email@example.com until Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 4:00 pm (PST). A digest of questions and answers will be posted in line here on the Careers & Funding Opportunities webpage by close of business on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
2. Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #17-02: Untapped Talent Third-Party Evaluator
The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) invites qualified organizations with experience in third-party program evaluations to submit responses to Request for Qualifications #17-02: Untapped Talent Third-Party Evaluator.
RFQ responses are due no later than Monday, May 15, 2017, 9:00 am (PST), and shall be delivered electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Questions about RFQ #17-02 will be accepted on a rolling basis at email@example.com and posted here until Friday, May 5, 2017, 4:00 pm (PST).
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2. Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #17-01: One-Stop Operator for WorkSource System in Seattle-King County
The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is competitively procuring a contract for the One-Stop Operator of the WorkSource system in Seattle-King County and invites highly qualified organizations with expertise in providing workforce system coordination to submit responses to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #17-01.
Click for RFQ #17-01: One-Stop Operator for WorkSource System
Click for RFQ #17-01: Attachment A – Budget Summary Form
· Letters of Intent for all who plan to submit an RFQ are due no later than Friday, April 21, 2017, 4:00 pm (PST), and shall be delivered electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· RFQ responses are due no later than Thursday, May 4, 2017, 4:00 pm (PST), and shall be delivered electronically to: email@example.com
Questions? Questions about RFQ #17-01 and the One-Stop Operator procurement process will be accepted on a rolling basis at firstname.lastname@example.org until Thursday, April 27, 4:00 pm (PST). A weekly Question and Answer Digest will be posted here each Friday between April 7 and April 28, 2017; any updates or changes to the RFQ will also be posted here.
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3. WorkSource Connection Site Application*
The Workforce Development Council is offering the opportunity for King County organizations to apply to be a WorkSource Connection site. WorkSource Connection sites are non-financial partnerships between the community and WorkSource. There is no funding available from the WDC for Connection site development, except for signage and marketing material costs. Interested organizations may apply online on an ongoing basis. Apply today!* The application is available, here.
*Please note: We have paused acceptance of Connection Site applications until July 1, 2017 and following, as the WorkSource system and current sites (Center, Affiliate, and Connection Sites) are undergoing their recertification process. Please apply on or after July 1, 2017, and/or inquire for more information at or after that date. Thank you for your interest!
4. Unsolicited Funds Proposals
In rare instances, the Workforce Development Council (WDC) of Seattle-King County has unallocated funds available for workforce development efforts in the Seattle-King County region. If you have a project that you would like for us to consider funding, please fill out this form and email it to email@example.com.