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OFM – Equity Impact Statement Tools and Procedures

STATE OF WASHINGTON

OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

RFP NO. 21-1500

Note to Vendors:  This RFP and any subsequent Amendments will be available on the Office of Financial Management (OFM) website at http://ofm.wa.gov/contracts_procurements/default.asp. Vendors are also encouraged to register on the Department of Enterprise Services (DES), Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) Procurement Website at http://des.wa.gov/services/ContractingPurchasing/Business/Pages/WEBSRegistration.aspx.  All solicitation Amendments and Bidder questions/OFM answers will be posted on the OFM website and on WEBS.

PROJECT TITLE:  Equity Impact Statement Tools and Procedures

PROPOSAL DUE DATE:  December 3, 2021, 3:30 PM Pacific Time, Olympia, Washington.

ESTIMATED CONTRACT TERM:  January 7, 2022 – July 31, 2022

BIDDER ELIGIBILITY:  This competitive solicitation is open to those Vendors who satisfy the minimum qualifications stated herein and who are available for work in Washington State.

Goals and Objectives

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit recommendations that will include tools and a preferred process to provide meaningful and useful equity assessments for proposed legislation. The recommendations must take into account the volume of bills introduced each session, need for timely analysis, staffing and fiscal costs, data limitations that need to be addressed, and ease of use. The recommended process should also include a suggested IT platform to submit and review the statements and a location where the statements can be publicly accessible.

The preferred tool and process should lead to information that will help the state and lawmakers identify potential unintended and unanticipated adverse consequences that may be the result of proposed legislation, and/or identify potential opportunities for proposed legislation to promote social justice, equity, and access.

Solicitation Coordinator: Natalie Eckart, [email protected], (360) 790-4823

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