The United Way of Florida and its partnering organizations, Association of Early Learning Coalitions, Children’s Forum, Children’s Movement, Children’s Services Council, Florida Association for Child Care Management, and Florida Head Start Association, seek to hire a consultant(s) to organize and facilitate the work of the Early Learning Consortium.
This work will include but not be limited to:
Creating content for the Early Learning Consortium website.
Planning and facilitating group meetings (weekly conference calls during session and monthly thereafter).
Assist in the development of issue briefs for the purpose of legislative advocacy.
Setup appointments with legislators for the group.
Advise members of pending or upcoming bills related to the work.
Use LobbyTools or similar software to makethe group aware of related committee meetings.
Network with legislators and other agencies to represent the Early Learning Consortium and report any findings.
Generate ideas to expand the footprint of the Early Learning Consortium on Florida’s advocacy environment.
Hire and oversee other consultants, if needed, to conduct other areas of work, including data analysis, strategic planning, etc.
Assist the members in developing a long-?range plan for the collaborative.
Develop a budget (in conjunction with the Chair and Treasurer) and keep the Board up to date on any and all budget issues.
Minimum of five (2) years of experience working with the Florida legislator.
Demonstrated leadership of successful project management including.
Experience working collaboratively with teachers, administrators and parents.
Ability to manage through ambiguity and assist others in arriving at workable solutions when clear answers are unknown.
Ability to travel locally and statewide. Possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Demonstrated proficiency with business technology applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite-?Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or PowerPoint preferred).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Creative and innovative; ability to work collaboratively and independently; self-? starter.
RFP Timeline and Contract Period:
RPF issued – Monday, February 11, 2019
RFP Response Due – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:00 PM EST
Notification and contract negotiation – Friday, February 22, 2019
The anticipated initial contract period is March 4, 2019 through June 30, 2019 Dependent on an evaluation of the work and the agreement of both parties, subsequent annual contracts are anticipated to be full year, July 1- June 30.
Please email your proposal, which should be based on the guidance provided in this RFP, by Friday, February 15, 2019 to: email@example.com . Please include “Consultant RFP” in the subject line.
All pages in the proposal should be numbered including attachments.
Consultant/Organization (organization) information
State the organization name, address, phone, and web address (if applicable)
Name a primary contact person including his/her phone and email address
Provide a brief description of the organization’s capabilities including examples of previous projects relevant to the scope of work outlined in the RFP. Describe the qualifications of project leaders and/or key project staff. List and provide a resume(s) for key personnel as an attachment. The list of key personnel and resume(s) will not count toward the page limit. A writing sample may be included as an attachment. The writing sample will not count toward the page
For organizations utilizing sub-contractors, contractor agreements should be included as attachments. These agreements will not count toward the page limit. If this scenario is applicable, the proposal should describe how the sub-contractors work would be managed, coordinated and synthesized.
List three to five references for similar project work completed by the key project personnel assigned to the project.
Sufficient cover letter/narrative indicating how you would plan to accomplish the goals of the Consortium
Proposed Budget / Costs
The budget narrative justification should include the percent of time and salary to be dedicated by key personnel and consultants, and any indirect costs associated with the project. The final budget terms and scope of work will be negotiated with the chosen consultant/organization.
Proposal Evaluation Criteria
Selection of consultant/organization will be based on the following criteria:
Relevant organizational knowledge, expertise, and demonstrated experience
Proposed staffing plan and qualifications of key personnel
Ability to complete the taks within desired timeframe
Budget narrative clarity and appropriateness
About Early Learning Consortium
Seven agencies supporting early learning, Association of Early Learning Coalitions, Children’s Forum, Children’s Movement, Children’s Services Council, Florida Association for Child Care Management, and Florida Head Start Association, and the United Way of Florida, have committed to work together to strengthen advocacy to advance early childhood public policy. This early childhood collaborative, called the Early Learning Consortium, has begun the work to strengthen the state’s advocacy capacity and lay the foundation needed to successfully assess and move forward early childhood policies and investments.