Request for Proposals (RFP)

Request for Proposals to Build Inclusive Communities

Snohomish County Human Services Department/Developmental Disabilities is currently accepting proposals from agencies to expand current efforts to promote inclusion, increase opportunities for individuals to contribute to their community, and develop support for community members with developmental disabilities.

This funding is intended to delve deeper into current efforts being implemented by agencies and support their ability to build inclusive communities that will support individuals with developmental disabilities with access to services and the ability to fully participate in their community

Snohomish County Human Services, Developmental Disabilities, is seeking agencies to implement services beginning approximately January 2022. The contract term will be effective upon the date of contract execution for one year with an option to extend for one or more additional years up to a maximum of five years.

Proposal Submission Overview

Interested agencies are invited to submit proposals by the due date of 11:00 am on Monday, December 27, 2021. Electronic submittals shall be sent to Agencies that would like to submit a hard copy proposal, are to call Megan Edmonds at 425-388-7320 to schedule an appointment to hand deliver the proposal. Proposals may also be shipped via commercial carrier to arrive prior to the due date and time. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Proposals must address the requirements listed below in the order presented and be a maximum of four (4) pages in length (standard font and margins, bulleted/numbered answers strongly recommended). Contracts awarded shall not exceed $25,000 and will be issued on a unit cost basis with each unit equal to one hour of staff time up to a maximum amount of 45 units per month. Additional funding may also be requested for technical assistance separate from the unit rate.

Snohomish County reserves the right to award to one or more agency contracts.

Contract awards are conditioned upon successful negotiation of Agreement terms and conditions and execution of the Snohomish County Basic Terms & Conditions and Business Associate Agreement.

Please review the proposal request below, which contains parameters and submission instructions. 

Building Inclusive Communities (PDF)

Questions may be emailed to no later than 11:00 am on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Oral questions will not be accepted.

View the Questions and Answers (PDF).

Proposal Outline

Each proposal submitted must address the following points in the order presented:

  1. How would this contract align with your current contract efforts?
  2. Describe the agencies knowledge of Snohomish County Services, resources, systems and needs as it relates to those with developmental disabilities and their families.
  3. Describe how the agency supports individuals with disabilities, and agency staff, to promote welcoming, inclusive, and accessible communities through supporting individuals to connect to their community, address accessibility issues, and provide disability awareness within the Agency and throughout the community.
  4. Provide examples of educational opportunities, the agency has provided that address the unmet needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.
  5. Describe how the agency provides opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to become contributing members in their community. This may be done in partnership with community agencies, schools, vocational agencies, and through volunteer support.
  6. Describe the support the agency provides to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to develop partnerships, strengthen relationships and build inclusive and welcoming communities.
  7. Describe how the agency identifies individuals with developmental disabilities, families, and community members to take on leadership roles to promote accessible and inclusive opportunities.
  8. Describe how the agency provides leadership and training opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to promote accessible and inclusive opportunities.
  9. How does the agency increase outreach to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families that come from ethnically and linguistically diverse communities? Describe how these efforts will promote systems integration, community partnerships, communities of learning, equity, and social justice.
  10. Describe the amount of funding being requested for unit cost reimbursement including the number of units and cost per unit. Describe technical assistance support and amount needed.
  11. Describe team expertise, key staff, and resources you will utilize to meet the requirements of this contract.

Proposals must be submitted by 11:00 am on Monday, December 27, 2021.

Request for Proposals to Provide Community Services

The County is accepting proposals from qualified agencies and individuals to provide community services. These services will be used to further efforts to foster inclusive communities that support people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Applications are due by November 18, 2021

Services are projected to start on January 1, 2022 and run through Dec 31, 2022. The County reserves the right to award multiple contracts to multiple proposers.

There are three (3) different services categories covered in this RFP. Proposers may propose on one, two, or all three categories.

  • Leadership Development and Education
  • Connecting Families
  • Housing Education and Support

For more information on this Request for Proposal, and to apply, please create an account and log into the County purchasing portal. The portal directions and link can be found here

Below is the documents that are needed to complete the RFP's

RFP-044-21BC Developmental Disabilities Community Service (PDF)

Attachment A - Basic Terms and Conditions Agreements (PDF)

Attachment B - Business Associates Agreement  (PDF)

Attachment C - Budget Sheets (MS Excel)