Seeking consultants to provide technical assistance and capacity building – due November 12

We are pleased to share that the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Technical Assistance and Capacity Building is now live.

Click here to view the request for proposals and apply. This link will take you a ZoomGrants page. Please create a log-in to view the RFQ and apply.

Applications are due by 2 pm on November 12.

Overview

In order to create a stronger system of community-based organizations in King County, we are seeking to partner with skilled technical assistance providers and capacity building organizations or individuals to work closely with us to provide resources and strengthen assets and capabilities of community-based organizations so they can effectively and equitably provide services to children, youth, families and communities.

Technical assistance and capacity building supports will help organizations apply for Best Starts funding opportunities, as well as improve their internal processes and capacities in areas like board development, data and evaluation capacity, equity and social justice, fiscal operations, human resources, IT, legal affairs, marketing, needs assessments, organizational development, and volunteer management. A full description of the services being sought through this RFQ is covered in Section II, C. of the RFQ.

Have questions? Attend an information session

We strongly encourage anyone interested in applying to attend one of two information sessions to ask questions and learn more. Information sessions will be held via Zoom.

  • October 12 from 1:30-3:00pm

Timeline

RFQ ReleaseOctober 1, 2021
Information Sessions (attendees can choose one of two sessions)October 12 or 20, 2021,
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Final day to submit questions via ZoomGrantsNovember 5, 2021

Applications dueNovember 12, 2021 by 2:00 p.m.
Responses reviewedNovember 15, 2021 through November 30, 2021
Interviews with ApplicantsDecember 6-10, 2021
Reference checks with prior technical assistance and capacity building recipientsDecember 13-15, 2021
Notification of selected and non-selected applicantsJanuary, 2021

Looking for other funding opportunities?

We intend to start posting additional funding opportunities beginning in January of 2022. Subscribe to our blog and email newsletter to receive funding opportunity notices. Subscribe to this blog using the subscribe by email box right on the top of the home page, and subscribe to our newsletter using the form on the bottom of our website, kingcounty.gov/beststarts.

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Comments (6)

  1. Hello — The Zoomgrants link to the RFQ seems to be broken! Can you post the RFQ here please?

    1. Hi Emil, thanks for reaching out. Please note that you have to create an account for ZoomGrants (right side of the webpage) to apply for the application. Please let us know if you still cannot access the RFQ after creating an account, thanks!

  2. The Zoomgrants link is still broken will you please schedule an additional info session since we could not get information on the one that was planned for Tuesday October 12?

    1. Hi Nancy, thanks for your comment. You can view the recorded information session here (https://beststartsblog.com/2021/10/15/technical-assistance-and-capacity-building-rfq-recorded-info-session/) and join us for the second information session on October 20th. Please note that you have to create an account for ZoomGrants (right side of the webpage) before you can view the application and Zoom meeting details. Please let us know if you still cannot access the RFQ after creating an account – thank you!

  3. Hello I am attempting to attend the second information session and am still in the waiting room. Will it be open for participants this time?

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