Now accepting proposals for the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey Implementation!

Best Starts is excited to share this Request for Proposals (RFP) to support the implementation of the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey! We are seeking a contractor to provide survey research services to implement the survey multiple times through 2023 – 2027. Please submit your application before June 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Click here to view the full funding opportunity on the County E-Procurement Portal and create an account to submit an application

Please note: This RFP is listed under the title: “RFP-Best Starts for Kids Health Survey Implementation.” A guide to navigating and submitting an application on this platform can be found here. 

About this opportunity

Best Starts for Kids is seeking an experienced survey research organization to prepare, collect, and process data from the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey (BSKHS), a population-based survey about the health and well-being of children in fifth grade and younger and their families in King County, Washington. The primary purpose of the community-based survey is to assess the health and well-being of children and families in King County, particularly related to current issues impacting families and with a detailed understanding in differences across demographic groups. A secondary purpose is to understand changes over time in the health and well-being of children and families in King County, particularly related to indicators with high dosage of Best Starts intervention. 

King County conducted the BSKHS every other year during the 2016-2021 BSK Levy: in 2016-17 (September to March), 2019 (January to September), and 2021 (January to September). For the 2022-2027 BSK Levy, we will conduct the BSKHS in 2023, 2025 and 2027. The 2023 survey is expected to launch early January 2023.

Attend an info session!

We strongly encourage anyone interested in applying to attend our information session – also known as a “pre-proposal conference!” The intent of the info session is to assist the potential applicants to more fully understand the requirements of the RFP. Please access the e-procurement site highlighted in blue above to learn more and sign up to attend.

Any questions?

All questions and any explanations about this RFP must be requested in writing and sent via email to the Contract Specialist and Alternate Contract Specialist no later than seven days prior to the close date specified in the solicitation.  

Please log in to the E-Supplier Portal at to submit your question and view responses. King County will respond via an addendum and/or clarification via email or bell notification which will be available for viewing in the E-Procurement Supplier Portal. 

Funding Available: King County has budgeted an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for this project (covering survey cycles in 2023, 2025, and 2027). Proposals in excess of that amount will be considered non-responsive and will not be evaluated. 

1. Check out our funding calendar here

This calendar shares upcoming funding opportunities staggered throughout the year. Subscribe to our blog and newsletter to the right of the calendar to receive notices whenever we post a new funding opportunity.

2. Watch our latest recorded info sessions

If you were unable to make it to an open funding opportunity’s info session, check out the recordings and slideshows here.

3. Save the date for our next open house!

Mark June 29, 2022 on your calendars for our next Best Starts virtual open house! We will share registration information and session details soon. View the recordings from the latest open house on March 30, 2022 and our first virtual open house on January 12, 2022.

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