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King County, WA

DCHS VSHSL – Countywide Information and Referral
CLOSED  Deadline  3/30/2020
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Description  [hide this]


The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request for Proposal for Countywide Information and Referral with funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services (VSHSL) and guidance from the VSHSL Implementation Plan (

Seeking health and human service assistance can be complicated by decentralized, fragmented and difficult-to-navigate systems. To support King County residents in accessing needed assistance, this RFP seeks one entity to either provide a centralized information and referral service that supports connections for each of the populations served by this levy to services that are available in King County or to lead a consortia of agencies that will plan for and assist in the development of a King County Community Information Exchange.

Please refer to the Library tab for the full RFP and associated attachments.

Available Funding: Up to $1,408,347 in Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy funds

Investment Period: June 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2023 (subject to change)

Bidders Conference:
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, 09:30 - 11:00 a.m.

King County Chinook Building - Room 126

401 Fifth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

Join by Skype

Join by phone: 206-263-8114, Conference ID: 6246799

The meeting room is wheelchair-accessible. If you need any other accommodations to participate in the bidders conference, please use the Contact Admin tab to put in your request by Feb. 17, 2020.

Questions: Submit questions through the Contact Admin tab. Final day to submit questions is Mar. 23, 2020.

Proposals Due: Proposals must be submitted through ZoomGrants no later than 11:59 p.m. on Mar. 30, 2020.

Notifcation of Award Decisions: April 2020

Anticipated Contract Start Date (subject to change): June 1, 2020

The dates listed above are subject to change. The full RFP and associated attachments are available for download under the Library tab. Applicants are advised to review these documents in their entirety for guidance on the purpose, requested program models, application questions and deadlines. Applicants are responsible for regularly checking ZoomGrants for any updates, clarifications, or amendments that may be uploaded.

Eligibility  [hide this]

This request is open to nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations and public or governmental agencies serving communities in King County. Small nonprofits and community-based organizations are encouraged to submit proposals.

If an entity is applying as a lead organization under the second scope of work that is eligible for funding under this RFP (KC CIE), that organization shall submit letters of support from the remaining consortia partners identified in the application.

DCHS will review and consider both methods, however will only award one contract based on the best interest of DCHS and the County.

Application Requirements  [hide this]

Please submit your proposal via ZoomGrants. Complete proposals must include the following:

  • Responses to Summary Questions (See Attachment A for reference)
  • Responses to Narrative Questions (See Attachment B for reference)
  • Completed and uploaded Budget (See Attachment C for reference)

Library  [hide this]
Description File Name Date Uploaded File Type
RFP VSHSL Countywide Information and Referral.2.12.2020 RFPVSHSLCountywideInformationandReferral2122020.pdf 2/12/2020 4:57:29 PM PDF
Attachment-A_Summary-Questions_VSHSL Countywide Information and Referral Attachment-A_Summary-Questions_VSHSLCountywideInformationandReferral.docx 2/12/2020 4:58:35 PM DOCX
Attachment-B_Narrative-Questions_VSHSL Countywide Information and Referral Attachment-B_Narrative-Questions_VSHSLCountywideInformationandReferral.docx 2/12/2020 5:01:34 PM DOCX
Attachment-C_Budget-Template_VSHSL Countywide Information and Referral Attachment-C_Budget-Template_VSHSLCountywideInformationandReferral.xlsx 2/12/2020 5:01:53 PM XLSX
Attachment-D_Technical-Assistance_VSHSL Countywide Information and Referral Attachment-D_Technical-Assistance_VSHSLCountywideInformationandReferral.pdf 2/12/2020 5:02:19 PM PDF
Attachment-E_King-County-DCHS-2019-2020-Services-Boilerplate Attachment-E_King-County-DCHS-2019-2020-Services-Boilerplate.pdf 2/12/2020 5:02:38 PM PDF
Attachment-F_General-Terms Attachment-F_General-Terms.pdf 2/12/2020 5:03:07 PM PDF
SS 2B Bidders Conference 2.19.2020 Video LINK 2/20/2020 3:22:38 PM LINK
Bidders Conference SS2B 2.19.2020 PowerPoint Slides BiddersconferenceSS2B.pdf 2/25/2020 5:10:37 PM PDF
FAQ VSHSL Countywide Information and Referral RFP 2.26.2020 FAQVSHSLCountywideInformationandReferralRFP2262020.pdf 2/26/2020 5:25:54 PM PDF
AQ VSHSL Countywide Information and Referral RFP 3.3.2020 FAQVSHSLCountywideInformationandReferralRFP332020.pdf 3/3/2020 11:25:04 AM PDF
Addendum 1 - VSHSL Countywide Information and Referral RFP 03.04.2020 Addendum1-SS2BCountywideInformationandReferral03042020.pdf 3/4/2020 9:26:41 PM PDF
FAQ VSHSL Countywide Information and Referral RFP 3.19.2020 FAQVSHSLCountywideInformationandReferralRFP3192020.pdf 3/19/2020 11:04:25 AM PDF

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