Questions and Answers, February 22, 2019
Q1. Will a consultant firm be selected based on a response to the RFQ? Or, is a subsequent RFP planned for release after the RFQ?
A1. One or more proposers may be asked to return with a more detailed plan and cost proposal prior to final selection.
Q2. Does Sacramento Steps Forward have a planned budget for the work? Can you share the actual budget or budget range?
A2. We are not publishing the budget at this time, but are asking respondents to include a description of the proposed method of compensation. A specific cost proposal may be required if we invite one or more proposers to return with a more detailed plan prior to final selection.
Q3. Will the prime contract for the work described in the RFQ be with SSF or some other entity?
A3. Sacramento Steps Forward is the designated Administrative Entity for the Sacramento Continuum of Care and therefore will hold the prime contract for the work described in the RFQ.
Q4. Sacramento adopted a County Homeless Plan that seems to align with specific goals identified in the RFQ. Will the selected consultant implement those key strategies from the County Homeless Plan, or with the consultant identify and implement a different set of goals?
A4. Sacramento Steps Forward works in close cooperation with the County and intentionally designed the RFQ to have over lapping with goals/strategies that are identified in the County Homeless Plan.
Q5. It appears a smaller set of RFQ respondents may be asked to submit a more detailed plan and cost proposal as part of a final selection. Should the initial response to the RFQ not include a detailed cost proposal?
A5. A detailed cost proposal is not required for the RFQ. We are asking respondents to include a description of the proposed method of compensation. As a part of that description, you have the latitude to provide any level of detail you deem appropriate.
Announcement Feb. 20, 2019
Sacramento Steps Forwards announced today that it is seeking responses to an open Request for Qualifications that can be found by clicking here.
The goal of the RFQ is to identify a consultant or consultant team that can assist in making Homeless Response System improvements including: System Mapping; Gaps Analysis; Coordinated Entry System Assessment, Redesign, and Development of an Ongoing Evaluation Process; and Community-wide Standards Design and Implementation. Specific details are included in the attached RFQ.
Responses are due via e-mail to RFQ@sacstepsforward.org by March 31, 2019.
Please submit questions via e-mail to RFQ@sacstepsforward.org.