FEPP Levy Evaluation

Request for Proposals

The deadline to apply for this funding opportunity closed on January 11, 2023.

FEPP Levy Evaluation RFP

The Seattle Department of Education & Early Learning (DEEL) seeks qualified consultants and/or researchers to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of the Families, Education, Preschool & Promise (FEPP) Levy. Specifically, DEEL seeks a consultant to design and implement two related evaluations–a process evaluation and impact evaluation–between 2023 and 2026.  

The purpose of this solicitation is to: 

  • Evaluate the implementation of FEPP Levy investment strategies from Early Learning through Postsecondary contexts with a focus on strategic and operational effectiveness.   
  • Evaluate the outcomes and impact of the FEPP Levy with a focus on participant, strategy, and system-level outcomes.  
  • Obtain process and/or policy recommendations to inform the continuous quality improvement of FEPP Levy investment strategies.   

Please note: Changes to the funding process and timeline may occur. DEEL will not provide individual notice of changes, and applicants are responsible for regularly checking this webpage for technical assistance information, updates, clarifications, or amendments.   

*Solicitation Update

On December 6th, DEEL amended the RFP with an updated WMBE Inclusion Plan form, removing non-applicable references to scoring in the Inclusion Plan instructions. Amendments are detailed in the RFP document.

Cost and Selection Criteria:  

A consultant will be selected through a competitive review process for a maximum award of $500,000. DEEL is seeking proposals from researchers and evaluation consultants with expertise in mixed method research, education, and culturally responsive evaluation practices, and a track record completing large-scale projects with government agencies.  

View more details about minimum qualifications (page 6) and evaluation criteria (page 10) of the RFP. 


Eligible applicants will submit a proposal online no later than January 11, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PST. DEEL will notify successful applicants by February 10, 2023. 

Events: Date/Time*:
Solicitation Release   Wednesday, November 30, 2022 

Optional Information Session 1
Hosted virtually on Microsoft Teams 

Monday, December 5, 2022 
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST 

Link to participate 
Meeting ID: 246 031 913 344  
Passcode: EZDcxv  

Optional Information Session 2
Hosted virtually on Microsoft Teams  

Friday, December 9, 2022 
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST 

Link to participate 
Meeting ID: 253 080 425 780  
Passcode: amRUK9

Question and Answer (Q&A) 

Responses will be posted on this page 

Link to PDF Q&A Responses (Updated 1/10/2022)

Deadline to submit questions:  
January 5, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PST 

Proposal Submission Deadline   January 11, 2023 
11:59 p.m. PST 
Interviews January 31 and February 1, 2023 
Notification of Intent to Award  February 10, 2023 
Contract Negotiation Period  February 13-27, 2023 
Contract Execution   March 13, 2023 

*Dates subject to change.

How to submit your proposal:

Please click the link below to view the RFP Overview document, which will guide you through the application process.   

Request for Proposals (RFP)  Link to PDF    

The following forms are required as part of your proposal: 

Consultant Questionnaire  Download Word Document 
Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses (WMBE) Inclusion Plan  Download Word Document
Proposal Package (minimum qualifications, project proposal, cost proposal, prior work samples, references) Details provided in RFP, pg. 7
(For reference) Insurance Requirements  Link to PDF 
(For reference) City of Seattle Consultant Agreement Boilerplate  View boilerplate PDF

Submit your proposal electronically to DEELFunding@seattle.gov by January 11, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Please review detailed instructions in RFP, pg. 9.

Reference Links and FAQ: 

Use the following links to access additional information you will need to reply to this solicitation.  

Solicitation References

Information Session Slides Link to PDF Slides

Information about FEPP Levy investments and evaluation activities: 

Overview of FEPP Levy Investments  Link to page
FEPP Levy Implementation Plan  Link to page
City of Seattle Race & Social Justice Initiative  Link to website
FEPP Year 1 Annual Report  Link to PDF Report
FEPP Year 2 Annual Report  Link to PDF Report
Evaluations conducted of FEPP investments to date:  

How to Submit Questions: 

To submit questions, please email DEELFunding@seattle.gov with "Question: FEPP Evaluation RFP" in the subject line. Responses will be published and linked in the table above. 

Education and Early Learning

Dwane Chappelle, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94665, Seattle, WA, 98124-6965
Phone: (206) 233-5118
Phone Alt: Childcare and Preschool: (206) 386-1050
Fax: (206) 386-1900

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