The Purchasing Department seeks vendors and contractors to submit bids and/or proposals to its posting of solicitations.
Request For Proposals
The Seattle Colleges hereinafter referred to as the Purchaser, is soliciting proposals to provide change management training to a broad group of employees.
Copies of the Informal Solicitation Proposal can be downloaded using the link immediately
following or may be obtained from the Procurement Coordinator identified below.
Questions: Any questions or requests for further information must be submitted in writing no later than
2:00 PM on Friday, November 21, 2014,
to the Procurement Coordinator identified below.
Responses must be received no later than
2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 02, 2014, at the address below.
Respondents assume the risk for the method of delivery chosen. The Purchaser is not responsible for delays caused by any
delivery service. Proposals are to be emailed, faxed, mailed or hand-delivered.
The Purchaser may after evaluating the written proposals elect to schedule interviews or presentations of the finalists.
Should interviews or presentations become necessary, the Purchaser will contact the top-scoring Respondent(s)
from the written evaluation to schedule a date, time, and location. Commitments made by the Respondent at the interview,
if any, will be considered binding and should be confirmed in writing within three (3) business days. The scores from
the written evaluation and the oral interview or presentation combined together will determine the apparent
The Purchaser reserves the right at its sole discretion to reject any or all responses for any reason whatsoever,
prior to the execution of a contract. This solicitation for Responses does not obligate the Purchaser to contract
for the services specified herein. The final selection, if any, will be the response, which in the opinion of the
Purchaser, best meets the requirements set forth in the solicitation and is in the best interest of the Purchaser.
The Purchaser is not obligated to select the lowest priced response. The Purchaser shall not be responsible for
any costs associated with a Respondent’s preparation of a response to this Solicitation.
In submitting a response to this solicitation, the Respondent agrees to accept the terms set forth in this solicitation.
The selected contractor will be required to sign a contract, including General Terms and Conditions. Under no
circumstances is the Respondent to submit its own standard contract terms and conditions in response to this
Any Respondent, who has submitted a proposal and been notified as an unsuccessful respondent, may request to view
the complete procurement file at the Purchaser’s Purchasing Department, 1500 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122,
upon informing the Procurement Coordinator. The Respondent will have the chance to read all the materials
not marked proprietary and make notes, but will not be able to obtain any copies. In order to obtain copies
of any documents from the file, the Respondent should submit a public records request to the Procurement Coordinator.
Any questions concerning the solicitation should be addressed to the Procurement Coordinator specified above and
not any other employee of the Purchaser.
Invitation For Bids
Request For Quotes
Green for the 21st Century in Seattle
Innovations in curriculum and operations have earned the 2009 Green Washington Award for the Seattle Colleges
– Central, North and South. All three colleges are active members of the Seattle Climate Partnership and North was an
early signer of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. A district-wide Chancellor’s
Sustainability Initiative provides energy, focus and a forum for emerging training and initiatives.
Sustainability is infused into programs ranging from urban agriculture at Central to environmental science,
real estate and building management across the district. Students have funded a sustainability coordinator.
Campus activities include reducing the carbon footprint and promoting recycling and energy conservation, which earned
a “Recycler of the Year” award for South. Last year, the college culinary operations diverted 31 tons of
materials to a regional composting facility – which returned the compost to “green” the college landscape.
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Helping displaced workers to
‘Start Next Quarter’
During the economic downturn, thousands of displaced workers turned to the Seattle Colleges at the same
time regional employers reported a need for skilled workers to fill jobs in the new economy. To help both potential
workers and employers, the Seattle Colleges developed Start Next Quarter (SNQ), a two-part initiative
designed to improve the success of dislocated workers who enroll in technical education programs. SNQ invites
prospective students to assess their eligibility for workforce funding online and connects them to a comprehensive
two-day college success workshop held at each campus. The workshops are based on a model developed at one of the
district campuses. Students who complete the workshop are more likely to complete their training programs and to
obtain jobs using their new skills. The project was developed in part through a grant from the League for Innovation,
funded by the Walmart Foundation Bright Futures project to serve displaced workers.
A Model for the Region
The Opportunity Center for Employment and Education at North Seattle College is a regional resource and
the first integrated service center of its kind in Washington state. Since the OCE&E opened its doors in spring 2011,
more than 40,000 people have come for one-stop help in finding a new job, career retraining or to sign up for public
assistance benefits. Founding partners were the state Departments of Social and Health Services and Employment
Security, the college, and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County. The campus and the new LEED
Gold Certified 45,000-square foot facility are in the heart of Seattle’s north end and close to a major transit hub.
House Speaker Frank Chopp and Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney (sponsor of the legislation and a former Seattle District trustee)
championed the OCE&E in the state legislature. The center aims to provide streamlined services in a positive environment,
helping clients succeed in the next stage of their lives.