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    Seattle Public Schools Request for Qualifications 

    Seattle Public Schools has developed a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for community-based organizations serving youth in SPS schools; this is a process that was historically run through the City of Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning.  

    Beginning in the 20-21 school year, this RFQ is required for organizations that will receive school or district funds exceeding a total of $9,999 (the total amount across schools if your organization supports multiple schools). SPS is required to follow federal and state procurement requirements, as well as District policy, for expending funds, which means contracts above a certain amount must go through a competitive process. This RFQ will mean that individual schools no longer need to conduct their own competitive or sole source process; it will also enable SPS to build a pre-qualified list of CBOs that can meet basic legal requirements and have experience offering programs that are in line with our strategic plan.

    Organizations and individuals who are currently approved providers through another Seattle Public Schools-run competitive process, e.g. the Creative Advantage Roster, are automatically approved for this roster and do not need to apply for this RFQ. Providers that are sponsors for School Based Health Centers, do not need to apply for this roster, unless they intend to provide services separate from those offered at the School Based Health Center. 

    This RFQ is on-going and submissions will be reviewed the week of July 27th and August 24th and on a quarterly basis after that. Organizations can find complete application materials and instructions listed under RFQ062082: Youth Programming Services on the Seattle Public Schools Current Solicitations website:

    Organizations will be notified if they are accepted to the Youth Programming Services Roster within 3 weeks of the submission review date.