Request for Information Timeline and Details
The 2021 timeline for the RFI and expected RFP to follow is:
- January 22 - RFI issued
- February 5 - Deadline for Questions clarification submitted by agencies – 5 p.m.
- February 12 - Final questions/clarifications posted on the First Steps Kent website - 5 p.m.
- February 19 - Agency RFI Response deadline – 5 p.m.
- Spring 2021 - (exact date TBD) - Request for Proposal (RFP) issued
Question and Answers
Question 1: Can you please clarify whether a response to the Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage Evaluation Services RFI is required in order to be eligible to respond to the forthcoming RFP? On page 5 of the RFI, it states: Submission of a response to this RFI is not a prerequisite for agencies to participate in the upcoming RFP process. However, earlier on p. 5, it states: All agencies who sufficiently describe how they meet qualifications will be invited to continue in the application process.
Answer to Question 1: The response to the RFI is encouraged but not required to be eligible to respond to the RFP.