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Client Program Contracting Services

Request for Qualifications

Client Program Contracting Services

Vermont-Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)

Vermont Slauson Economic  Development Corporation (VSEDC), is the City of Los Angeles, South Los Angeles

BusinessSource Center contractor and serves as the administrative entity for this Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Request for Qualifications

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced individuals, organizations, and/or institutions to provide client program services for our City of Los Angeles BusinessSource Program.

VSEDC anticipates that contracts will be awarded to the successful Proposer for an initial period of twelve months, November 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 with an option to extend with two (2) additional one-year terms. At VSEDC’s sole option, any extension of the contract term will be contingent upon the availability of funds, evaluation of subcontractor’s performance, subcontractor’s continuing compliance with applicable federal, state, and local government laws and regulations. VSEDC reserves the right to adjust the contract term, amount and scope in order to best serve the needs of its clients and regulations of the grant or fund sources.

Scope of Services

Proposers are applying for a subcontract with VSEDC. The services subcontracted include: Program recruitment, case management, and program implementation.

Proposers must have experience in  the following areas:

Client Program Services: 

  • To conduct outreach and recruitment activities to each individuals who reflect the demographics of the primary geographic service area to be served.
  • Assess customer for eligibility by verifying the customer is either a resident or owns a business in the City of Los Angeles.
  • Provide a business needs assessment that shall include an evaluation of educational attainments, occupational/transferable skills, client interests, and aptitudes, and/or vocational potentials for business objectives of each client. Once the assessment is done, it should be used to develop a plan of action and relationship with the Client, guiding them toward job creation.
  • Develop client services notes, together with the Business Objectives Assessment, is tailored to address the Client’s objectives. The Client Service Notes must include a self-sufficiency goals, realistic ibjectiv3es and appropriate, coordinated services (based on the completed assessment) that reasonably can be expected to result in desired changes, increased business stability, profitability and business expansion.
  • Shall coordinate and deliver business services in various subject matters applicable to businesses, including:
  1. Entrepreneurial Workshops
  2. Fiscal Management
  3. Marketing/Social Media
  4. Technical Training
  5. E-Commerce
  6. Employee Training
  7. Green/Clean Tech Transitions
  8. SWOT Analysis
  9. Cash Flow Management
  10. Cybersecurity
  11. Gender Equity
  12. Sustainability
  13. Resiliency
  14. Procurement
  • Business Services
  1. Business Objectives
  2. Permits/Licenses
  3. Business Plan/Executive Summary
  4. Obtaining Certification
  5. Marketing Assessment
  6. Site-finding Assistance
  7. Lease Negotiation Assistance
  8. Legal Considerations
  9. Cash flow Management
  10. Tax Consulting
  11. Procurement
  12. One-on-One Consulting
  13. Referral to SCORE
  14. Referral to other Partners including Work Source Centers
  15. Referrals to Procurement/Export Partners
  16. Assistance in launching a business
  • Shall effectively promote and market the available business incentives to businesses operating in the targeted low to moderate income areas.
  • Shall provide technical assistance with City ordinances and policies compliance to businesses
  • Businesses that are given one-on-one consultation on how to access capital based on one or more of the following.
  1. Financial Analysis
  2. Personal Credit Report Review
  3. Personal Credit Building/Correction
  4. Business Credit Report Review
  5. Projections Preparation/Modification
  6. Marketing Plan Development/Analysis

Outcome Performance Measured

Contractor shall be required to coordinate and deliver business services in various subject matters applicable to businesses out line in the above section.  Clients shall  receive one or more of the services which should lead to meeting/exceeding the goals of creating and/or retaining permanent jobs .

  • Contractor shall provide number of permanent jobs secured / retained for the stated contract award amount.

( # of permanent jobs / total contract award = per permanent job ) 

Contract Amount:

Total funds for client services is $50,000. All bids will be reviewed for demonstrative ability, services proposed, and cost. Based on performance and funding, contract may be eligible for two one year extensions.

 

Proposal submission requirements:

  1. Include Cover Page with Proposer’s name, address, contact information and total amount of bid.
  1. The proposal should be no more than three (3) pages in length (not including cover page and or evidentiary of successes), Microsoft Word or PDF format, and 10-12 point font. Bid should include responses to the following:
  • Describe ability and experience demonstrating at least five (5) years of experience in website design, maintenance and social media marketing. Proposers must cite previous accomplishments and offer referrals from organizations or clients for whom they have performed similar work. Failure to provide referrals, relevant examples, and/or sample work will be considered nonresponsive.
  • Response must provide evidence of the number and type of websites built and maintained. Additional evidentiary of successes is welcomed (not to exceed 1 page) in the form of website links, ads, social media content, and/or references to online content.
  • All submission should include provide a budget for proposed services. If Proposer plans to utilize the services of secondary contractors to meet the contractual obligations of this RFQ, a detailed overview of services and costs associated with these activities should be provided as well.

 Evaluation Criteria:

 

Demonstrative Ability Demonstrates quantifiable track record of experience and successes. 40/100

 

Proposed Services Plan to deliver specific services outlined in this RFQ. 30/100
Cost Cost reasonableness. 30/100

 

Submissions are due NO LATER THAN,  October 18,  2019 @ 3:00pm, and may be submitted electronically or in person.

In person submissions:  

Attn: Ms. Andrea Solomon

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation

1130 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044 

Email submissions should be sent to:   Andrea Solomon at asolomon@vsedc.org 

Important Dates & Info:

 

RFQ Release Date: September 30, 2019

RFQ Question Period: October 1, 2019 – October 7, 2019

Submit Questions to: Ms. Andrea Solomon asolomon@vsedc.org or call 323-753-2335

Bidder’s Conference: October  11, 2019 

Submissions Due: October 18, 2019 NO LATER THAN 3:00PM PST

Graphic Design, Electronic Media and Print

Request for Qualifications

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced individuals, organizations, and/or institutions to provide Graphic Design, Electronic Media and Print services for our City of Los Angeles Business Source Program. VSEDC anticipates that contract will be awarded to a successful proposer for an initial period of six (6) months, December 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 with an option to extend with two (2)
additional one-year terms. At VSEDC’s sole option, any extension of the contract term will be contingent upon the availability of funds, evaluation of subcontractor’s performance, subcontractor’s continuing compliance with applicable federal, state, and local government laws and regulations. VSEDC reserves the right to adjust the contract term, amount and scope in order to best serve the needs of its Business Source clients and regulations of the grant or fund
sources.

Proposers should have experience in the following service areas:
– Graphic Design, Print and Electric Media
– Marketing and Campaigns Work
– Experience with Non-Profit and For-Profit Entities
– Extensive experience with Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, specifically with mockups, web design and multimedia presentation
– Adaptive design eye and skill
– Excellent communication skills
– Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers and clients

Scope of Services
VSEDC is seeking a graphic designer to create artwork to engage our intended audience, promote VSEDC events and increase urgency/call to action within our intended audience.

Graphics to be created for use:
Online:
a. Use on our VSEDC website(s)
b. Use in VSEDC social media outreach
c. Use in VSEDC newsletter

Print:
a. Onsite signage at events
b. Flyers, programs and brochures
c. Ads for news and media outlets

Proposers are welcome to bid up to $9,999 for this project. All bids will be reviewed for demonstrative ability and cost.

Proposal submission requirements:
1. Include Cover Page with Proposer’s name, address, and contact information.
2. The bid should be no more than three (3) pages in length (Not including cover page), Microsoft Word or PDF format, and 12point font.
3. Describe ability and experience demonstrating at least three (3) years of experience in graphic design, electronic media and print.
4. Provide links and/or samples to at least two (4) projects that meet the criteria above.

Evaluation Criteria:
Demonstrative Ability Demonstrates quantifiable track record of success in desired outcomes.

50/100

Cost Cost reasonableness. 50/100

Submissions are due NO LATER THAN 12:00p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 and may be hand delivered or emailed.

In person submission
Location:
Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation
1130 W. Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Attn: Andrea Solomon, Program Manager, Public Contracts
Email submission: asolomon@vsedc.org
Please submit questions to: aveliz@vsedc.org

Website Design, Implementation and Coding Services

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced individuals, organizations, and/or institutions to provide Website
Design, Implementation and Coding services for our City of Los Angeles Business Source Program.

VSEDC anticipates that contract will be awarded to a successful proposer for an initial period of six (6) months, December 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 with an option to extend with two (2) additional one-year terms. At VSEDC’s sole option, any extension of the contract term will be contingent upon the availability of funds, evaluation of subcontractor’s performance, subcontractor’s continuing compliance with applicable federal, state, and local government laws and regulations. VSEDC reserves the right to adjust the contract term, amount and scope in order to best serve the needs of its Business Source clients and regulations of the grant or fund
sources.
Proposers should have experience in the following service areas:
– Website Design and Consultation
– Coding and Developing Online Intake and Organizational Notifications Systems
– Developing Online Client and Staff Portals
– Creating Auto-Populated Forms
– Security Set up: SSL Certificate, Firewall Protection, Site Optimization

Scope of Services
1) Analyze VSEDC’s current website and hosting package to verify basic requirements are met. Automate online intake process by allowing users to register on website. Develop systems and processes to collect user data and send notifications to VSEDC staff and clients/users.
2) Develop an online form system that will allow input of data, auto populate data that has
been archived, and export to a printable PDF. Proposers are welcome to bid up to $9,999 for this project. All bids will be reviewed for demonstrative ability and cost.
Proposal submission requirements:
1. Include Cover Page with Proposer’s name, address, and contact information.
2. The bid should be no more than three (3) pages in length (Not including cover page),
Microsoft Word or PDF format, and 12 point font.
3. Describe ability and experience demonstrating at least three (3) years of experience in
web development, coding and developing online systems for organizations communicating and/or transmitting sensitive information and data.

4. Provide links and/or samples to at least two (2) past web development projects that meet the criteria above.
Evaluation Criteria:
Demonstrative Ability Demonstrates quantifiable
track record of success in
desired outcomes.

50/100

Cost Cost reasonableness. 50/100

Submissions are due NO LATER THAN 12:00p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 and may be
hand delivered or emailed.

In person submission
Location:
Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation
1130 W. Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Attn: Andrea Solomon, Program Manager, Public Contracts
Email submission: asolomon@vsedc.org
Please submit questions to: aveliz@vsedc.org