RFQ/P Small Business Development and Community Outreach Services

RFQ/P responses are due by 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Alameda County, PWA County Service Area 951 Turner Court, Room 100, Hayward, CA 94544


Alameda County Public Works Agency (the “Agency”) is the division of Alameda County government responsible for developing, operating, and maintaining public works infrastructure projects, such as county roads and bridges. The Agency performs this function with a dedicated team of program managers, professional engineers, skilled technicians and other talented support staff. The Agency also provides services for the Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District. Sometimes numerous, large and/or complex projects require the agency to supplement its staff with the additional expertise and resources from specialized consultants. When this is the case, the Agency seeks competitive proposals for services by issuing a request for proposal (RFP).

With this RFP, the Agency seeks the professional services of consultants with specialized communication skills and small business development experience to assist the Agency in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy for project specific Stakeholder Engagement, a County-wide Small Business Development/Outreach Program and Community Outreach Program, that is unique and innovative. The Agency is interested in project specific communication strategies to engage those who are directly impacted by specific projects. These project strategies should benefit and effectively reach a broad audience of stakeholders, including residents within the project area, commuters who travel to/through the project area, local businesses, schools, home owners associations, and other interested parties/groups. In addition, the Agency is seeking assistance in developing and implementing an exceptional and pioneering Small Business Development and Capacity-Building Program, to increase participation in County-wide contracting opportunities. And to a limited extent, the Agency is requesting the proposals to include requisite experience in CA Labor Code enforcement, to assist the Agency in effectuating its Construction Compliance Program (CCP), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, the County-wide Small Local Emerging Business (SLEB) program and enforcement of the Prevailing Wage requirements.