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Vision: A thriving Oakland community without educational barriers to opportunity.
Mission: Engaging the Oakland community to advance equity and economic mobility through programs serving Oakland youth and families from cradle to college, and promoting future career achievement.
About Our Programs: Our holistic approach includes development of educational materials, providing programming, educational events, direct services, and financial coaching and support, to support a culture of career and college preparedness in students, families, and educators, so we can dramatically increase the number of college graduates from Oakland public schools. For more information regarding our organization and our programs, visit us here.
The Oakland Children’s Initiative, driven to the ballot by community advocacy, is a 2018 Charter Amendment passed by the citizens of Oakland. Its purpose is to deepen the early investment in children and support them through college graduation by dramatically expanding access to high quality preschool and providing college access, mentorship, and scholarship support services for students to obtain undergraduate, associate’s, or technical degrees. The distribution of funds from this Initiative aims to supplement and build upon existing programs supporting college opportunity, access, and success.
As a result of the Oakland Children’s Initiative, the City of Oakland (the “City”) selected Oakland Promise as one of two Implementation Partners for the Oakland Promise Fund, to deepen programming and services furthering the 5 Year Guidelines of this Initiative, which includes 8 goals outlined in the ordinance. In connection with the funding it will receive from the City to implement this programming, Oakland Promise seeks to collaborate with organizations by subcontracting certain elements of the work it is undertaking for the City (referred to throughout this RFP as the “Project”).
ABOUT THE RFP:
Oakland Promise is issuing an RFP to support elements of its core programming (each program is described above under the section titled “About Oakland Promise”), in alignment with the 8 goals outlined in the 5 Year Guidelines of the Oakland Children Initiative described above. The RFP form contains a detailed breakdown of the types of services we seek subcontractors to perform.
This RFP seeks subcontractors to perform the services described in the RFP Form during the period beginning July 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2025 (the “Project Period”). We reserve the right to engage subcontractors for all or only a portion of the Project Period. We also include for each item, a range of fees budgeted to pay subcontractors performing these services. All subcontractor fee ranges are budgeted amounts only and represent our best estimate of available project funds to compensate subcontractors for the services described. Final contract amount (subcontractor fees) will be negotiated with each subcontractor individually prior to engagement.
January 30, 2024
Request For Proposals (RFP) released and made available to prospective applicants
January 30 - February 16, 2024
Window for questions on RFP process or project scope of work
March 8, 2024 (5:00pm PST)
Proposal submission due date. Complete RFP submission packages must be submitted by this deadline.
March 11, 2024
Review of proposals begins
April 4, 2024
Selected applicants will be notified of proposal acceptance
April 11 - April 12, 2024
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified during this period
April 4 - June 30, 2024
Negotiation and execution of contracts for selected proposals
July 1, 2024
Contract Effective Date, Program Start Date