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--Deadline Extended--

The City of San Diego is seeking proposals from interested qualified service providers to provide services in support of the Commission for Arts and Culture’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative.

As part of the Mayor’s commitment to a City that works for all, the Commission has made great strides to ensure that the resources it distributes, are distributed in an equitable manner. To support this, the Commission has launched the DEI Initiative. A three-part initiative to assess our successes and deficits and ensure that the Commission is equipped to provide public sector work within the city’s diverse communities.

DEI Assessment: Part One of the DEI Initiative will assess existing policies, procedures and practices and analyze historic procurement practices to identify unintentional or intentional biases in representation, contracting and the distribution of funds.

DEI Training: Part Two will consist of workshops and trainings for Commission staff and Commissioners on diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and unconscious bias.

DEI Public Engagement: Part Three will entail public engagement opportunities with the purpose of sharing findings of DEI assessment with the public as well as provide capacity building and professional development opportunities centered around equity and diversity.

The Requests for Proposals (RFP) describe the project, the required scope of services, the selection process, and the information that must be included in the Proposal. The Proposal must be submitted in electronic format only at the link provided in the RFP. A firm can submit a response to and may potentially be awarded contracts for all 3 parts of the initiative.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released for Part 1 and Part 2. Proposals for Part 1 and Part 2 are due no later than 11:59 PM PST on November 24, 2019. (Deadline has been extended)


RFP for DEI Assessment:

PDF icon Addendum 1

PDF icon RFP- Deadline Extended

PDF icon Original RFP


RFP for DEI Training:

PDF icon Addendum 1

PDF icon RFP-Deadline Extended

PDF icon Original RFP




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