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Equity Assessment and Strategic Planning Consultation Services

The purpose of this request for proposal (RFP) is for the City of Olympia (City) to solicit proposals from qualified respondents to performing a detailed equity assessment of disparities and inequities in the City and the current equity work in development; and to facilitate a process to create an equity strategic plan to support a transformational process incorporating equity analysis into everyday work and assuring city services are equitably available to and accessed by all.

The City of Olympia is now looking to create a comprehensive plan moving forward to be accountable for and address the inequities it was built on and continue to influence how the City operates. This will involve a detailed equity assessment focused on workplace equity, supplier diversity, equitable access of community services, and a general policy review, and will also involve facilitating a process to create a strategic plan to guide future operations.

Response to this RFP does not commit the City to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of the response, demonstrations, or any other activities related to this response. All responses and accompanying documentation become the property of the City and will not be returned. This RFP does not obligate the City to contract for services or products specified herein. The City reserves the right to revise the RFP and/or to issue addenda to the RFP.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 4:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), Monday, October 25, 2021.

To obtain information, please visit either:

  1. City of Olympia RFP & RFQ Page. If using this option, please review this page to verify any addendums posted are reviewed before submitting.
  2. Washington State’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS). The RFP can be found by in WEBS by searching:

Organization Name: Olympia, City of


Customer reference number: OLY-RFP-007

For questions about this RFP, please contact the RFP Coordinator via email at

Closing Date: 
Monday, October 25, 2021
City of Olympia
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