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Saint Louis County Department of Health

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Saint Louis County Department of Health
Solid Waste Management Program
Residential Survey/Focus Groups
April 13, 2015


BASIS OF THE PROJECT

Saint Louis County Department of Health Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) requests proposals for professional services to design and conduct a statistically significant telephone survey across St. Louis County as shown in Appendix B. The purpose of the survey is to obtain input from County residents to assess level of awareness, attitudes, and behaviors towards proper solid waste management practices, and waste reduction/diversion activities. In addition, the Consultant will conduct up to four (4) focus groups to further refine and identify strategic messaging to increase recycling participation and trash service subscription. The County may request two additional focus groups be conducted.

The survey is expected to address:

  • Participation in waste diversion programs i.e. recycling, electronics recycling, Household Hazardous Waste collection programs;
  • Priority and value placed on various waste reduction strategies;
  • Level of awareness of proper solid waste management practices and satisfaction with available service options;
  • Communication issues; identify preferred ways to receive information; familiarity with the SWMP newsletter; website, and social media sites;
  • Gauge support for policy issues concerning recycling and waste reduction;
  • Measure recognition of specific environmental terms and phrases related to solid waste issues and level of confidence they have in their understanding of those terms and phrases.
  • The focus groups are expected to address:

  • Specific situations within unincorporated county regarding trash and recycling issues;
  • Messaging and the best method to deliver it in order to increase waste diversion and proper waste management.
  • RFP:

    A complete copy of this RFP can be viewed by clicking here.

    PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:

    The proposal shall inculde:

    A.

    Cover Sheet and Budget Form (Appendix B)
    Project costs must be outlined on the Cover Sheet/Budget Form found in Appendix B

    B.

    Proposal Narrative
    Provide a narrative description that delineates the methodology to be used in performing the Scope of Work for the telephone survey component and the focus group component. Describe the work product to be provided. Detail all aspects of how the work will be performed and what areas should be examined in order to successfully achieve the project.

    C.

    Related Experience
    Provide a summary of previous experience related to the scope of work. Furnish the name, address and telephone number of at least three previous clients with a similar scope of work and a specific contact person for each of these clients.

    D.

    The applicant must provide the following with their proposal:
    1.   The names and resumes of key personnel who will be working on the project, their position or title, and the amount of time proposed for each person; and,
    2.   The name, address and telephone number of the individual in the organization who will act as the key contact to the St. Louis County Solid Waste Management Program.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

    A.

    Four (4) hard copies of the proposal including all elements outlined in Section III above, and one additional unbound copy, must be submitted as well as one (1) digital copy in PDF or Microsoft Office 2007 file format on a CD.

    B.

    Proposals shall include affirmation of enrollment and participation in a federal work authorization program with respect to the employees working on the contracted services by submitting:
    1)   a completed, notarized copy of the WORK AUTHORIZATION AFFIDAVIT FOR BUSINESS ENTITIES form, and
    2)   providing documentation affirming the vendor’s enrollment and participation in a federal work authorization program
    WORK AUTHORIZATION AFFIDAVIT FOR BUSINESS ENTITIES form and instructions on E-Verify documentation is attached.

    C.

    Sealed Proposals will be received and addressed to St. Louis County Division of Procurement, 8th Floor, 41 S. Central Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105, prior to 2:00 P.M, prevailing Central time, 5, May, 2015. St. Louis County reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all proposals submitted. All proposals submitted become the property of St. Louis County and will be considered a statement of commitment by the applicant.

    D.

    Deadline for RFP Submissions: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 prior to 2:00 P.M.



    Saint Louis County Department of Health

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
    SAINT LOUIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
    APRIL, 2015


    BASIS OF THE PROJECT

    Saint Louis County Department of Health (DOH) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals and firms to provide both web and graphic design services to support the public education and outreach programs of the Health Education Program (HE). HE has funding through a grant from the Children’s Service Fund to focus on using a peer to peer prevention framework by capturing the voices of North St. Louis County youth on the issues of behavioral health and substance abuse. We believe using the voice of our youth to identify and develop interventions to address these issues is certainly unique and will benefit the youth of our community in exceptional and innovative ways.

    Services will be provided based on the needs of the project and input from the students who are the “voice” of our community in this project. Expectations for the website include, but may not be limited to: 1) development of a graphic design look for the project, education and communication materials, including the website, 2) A website that is designed with input from our student participants and provides the primary function of showcasing student photographs and projects to the community, and 3) turning over administrative control of the website to DOH upon completion. A more detailed description of services is documented in the Scope of Work and Appendices. A contract with the organizations will outline additional details as necessary.

    The proposed budget is approximately $15,000. Payment will be for services rendered utilizing standard hourly rates. Estimated hours to complete work tasks will be approved by HE prior to initiating projects and payment will not be made for billable hours invoiced that exceed project estimates without prior written HE approval. The anticipated start date for the contract is July 2015, and the basic website must be completed prior to Dec. 1, 2015.

    RFP:

    A complete copy of this RFP can be viewed by clicking here.

    PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Successful submissions must include the following:

    1)

    A completed RFP cover sheet and cost proposal (See Appendix A).

    2)

    A narrative of approach to branding and logo for TAHC and Y.E.T. programs (See Appendix B.

    3)

    A portfolio of three (3) examples of previous projects with a similar scope, including at least two examples of logos and brands created by your firm.

    4)

    Three (3) performance references including project description; date of project; project cost; project accomplishments; project manager within your firm; client company name, address, contact person’s name and phone number.

    5)

    A list of personnel who will be involved including academic and professional training experience.

    6)

    Submission shall be electronic in PDF format and hard copy.

    PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:

    Qualifications/proposals due by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015 to:

    Spring Schmidt, Community Health Manager
    Saint Louis County Department of Health
    6121 N. Hanley Road
    Berkeley, MO 63134
    e-mail: sschmidt@stlouisco.com

    MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:

    All questions concerning this request for proposal must be submitted via e-mail by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015 to: sschmidt@stlouisco.com.

    All questions and answers will be posted to this web site by Friday, June 26, 2015.