Due Date: October 14, 5 PM
Description: Commerce is soliciting proposals from firms interested in participating in a project to provide technical assistance to manufactured home community resident organizations who wish to convert the park in which they reside to resident ownership.
Available funding and number of awards: The total funding available for this work is $90,000. Commerce intends to award one contract to provide the services described in this RFP.
Anticipated period of performance: Any contracts awarded will start Dec. 1, 2022 and run through June 30, 2023.
Background and scope of work: The objective of this procurement is to obtain a qualified consultant to assist Commerce in fulfilling the legislative requirements in Chapter 297, 2022 Laws PV. Specifically, the law directs Commerce to “contract with a nonprofit to provide technical assistance to manufactured home community resident organizations who wish to convert the park in which they reside to resident ownership, pursuant to RCW 59.22.039. Technical assistance includes, but is not limited to, assistance with pre-purchase efforts and resident outreach and engagement activities prior to filing an intent to purchase.”
Commerce seeks a consultant who can create or commission a variety of self-guided, self-paced materials for residents of mobile and manufactured home communities who want to convert their park to resident ownership. When creating or commissioning these materials, the consultant will consider accessibility and language access barriers. The consultant will then conduct a multimedia and multilingual outreach campaign to these communities to make them aware of the materials. Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.