Request for Proposals: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Program

Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries (FVRL) requests proposals from consultant firms (Consultants) with expertise (within a single firm) in providing professional consulting services in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. FVRL is seeking the development of a district wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) program for our employees. This program would include policy development, employee training modules, conduct initial employee training, and provide FVRL with a framework to carry forward this work. FVRL has established a budget of approximately $30,000 to do this work.

FVRL is seeking to create and implement both internal and external policies for a comprehensive commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our organizational practices. We are seeking consultant services in developing and implementing these policies and practices. FVRL will look to the consultant for specific recommendations on the best way to determine development and implementation, including providing the initial training, leading to the completion of this program.

Interested parties are encouraged to review the request in its entirety.


Deadline for questions: 5 pm PDT on Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Deadline for proposals: 4 pm PDT on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Tentative dates for interviews (if needed): Week of July 29, 2019
Date for selection of successful bid: 4 pm PDT on Monday, August 5, 2019
Anticipated start date for work: September 15, 2019
Desired work completion date: March 2, 2020