AMENDED REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
ECONOMIC RESEARCH SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SaaS)

DECEMBER 2023  

The Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) for Southeast Michigan is issuing a request for proposal seeking a partner to provide online access to economic modeling and workforce tools, which could include reports, data updates, customizable tables, custom query and export options including geographic, time period, and industry and occupation filtering, and other related projects.

INQUIRIES AND PROPOSALS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:
Alysha Albrecht, WIN Communications Manager
Alysha.Albrecht@winintelligence.org
*NO PHONE CALLS*

  1. Request for proposals release date: November 28, 2023
  2. Deadline for submitting questions: December 12, 2023
    1. Method for submitting questions: E-mail questions to Alysha.Albrecht@winintelligence.org by 5 p.m. EST on or before December 12, 2023 with “Questions for WIN Economic Research SaaS RFP” in the subject line.
      i. Questions regarding this RFP will not be answered on an individual basis. All answers to questions received by the date specified above will be posted on WINintelligence.org by December 23, 2023.
      ii. Phone calls related to this RFP will not be accepted or addressed. Questions must be submitted via email as described, above.
    2. Deadline for submitting proposals: January 18, 2024
    3. Delivery Method for submitting proposals: E-mail bids to Alysha.Albrecht@winintelligence.org. In the email subject line, please include: “Proposal for WIN Economic Research Saas RFP”
    4. Right to reject: WIN reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received in response to this RFP in the event funding becomes unavailable or other unforeseeable circumstances occur. A contract for the accepted proposal will be based upon the factors described in this RFP and may include any or all parts of the proposal.
    5. Contract period
      The contract period is four years from the start of the contract, with the potential to renew for one more year. The period in which renewal will be considered will begin in January 2027. (AMENDED)
    6. Contract and Payment Schedule

Upon receipt of competitive quotes, WIN will select a vendor, develop a contract proposal, and set contract terms, including a payment schedule. Any services and deliverables executed under this contract will be paid on a reimbursement basis only. Contracts should also include any applicable subscription, maintenance, or ancillary fees, and payment schedule. This is not an RFP for a retainer contract. All billing must reflect actual work completed. WIN requires all services to be listed within the bidder proposals showing the cost structure for services. (Additional details and requirements are listed in Section 4: Proposal Requirements.)

Notification of Award: It is expected that a decision selecting the successful bidder will be made within one (1) month of the closing date for the receipt of proposals. Upon conclusion of final negotiations with the successful bidder(s), all offerors submitting proposals in response to this Request for Proposal will be informed through a written response on the status of the proposal.

INQUIRIES AND PROPOSALS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:
Alysha Albrecht, WIN Communications Manager
Alysha.Albrecht@winintelligence.org
*NO PHONE CALLS*

Download the full RFP by clicking here (PDF).

Download the RFP questions by clicking here (PDF). 

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