Project Info

Name:     Sabrina Parra-Garcia
Phone:     408-535-8171
Company:     City of San Jose, City Manager's Office
Address:     200 E. Santa Clara Street, 17th Floor
City, State, Zip:     San Jose
Project Name:     Gender-Based Analysis RFI
Expertise:     Don't Know/Not Sure
Description:     1. BACKGROUND
On December 19th, 2017, San José City Council unanimously passed the Women’s Bill of Rights, a local implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). This ordinance requires a gender analysis of city departments, programs and policies. It tasks the volunteer Human Services Commission with overseeing the gender analysis portion of this bill. As such, the City is seeking input on the approach and strategies to conduct the analysis.

2.1. The purpose of this RFI is to provide data and information about how the City may work with the consultant community to conduct an intersectional gender analysis of City departments, programs, and policies. Please see 5.3.9 "Gender analysis" for what we consider an intersectional gender analysis. This analysis would produce information about whether City departments, programs, and policies benefit or harm women, non-binary people, and men differently; it also includes a pay equity analysis. This RFI should result in a clearer picture for the City of the overall cost and feasibility of contracting with one or more consultants to conduct the City’s ongoing gender analysis, and potentially be a test case for how the City could conduct future analysis internally.

2.2. This is a RFI only, issued solely for gathering information, facts, figures, and specifications for planning purposes of a station alerting system; this is not a solicitation. In the event the City determines that a consultant model is feasible, it will move forward with a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) solicitation, potentially including some of the responses to this RFI, with the objective of entering into a final agreement with the selected consultant.

2.3. This RFI does not constitute a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) nor does it promise to issue an RFP in the future. This RFI does not commit the City to enter into an agreement, nor does it obligate the City to pay for any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of this RFI or in anticipation of an agreement. The City reserves the right to accept, reject or use without obligation or compensation any information submitted in response to the RFI.

6.1. General
Your response should include information that is sufficient for the City to make a recommendation about whether or not to hire a consultant for this kind of work.

6.2. Specific
Please include the following information in your response to this RFI:

a. Section 1: Background information on your consultancy / program.

b. Section 2: Answer the following scope, proposed methodology, and impact questions:
i. What would you prioritize if limited by resources (time, money, available data)?
ii. How would you collect information and what data would you expect to result?
iii. How would you recommend data be organized and stored that is collected?
iv. How do you recommend government take steps to implement findings and make continuous improvement?
v. Are there previous government gender analyses you would model?
vi. Are you familiar with government RFPs for gender analysis that clearly explain expectations and could you share them with us?
vii. What budget would you find prudent for this work (please substantiate with examples from past work, yours or others).

Other Info:     Deadline for consultant questions - February 6, 2019
City response to questions published - February 11, 2019
RFI Response Due (to contact in Section 3) - February 18, 2019

Date:     January 29, 2019