The Purchasing Department seeks vendors and contractors to submit bids and/or proposals to its posting of solicitations.
Request For Proposals
The Seattle Colleges hereinafter referred to as the Purchaser, is soliciting proposals from qualified
Respondents to develop maritime simulation software scoping, budgeting, specification documents, and
proposal evaluation to assist the Seattle Maritime Academy (SMA), a division of Seattle Central College,
one of the Seattle Colleges, in procuring a simulation software vendor that will best meet the program’s needs.
Obtaining the RFP: Copies of the Request for Proposals can be downloaded using the link immediately
following or may be obtained from the Procurement Coordinator identified below.
Questions: Any questions or requests for further information must be submitted in writing no later than
2:00 PM on Monday, March 30, 2015,
to the Procurement Coordinator identified below.
Submission Deadline: Proposals are to be emailed, faxed, mailed or hand-delivered to be received in time
to be stamped in by the Purchasing Department not later than
2:00 PM, Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the address below.
Respondents assume the risk for the method of delivery chosen. The Purchaser is not responsible for delays caused by any delivery service.
Rights Reserved: The Purchaser reserves the right at its sole discretion to reject any or all responses for any reason whatsoever, prior to the execution of a contract. This solicitation for Responses does not obligate the Purchaser to contract for the services specified herein. The final selection, if any, will be the response, which in the opinion of the Purchaser, best meets the requirements set forth in the solicitation and is in the best interest of the Purchaser.
The Purchaser is not obligated to select the lowest priced response. The Purchaser shall not be responsible for any costs associated with a Respondent’s preparation of a response to this Solicitation.
In submitting a response to this solicitation, the Respondent agrees to accept the terms set forth in this solicitation. The selected contractor will be required to sign a personal service contract, including General Terms and Conditions. Under no circumstances is the Respondent to submit its own standard contract terms and conditions in response to this solicitation.
Any Respondent, who has submitted a proposal and been notified as an unsuccessful respondent, may request to view the complete procurement file at the Purchaser’s Purchasing Department, 1500 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, upon informing the Procurement Coordinator. The Respondent will have the chance to read all the materials not marked proprietary and make notes, but will not be able to obtain any copies. In order to obtain copies of any documents from the file, the Respondent should submit a public records request to the Procurement Coordinator.
Invitation For Bids
Request For Quotes
Green for the 21st Century in Seattle
Innovations in curriculum and operations have earned the 2009 Green Washington Award for the Seattle Colleges
– Central, North and South. All three colleges are active members of the Seattle Climate Partnership and North was an
early signer of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. A district-wide Chancellor’s
Sustainability Initiative provides energy, focus and a forum for emerging training and initiatives.
Sustainability is infused into programs ranging from urban agriculture at Central to environmental science,
real estate and building management across the district. Students have funded a sustainability coordinator.
Campus activities include reducing the carbon footprint and promoting recycling and energy conservation, which earned
a “Recycler of the Year” award for South. Last year, the college culinary operations diverted 31 tons of
materials to a regional composting facility – which returned the compost to “green” the college landscape.
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Helping displaced workers to
‘Start Next Quarter’
During the economic downturn, thousands of displaced workers turned to the Seattle Colleges at the same
time regional employers reported a need for skilled workers to fill jobs in the new economy. To help both potential
workers and employers, the Seattle Colleges developed Start Next Quarter (SNQ), a two-part initiative
designed to improve the success of dislocated workers who enroll in technical education programs. SNQ invites
prospective students to assess their eligibility for workforce funding online and connects them to a comprehensive
two-day college success workshop held at each campus. The workshops are based on a model developed at one of the
district campuses. Students who complete the workshop are more likely to complete their training programs and to
obtain jobs using their new skills. The project was developed in part through a grant from the League for Innovation,
funded by the Walmart Foundation Bright Futures project to serve displaced workers.
A Model for the Region
The Opportunity Center for Employment and Education at North Seattle College is a regional resource and
the first integrated service center of its kind in Washington state. Since the OCE&E opened its doors in spring 2011,
more than 40,000 people have come for one-stop help in finding a new job, career retraining or to sign up for public
assistance benefits. Founding partners were the state Departments of Social and Health Services and Employment
Security, the college, and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County. The campus and the new LEED
Gold Certified 45,000-square foot facility are in the heart of Seattle’s north end and close to a major transit hub.
House Speaker Frank Chopp and Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney (sponsor of the legislation and a former Seattle District trustee)
championed the OCE&E in the state legislature. The center aims to provide streamlined services in a positive environment,
helping clients succeed in the next stage of their lives.