Request for Proposal: Organizations interested in providing developmental disabilities ombuds services statewide
Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from organizations interested in providing developmental disabilities ombuds services statewide. Proposals are due Feb. 28, 2019.
The Washington Developmental Disabilities Ombuds Program was created in 2016 by Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6564 and codified into RCW 43.382. The act creates the Office of the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds. The Office of the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds shall investigate and report on services to persons with developmental disabilities. The Washington State Department of Commerce will administer the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds Program through a contract with a private, independent nonprofit organization. That organization will provide developmental disabilities ombuds services statewide during the 2019-2021 biennium. The Department of Commerce intends to award one contract to provide the services described in this RFP.