Request for Proposals

FYs 2019-2022

Craven Smart Start, Inc. is requesting proposals to implement the following activities for a three year cycle beginning July 1, 2019.

Please click HERE to download the RFP application.

APPLICATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING:

Cherie Holt
(252)636-3198 OR ON THE WEBSITE: www.cravensmartstart.org

  • CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL
  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH
  • FAMILY LITERACY
  • NC PRE-KINDERGARTEN
  • RAISING A READER
  • REACH OUT AND READ

PROPOSALS FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES ARE DUE BY 5:00 PM ON April 5, 2019.

DELIVER to:

2111-F Neuse Blvd.
New Bern, NC. 28560
Attention: Cherie Holt

No faxed or e-mail applications will be accepted.

All funding is contingent on approval of Craven Smart Start, Inc. Board of Directors; funding by the NC General Assembly; and the North Carolina Partnership for Children.

Questions and Answers

1. Question:  Does the prospective contractor have to currently be contracting with the state in order to be eligible to submit a RFP?

Answer: No, the prospective contractor must demonstrate competency in performing services defined in the RFP and be able to meet requirements for contracting.

2. Question:  How can I obtain a copy of the RFP and information on who was awarded contracts?

Answer:  Information on awardees will be available, late May 2019, in the FY 2019-22 Craven Smart Start Final Activity Report.  To receive the report, please email: cherie@cravensmartstart.org.

3. Question:  Do applicants need to provide both a copy of the IRS letter assigning the federal tax identification number and a completed IRS Form W-9 for verification of the Federal Taxpayer Identification Number or Social Security Number?

Answer:  No, applicants should select one of the options and submit the supporting documentation with the proposal.

4. Question: What is a Request for Proposal (RFP) and why is this required? 

Answer: RFP is a formal competitive process to gather information upon which to base fair and sound purchasing decisions. In August 2004, The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. furnished the local partnerships with guidance regarding competitive bidding of goods and services.  The RFP policies and procedures ensure:

  • That goods and services are obtained at competitive prices;
  • Compliance with legislative requirements, North Carolina Session Law 2017-57 § 11B.8(e);
  • and Competition is fair and open.

  • Craven Smart Start, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that administers Smart Start funds and programs in Craven County. Smart Start is designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Donations are tax deductible. Financial information about this organization and copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.