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Racial Equity & Social Justice Program

Clarification to Request for Proposal

This notice is intended to clarify a potential source of confusion regarding the City of Carpinteria’s (City) Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Racial Equity & Social Justice Program Planning Consultant. The RFQ’s “Background” section states that “the City recognizes the value and many contributions of local individuals, organizations and institutions that have long been working in our region to address social and racial equity. While the RFQ and the ultimate selection of the Consultant is part of a public, ongoing process, the City welcomes and encourages local individuals and groups with such experience to respond and recognizes the value of local capacity and experience working with our community.”

It has come to our attention that the above statement may be interpreted to mean that the City is only requesting local individuals and groups to respond to the RFQ. This was not the City’s intent. While the City recognizes and values the importance of involving local individuals and organizations when implementing racial equity and social justice work, the City did not intend to limit eligibility to local consultants and encourages all qualified individuals and groups to submit a response.

We look forward to receiving your response to the RFQ.