Designing the Next Generation of Human Capital Programs

2014 Request for Qualifications

  • Release Date: May 28, 2014


Over the next year, the Foundation will undertake a four-phase process to develop and launch four new Human Capital programs. The goal of this Phase One Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to select several contractors (organizations or individual consultants) to develop creative designs for one or more of the new programs, and/or address key design considerations of those programs. 

In Phase Two (anticipated August-November 2014), those organizations or individuals selected through the Phase One RFQ will enter into a contract with RWJF to develop and submit their designs, which we anticipate will be the conclusion of the contract. We do not anticipate that any one design submitted will be implemented as submitted. Instead, we will engage in a review process of all submitted designs including seeking external feedback. After reviewing the designs and reflecting with stakeholders, in Phase Three (anticipated January 2015); we will release a Call for Proposals to invite organizations to apply to be a national program office (NPO) to manage the program(s). Finally, in Phase Four (anticipated Fall 2015), we will launch the new programs and release Calls for Applications to invite individual candidates to apply for the first cohort of each of the four new programs.

Total Awards

Up to $1.6 million is authorized for contracts funded under this RFQ. Our goal is to obtain at least three to four designs for each program and at least two strategies for integrating the design considerations into the programs. Individual contract amounts will vary depending on the scope of the work proposed. The scope of work and budget submitted as part of the RFQ are subject to negotiation.

Key Dates

June 5, 2014 (11 a.m. ET)
Optional Applicant web conference.
View the archive here:  Bidders Web Conference Recording

July 1, 2014 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of proposals. In fairness to all applicants, proposals will not be accepted after the deadline.

Late July, 2014
Finalists notified.

Mid August, 2014
Contracts begin.

November 14, 2014
Designs submitted.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

For full program requirements, use the “Call for Proposals Brochure” link to the right.

July 01, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET



Please direct inquiries to:
Andrea Daitz, program associate