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.