The Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP) has initiated a Request for Quotes (RFQ) process to identify a qualified consultant to guide and execute a strategic planning process and evaluation of the Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District (BID). DSP seeks a consultant with a deep understanding of nonprofit structure, operations and budget methodology, excellent facilitation skills, and proven success in strategic planning.

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  • RFQ Issued — August 31, 2022
  • Deadline for Responses — September 19, 2022
  • Selection Interviews — September 28-30, 2022
  • Contract Award/Notification — October 7, 2022


DSP seeks a consultant to guide and execute a strategic planning process and produce:

  1. 5-year strategic plan for the DSP, targeted to start in 2023, including:
    • Goals and objectives to meet priorities
    • Services and programs (both current and new) that will support organizational goals
    • Necessary organizational management and resources to carry out programs, including governance
    • Inclusive social equity advancement
  1. Management District Implementation Plan (MDP) that analyzes BID benefit zones and service levels, including:
    • Evaluation of assessment methodology and non-assessment revenue resources
    • District management guidelines, best practices and recommendations
    • Data collection and management
    • Enhanced maintenance and security services
    • Economic development and marketing programs
    • Budget and staffing structure
  1. BID Expansion Analysis and Technical Assistance* Phase One, including:
    • Assessment of community needs and objectives, including stakeholder interviews
    • Outreach considerations and communications strategy
    • Expansion recommendations, including geographic areas and timelines
    • Evaluation of property usage, required services and assessment methodology**
    • Outline recommended services and program needs with budget and staffing structure
    • Review non-assessment revenue opportunities

Submission Requirements

Respondents should provide a brief description of your organization and experience doing this kind of work. Responses should be structured into three deliverable areas listed above (1 – DSP Plan, 2 – MDP Development, 3 – BID Expansion). Consider the specific activities, time and budget by each deliverable area. For each deliverable area, include:

  • Summary: Provide a brief description of recommended activities, including outcomes.
  • Scope of Work: Include high-level approach and outline activities.
  • Timeline: Include milestones and key deliverables, including outreach meetings and final presentations.
  • Budget: Identify total cost, including labor and indirect expenses.
  • Additional Information: Any other information deemed important, but not specifically required elsewhere.
  • Case Study: Include at least one relevant example of prior experience with reference contact.

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Submit all questions and proposals to:
Emilie Cameron, President & CEO
Downtown Spokane Partnership
10 N Post St., Ste. #400
Spokane, WA 99208