All questions received will be answered here. Questions will be posted newest to oldest by date submitted.
We are going to plan to use subcontractors to ensure complete regional coverage. What do we need to submit as attachments with our proposal? How much detail will we need to include in our proposal on how we will utilize the subcontractors to deliver network services?
Attachments to include are resumes of key personal/subcontractors and the MOU/MOA of subcontractors. Your proposal should include a description of how subcontractors will be utilized, which have been selected and the process of selecting them.
The funding level is significantly lower for year 1 vs subsequent years. As such, are the deliverables and expectation for the work different in year 1?
The RFP contract dates have been amended. Year 1 funding is prorated for three (3) months, therefore service level expectations will be based on that three (3) month period as opposed to the following full years; year two, (2) and year three (3).
In reference to Section D, beginning on page 20, “Statutory and Regulator Compliance” are there any of these compliance documents required to be signed and submitted by proposers, in addition to those listed on page 15?
We only require a signed statement of assurances Appendix B. By submitting the proposal, the proposer implicitly agrees to comply with all State and Federal laws and regulations, not limited to the RFP.
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If an existing network chooses not to pursue this funding as they have already branded themselves as a network and value the bond and relationships in their existing network, will it impact their ability to access OEC services and opportunities in the future?
For questions outside of the RFP regarding continued relationship with OEC, please refer to OEC directly.
If we can’t apply for this funding because we do not serve the entire region, will our existing local network be eligible to continue our current relationship with the OEC to serve our network’s FCC providers? (Licensing toolkit, assistance with accreditation, etc.)?
All SFCCN contracts and scope of services as outlined in the RFP will be with the Hub starting 10/01/2022. For questions outside of the RFP regarding continued relationship with OEC, please refer to OEC directly.
What is the plan to work with existing networks to transition providers to the new regions? strong relationships have already been developed between providers and the networks they are currently working with?
All current membership agreements between SFCCN’s and licensed family child care providers will terminate at the end of the existing contract period. Under the new service delivery model and contract, new and existing providers will join networks based on their geographic region as designated in the RFP for primary membership. There will be future communication from the Hub to all licensed family child care providers on the role of the Hub and the new service delivery model of the SFCCN
Is there an option to apply as subcontractor
No, that is not part of the scope of work for this RFP
There are some providers who have been part of FCC Networks that may be in a different region than currently according to the United Way Regions (Regional SFCCN Service Delivery regions). Will providers who are currently in a Staffed Family Child Care Network be able to choose what Region they belong to, or will this be done strictly geographically according to the United Way Regions (Regional SFCCN Service Delivery regions)?
All current membership agreements between SFCCN’s and licensed family child care providers will terminate at the end of the existing contract period. Under the new service delivery model and contract, new and existing providers will join networks based on their geographic region as designated in the RFP for primary membership. Membership will include a new MOA with the designated SFCCN and will reflect the new and enhanced services offered. Providers will be able to hold guest membership (or secondary membership) with other networks across the State. Providers will be active in their primary network however, have access to any shared services offered specifically to their needs through guest (or secondary) membership. SFCCNs will report activities separately between primary and guest (or secondary) members
During COVID, many of the SFCCN’s provided services to providers remotely. For this Grant, is it expected that SFCCNs will continue deliver services primarily remotely (through Zoom, phone calls, and email) or in person?
SFCCN will be required to provide multiple channels to deliver services to providers. Channels will be determined on those that best meet the needs of the provider and what type of service is delivered. Channels will include in-person individual and large group, virtual meetings, phone calls and email.
Is it possible to get a listing of towns in each region?
Yes. Here is a SFCCN regional map by towns and a list.