Contracting Opportunity: Plain Language

Due 11/02/21


CSH seeks a consultant who has demonstrated experience in drafting and revising documents in alignment with Plain Language best practices. The consultant will work with the CSH Illinois team to revise key documents, including

Planned activities:

CE Policy and Procedure Manual
Project Kickoff, approximately 11/02/21
Review existing policy manual
Meet with CES leads for discussion and answering any process/procedure questions
Revise Policy and Procedure Manual, revisions in Word
Project completion with expected deliverable of completed revised document by December 21, 2021

Consultant qualifications and roles:

CSH understands that the scope of work requested may be conducted by a single consultant, a consultant group, or by an organization. The proposal should provide the name, title, address, telephone number, and email address for each person engaged in the project. If an organization, consultant group, or partnership of consultants is involved, the proposal should indicate who will serve as the point person for the work.

The proposal must describe the consultant’s qualifications to conduct the scope of work activities, expertise, knowledge, and experience. Experience should include examples of conducting similar or related work. The proposal should confirm that the consultant will carry out all of the activities described in the Planned Activities section above and should include the qualifications of staff assigned to the project.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $7,000 is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity, email Julie Nelson at Julie.nelson@csh.org on or before November 02, 2021. 

Applications may be submitted in any format the respondent chooses to use. Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work;
  • Relevant project work;
  • Years of relevant experience; and
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services.

Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority, or women owned businesses. 

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers’ compensation and Commercial General Liability insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors should be registered with sam.gov and cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.

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