Contracting Opportunities

Micro-LBE Set-Aside Request for Proposals 

Outreach & Education on San Francisco’s Labor Laws

OLSE RFP# 2017-01

Bids due: January 27, 2017

Time Due:  5:00 P.M. PDT


Estimated Contract Value: $100,000

Overview: The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) is soliciting proposals from San Francisco Contract Monitoring Division (CMD) certified Micro-LBE firms for community-based education and outreach services regarding San Francisco’s labor laws.
The selected Proposer will work with OLSE to educate low-income, immigrant, and limited English proficient workers about their rights under San Francisco’s labor laws. The effort will focus on educating the above groups about subjects including: (a) upcoming increases to the San Francisco minimum wage, codified in S.F. Administrative Code Chapter 12R; (b) changes to the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO) codified as S.F. Administrative Code Chapter 12W; (b) their rights under the Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances (FRERO), codified as S.F. Police Code Articles 33F and 33G; and (c) their rights under the new Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (PPLO), codified as S.F. Police Code 33H.


Micro Set-Aside Local Business Enterprise (LBE) Requirement: In order to be responsive to this RFP, Respondents must be San Francisco Micro-LBE certified firms providing Community Relations/Public Affairs, and/or Educational and Training Services at the time of submittal. There is no LBE subcontracting requirement for goods and services contracted under this RFP. See RFP Appendix A – Attachment 5 for more information.

For more information, please download the PDF iconMicro-LBE Set-aside Request For Proposals and PDF iconAppendix A


If you have questions, please contact

Joan Lubamersky



OLSE 2017-01 Micro-LBE Set-Aside RFP

Questions and OLSE Responses

Posted Order of the Date Received


   1. Is this a new pursuit or a contract engaged previously by OLSE?

The specific services being provided are different.


   2. If not, who has the contract now or who was the service provider?

The specific deliverables sought in this RFP are different from those of prior contracts. However, the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) has contracted for similar services with other agencies previously. Two prior outreach contract awards have been awarded to the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (now Legal Aid at Work) and the Chinese Progressive Association.


  3. If this is a new pursuit, what is the agency doing for outreach currently to these communities?

 OLSE has conducted education and outreach to low-income and immigrant communities through professional services contracts for the last decade.


  4. Does the agency have a strategic plan for outreach?

  OLSE does not currently have a published strategic outreach plan.


  5. If this is not a new pursuit, will you make available what the previous contractor has done for OLSE?

The deliverables OLSE seeks through this contracting process are new and specific to this contract.


  6. Has OLSE been satisfied with the services performed to date by the current contractor?



  7. Why is OLSE going out to bid? 

 OLSE received additional budget for education and outreach services last year.