Funding Opportunities

Printing Services Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

RFQ Document:  
Sponsor: FIRST 5 Santa Clara County (FIRST 5)

Term: It is the intent of FIRST 5 Santa Clara to create a pre-qualified list of companies from which it may select prospective contractors on an as-needed basis for printing services. FIRST 5 Santa Clara may use the pre-qualified list, at its sole and absolute discretion, for selection of firms and negotiation of contracts starting through December 31, 2021. Contracts issued to pre-qualified firms will have terms of varying lengths depending on the FIRST 5 Santa Clara’s needs.

Scope: Firms pre-qualified in this service area may be requested to provide complete printing and related services necessary to FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. This RFQ is intended to cover all labor, tools, equipment, materials and any supervision necessary to provide complete printing and related services. Printing services are defined as those services which may include, but not be limited to the following:

  • FTP Site
  • Cutting
  • 3-hole punching
  • Stapling
  • Collating
  • 2-sided copies
  • Binding
  • Padding
  • Folding
  • Saddle stitching
  • Perforating
  • Scoring
  • Die cutting
  • Embossing / de-embossing
  • 4 color and spot color printing
  • Multiple color runs
  • One and two-sided printing

The applicant:

  • shall be skilled and regularly engaged in the general class or type of work called for under the contract; and
  • shall have no less than five (5) years’ experience in the magnitude and character of the work proposal.

This RFQ may be changed or cancelled at any time. Additional information and/or clarification may be requested from any or all applicants. All submittals and applications become the property of FIRST 5 and are considered public records once a consultant contract is


Request for Qualifications Released – July 19, 2018Applications are available online at
Deadline for Questions from Applicants – October 5, 2018Questions regarding the application may be addressed via email to All questions and responses will be posted on the FIRST 5 Santa Clara County website:
Application Submission Deadline – October 12, 2018 by 5:00 PMThe completed application packet must be emailed to: Application Packet shall include: 1. Application Cover Sheet and Minimum Qualifications 2. Company profile 3. References Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed or considered for funding.
Anticipated Development of Pre-Qualified List – October 19, 2018The selected applicants will be placed on a pre-qualified list.
Appeal Process – October 22-24, 2018Applicants, who are not recommended for funding but who wish to appeal the decision, have three working days from receipt of the email notifying applicants of the initial award recommendation to file an appeal in writing. The written appeal needs to document the reason for the appeal and must be sent via email to: and addressed to Tyson Jue, Chief of Communications. Grounds for appeal are limited to a violation of a FIRST 5 Santa Clara County procedure, law, rule, regulation, or practice regarding this RFQ process. Appeals will not be accepted on any other grounds. Appeals will only be considered if received in the FIRST 5 Santa Clara County office by 5:00 p.m. on the third working day from the date of the email regarding the initial award recommendation. Decision on appeal is final.