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Whatcom County has posted a 'Request for Proposal' (RFP) for a consultant to make recommendations regarding the establishment of a new, “Whatcom County Racial Equity Commission,” caught the eye of a local resident when it first surfaced.  The “bid opportunity” alert didn’t include the scope, and the email below (second alert) about RFP 21-19 sparked curiosity even more. The resident wondered  ...”Have they already got some ‘partner’ in mind? - why the second blip, not enough responses to fill-out a bid-tab?”

Part of this scope is that the consultant should do a “needs assessment” - and, no doubt, that’s going to be cited over-and-over.  Consultant (fill-in the name) 'X' will be setting the stage for this ‘Commission.’

This is something that we need to follow and be aware of.  They will close the bid/RFP process next Tuesday afternoon, on March 23rd.   Wondering what is ‘qualified’ to make such judgments about what and who??