Greenville, Mississippi- The Greenville Safety Collaborative, a partnership comprised of the Community Foundation of Washington County, Greater Greenville Development Foundation, Washington County Economic Alliance, Rural LISC, and the Greenville Police Department, is seeking a Statement of Qualifications from qualified frims for support services associated with its downtown project funded by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. Qualified firms should submit these statements no later than August 24, 2022.
2022 Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)
FY’ 22 Byrne Criminal Justice innovation program
Issue date: 07/27/2022
SOQ deadline: 08/24/2022
The Community Foundation of Washington County (hereinafter referred to as the “CFWC”) was recently awarded a Grant through the Department of Justice Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) program for the purpose of implementing the Greenville Safety Collaborative Project. BCJI focuses on enforcement efforts in neighborhoods where significant crime or crime hotspots exist. Solutions are developed based on data-driven, comprehensive, and community-oriented strategies to reduce crime in neighborhoods of serious and violent crime.
The Greenville Safety Collaborative Project in Greenville, Mississippi will develop and sustain a broad sector partnership team to leverage community knowledge and expertise with the goal of building a healthier community. Specifically, an increasing number of individuals no longer view the safety of their neighborhoods as the sole responsibility of the local police department, and they are uniting to work with their local government, neighborhood residents, community-based non-profits, workforce development organizations and community stakeholders to identify and remove the sources of crime, drug use, and youth delinquency in their communities. With this framework in mind, the Greenville Safety Collaborative Project goal is to verify chronic violent crime micro-hot spot locations, identify strategies to reduce crime (particularly related to drugs, gang and gun violence), engage community stakeholders in trust building with the city, law enforcement and other partners, and to identify specific strategies to reduce crime. The Greenville Safety Collaborative Project, in collaboration with its program partners, will design and implement data gathering activities involving the examination of existing crime and administrative data and will gather the perspectives of the residents who are most affected by Greenville’s crime rates, which will probe the root causes of crime in the Central Business District. This project will include Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) training and practices, to include residents and police, with the goal of understanding the impact of place and crime, and how collective action to transform places such as blighted properties, run down parks, and commercial districts from a place where residents stay away from, to positive epicenters of activity, is critical for systematic and sustainable change.
The CFCW is requesting Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) from professional firms who have extensive experience with research that involves the collection and analysis of data related to crime and community-based issues. The Respondent must develop a wide range of crime prevention and intervention strategies to address the conditions, including physical conditions, which contribute to crime in the targeted, and surrounding areas. This includes programs aimed at developing or improving relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve, including through community outreach and listening sessions, and supporting the collaborative partners with a focus on improving stressed relationships between law enforcement officers and communities.
A.Scope of Work:
III.Selection Criteria and timeline:
The CFWC will determine whether the Responder meets the mandatory minimum Requirements. Any Responder who fails to meet the mandatory minimum requirements set forth in this SOQ will be deemed non-responsive and will not be considered further by this solicitation. A selection committee will review all submissions. All responses will be evaluated on the basis of the information requested. The committee will evaluate the SOQ provided by each Responder pursuant to the evaluation system described below:
Qualifications (Including Crime-Based Research)
Program Planning and Development
Data Analysis and Evaluation
Certifications (if any)
The CFWC and/or the selection committee reserves the right to reject all firms, decline to proceed with selection of any candidates, to request additional qualifications, and to make inquiries as may be necessary to verify qualifications.
Statement of Qualifications MUST include the information below:
Applicants must provide proof of insurance available upon notification of funding. Coverage must be in full force and effect at all times. Such insurance at a minimum must include the following coverage and limits of liability:
Subrogation Clause: The Subrecipient and all of its insurers shall, waive all rights of recovery or subrogation against the CFWC, its officers, partners, agents or employees and its insurance companies.
Additional Insured Clause: the policy must be endorsed to name the CFWC as an additional insured.
Note: Insurance limits are subject to change.
If Respondent is currently in default, or has received a notice of default, or will be (due to the passage of time) in default on any loan or financing agreement, specify relevant dates, circumstances, and prospects for resolution.
In addition, Respondent should be a company in good standing with state law and not a federally debarred contractor.
VII.Review timeline and process:
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