Request for Proposal

Soft Skills Training RFP

City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Release Date: September 24, 2019

Questions Deadline: October 7, 2019 by 3pm EDT

Submissions Deadline: October 22, 2019 by 3pm EDT 

The Opportunity 

The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (PLI)  is seeking proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide soft skill training and evaluative tools for current and prospective staff for scheduled and as-need sessions. 

PLI is the government entity responsible for the review, approval, and issuance of permits for all buildings and structures within the City of Pittsburgh, enforcement of the City of Pittsburgh building, property maintenance and zoning codes and the regulation and issuance of contractor, trade, and select business licenses.

This project involves soft skills training for non-technical skills such as communication, problem solving, time management, and self-evaluation. This training would include such activities as seminars, trainings, and group workshops, as well as at least one (1) management-focused training and/or coaching session. In addition, the scope should include the use of a behavioral assessment tools to allow for self assessment and resources for hiring and management to improve communication, evaluation, and conflict resolution skill sets.

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Who should bid Vendors that can the deliver the described services.
Next steps
1. Login / Register on Beacon to access current bids and select RFP19000479 to access the latest and only official RFP documentation.
2. Send questions to Cody Winiesdorffer at
3. Submit your proposal electronically through Beacon by October 22 3pm EDT 
Evaluation Criteria All proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Firm’s Qualifications, Experience and References (15 points)
  • Qualifications of Team (15 points)
  • Project Approach and Plan (30 points)
  • Cost Proposal (30 points)
  • MWDBE/VOSB Good Faith Effort (10 points)



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