The Freedom Center for Independent Living, Inc. (FCIL) invites proposals from individuals, agencies and educational institutions.

RFP Number: 00001

Issue Date: July 1, 2020

Project: The FCIL will provide funding up to $50,000.00 to conduct a study on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people with disabilities and the disability community, both in Delaware and nationally.

Project Term: Six months

Proposal Due Date: July 31, 2020

Bidder’s Conference: N/A

Researcher’s Scope of Services for the Project:
This RFP seeks a Researcher to accomplish the following:
1. Research media reports, national studies and reports, local state reports, Public Health information, etc. in relation to the spread of COVID-19 from January 2020 – January 2021 and the impact on people with disabilities.
2. Organize that research information by major life areas; such as Health, Access to Health Care, Communication, Transportation, Employment, Housing and Homelessness, Congregate Settings, Social Isolation, Food Insecurity, Home Health Services, Survival Rates, Death Rates, Access to Technology, Civil Rights.
3. Based on those major life areas, determine the impact on disability categories and the disability community as a whole.
4. Put those findings in a report suitable to be shared with policymakers, our federal grant funder, people with disabilities, and on social media.

Researcher’s Administrative Requirements:
1. Submit a proposal with a detailed budget clearly specifying how you will accomplish the Researcher’s Scope of Services.
2. Submit program and fiscal reports as required by the Research Agreement.

1. The proposal addresses at least one of the Core Services of IL. 20% 40
2. The proposal Scope of Service is clear and provides a clear plan to successfully complete the project. 10% 20
3. The proposal funding request is realistic and sufficient to successfully complete the project. 20% 40
4. The proposal’s time frame is sufficient to successfully complete the project. 20% 40
5. The proposal’s main personnel are qualified and appear capable of successfully completing the project. 10% 20
6. The proposal’s logistics (supplies, facilities, etc.) are realistic and sufficient to successfully complete the project. 10% 20
7. The proposal was professionally prepared and received on time. 10% 20
100% 200

How to Apply:
When you contact us, refer to the RFP number listed above. When applying, please submit five (5) copies of the proposal. All copies must be received by the FCIL office no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 31, 2020. The FCIL office address is:

Freedom Center for Independent Living, Inc.
400 N. Broad Street, Ste. A
Middletown, DE 19709

In addition, due to the COVID-19, we will also accept proposals via email as an attachment or link at

Our phone number is 302-376-4399 and web site is


Q&A Below


RFP #00001

Freedom Center for Independent Living, Inc.


  • What is the anticipated start date for the project?  If the study and report are to cover the January 2020 to January 2021 period, data might not be available until early 2021.

            Answer:  The Project is expected to start by August 1, 2020.

  • Who is the funding source for the project?

          Answer:  The Freedom Center for Independent Living, Inc. is funding the project using CARES Act funds that are dispersed by the Administration for Community Living under DHSS.

  • Does FCIL or the federal funder have stated caps for the indirect (F&A or overhead) rates?

          Answer:  The indirect cost rate is capped at 10%.

  • The scope states that the focus should be on the impact of COVID-19, both in Delaware and nationally. Is the expectation that the report is primarily focused on Delaware, with some national references, or is the expectation that both areas are equally addressed?

          Answer:  The expectation is that the report will focus primarily on Delaware with national research and data for comparison purposes.

  • The scope specifically requests compiling data from existing sources – media, reports and government agencies. I want to confirm that there is no expectation for new, primary data collection (e.g. surveys, interviews, etc).

         Answer:  There is no expectation for new, primary data collection; such as, surveys, interviews, etc.


July 9, 2020


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