Procurement

The purchase of goods and services and the award of grants shall be made in compliance with The Children's Trust Procurement Policy (7/20/20, pdf), applicable state statutes, The Children's Trust Conflict of Interest policy and applicable portions of the Miami-Dade County Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance (§2-11.1 of Miami-Dade County Code) and the State of Florida's Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees (Chapter 112, Part III Florida Statutes.)

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Operational Solicitations

Communications RFP 2024-05 - Advertising Creative Services 

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a qualified agency for Advertising Creative Services. The Children’s Trust is seeking proposals to identify a qualified applicant who will manage, in its entirety, the creative/marketing campaigns for The Children’s Trust in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. This includes the development and execution of all or partial creative elements of branding, multimedia marketing and/or social marketing campaigns related but not limited to the promotion of annual signature events and programs or initiatives funded by The Children’s Trust. Learn More
 

 

Communications RFP 2024-06 - African American and/or Haitian Creole Media Buying & Community Outreach 

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a qualified agency for African American and/or Haitian Creole Media Buying and Community Outreach Services. The Children’s Trust is seeking proposals to identify one or multiples qualified applicant(s) who will manage the media buys and community outreach strategies for The Children’s Trust for the African American and/or the Haitian American market(s). Learn more

 

Communications RFP 2024-07 - Event Planning for Champions for Children Awards Ceremony 

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a qualified agency for Event Planning Services. The Children’s Trust is seeking proposals to identify a qualified applicant who will manage the planning and execution of The Trust’s annual Champions for Children Awards Ceremony, with oversight from The Trust’s Communications Department. Learn more

 (This solicitation has been canceled)

Communications RFP 2024-08 - General Media Buying 

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a qualified agency for Media Buying Services. The Children’s Trust is seeking proposals to identify a qualified applicant who will manage the media buys for The Children’s Trust for the general English and Spanish markets. Learn more

 

Communications RFP 2024-09 - Public Relations Services 

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a qualified agency for Public Relations Services. The Children’s Trust is currently looking for an agency to collectively work with the Communications Department to create, manage and implement comprehensive earned media and public relations plans that adhere to The Children’s Trust’s communications strategies and operating processes. Learn more

 

 


For programmatic solicitations, please visit the Grants section of this website.


E-Verify

Effective January 1, 2021, section 448.095(e) of the Florida Statutes requires all public employers, contractors and subcontractors, including The Children’s Trust providers, to use the E-Verify system to establish the authorization of new employees, including all new subcontractors and professional services consultants, to work in this country. Providers must also obtain and keep an affidavit from its subcontractors affirming that the subcontractors do not employ, contract or subcontract with any individuals who are not authorized to work in the US. 

By entering into a Contract with The Children’s Trust, the Contractor and its Subcontractors are jointly and severally obligated to comply with the provisions of Section 448.095, Florida Statutes, as amended, titled “Employment Eligibility.” The Contractor affirms that (a) it has registered and uses the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify system to verify the work authorization status of all new employees of the Contractor; (b) it has required all Subcontractors to this Contract to register and use the E-Verify system to verify the work authorization status of all new employees of the Subcontractor; (c) it has an affidavit from all Subcontractors to this Contract attesting that the Subcontractor does not employ, contract with, or subcontract with, unauthorized aliens; and (d) it shall maintain copies of any such affidavits for duration of the Contract.

If The Children’s Trust has a good faith belief that Contractor has knowingly violated Section 448.09(1), Florida Statutes, then The Children’s Trust shall terminate this contract in accordance with Section 448.095(5)(c), Florida Statutes. In the event of such termination the Contractor agrees and acknowledges that it may not be awarded a public contract for at least one (1) year from the date of such termination and that Contractor shall be liable for any additional costs incurred by The Children’s Trust because of such termination.

In addition, if The Children’s Trust has a good faith belief that a Subcontractor has knowingly violated any provisions of Sections 448.09(1) or 448.095, Florida Statutes, but Contractor has otherwise complied with its requirements under those statutes, then Contractor agrees that it shall terminate its contract with the Subcontractor upon receipt of notice from The Children’s Trust of such violation by Subcontractor in accordance with Section 448.095(5)(c), Florida Statutes.

Any challenge to termination under this provision must be filed in the Circuit or County Court by The Children’s Trust, Contractor, or Subcontractor no later than twenty (20) calendar days after the date of contract termination. Public and private employers must enroll in the E-Verify System (www.e-verify.gov) and retain the I-9 Forms for inspection.

The E-Verify system is Internet-based and operated by the Department of Homeland Security that verifies the employment eligibility of employees. For more information on E-Verify and 448.095(e), F.S. (2020); click here.