Website Democracy at Work Institute
Request for Expression of Interest:
Preferred Providers of Feasibility Studies & Business Planning
Issued by: Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI)
Date of issuance: 10/10/2023
Closing date: Rolling
Title: Preferred Providers of Feasibility Studies and Business Planning
The Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI) works in partnership with cities, educational institutions, and community-based organizations across the nation to serve impacted communities by building worker-owned LLC businesses in their geography and/or industry.
Request for Expression of Interest
This request is intended to obtain details concerning the interest and qualifications of consultants in the anticipated requirements described herein. DAWI invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing services to support our worker cooperative development projects.
This request is intended to identify, vet, and shortlist a pool of firms or individuals that can be contracted for feasibility study and business planning assignments in the coming years. This is not a request for proposal for a specific project or contract.
Description of Anticipated Tasks & Deliverables:
Assisting clients in evaluating markets by performing feasibility studies, market analyses, and other research projects. More specifically:
Financial Feasibility Study, including assessment of cost-benefit analysis and the amount of investment required to achieve desired profit. E.g. return on investment assessment.
Market Feasibility Study, including assessment of the industry, the existing marketing characteristics and potential improvements, the growth evident and needed, and competitive environment of the company’s products and services. E.g. sales projections.
Business Plan, including market analysis and strategy, services and products, marketing and sales plan, competitive analysis, operating plan, and financial projections and needs.
DAWI is seeking consultants for immediate opportunities in the industries of (a) catering/prepared foods and nutrition education, and (b) garment industry staffing.
DAWI anticipates future opportunities for projects across industries. Examples of past and current service sectors include:
Care industries (home care and child care)
Professional services (e.g. interpretation, translation, bookkeeping, promotores, administration)
Promotora community outreach and community consulting
Catering and prepared foods sector
Car wash services
Business acumen and high analytical, numerical ability to interpret large quantity of data and identify trends and discrepancies through financial and statistical analysis
Experience working with small businesses, with a focus on mission-driven businesses led by and connected with immigrant and BIPOC communities
Interpersonal, communication, problem solving and negotiation skills
Knowledge of worker cooperatives and small businesses models and sector specific trends
Ability and experience developing pro forma financial statements and projections for small businesses
Experience, cultural competency, and comfort with interaction with diverse stakeholders and various subject experts connected to immigrant communities
To submit your qualifications, please submit this form providing the following:
Resume or brief presentation of capacity including relevant experience and years in business
Industries of expertise, if applicable
Desired rates for compensation for work – hourly or otherwise
2 examples of past work may be attached
2 recent client references, that can attest to the skills and competencies needed for this project
Any applicable status as a small business, employee-owned business, minority-owned business, immigrant-led business, women-owned business, and other historically marginalized businesses
Please note: Inclusion in the roster does not represent a guarantee that a particular firm will receive a contract for services. DAWI will evaluate qualifications of consultants on the roster to select the most qualified consultant for individual projects. DAWI may request from qualified consultants an oral presentation or written response to a more specific and detailed statement of work.
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