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Primary Prevention Capability Model - RFP

Primary Prevention Capability Model


The Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect (PCAR), a division of Respect Together, works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims. In addition to Pennsylvania-specific work, Respect Together operates the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and is a partner in RALIANCE. PCAR partners with a network of rape crisis programs to bring help, hope, and healing around issues of sexual violence to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PCAR assures that communities have access to quality victim services and prevention education by providing funding, training, materials, and assistance to a network of rape crisis centers that serve all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. PCAR provides resources and training on sexual assault-related issues to professionals across the Commonwealth.


PCAR is seeking to partner with an organization, individual, or team to assist in the creation of a primary prevention capability model. This RFP focuses on collaboration with the PCAR Prevention Department to complete the following activities:

  • Literature Review – Review the most relevant and current literature related to primary prevention to identify all knowledge, skills, and experiences individuals need to provide primary prevention in a community.
  • Digital Survey Question Creation – Create questions for a digital survey that will be distributed to prevention leaders, community partners, and preventionists from partner centers. Survey questions will be based on data collected from the literature review to determine relatability and distinguish lived experience from formal education.

The purpose of this project is to support the fiscal year 2023 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Rape Prevention and Education Program (RPE) focus on building and enhancing the primary prevention capacity of State, Territorial, and Tribal Sexual Assault Coalitions ("Coalition(s)") in preparation for sexual violence prevention strategy implementation focused on advancing health equity.


We are looking for a consultant or group who has prior experience with literature review and survey question creation. This project will require collaboration as PCAR will assist with providing some literature, coordinating meetings, and providing primary prevention expertise. The project is asked to be completed by June 30, 2024.


1. Applicant name and/or agency and contact information.

2. Describe relevant expertise and experience related to literature review and survey question creation.

3. List specific work you have conducted with a similar focus and provide two examples of previous work.

4. Describe your proposed process for reporting the data.

5. Outline the time frame needed to complete this process and the estimated cost for development.

The Pennsylvania Coalition to Advance Respect (PCAR) is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). One of our strategic goals is to become an antiracist organization. Included in this commitment is an interest in supporting, and developing partnerships with, minority-owned businesses or businesses that demonstrate measurable outcomes related to their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

We define diversity broadly to encompass the full spectrum of humanity, taking into account demographics such as race/ethnicity; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) status; gender identity; and disabilities, among others.

Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Addressing equity issues requires an understanding of the underlying or root causes of outcome disparities within our society.

Inclusion is the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes within an organization or group.  

As such, please respond to the following questions:

1.  Describe your existing programs and procedures designed to encourage and foster diversity, equity and inclusion.

2.  If your firm is a Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, woman-owned, or LGBTQ-owned business, please indicate so and provide information on your firm's certification and certifying agency.

3.  Please provide the percentage of your firm's total employees by race and gender.

4.  Please describe if/how your firm will use BIPOC-owned, woman-owned, or LGBTQ-owned business in the proposed relationship. Please be as specific as possible.

Selection Process:  

Consultants will be considered based on a variety of factors including:  

  • Demonstration of consultant’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Prior relevant projects or experience with firms of similar size and complexity;
  • Knowledge and expertise of individuals that will work the projects;
  • A proven track record of providing quality work on time;
  • Ability to provide work within the scope on budget; and
  • Response of references.

For further reference please see our organizational statement on our commitment to racial justice.


Proposals are to be submitted electronically to the following: Contact Angelica Brodeur and Mallory Michel, The deadline to submit a proposal is February 16 at 5 PM EST. A selection decision will be made by February 23, 2024.