RFP - Assessment of Recruitment and Hiring Practices for Entry-level RFD Firefighter/ EMTs

The City of Rochester is seeking proposals from experienced and qualified consultants/firms who specialize in and have documented expertise in assessing existing approaches for the recruitment and selection of firefighters and any existing information supporting the hiring and selection process. 

The results of the assessment should provide a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the firefighter recruitment and selection process and an evaluation of organization, content, effectiveness of the overall agency firefighter recruitment selection and hiring process designed to provide a qualified and diverse pool of firefighter/EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) candidates. 

The successful proposal shall provide information on the Consultant’s background and experience in working within the context of public safety agencies and integration of best practices into the proposed engagement approach to identify an assessment for an improved recruitment hiring process.

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All communications by parties who have indicated an intent to submit or have submitted a proposal in response to this RFP (“Respondents”), including any questions or requests for clarifications, submission of the proposal, requests for status updates about the proposal selection process and any other inquiries whatsoever concerning this RFP shall be sent, in writing, to the following City staff person (“City Contact”):

Tracy Brown
Principal Staff Assistant
Rochester Fire Department
City of Rochester
185 Exchange Blvd, Suite 665
Rochester, NY 14614
Email: Tracy.Brown@cityofrochester.gov
Phone: (585) 428-3674

No contact is permitted with any other City staff member with regard to this RFP during the RFP process unless specifically authorized in writing. Prohibited contact may be grounds for disqualification.



Activity Time Date
RFP Release 5 p.m. EST March 10, 2023
Deadline for Questions 5 p.m. EST March 22, 2023
Response for Questions Submitted 5 p.m. EST March 22, 2023
Proposals Due 5 p.m. EST April 5, 2023
Consultant Selection and Award Notification 5 p.m. EST April 17, 2023
City Council Approval of Agreement with Consultant 5 p.m. EST May 23, 2023
Agreement Start Date TBD June 30, 2034