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Testing and Assessment Services For Fire Department Promotional Process
Bid Number:
16-17-415
Bid Type:
RFQ
Due Date:
7/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
Contact:
Josephine Grosch, Sir. Purchasing Agent, Dir. 561-822-2107
Cost:
Conference:
None
Question Cutoff:
6/30/2017 5:00:00 PM
Question Email Recipient:
jgrosch@wpb.org
Awarded To:

Addenda

Attachments

RFQ 16-17-415
Exhibit 1 - Admin SOPs Rev1042016
Exhibit 1 - IAFF Rank and Fire CRA

Questions

Fire Department Promotional Process
Contact: Niki Polk
1. Does a reading list exist for the probationary Firefighter written exams? a. If so, can you provide a copy? b. If not, what source materials have historically been used for the written examination? c. Have items already been created that the provider could use that would be part of the bank? 2. At this time can you provide a copy of the existing reading list for the Driver Engineer, Operations Lieutenant, and Operations Captain written exams? Or is this made available on award of contract? 3. Section 3.3 states, “The Provider will be required to prepare a one-hundred fifty (150) questions test bank for the specified position. On the day before the written examination the City will identify the one hundred questions to be utilized in the examination.” Is the City amenable to reviewing and selecting questions prior to the day before the written examination (i.e., several days or weeks before)? Our preference is to print in-house and provide the City with the necessary amount of copies, therefore eliminating extra work for the City project team and avoiding a rush immediately before the written examination administration.
Fire Department Promotional Process
Contact: Niki Polk
4. Department policy requires two appeals sessions for the written examination. Will the provider be required to be on-site for this? And does this typically fall within 48 hours of the written examination administration?
Fire Department Promotional Process
Contact: Niki Polk
5. Department policy requires a 10-day review period for the Practical Assessments. Will the provider be required to be on-site for this? And when does this period start?
Fire Department Promotional Process
Contact: Niki Polk
6. Approximate candidate counts are 40 for Driver Engineer, 35 for Operations Lieutenant, and 25 for Operations Captain. Are these counts for the written examination? If so, historically, how many candidates have continued on to the assessment center for each rank?
Fire Department Promotional Process
Contact: Niki Polk
7. The RFQ references a Role Player Behavioral Assessment, a Live Operational Assessment, and a Live Presentation. Is it feasible to include other or different exercises based on the job task analysis data, the resulting examination plan, and the differences in ranks in order to ensure validity?
Fire Department Promotional Process
Contact: Niki Polk
8. Is a job task analysis required for the rank of probationary firefighter?
Fire Department Promotional Process
Contact: Niki Polk
9. Is it mandatory for all components of the assessment process to be videotaped? If so, will the provider be responsible for providing the audio/visual equipment?
Fire Department Promotional Process
Contact: Niki Polk
10. Section 3.4 states, “The Provider will score the scenarios and return the results to the City.” Is it fair to assume that the assessors would be scoring the candidates, but the provider would be providing the final scores and score compilations to the City?
Fire Department Promotional Process
Contact: Niki Polk
11. Which Provider did the City/Department contract with for the previous contract period? a. Was the City/Department pleased with the services provided? b. What was the previous contract value for similar services provided for each rank? c. When were the last processes conducted for each rank?
Fire Department Promotional Process
Contact: Niki Polk
12. Has the City/Department ever been involved in litigation regarding its promotional processes?
Fire promotional process
Contact: Lisa Guinovart
1. Will the City require a bank of 500 or 600 questions? Section 3.3 mentions that the Provider will prepare a 150 question bank for each specified position which adds up to 600. 2. Would the Firefighter position require a written exam, an assessment process, or both? 3. How many candidates will be testing for Firefighter? 4. Do the Assessors need to be present for the assessment processes or can it be video taped and reviewed at a later time?
Fire testing services
Contact: Lisa Guinovart
1. Is a job task analysis required for the rank of Firefighter? 2. Will the Provider need to format and administer the written exam given to the probationary firefighters or will the training division simply choose and administer the testing themselves? 3. Will the Provider need to submit any reports as a result of the written exams for the firefighter rank?
Exam Questions
Contact: Jim
Section 3.1 - 500 questions are due within 30 days following the award. How does this requirement align with the 150 questions for each exam as identified in Section 3.3 which have a different time table?

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