The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition (Coalition) released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), seeking Lead Safe Workers to help make homes and childcare spaces in Cleveland lead safe. This RFQ will identify and develop a pool of qualified lead safe workers for the Coalition to contract with for specific jobs to achieve this goal. Lead Safe Workers are critical to helping homes and properties in Cleveland become lead safe. This RFQ seeks to identify individuals and businesses to serve in the following contracted roles:

  • Lead Risk Assessor: Responsible for 1) developing a written inspection, risk assessment, and analysis plan; 2) conducting inspections for lead hazards in a residential unit, child care facility, or school; 3) interpreting results of inspections and risk assessments; 4) identifying hazard control strategies to reduce or eliminate lead exposures; and 5) completing a risk assessment report.

  • Lead Inspector: Perform a surface-by-surface investigation to determine the presence of lead-based paint and provide a report explaining the investigation results.

  • Lead Abatement Contractor: Engage in lead abatement and employ or supervise one or more lead abatement workers.

  • General Contractor with Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Firm Certification: Safely perform renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, childcare facilities, and pre-schools built before 1978.

  • RRP Certified Individual: Safely perform renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes and other properties.

  • Lead Clearance Technician: Perform clearance examinations on non-abatement lead projects only.

  • Other Related Lead Safe Workers.

This RFQ is in direct response to the expansion of the Lead Safe Home Fund. The Lead Safe Home Fund, a first-of-its-kind, public-private partnership, provides families and property owners with the resources they need to live lead safe.

The Coalition will host a virtual pre-submission conference for individuals and organizations interested in learning more about the Lead Safe Workers RFQ. The conference is slated for August 11, 2023, from 9:00 - 10:00 AM ET. To register for the pre-submission conference, please email your name, organization, and contact information to leadsafecleveland@gmail.com.

All individuals and firms are welcome to apply. The deadline for submission has been extended to September 5, 2023, at 5 PM ET.

Questions from potential respondents should be directed to the Coalition at leadsafecleveland@gmail.com.

RFQ - Click Below to Download

Lead Safe Workers



Related Resources

Press Release – August 8, 2023

Cover Page

Instructions for Responding to the RFQ

Pre-Submission Conference