Lead Safe Worker RFQ

(Updated, 10/17/2023) The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition (Coalition) has re-issued its Lead Safe Worker Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify and develop a pool of qualified lead safe workers to help make homes and childcare spaces in Cleveland lead safe. The RFQ will remain open through the end of 2023 to build its contractor pool.

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.


Submission Deadlines:
All individuals and firms are welcome to apply. To apply, the respondent must complete an application form and provide all required attachments. Submissions will be reviewed monthly. Submission deadlines are as follows:

  • November 1, 2023
  • December 1, 2023
  • December 29, 2023

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


RFQ - Click Below to Download

Lead Safe Worker RFQ



Related Resources

Press Release – August 8, 2023

LSCC Lead Safe Workers RFQ Application Form (PDF)

LSCC Lead Safe Workers RFQ Application Form (Word)