2024 Merchandise Vendor - Reproductive Freedom for All

Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America

2024 Merchandise Vendor

Request for Proposal

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) is to identify a merchandise vendor to support our merchandise needs, for both our online store and for on-the-ground organizing.

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Organization Background

Reproductive Freedom for All fights for reproductive freedom for every person in every state. We organize and mobilize to ensure everybody has access to abortion care, birth control, paid family and sick leave, and pregnancy discrimination protections.

Project Overview

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) is to identify a merchandise vendor to support our merchandise needs, for both our online store and for on-the ground organizing.

We are aiming to bring on a consultant during May 2024.  

Consultants should have:

  • At least 5 years of experience with merchandise design, printing and fulfillment
  • Experience sourcing union made and U.S. made and printed items
  • High standards for fulfillment and customer service
  • Excellent client management and communication skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to Reproductive Freedom for All’s values of collaboration, equity, excellence, inclusion and transparency
  • A strong commitment to reproductive freedom

The consultant will work primarily with the Digital team.

RFP Objectives

Reproductive Freedom for All is looking for a consultant to:

  • Source union and U.S. made items
  • Handle fulfillment of customer orders
  • Maintain online store
  • Coordinate with our customer service team to resolve issues quickly
  • Help with Shopify backend maintenance as needed
  • Help create simple designs for items as needed

Budget Details

Please describe your compensation and pricing structure (e.g. commission, storage costs, postage, etc).

RFP Point of Contact and Timeline

Please direct all questions and submit all materials to:

Emily Perlstein, Deputy Digital Director—[email protected]

May 8 RFP is sent
May 15 Proposals must be received by Reproductive Freedom for All
May 20 Review period closes
May 22 Consultant Selected

RFP Questions

About You 

  • Please provide the names and contact information of three clients or references with whom you have worked directly and can speak to your work.
  • How is your team structured? Who would we be working with on a day to day basis?
  • Please describe your experience working with progressive organizations to fulfill merchandise needs.
  • Describe your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Provide specific examples that support this commitment.
  • Describe your efforts to support reproductive freedom and social justice issues. Provide specific examples of these efforts, for example, have you worked with other progressive advocacy or reproductive freedom organizations?
  • Please indicate whether you describe yourself or your company as identified below and whether there is certification/representation at the ownership level in the following categories:
    • Minority-owned
    • Women-owned
    • LGBT+-owned
    • Disabled-owned
    • Veteran-owned
    • Union affiliated

Your Experience and Approach

  • Describe your experience sourcing union and U.S. made items.
  • Please describe your approach and standards for customer service, order fulfillment and returns/replacements.
  • Please describe your approach to store maintenance.
  • Please indicate if you have any experience with Shopify.
  • Describe your approach to ordering and printing – is it on demand? Bulk? Some other option or combination?
  • Describe your approach to sourcing high quality items.
  • Please describe your approach to collaboration with clients when it comes to items and designs.