EVAL 20-10026 Teens, Nicotine, and Tobacco Project

July 15, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The purpose of this Solicitation is to request competitive proposals from eligible experienced agencies to understand, through online surveys and focus groups, youth tobacco-related knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions, emerging tobacco products, evolving terminology related to vape and other products and other tobacco-related trends in California. The selected Contractor will recruit 12-17 year old youth in California to participate in an online survey or focus group and submit the cleaned data to CDPH/CTCP on an established schedule.

This procurement is exempt from Part 2 of Division 2 (commencing with Section 10100) of the Public Contract Code. 

Goals and Objectives

CDPH/CTCP seeks to contract with an established and accomplished agency to understand youth knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions on tobacco use and other products that intersect with tobacco use, emerging tobacco products, evolving terminology related to vape and other tobacco or tobacco-related products, and other tobacco-related trends in California.

The objectives of this project are to:

  1. Provide an evidence-based Survey Sampling and Recruiting Plan and Survey Administration, Data Management and Analysis Plan.
  2. Consult with CDPH/CTCP on survey development, providing high-level social-behavioral or social-psychological survey expertise. Analyze and provide results and interpretations from cognitive, pilot, and validity tests.
  3. Administer multiple waves of a survey online to a minimum of 4,000 youth per year. Promptly provide CDPH/CTCP with the cleaned dataset, with appropriate survey weights.
  4. Provide an evidence-based Focus Group Plan.
  5. Conduct and analyze a set of at least three focus groups per year, within a defined administrative-timeframe. Provide CDPH/CTCP with all methodology, transcripts, codebooks, data analysis methods, and summary of findings.
  6. Provide CDPH/CTCP with consistent and effective communication by phone, in interim and annual reports, and during an annual teleconference to discuss the CDPH/CTCP youth tobacco surveillance program.