Delaware Investments in Tourism RFP

The State of Delaware is soliciting professional services as part of an economic growth recovery effort to combat the negative effects from Covid. The State is investing over $7 million in travel, tourism and outdoor recreation industries.

Governor Carney said, “Delaware’s $3.5 billion tourism industry employs over 44,000 Delawareans and we need to band together to come up with solutions that help the industry recover and prepare it for future challenges.”

The State seeks to split the total investment via the following categories:

  • Marketing: $1 million to marketing efforts to provide recovery and resiliency to the areas that drive Delaware’s tourism industry
  • Parks and Recreation: $1.5 million to Parks and Recreation to increase accessibility at parks and create more opportunities for Wi-Fi
  • Tourism: $5.25 million to split among three (3) to five (5) projects for a “Commercial Corridor Challenge” for organizations to offer creative solutions to help the tourism industry thrive now and to withstand future disasters

The funds are part of the larger Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $750 million American Rescue Plan Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation program. This federal program provides $510 million in state tourism grants and $240 million in grants to advance the economic recovery in communities hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

Important Proposal Information

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, December 3, 2021 at 12:01 PM EST.

Vendors must submit three (3) paper copies and one (1) electronic copy on CD, DVD or USB memory drive. Pricing files must be submitted in a separate file from the remainder of the proposal. Vendors may mail or deliver in person to the address stated in the RFP.

View the complete RFP by visiting the State of Delaware Bid Solicitation Directory.

It’s important to note that construction projects require compliance with NEPA and Davis Bacon, as well as local environmental regulations. Furthermore, all projects require EDA preapproval. Vendors can view compliance regulations and requirements within the RFP.

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