Philadelphia Internet Connectivity RFP

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Help Philly get connected! The City of Philadelphia has issued a request for proposal to study the number of homes in the area without reliable, high-bandwidth internet connectivity options.

For this great opportunity, Philadelphia has partnered with the non-profit organization, Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia. The partnership will allow the city to track its progress on increasing digital equity through internet connectivity for its citizens. In addition, it will help the decision making process with future budget considerations. According to Mark Wheeler, Chief Information Officer, City of Philadelphia, the city is seeking feedback from firms or research agencies who have the means to measure internet use by Philadelphia households. Therefore, all means to achieve quantifiable measures are being considered.

Key Details

Proposals should take into account wireline, paid and free wireless, satellite and cellular internet connectivity options. It’s also important to understand the limitations of low-bandwidth options, data limits, speed and cost of the plans currently being used. Proposals using sophisticated commercial data modeling and artificial intelligence are of particular interest to the city. In other words, be sure to showcase these considerations in your bid! The deadline for proposal submissions is January 29, 2021, so act fast to ensure a timely response!

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Alternative Fuel Deployment RFP in Kansas and Missouri

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A Kansas coalition has issued an RFP for alternative fuel deployments in Kansas and Missouri. This RFP supports the deployment of new alternative fuel vehicles, along with stations for fleet-based deployments. Their goals are as follows:

  1. Increase the use of alternative fuel.
  2. Leverage business and community relationships, which makes such an investment possible.
  3. Provide shared fueling arrangements to specific fueling sites.

Important Notes on Alternative Fuel

  • Bi-fuel systems for any fuel type are eligible, but there’s not much need to fund bi-fuel or dual-fuel vehicles. Due to the lack of need for those vehicles, please focus on 100% Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs)
  • Also, vehicles need their operations dedicated and verified in Kansas or Missouri. These eligible vehicles include:
    • New Vehicles(< 5,000 miles) which are OEM factory-produced for alternative fuel.
    • Converted Vehicles that have been OEM upfitted.
  • Finally, the preference stated for low mileage vehicles applies both to OEM and upfit. If you are proposing older vehicles for upfits, please provide information to make your case. A strong case allows for fair judgment on all applications. Therefore, if your application for older vehicles does not make a strong case, it will be scored lower.

Pre-Proposal Meeting

A Pre-Proposal meeting is scheduled for January 19, 2021, at 10:00am (CST). During this meeting, the MEC staff will conduct a walk-through of the Alternative Fuel RFP document. Most importantly, this meeting will be conducted online only, so attendees should register in advance. Please be sure to contact us for additional information and registration instructions.

Important Dates

  • Pre-Proposal Meeting: January 19, 2021 – 10:00am (CST)
  • RFP Submission Deadline: February 19, 2021 – 2:00pm (CST)
  • Expected Date for MEC Selection Notification: March 5, 2021
  • Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations: March – April 2021

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Housing Study & Strategy RFP in Wisconsin

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The City of Sun Prairie Department of Community Development is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for the completion of a housing study and strategy.

This RFP is issued for the purpose of selecting a qualified firm(s) to complete a comprehensive housing needs analysis and market demand study for the City of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. They will then need to develop a comprehensive strategy to address housing needs within the community moving forward.

This process shall include a significant public involvement effort to engage and educate citizens on the results of the housing analysis. It will then involve them in the process of developing the comprehensive housing strategy. In addition, the City is interested in obtaining more detailed information. Specifically, housing conditions in several key geographic areas of the community as part of this process.

The successful responder shall demonstrate that they have the experience needed to complete the data collection and technical aspects of this study. They will also show the ability to conduct an inclusive public process to educate the community on the needs and gaps identified by the study. They will then gather public input to assist in the development of the comprehensive housing strategy.

Submission Timeline and Key Dates

Issue Date: December 23, 2020
Informational Meeting: January 12, 2021, 1:30 PM CST*
Questions Issue Date: Noon, January 15, 2021
Answers Posted Date: January 20, 2021
Due Date: January 29, 2021, 2:00 PM CST

*The informational meeting is not mandatory but highly recommended. It will be a virtual meeting.

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State of Michigan Apprenticeship RFP

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The State of Michigan has issued a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP). They are looking for organizations to provide $11 million in funding to build apprenticeship programs for over 6,000 people from underrepresented populations. To clarify, these populations include youth and veterans in high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand careers in the following areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Mobility Sectors

Funds provided by the grant awards will help reimburse Registered Apprenticeship Program costs. Additionally, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunities expects funding between 10-15 awardees. The awards will range from $300,000 to $1.1 million each.

From The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Interest:

  • Funds represent an opportunity for employers to develop skilled workers, and these workers will help meet industry demand and workforce needs across the state through apprenticeships.
  • Apprenticeships will then provide more opportunities for job seekers, allowing them to earn while they learn.
  • Workers gain in-demand skills and a nationally recognized credential in a critical industry.
  • Registered apprenticeship continues to see huge growth in the state of Michigan.
  • We want to support this growth by providing help to more underrepresented groups across the state.
  • Help would include paid work experience, and related classroom instruction usually with little or no cost to the individual.

Submission Timeline

RFP submissions for the apprenticeship are due by Feb. 1, 2021. Then, awards will be announced on March 1, 2021. Additionally, a pre-submission webinar will occur on Jan. 6, 2021 to provide an overview of the process for applicants.

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County of San Diego As Needed Entertainment SOQ

Especially in times like these, entertainers don’t get the credit they deserve for the laughter and happiness they bring us when we need it most. The County of San Diego is seeking Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from entertainers who can provide instructional presentations and performances on an as needed basis. Performances that are part of this entertainment SOQ should be educational and appropriate for a library setting.

The County will award multiple contracts as it sees fit. In addition, the contracts will last an initial period of one (1) year, with the option of three (3) one-year extensions. It will assign specific work via a request for work order. This entertainment SOQ is open to all types of performers, regardless of style.

Submission Timeline

Performers must submit questions via email by 3:00 PM on January 1, 2021. Contact Rene Lelevier at rene.lelevier@sdcounty.ca.gov. Submit applications through BuyNet, email, or by mail before 3:00 PM on January 8, 2021. Also, the offeror must mark the envelope or package with “RFSQ #10134” and their name and address. All SOQs must be printed in black and white. See more details here.

For example, the County will evaluate this entertainment SOQ based on:

1. Category:

  • Detailed explanation of the program or service 

2. Experience: 

  • Amount and type of experience related to the offering 

3. Education:

  • Proof of certificates or formal education

4. References: 

  • Business references that include contact information

5. Locations available to perform:

  • What library branches can you perform at 

6. Additional Information: 

  • This is for informational purposes only

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State Government of Mississippi Health Services RFP

This year, COVID-19 has transformed how we view health and revealed inconsistencies in our medical system that prevent us from safely delivering care. If you want to be part of the solution, Mississippi’s State and School Employees Health Insurance Management Board is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for a firm to provide comprehensive health and wellness management services. For example, requirements for this health services RFP include incentive management and wellness promotion management. The firm can also provide optional services such as disease management, maternity management, weight management, and a tobacco cessation program.

More specifically, the firm will assign an account manager to the project and meet with the Board on a monthly basis to review services. The selected offeror of this health services RFP will respond to inquiries from participants, providers, and the Board through a dedicated telephone line. Lastly, it will actively participate in Board activities and respond in a timely manner to inquiries or complaints. The contract will encompass four (4) years with an optional renewal of up to one (1) year.

Submission Timeline

In addition, the deadline for this health services RFP is January 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM CST. For questions, offerors should download the “Question and Answer” template from the DFA website. Questions must be submitted on the template via email to procurement@dfa.ms.gov with a subject line: “Questions – Health and Wellness Management Services (RFX#3180001262/3120002122)”.

Firms should provide one (1) electronic copy of the proposal in a searchable Microsoft Office format like Word or PDF. Also, they should include one (1) blind copy of the proposal in the same searchable format. All identifying information should be removed or redacted. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. The Board will judge respondents’ health services RFP based on cost, technical, and management factors.

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Lincoln City Website Redesign, Hosting, and Support RFP

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If you’re a web design firm, you know there’s nothing better than helping clients develop a new, user-friendly website they’re proud to launch. The City of Lincoln is issuing a web development RFP for a firm to redesign, develop, implement, and host a website. The contractor will begin with concepts and work through the design, implementation, and maintenance of the site. The finished website will interface with a current property database and combine multiple hosting sites into one. After, the firm will implement new information, products, and features based on City suggestions.

Overall, the City’s vision for this web development RFP is to develop a website that encourages citizen engagement and communication. In addition, it will provide transparency and better navigation of the site. Lincoln City experiences issues related to the site’s non-user-friendly design, structure, mobile incompatibility, and editing difficulties. As such, the developed site should provide one- or two-click access to resources.

Submission Timeline

The City will evaluate this web development RFP based on firms’ capability, experience, and ability to work within the time and budget. Send questions to Anthony LaSoya at (541) 557-1122 or tlasoya@lincolncity.org. In the final round of selection, the City may invite firms to meet with its staff.

In addition, note that proposals for this web development RFP are due December 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM. This is a mail-only submission. Firms must deliver one hard copy and one file on a flash drive. All materials should be submitted in a envelope marked, “Confidential: City of Lincoln City Website Redevelopment Proposal.” You can see the full RFP here for more details.

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City of Port Orange Executive Search Services Recruitment RFP

With 12.6 million Americans currently unemployed, effective recruitment services are now a must. This is especially the case for companies looking to tap into high-level talent. The City of Port Orange, Florida has released a recruitment RFP for a firm to conduct an executive search for its City Manager position. The City employs about 500 employees on an annual basis. The chosen firm will develop a process for recruitment, including a timeline for actions of the recruitment process.

In addition, the City will work with a firm representative to develop a profile of the ideal qualifications and experience. As part of this recruitment RFP, the firm will be responsible for advertising the position and receiving and compiling applications. Also, it will schedule interviews, offer summaries of all candidates, and facilitate the interview process by conducting reference and background checks. To track progress, the firm must submit bi-weekly reports to the City.

Submission Timeline

Note that this recruitment RFP is due December 10, 2020 at 2:30 PM. Firms should submit proposals to the City Clerk’s Office at 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, Florida 32129. Also, applicants must direct any questions in writing to Purchasing Manager, Jim Tillman CPPO. C.P.M., at jtillman@port-orange.org or purchdiv@port-orange.org. Reference “Questions on RFP #21-05 Executive Search Services” in the subject line. In your proposal package, submit one original copy and one digital version on a CD or flash drive. View the full RFP here.

In addition, the City of Port Orange will evaluate proposals for this recruitment RFP as follows:

  • Experience and Qualifications – 50 points
  • Scope of Services – 30 points
  • Cost of Services – 20 points

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Placer County Solar Energy Project RFP

Green energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the US, so it’s no surprise that companies are actively looking to invest in these efforts. Placer County, CA is inviting firms to submit proposals to provide services for a solar energy project. The winner of this solar energy project RFP will contribute a “turnkey” plan that includes permits, equipment, materials, design, and installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Additionally, the PV system described in this solar energy project RFP should feature 3 MW turnkey solar energy ground mount single axis tracker systems. The system size should be 3,000 kW/dc with a yield of 2,100 kWh/kWp. Once complete, the system will connect via a grid to PG&E Pleasant Grove Substation in Roseville, CA. The location of construction will be 4242 Cincinnati Avenue in Rocklin, CA, a flat area of about 26 acres. As such, the vendor’s PV system components will be the basis for the design the County will use for site-specific construction.

Submission Timeline

This solar energy project RFP is due December 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Firms can submit proposals by mail to Placer County Procurement Services Division or through the portal at placer.bidsandtenders.net, although firms are strongly encouraged to respond online. Note that hard copy responses must include an electronic, PDF copy of the content on a CD or flash drive.

Also, the deadline for questions is December 4, 2020. Contractors can make inquiries by registering for and entering the online portal mentioned above. They can also elect to attend an optional pre-proposal conference on-site as well. Evaluation of submissions will wrap up on January 7, 2021, with interviews beginning on January 21. To read more, view the details of this solar energy project RFP here.

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State Government of Virginia Medical Services RFP

As a rapidly expanding field, healthcare employment will grow 15% from 2019 to 2029. If your company has medical expertise, the State Government of Virginia is issuing a medical services RFP. The location will be Virginia Commonwealth’s Challenge Youth Academy. This organization works with teens ages 16-18 to promote academics, time management, and leadership.

More specifically, the contractor of this medical services RFP will conduct participants’ physicals. Additionally, it will serve as a consultant to diagnose minor injuries and illnesses. Physicians under this contract should be licensed in Virginia and have a DEA permit.

Submission Timeline

Furthermore, the State Government of Virginia is holding an optional pre-proposal site visit on December 3rd, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Direct all questions about this medical services RFP to Mrs. Amy Woodlief at amy.l.woodlief.nfg@mail.mil. Applicants must submit their responses by mail to the VAFA by January 6th, 2021 at 2:30 PM.

In addition, the point values for each section of the medical services RFP are as follows:

  • Medical Qualifications and Experience – 25
  • Ability to meet ChalleNGe needs – 25
  • Price Schedule – 20 
  • Small Business Subcontracting Plan – 20
  • References – 10

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Secondary School Environmental Education RFP

Studies show that environmental education programs do more than just inform students about the world around them. In fact, these programs have been proven to enhance academic performance, critical thinking skills, and life-building skills like confidence, autonomy, and leadership. Los Angeles County is issuing an on-call environmental education RFP.

Called “The Generation Earth Program,” the county’s curriculum provides environmental education to students by addressing key areas such as: The Four Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink), organics management, household hazardous waste, electronic waste, stormwater pollution prevention, and water conservation. 

Applicants to this RFP should have at least five years of experience in planning and implementing public or private educational outreach events and programs. In addition, the scope of work for this education RFP includes developing a work plan that reaches all of the county’s students. The selected contractor will develop several workshops around the topics of professional development, stormwater pollution prevention, and waste reduction and recycling. Also, the contractor will plan and execute educational outreach events that support the environmental curriculum and values.

Submission Timeline

The deadline for this education RFP is December 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM. To qualify, applicants must attend a Proposers’ Conference via Microsoft Teams held on November 23. Contact Ms. Anna Leung at aleung@pw.lacountv.gov, or Ms. Ani Karapetyan at akarapetyan@pw.lacountv.gov with questions. View the full RFP here.

Those who are interested in this education RFP must submit electronically on www.bidexpress.com. Within the proposal, include at least three examples of similar past programs implemented within the last ten years. Further, the proposal should include examples of educational campaign materials, such as flyers, brochures, posters, ads, and presentation videos.

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Educational & Institutional Cooperative Services eCommerce RFP

Are you a firm looking for an eCommerce opportunity? Educational & Institutional Cooperative Services, Inc is issuing an RFP for eCommerce capable Catering Services. The product or service will compile member procurement requirements. Overall, it will give E&I members a procurement vehicle to acquire necessary products and services. The system will be instrumental in maintaining proper approvals for members’ meal-related expenses and transactions.

As per the requirements of this eCommerce RFP, the proposed products or services should be new, unused, and currently available. In addition, the selected contractor must provide a feature focused on eCommerce efficiency. Most E&I members currently maintain an eCommence platform or Marketplace from the member’s chosen platform vendor. In conclusion, the contractor must provide a solution that will easily integrate or be compatible with current platforms.

Submission Timeline

This eCommerce RFP will span five (5) years with the option of one five (5)-year renewal. Firms may submit questions to E&I’s Electronic Sourcing Solution. Proposals are due November 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET. In addition, firms must submit responses via E&I’s Electronic Sourcing Solution. E&I will not consider hard copy responses. To see more, view the full requirements of this RFP here.

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Town of Paradise Valley Legal Services RFP

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If your firm has experience in legal services, then this RFP might just be a perfect fit for you! The Town of Paradise Valley is seeking a town attorney to provide legal counsel. This is a one-year contract which is renewable for up to four one-year extensions. The ideal individual or firm for this contract is responsive and provides clear, understandable, and independent legal advice. In addition, the applicant must be service-oriented, involved in Town matters, creative in problem-solving, and proactive in assisting Town officials and staff.

If selected, you will serve as a day-to-day point of contact for, and liaison between, the Town Attorney and Town Manager, Town staff, and 10 Council. The main responsibilities of this legal services RFP will be maintaining office hours at City Hall, attending and giving feedback at regular meetings, and creating weekly reports on significant town issues and developments. For example, qualifications include expertise in the areas of general municipal law:

  • Land use
  • Development agreements
  • Real estate transactions
  • Code enforcement
  • Intergovernmental agreements
  • Open meeting
  • Contracts
  • Procurement
  • Conflict of interest laws

Submission Timeline

Questions regarding this legal services RFP must be submitted by November 9th 2020, at 4:00 PM MST. Contact Peggy Ferrin, Procurement Coordinator, at (480) 348-3594 or purchasing@paradisevalleyaz.gov. As a condition of the bid, Paradise Valley requires that all applicants complete and upload their proposal via the Town’s E-Procurement system, Bonfire. Limit your RFP to no more than twenty-five (25) 8 ½ x 11 pages. Font size of the proposal must be eleven (11) point or larger. Also, page margins shall be at least ½ inch or more.

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NY State Energy Research and Development Authority – Clean Energy Software RFP

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) helps New York residents increase energy efficiency and save money. NYSERDA is issuing an RFP to select a vendor to develop a Benchmarking Software Tool for an upcoming Clean Energy Communities program. Also, it will be an “off-the-shelf” type tool used to capture and report on building information and utility data shared to NYSERDA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account.

The purpose of this software RFP is to maintain building data for the facilities in local Battle of the Buildings campaigns across New York. In addition, the selected vendor must import building data from ESPM into the tool daily. In conclusion, the data from the tool will help the state to better understand the energy, sustainability, and budgetary performance of buildings and how NYSERDA can improve the efficiency of these buildings. 

Submission Timeline

Further, NYSERDA encourages firms with the following experience to apply to this software RFP:

  • Software platforms to track building data from energy benchmarking programs
  • Strong familiarity with the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and related data protocols
  • Data reporting and visualization capabilities
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) capabilities
  • Web services and design
  • Data management and warehousing

This software RFP is due November 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM. The contract spans four years. There are also two, two-year renewal opportunities. Firms with questions about this RFP should contact Ryan Moore, Project Manager, at (518) 862-1090 ext.3267. View the full requirements of this RFP on NYSERDA’s website.

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New Hampshire Community College System RFP for Marketing Services

Are you a marketing firm who has a passion for expanding students’ access to educational opportunities? The New Hampshire Community College System has released an RFP for a firm to provide marketing services. The selected contractor will help promote the development of the state’s youth registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships.

For example, the firm will develop a marketing campaign that includes print materials, digital, and social media. Additional assistance includes event planning and promotion. The firm will also provide connections to news media outlets, as well as website development and maintenance. As a condition of the RFP, all applicants should be duly registered to conduct business in New Hampshire. To read more, view the full marketing RFP here.

Submission Timeline

For those who are interested, this bid is due October 30, 2020 at 4:00 PM. Your response must include the Labor Total, Material Total, and Project Total. To submit responses, firms should mail proposals to the Community College System of NH, Attention Anne Banks. Firms may also email them to abanks@ccsnh.edu. Contact Anne Banks at 603-230-3534 with any questions.

However, keep in mind that the contract for this marketing RFP will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Creative elements presented – 30%
  • Strategy, including campaign integration and proposed media mix – 25%
  • Optimizing available funds – 25%
  • Recommendations to coordinate between statewide and college levels of marketing – 10% 
  • Identification of PR and value-add opportunities – 10%

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Town of Enfield Financing RFP

Do you know your stuff when it comes to managing finances? If so, the Town of Enfield, Connecticut is seeking proposals for fixed-rate municipal financing for financing capital equipment and other improvements. This financing RFP contains multiple packages, each for a different type of capital improvement. As such, firms may choose which packages they’d like to respond to.

In addition, all applicants should be able to fund an escrow account. The account will be used to fund vendor payments or provide another means to allow reimbursement to the Town as items are purchased or funds are needed. Any interest earned in the escrow will accrue to the Town. To view the full financing RFP requirements, click here.

Submission Timeline

Proposals are due to the Town’s Director of Finance office by Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM. For each proposed package, firms should provide a Proposal Form (Appendix B). Also, each submission must include a stated annual fixed interest rate for financing.

If you have questions about this financing RFP, please contact Cathy Cherpak, Purchasing Assistant, at ccherpak@enfield.org. Applicants are allowed to submit questions until 5:00 PM on October 9, 2020. The Town will post all responses to contractor questions on their site for your convenience.

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City of Miami Public Relations RFP

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Is your firm an expert at developing eye-catching email marketing campaigns? If so, the City of South Miami has recently released a public relations RFP in search of a qualified consultant. The selected firm will be responsible for editorial and graphic production and distribution for the City’s Email Communications Campaign. 

More specifically, the consultant will create 24 bi-weekly City and News Updates per year. The Updates will then be posted to the City’s website and distributed by email to subscribers. Content may include topics such as City projects, County news affecting City residents, upcoming City events, and health and safety advisories. Firms responding to this public relations RFP should have at least three years of relevant experience with similar projects.

Submission Timeline

If you have questions about this RFP, contact Steven P. Kulick, Chief Procurement Officer, at skulick@southmiamifl.gov by October 13, 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity for any public relations firm looking to expand and grow. The City will award the contract for one year, with the possibility of an extension to a four-year contract.

To apply, firms must include in their response examples of past work, as well as a sample “City News Update Issue” for evaluation. The deadline for this proposal is 10 AM local time on October 21, 2020. The offeror must receive the bid through DemandStar. Hand-delivered proposals will not be eligible for selection. To learn more, view the full RFP here.

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City of Albany Community Center RFP

The City of Albany is announcing a request for proposals for consultants to provide Community Center Needs and Assessment and Location Study Services. The selected contractor of this Community Center RFP will perform an assessment to determine the level of demand for community services and programs such as gyms, pools, and weight rooms.

The Needs Assessment for this Community Center RFP will include a review of existing agency and nonprofit strategic plans. In addition, responsibilities will include meetings with key stakeholders and two public input meetings. The contractor’s work will help develop a Programming Plan. The City of Albany will then use this Plan to analyze how the Center’s needs can be efficiently addressed. Click here to view the full RFP.

Submission Timeline

The deadline for submission of this RFP is October 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST. Bidders should direct questions about this RFP to Brian Shea at bshea@albanyny.gov. Also, if you’re a Minority Business Enterprise or Women’s Business Enterprise, you are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The City of Albany will allow two options for submission. Contractors may submit electronically via BidNetDirect.com or by mail. Those submitting by mail should include four copies of the proposal in a sealed envelope marked “Proposal Enclosed – Community Center Needs Assessment and Location Study Services.” 

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Allegheny County Training Program RFP

If your company enjoys doing good in the community, this training program RFP is for you! Partner4Work, a workforce development organization in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, is seeking proposals for a firm to identify training programs that will provide job seekers with recognized credentials that result in employment. Also, respondents will focus on serving one of three groups: young adults age 18-24, adults age 18 and older, or dislocated workers.

Partner4Work hopes to establish and strengthen collaborative partnerships between training programs, workforce development providers, and employers. Programs suggested in the training program RFP must have committed partners who will refer participants to training and provide additional services.

The programs proposed by respondents should also have employers who are willing to provide full-time employment once participants complete training. In addition, bidding organizations should include training programs in industries that match the High Priority Occupation list in Allegheny County:

  1. Construction
  2. Financial Services
  3. Transportation/Logistics
  4. Manufacturing 
  5. Healthcare 
  6. Information Technology/STEM 
  7. Public Sector
  8. Transportation 
  9. Retail & Hospitality

Submission Timeline

Potential contractors should address all questions or requests for additional information in writing to rfp@partner4work.org by September 30, 2020, no later than 5:00 PM EST. Responses must be received by Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM EST via email at rfp@partner4work.org. When submitting, applicants should address the email subject line as “Pipeline Project [Organization name].”

After a winning bidder is selected, the initial funding for this training program RFP will be awarded for eight months. The award will be provided from November 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. Click here for more information. 

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Historic Preservation RFP for the City of Tacoma

historic preservation RFP

Time to shed some light on another great RFP opportunity! The City of Tacoma Department of Public Utilities, Light Division (Tacoma Power) has announced a request for proposals for on-call Historic Preservation consulting services. The selected contractors will then assist Tacoma Power staff in assessing historic properties on Tacoma Power lands.

In addition, these contractors will also help in the development and preparation of studies, reports, operation and maintenance plans, protection/treatment measures, and other services. Tacoma Power plans to select two firms for this historic preservation RFP. Both will assist with large-scale and small-scale projects.

The majority of the historic preservation RFP work will occur in Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Thurston, and Grays Harbor counties at Tacoma Power’s hydroelectric projects. However, contractors may also respond to occasional requests for historic preservation consulting services in other City of Tacoma-designated areas.

Submission Timeline

If you are interested in submitting a bid for this historic preservation RFP, please contact Samol Hefley, Senior Buyer, by email at shefley@cityoftacoma.org. Proposals are due Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time.

Responses can be submitted by email to bids@cityoftacoma.org. The maximum file size accepted is 35 MB. As such, you may send multiple emails for each submission. To read more about this opportunity, visit the City of Tacoma site.

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