Little Creek Casino Advertising Agency RFP

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Overview

The Little Creek Casino Resort has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for an advertising agency of record.

The resort in Shelton, WA will soon celebrate 25 years in 2020 as a casino resort operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe. Little Creek Casino Resort features a wide array of Vegas-style gaming opportunities with over 1,000 slot machines and 16 table games. The resort also includes the luxurious Seven Inlets Spa and award­-winning Salish Cliffs Golf Club. Additionally, the property includes seven restaurants, 190 hotel rooms, an indoor pool, a fitness center and a high tech arcade.

For its incredible property, Little Creek Casino Resort is searching for a full-service advertising agency with proven experience in the gaming industry. Specifically, it is accepting proposals to assist in the annual strategy, development, design, and implementation of a brand campaign and to provide media planning, digital and social media buying services.

Questions & Timeline

If you’re interested in submitting a proposal for this advertising agency RFP, all questions should be submitted to Thomas Osiecki. His email address is tom.osiecki@littlecreek.com.

RFP submissions are due by November 12, 2019 and finalists will be notified by November 22, 2019. A contract award is expected by December 19, 2019. You can find other bids like this one on Little Creek’s website.

Contact

The Bid Lab helps firms of all kinds and sizes manage RFP responses like this one. If you’re looking for the perfect RFP, or already have a bid in mind, The Bid Lab can help! Email respond@thebidlab.com to get in touch with us right away. You can also check out other featured bids like this one our website.

Further, if your company is looking to release an RFP of its own, The Bid Lab can help craft and issue your very own RFP to ensure you’re sourcing the right vendors. Find out more about Bid Builder here.

North Dakota Department of Human Services RFP

Overview

The North Dakota Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for an adolescent residential treatment center to serve youth with a dual diagnosis.

The department is seeking a comprehensive program for adolescents with a substance use disorder, who need low or medium intensity residential treatment. The winning bidder’s plan must include individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family support/education, medication management, as well as supported education case management. Additionally, the facility will have rehabilitative services, including skills training and integration.

This human services RFP is especially important because no such facility currently exists in the state. Thus, the winning candidate of this RFP will fill a great need in North Dakota. (Currently, youth in need of residential treatment are often sent out-of-state for care.)

Questions & Timeline

If you’re interested in submitting a proposal for this RFP, responses are due by October 4th and a notice of intent is expected around November. The contract is to begin no later than March 1, 2020.

You can find other bids like this one on North Dakota’s procurement website.

Contact

The Bid Lab helps firms of all kinds and sizes manage RFP responses like this one. If you’re looking for the perfect RFP, or already have a bid in mind, The Bid Lab can help! Call 1-844-4BIDLAB or email respond@thebidlab.com to get in touch with us right away. You can also check out other featured bids like this one our website.

Further, if your company is looking to release an RFP like this one, The Bid Lab can help craft and issue your very own RFP to ensure you’re sourcing the right vendors. Find out more about Bid Builder here.

Delaware Lottery Market Research RFP

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Overview

The State of Delaware, Delaware Lottery (“Delaware Lottery”) seeks professional services to conduct consumer and resident research to support lottery sales, products, and marketing efforts. Thus, the Delaware Lottery is releasing this market research RFP to find a qualified candidate.

The winning bidder will perform a minimum of four (4) separate Assigned Research Studies during the two (2)-year base period of any contract resulting from this RFP.

Additionally, the Delaware Lottery seeks full service and specialized research vendors who can consult with it to develop project objectives, identify and carry out the appropriate methodology or methodologies to address those objectives, analyze data, and develop and report on insights in a compelling way to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Questions & Timeline

Any questions on this RFP are due to the Delaware Lottery by August 15, 2019. Responses will be posted on August 22, 2019.

Proposals for this market research RFP are due by September 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM. The winner is expected to be announced by October 2, 2019.

You can find out more about the Delaware Lottery by visiting the State of Delaware’s website here.

Contact

The Bid Lab helps firms of all kinds and sizes manage RFP responses like this one. If you’re looking for the perfect RFP, or already have a bid in mind, The Bid Lab can help! Call 1-844-4BIDLAB or email respond@thebidlab.com to get in touch with us right away. You can also check out other featured bids like this one our website.

Further, if your company is looking to release an RFP like this one, The Bid Lab can help craft and issue your very own RFP to ensure you’re sourcing the right vendors. Find out more about Bid Builder here.

How to Find and Source RFPs

How to Find and Source RFPs

Finding the right Request for Proposal (RFP) can mark a major turning point for your business or organization. The RFP process is responsible for awarding billions of dollars in contracts each year. But, in such a competitive landscape, it can be difficult to know where to begin one’s search. At The Bid Lab, we’re experts in identifying RFPs that strategically align with our clients’ business goals. If you are trying to find and source RFPs for your organization, here are several tips we’re happy to share.

Narrow the focus

When beginning your search for RFPs, there is nothing wrong with keeping an open mind and being optimistic; but, it is just as important, to quickly add specificity and purpose to your search. This will save you time and help you avoid becoming mired in a maze of lengthy, inapplicable PDF pages.

Start with clear industry targets in which your organization already has a solid footing, or has plans to enter. Conduct a basic competitor analysis to better understand what you’re up against. For example, who are the major bid issuers in your space, what are their requirements, and how are your competitors bidding? This background research will illuminate critical clues that will help you in your RFP efforts.

Embrace search-engine functionalities

For many people, databases, required logins, and Google searching can be as daunting as lions, tigers and bears (oh my!). But have faith! Armed with your newfound narrow focus, there are tricks you can employ to make digital resources work harder for you.

Curated databases exist, such as BidSync, GovernmentContracts.us, BidNet Direct and The RFP Database. They compile thousands of RFP bid opportunities into a centralized location, allowing you to browse opportunities quickly and efficiently. While it is true many of these tools require a membership, many of them also offer free trial periods, incredibly helpful search criteria to help you narrow results, and automatic notifications that send you opportunities based on specified keywords. The RFP Database, for example, does not require payment to use and can break down search results into helpful industry categories like Graphic Design, Building Materials, Data Management, and many more.

Another way to make the search process less arduous is to make better use of the array of tools Google offers in its platform. For example, narrow your search to easy-to-access PDF files by adding “filetype:pdf” to your search string in the Google search bar.

Additionally, many of the platforms mentioned offer search functionalities for dates posted. There is nothing much more frustrating than finding the perfect bid after hours of searching, only to realize it’s due in two days. Filter your results to only show bids posted in the last month. This will ensure your results are more relevant, and that you have time to respond effectively before the deadline arrives. Oftentimes, RFPs have pre-proposal conferences and question deadlines, so having bid in-hand as quickly as possible after it’s posted can be the difference between a winning and a losing proposal.

Get social

Social media can be more helpful in bidding than you may realize. Many social feeds – like our’s, @thebidlab – promote a variety of valuable RFP opportunities directly to their followers. But you can also source new RFPs by leveraging your own personal networks to find opportunities. LinkedIn posts, for example, from bid issuers in your industry, often contain new business opportunities. Many organizations, especially private companies, use social media posts early on in their  RFP promotion process. Therefore, taking the time to search through your own networks can help give you a critical head start on the competition!

Additionally, browsing social networks can also help identify new organizational players in your industry. Then, by searching the procurement sections of these new targets’ websites, you may be able to identify new RFPs directly that others may have missed.

Stick with it, and don’t be afraid to ask for help

Even with a full suite of tools and tips, searching and sourcing RFPs can be demanding, and even overwhelming. But, it’s unquestionable that finding the perfect RFP can change the trajectory of your organization in a monumental way. When searching for your perfect RFP, stay positive and don’t give up! It is important to search efficiently, but investing time in the RFP process is as necessary as it is beneficial.

You may find, however, that your RFP search requires more time, resources, or experience than you and your team are able to give. If that is the case, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for help. At The Bid Lab, we not only assist our clients in finding RFPs that strategically align with their business needs, but we also help manage their responses to ensure a win-worthy response.  

If you’re interested in learning more about what we do, contact us today for a complimentary consultation.