RFP for Technical Assistance

Jan 11, 2021

Posting Date:      January 11th, 2021
Technical Assistance Task Order

Eastgate Regional Council of Governments
Response Due Date:     January 25th, 2021

Communications Restrictions       

Please note the following policy concerning communication between Consultants and the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments during the announcement and selection process:

During the time-period between advertisement and the announcement of final consultant selection, communication with consultants (or their agents) shall be limited as follows:

All questions shall be directed to the Director of Planning, Joann Esenwein, in writing by 2:00 P.M. January 18th.  Questions will only be accepted via email at (jesenwein@eastgatecog.org).  No calls will be taken during this process.  All comments will be addressed on Eastgate’s website by January 22nd.

Project Description

The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments is seeking to retain the services of a Consultant to provide Technical Assistance for the three-county region (Ashtabula, Mahoning, Trumbull). A selection committee will then review the proposals and select from those bids the best proposal.

The selected consultant will then be commissioned to provide Technical Assistance with a focus on providing professional grant writing services, assisting with project development, as well as enhanced economic development planning. Eastgate, along with its partners from Ashtabula, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties, will work in tandem with the consultant to ensure that these services are carried out during the contract period.

Estimated Contract: up to $50,000.00

Prequalification Requirements

A minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing grant writing services, economic development planning, project development, and technical assistance.

Selection Subfactors           

There are no selection subfactors for this project.   

Estimated Date of Authorization

It is anticipated that the selected Consultant will be authorized to proceed by February 8th.

Completion Schedule

  1. Request for Proposals (RFP) Advertisement: January 11th
  2. Preproposal questions deadlineJanuary 18th
  3. Response to questions availableJanuary 22nd
  4. Proposals due: January 25th
  5. Proposal Review completedFebruary 1st
  6. Target award date:February 5th

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