RFP 2012-03 - ADVERTISING, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES RFP

FAIRFAX COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

September 12, 2011 (UPDATE: Reposted on 9/30/11) with posting on EVA Site)

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (“FCEDA”), an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is initiating a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to obtain the services of a bidder or bidders to perform the following services: Prepare and implement a domestic and international advertising, public relations and marketing communications program that promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center to companies that want to expand or locate on the U.S. east coast; work with the FCEDA vice president for communications to prepare and coordinate a communications plan that encompasses advertising, public relations and marketing communications goals and objectives for various audiences; work with the FCEDA to promote the benefits of economic development to various audiences; position the FCEDA as a catalyst for economic growth in accordance with the specifications set forth in Request for Proposal (“RFP”) No. 2012-03.  

Bidders or their authorized representatives are expected to fully inform themselves as to the conditions, requirements and specifications of this RFP prior to submitting bids. Responses will be received as follows:

UPDATE:  A SECOND PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE FCEDA OFFICE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011  1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

Attendance at the Pre-proposal conference is strongly urged for all prospective bidders.

RESPONSES DUE:                On/Before October 24, 2011-No later than 2 PM, EST

SUBMIT RESPONSES TO:     Ms. Flor Morrobel
                                            Procurement Manager
                                            Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
                                            8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450
                                            Vienna, Virginia 22182-2633
    
Responses (five separate bound hard copies) must be submitted via first-class mail, air courier delivery or in person.   Email or fax submissions will not be accepted. Questions regarding this RFP are due at the FCEDA office by October 11, 2011. Answers to the questions will be posted on this page by close of business October 14, 2011.

Responses received at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority after the date and time stated herein shall not be considered for contract award and shall be returned to the offeror.

You may download the RFP documents listed below by clicking on the below-listed individual links:

•    RFP 2012-03 Cover Sheet
•    RFP 2012-03 Special Provisions
      -  Attachment A:  Pricing Schedule
•    Fairfax County History – Who We Are and What We Do
•    General Conditions & Instructions

Questions regarding the RFP may be directed to Ms. Morrobel via email at fmorrobel@fceda.org.

Please visit the FCEDA web site periodically for any updates to this contract.