RFP 2020-02 Branding, Market Research and Marketing Communications Services

FAIRFAX COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

PUBLIC NOTICE

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:

August 29, 2019

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 advertising services.

These services include, but are not limited to, the following: Prepare and implement a paid domestic and international advertising 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 to prepare and coordinate a comprehensive communications plan that includes advertising, public relations and marketing communications 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. 2020-02.

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.

A pre-bid proposal webinar to explain the RFP will be held Friday, September 6, 2019,
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., EDT.  Join the webinar at
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3816979206210639627 via any desktop computer, tablet or smartphone. Attendance at the webinar is strongly urged for all prospective bidders.

RESPONSES DUE:
On or before October 4, 2019 – No later than 2:00 p.m., ET

SUBMIT RESPONSES TO:
Ms. Flor Morrobel
Procurement Manager
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 450
Tysons, Virginia 22182-2633

Responses (five separately-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 the RFP are due Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Responses to questions submitted will be posted on our website Friday, September 13, 2019, by close of business.

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 over each individual link below:

Questions regarding the RFP may be directed to Ms. Morrobel via email only at fmorrobel@fceda.org. Please check the FCEDA website periodically for changes and/or updates to this RFP.