The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) regularly uses public television and radio station coverage area population data, density, demographics, and maps to inform grant-making decisions and public media policy decisions. Accordingly, CPB is seeking proposals from broadcast engineering consulting firms with public television and radio expertise (Consultant) to provide coverage area analyses, contour overlap data, and demographic population analyses for public broadcasting stations receiving or applying for Community Service Grant (CSG) funding from CPB. Consultant must provide most of the required analyses within ten business days of CPB’s request.
There are 397 public radio CSG recipients representing 1,172 radio stations, and 158 public television CSG recipients representing 356 public television stations. Consequently, CSG recipients may have more than one transmitter and translator, and the numbers of each may vary from year to year.
CPB will compensate Consultant on a fixed fee basis for the coverage area population studies described in more detail below and on an hourly basis for custom studies, over a two-year contract term. All payments will be disbursed to Consultant upon receipt and approval of deliverables (“studies”). The contract will be renewable at CPB’s sole discretion for up to two additional two-year terms to provide the same or similar services.