NGWSGP Technical Advisory and Administrative Assistance Service

Request for Proposals

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks technical advisory and administrative services from a vendor or vendors (collectively “Vendor”) knowledgeable in television and radio broadcasting and broadband technologies, grant management, and/or procurement under federal grant processes to assist CPB in implementing the FEMA/IPAWS Next Generation Warning System Grant Program (“NGWSGP”). The Vendor, as a contractor, will provide administrative and technical assistance to CPB and to public television and radio stations, as subrecipients, who will use NGWSGP grant funds to update the stations’ equipment to the latest broadcast and alert and warning technologies to deliver timely and effective emergency warnings to the American people.

Please download the Request for Proposals below for detailed information, including application requirements.
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Application Procedure and General Questions:

Vendors must submit their technical proposals (including required certifications) and their cost proposals separately through CPB’s electronic grants management system.

To gain access to the electronic grants management system, please send an email request to Mr. Maciej Ochman, Director, Media Technology & Service Strategies, at, no later than March 20, 2023, at 3:00 PM ET. CPB will provide access to interested vendors within two business days. If your organization already has an account within CPB’s electronic grants system, you must still request access to this specific RFP.
Once access is granted, Vendors must upload the technical proposal in Microsoft Word or PDF format and the cost proposal in Excel format separately in the appropriate fields. Include the required certifications (Attachments A and B to this RFP) with the technical proposal.

In addition to their questions, vendors are invited to submit written comments on this solicitation, including suggestions on how it might be improved. All questions and comments must be submitted by 11:59PM ET on March 3, 2023.

All questions related to this RFP must be submitted in writing to Mr. Maciej Ochman, Director, Media Technology & Service Strategies, at The questions and CPB’s responses will be posted on CPB’s website without attribution. CPB is not responsible for responding to any inquiry, substantive or otherwise, received after the inquiry deadline for questions provided below.

The selected vendor will be notified in writing by an intent to award letter.

Updated Activities list and dates:

RFP release date: January 25, 2023
Pre-bid and Pre-proposal Conferences period: February 1 – March 1, 2023
Last date for submission of written questions: March 3, 2023, 11:59PM ET
Last date for responses to written questions and pre-proposal request for additional questions and comments: March 17, 2023
Last day to request access to CPB’s Grants Management System: March 20, 2023, 3PM ET.
Proposal submissions due: March 27, 2023, 3PM ET
Proposal presentation period: DELETED
Proposal selection by: April 14, 2023

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