Assessment of Public Media’s Interconnection Systems


Open to all applicants.


Apr 17, 2019

Request for Proposals

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a contractor(s) (“Contractor”) with expertise in evaluating interconnection services for television and radio, to provide CPB with a written analysis of the existing public media interconnection systems operated by PBS and NPR (“Interconnection Systems”), evaluating their efficiency, effectiveness, and adaptability for the future, plus a written analysis of the proposed next phase of PBS’s Interconnection System, including a cost analysis (collectively “Report”).

Please download the Request for Proposals below for detailed information, including application requirements.
PDF icon Request for Proposals161.83 KB

Application Procedure and General Questions:

Applicants must submit their technical and cost proposals through CPB’s Grants Management System.

To gain access to this RFP via the Grants Management System, please send an email request to Maciej Ochman, Director, Media Technology & Service Strategies, at no later than Thursday, April 11, 2019. CPB will provide access to eligible applicants within two business days. Include RFP title in the subject line. In your request, please provide your name, title, phone number, organization name, address and organization web address. (Please note: even if you already have an account in the CPB Grants Management System, you will still need to contact [name] to request access to this specific RFP.)

Submissions are due no later than Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4:30 PM ET. CPB will not consider applications submitted after this time.

Budget and Proposal submission requirements:
• The Budget file must be submitted in excel format
• The Proposal file submitted in PDF format
• Each uploaded file must be less than 10Mb in size (10000Kb)
• File names may not contain any of the following special characters: ~ " # % & * : < > ? / \ { | }
• CPB requests that only one file be submitted in each upload area (budget, proposal). If needed, CPB will accept 2 submissions in each area

Deadline summary:
April 11, 2019 – Request access to the Grants Management System
April 11, 2019 – Submit questions
April 17, 2019 by 4:30 PM ET – Submit proposal

Keep a copy of your application materials for your records.