Design and Production of CPB Annual Reports for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018

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August 24, 2017

Request for Proposals

Design and produce a print-ready digital version of CPB’s Fiscal Year Annual Reports for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018. Each report shall include highlights, photographs, graphs and success stories of CPB from the respective Fiscal Year, as well as detailed information on CPB grants to stations, producers and other system support. Report design must be professional and easy to read, and design elements should have visual appeal and flow throughout the document. Reports are to be produced as “printable booklet” PDF files, downloadable from the CPB website, with active hyperlinks.

Please download the Request for Proposals below for detailed information, including application requirements.
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Questions from Potential Respondents, with CPB Answers:

FAQ Topic: 

What is driving hiring a vendor for this work?

The expiration of the prior contract.

Can the deadline for the project be extended?


Can you extend the deadline for questions on the RFP?


Do you anticipate printing a quantity of the Annual Report for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018?

No. As noted in the RFP, actual printing and binding of the report is not a part of the scope of work.

Are the look and feel for the numbers used in the 2014 report in a format acceptable for the new reports?

We have taken a different approach in the FY 2015 Annual Report that is near publication and are also inviting fresh design ideas from the contractor for the new report.

Do you have copy assets ready to use in the new Annual Reports?

Please see Section II: Information Organization, Writing and Editing Item C includes list of itemized copy assets CPB will provide under the Workscope.

Do you need any copywriting for the new SOW?


What was the budget for the last RFP regarding the 2014 and future Annual Reports?

Since this is a competitive procurement we are not disclosing the amount we have budgeted for the work.

Do you have a photo library available for use in the new Annual Report?

We will have a collection of dozens of photos (approximately 50 images) from our grantees for this fiscal year. We do not have an extensive photo library.

Do you have a preference for the software that is used to create the report (e.g., InDesign, MS Word)?


On p. 5, Item F, can you clarify what you mean by “report data” in the sentence, “Report data is expected to be converted into MS Word or other processing software after the PDF is finalized.”

Text will inevitably be edited within the design. We will want to have that text in a format that we can edit within the Microsoft Office suite.