Ombudsman For the Corporation for Public Broadcasting



Open to all applicants.


Nov 10, 2017

Request for Proposals

By this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks competitive proposals from candidates for the position of Ombudsman for a three-year term commencing on February 1, 2018. The CPB Board of Directors (Board) established the Office of the Ombudsman in April 2005 as an independent office that informs CPB’s Board and its President on issues related to public television and radio programming, particularly programming funded by CPB. Its broader purpose is to encourage public dialogue that fosters high standards of excellence in public television and radio programming. To that end, the Ombudsman will receive and selectively respond to comments on programming from diverse sources, and will annually review CPB-funded programming for its objectivity, balance, fairness, accuracy and transparency, all as more particularly described in the Charter of the Office of the Ombudsman attached hereto.

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

Consultants must submit their proposals through CPB’s electronic grants management system.

To gain access to this RFP via the Grants Management System, please send an email request to Camille Morgan at no later than Friday, November 3rd at 12 p.m. EST. CPB will provide access to eligible applicants within two business days. Include the RFP title in the subject line. In your request, please provide your name, title, phone number, organization name, address and organization web address.

All questions related to this RFP must be submitted vie email to Jackie Livesay at CPB will post responses without attribution. The deadline for submitting questions is Friday, November 3rd at 12 p.m. EST.

Submissions are due no later than Friday, November 10th, 2017 at 5 p.m. EST. CPB will not consider applications submitted after this time.

Deadline summary:
11/3/2017 – Request access to the Grants Management System
11/3/2017 – Submit questions
11/10/2017 – Submit proposal