Public Safety White Paper

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Eligibility:

See guidelines for specific qualifications.

Deadline:

Feb 07, 2019

Request for Proposals

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of an individual or firm to: 1) identify and analyze the ways in which public media currently supports public safety and emergency alerting across the United States; 2) conduct a similar review of private / commercial media; and 3) provide CPB with a white paper assessing opportunities and making recommendations on where and how public media can enhance its public safety services.

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

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The scope of work includes interviews and data collection at least 20 public media organizations. Does the CPB also anticipate the selected consultant to interview national or statewide public safety agencies?

CPB will consider agencies that the consultant proposes.

How did the CPB derive the estimate of 500-600 hours for completion of the project?

CPB took into consideration several factors, including the project scope and similar projects.

Has the CPB been working with a consultant in the preparation of the RFP? If so, who?

CPB did not work with a consultant in preparing the RFP.

What is the budget for this project?

For competitive solicitations CPB does not disclose the amount budgeted for the project. Cost will not be the sole factor that we consider in the review of applications, but it does make up 20% of our evaluation criteria.

The RFP was issued with four weeks allocated for response. We respectfully request a three-week extension to the due date to allow time for a thorough, well-crafted response.

CPB will extend the project by one week. The new project deadline is February 7, 2019.

There is no "not to exceed..." cost listed in the RFP. Is there a 'not to exceed' cost and if so, what is it?

For competitive solicitations CPB does not disclose the amount budgeted for the project. Cost will not be the sole factor that we consider in the review of applications, but it does make up 20% of our evaluation criteria.