Assessment

Coming Home: Connecting to Community

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), is supporting a new public media initiative, Coming Home: Connecting to Community, to increase and promote authentic local storytelling through multi-platform media (original television, radio and digital-first) and engagement that develops and delivers a renewed narrative about life in rural America. New multi-platform content, created by local stations with local voices and talent, will celebrate the diversity, culture, traditions, and richness of small-town America, not being told by commercial media.

Assessment of Public Media’s Interconnection Systems

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a contractor(s) (“Contractor”) with expertise in evaluating interconnection services for television and radio.

Public Safety White Paper

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks the services of an individual or firm to provide CPB with a white paper assessing opportunities and making recommendations on where and how public media can enhance its public safety services.

Data and Policy Analyst for Radio and Television Community Service Grants System Consultation

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks to engage an Analyst to assist and advise CPB with a review of its Community Service Grant (CSG) programs for public television and radio stations.

Strengthening and Systematizing CPB’s Information Processes

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks to engage an organization (“Consultant”) to help CPB staff improve its data collection and analysis.

Business and Media Strategy Consultant

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), System Development and Media Strategy (MSTRA) is seeking a consultant to provide counsel and assistance on the issues facing the public television system, including the impact of the spectrum auction on system composition and public policy, changes in consumer behavior and content delivery technology, and evolving business strategies in a digital environment.

Digital Infrastructure Assessment

CPB is seeking the services of a consultant to assess the current state of public media’s digital infrastructure, including its capacity, adaptability and flexibility to meet future needs, and to recommend ways of creating more effective and efficient uses of digital platforms, services and tools.

Business Consulting: Public Television Service Options

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks the services of a consultant(s) (“Consultant”) to advise and assist CPB with identifying potential public television station-centered collaborative opportunities to strengthen public television services.  The Consultant will 1) evaluate public television services in markets (approximately five) where stations, that CPB will identify, are not meeting CPB’s minimum service and eligibility criteria set forth in the television community service grant general provisions (General Provisions). The evaluation will provide alternate methods to provide those services with a priority toward local and regional collaborations and will identify the costs to implement a reconfigured service; 2) identify, with input from CPB, approximately five other vulnerable markets where stations can benefit from strengthening and/or increasing service through collaboration or consolidation; and 3) at CPB’s direction, work with selected stations to implement the reconfigured service.  

Managing Consultant for the Station Revenue Project

This grant program seeks a Managing Consultant who will assess the operations at up to ten rural and minority stations to help them raise more revenue to meet the rising non-federal financial support (NFFS) requirement of CPB’s Community Service Grant program. The assessments will include station activities that have a direct impact on fundraising and the fundraising opportunities in their markets.  The assessments will be performed by the Managing Consultant and other subject area experts it engages. The initial 10 participating stations will be selected through a competitive application process. The Managing Consultant will present each station with the results of the assessment. Following the assessments, five stations will be selected out of the ten, and the Consultant will work with each of those five stations to implement their recommendations.

System Technology Assessment

CPB seeks the services of a consultant to evaluate local stations’ current capacities to continue to best serve their local audiences through broadcast technology.  This work will involve: surveying stations to determine the state of the current production and broadcast distribution equipment, financial plans to sustain current equipment and invest in future production and broadcast distribution equipment; analyzing collected data and developing a comprehensive report of stations’ equipment and financial capabilities; prioritizing equipment replacement and related station financial needs using factors such as immediacy of the need for replacement (e.g. end of life/failing equipment), station’s ability to finance the replacement, etc.; and identifying resource gaps that may impede future sustainability in an evolving media environment and outlining possible solutions for bridging them.

The results of this work will inform CPB’s decision-making as we work to assist stations, and the system as a whole, keep up with technological changes and develop future operating models.