III. Responding to the RFP
The respondent must specifically address each of the above qualifications: Each response to the RFP must include the following information:
The proposal must address the consultant’s experience with regard to each
of the 20 assistance areas and deliverables as listed above.
The applicant must detail qualifications in the nine (9) areas defined above
under qualification and eligibility requirements.
The applicant must include a list of at least three (3) references from
clients that you have worked with in the last 4 years. The list must include contact
names, phone numbers, address and email address. Indicate how long the applicant has worked with each reference and in what capacity.
The applicant must quote a single price for the work and travel and
provide a budget breakdown of the major cost divisions.
If you are interested in proceeding toward the possibility of submitting a formal proposal, CPB may meet with you and may share materials, data, other information and analyses (collectively, “Information”) with you. As a condition of receiving such Information, your expression of interest in proceeding shall be deemed to constitute your agreement to protect, preserve and maintain all such Information on a strictly confidential basis, and to promptly return to CPB upon its request all tangible copies of such Information in your possession.
CPB is not responsible for loss or damage to the material submitted, or for any unauthorized use or misuse of the submitted materials by any third party. Any submission to CPB shall become the property of CPB (not including any intellectual property rights contained in such submission), and CPB is not required to return any submitted materials to any applicant.
Solicitation by CPB of proposals does not constitute an agreement by CPB to extend funding to any party for the project under consideration. CPB may, in its sole discretion, elect not to pursue this project in any manner.
By submitting a proposal, each applicant grants to CPB the right to duplicate, use, disclose, and distribute all of the materials submitted for purposes of evaluation, review, and research. In addition, each applicant guarantees that the applicant has full and complete rights to all of the information and materials included in the proposal. Each applicant also guarantees that all such materials are not defamatory and do not infringe upon or violate the privacy rights, copyrights, or other proprietary rights of any third party.