Project Management Consultant for the 2012 Survey Management Project

Request for Proposals

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks a management consultant(s) for the 2012 Survey Management Project. The period for the Project is 12 months, September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2012.

In 2006, CPB implemented a new online information system known as Integrated Station Information System ("ISIS"), to gather essential data from public television and public radio stations that is used to calculate their Community Service Grants ("CSG"). ISIS consolidated three independently maintained systems, namely (1) Station Grants Management System ("SGMS"), (2) Station Activities Benchmarking Survey ("SABS") and (3) Station Activities Survey (SAS). Stations now use ISIS to manage their grants and to complete the SABS and SAS surveys. SGMS was the key tool used to collect station financial data and calculate Stations' CSGs. SABS and SAS provided benchmarking data that allows Stations to compare themselves to similar stations in their cohort. Currently, SABS is only completed by television licensees, while SAS is completed by both television and radio licensees. SABS was developed in 2000 and has been stable in its current form since 2005. CPB is embarking on a review of SABS and SAS and has begun implementing changes. The review will continue through 2011 with final changes implemented in 2012.

CPB is looking for a consulting firm to provide operational and analytical support for a 12 month term. The consultant will be expected to work with CPB staff and select consultants in the following five areas:

  • Survey Support
  • Analytical Support and Survey Review Support
  • Survey Review Support
  • Training Support
  • Knowledge Support

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