The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of an expert(s) (Expert) knowledgeable in television broadcasting technology, spectrum, business operations and policy to advise CPB on issues relating to market transition considerations for NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0), FCC’s TV spectrum repack, 5G wireless technology, and other NextGen TV and spectrum related issues as it relates to public broadcasting as described in more detail in Section IV of the RFP, Work Scope. In addition, CPB seeks the Expert to provide strategic planning assistance through multiple forms such as authoritative, technical reports and presentations.
CPB understands that individual firms may not have the necessary expertise to provide the services requested. Accordingly, CPB will consider joint proposals submitted by collaborating organizations. CPB will contract with the lead party which will be responsible for the final product. Additionally, CPB may apportion this work among the selected vendors.
CPB will compensate the Expert on an hourly agreed upon rate. The contract term will be for 24 months (2 years) and thereafter, CPB will have the option to extend the term of the agreement for two additional six month terms, at its sole discretion, at agreed upon hourly rates, for any additional assistance CPB may require relating to NextGen TV or spectrum. Additionally, CPB requests that applicants include in their proposal the services of a copy editor to assist with any requested technical position papers and other documents that must be of publishable quality.