Research Partner for Radio and Television Community Service Grants System Consultation

Eligibility:

Open to all applicants.

Deadline:

December 7, 2022

Request for Proposals

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks a research organization to serve as its research partner (“Partner”) in a review of its Community Service Grant (CSG) programs for public television and radio stations. CPB is funded through an annual appropriation from Congress, and the CSG programs are the mechanism for distributing more than 70% of the appropriation directly to 549 grantees. The Partner will present a plan for analyzing the effectiveness of the CSG policies and a description of how it will implement the plan.

Both the Radio and TV CSG programs were materially updated following a review of each in 2019. Now that these policies have been in effect for three years, CPB seeks to determine if the changes are having the desired outcomes and whether any additional changes are needed. To that end, the research work scope is expected to include the following:
• Analysis and benchmarking of station financial data (provided by CPB) and third-party socioeconomic data;
• Development of evaluation methodologies;
• Analysis of current grant distribution formulae’s effectiveness in meeting the objectives of the CSG program; and
• Preparation of reports and presentation materials

The Partner is expected to work closely and flexibly with CPB during all phases of the project, providing clear, concise analysis of data and written and oral presentations and reports that are easily understood and can be shared with stakeholders. The Partner will attend consultation panel, CPB Board or other meetings as requested by CPB. The successful applicant will have extensive experience in policy analysis and the ability to work with large databases to support complex analyses.

CPB anticipates this project will take place over 18-months and require approximately 2200 hours of work and the Partner will be compensated on an hourly basis. The agreement will be renewable at CPB’s sole discretion for an additional 300 hours over a 3-month period for any related work.

Please download the Request for Proposals below for detailed information, including application requirements.
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Application Procedure and General Questions:

Applicants must submit technical and cost applications through CPB’s electronic grants management system.

To gain access to the electronic grants management system, please send an email request to jluchsinger@cpb.org no later than 5pm ET on November 30, 2022. CPB will provide access to eligible applicants within two business days. Include “CSG Research Partner” in the subject line. In your request, please provide your name, title, phone number, organization name, address and organization web site. If your organization already has an account within CPB’s electronic grants system, you must still request access to this RFP.

All questions related to this RFP must be submitted in writing no later than November 23, 2022 to Jeff Luchsinger at jluchsinger@cpb.org. The questions and CPB’s responses will be posted on CPB’s website without attribution.

Proposals for this RFP are due December 7, 2022 at Noon ET. CPB will not consider proposals submitted after this time.

Technical Proposals may be in Microsoft Word or PDF format, Cost Proposals must be in Excel format.

CPB may request applicants with the highest scores to present their proposals to CPB virtually
or in person. If selected, CPB will contact applicant to schedule a time for the presentation.

Questions from Potential Respondents, with CPB Answers:

FAQ Topic: 
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Can we submit the proposals via email?

Applicants must submit technical and cost proposals through CPB’s electronic grants management system. To gain access, please send an email request to jluchsinger@cpb.org no later than 5pm ET on November 16, 2022.

Can we perform the tasks (related to RFP) outside USA?

CPB does not exclude non-US companies from applying.

Whether we need to come over there for meetings?

Yes, some on-site visits will be required.

Whether companies from Outside USA can apply for this?

CPB does not exclude non-US companies from applying, however, this work will require on-site visits, the amount to be determined.