The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a consultant(s) ("Consultant") who possesses expertise in evaluating satellite and fiber interconnection services for television and/or radio networks and the ability to provide a financial, business and engineering analysis of a proposed plan for future delivery of interconnection services to the public broadcasting system. Knowledge of the public broadcasting system is preferred.
Interconnection is the use of public broadcasting facilities, including the Next Generation Interconnection System (v6) for television, proposed by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) operated by NPR, for the purpose of distributing programming and related data in support of the varied missions of public broadcasting.
The selected Consultant will provide a written analysis of the plans for the future provision of interconnection services and make recommendations for changes or alternative strategies for improving the efficiency (technical, managerial, financial, etc.) and effectiveness of the delivery of interconnection services to the public broadcasting system.
The initial term of the agreement is expected to be for approximately six (6) months, beginning on or before March 20, 2015, and will be renewable for a 6-month period at CPB's discretion, during which the Consultant would provide consulting services related to the project on an as-needed basis.