Audio Video Creative Production Services

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September 25, 2015

Request for Proposals

CPB seeks the services of a creative producer to provide audio video content to advance CPB's priorities in education and journalism, as well as to support public media stations' work. The producer must be available upon short notice and will often be expected to provide the final product within a few days of receiving the assignment.

The producer will be required to provide a wide range of audio video services at CPB's request. Please see the attached Request for Proposals for a full list of these services.

The contract will extend for a term of one year, and CPB will have, in its sole discretion, the right to renew the agreement for two additional one-year terms.

Examples of content CPB has previously contracted may be found as part of CPB initiatives supporting an engaged, civil society like American Graduate, and a montage honoring a Murrow Award recipient.

Please download the Request for Proposals below for detailed information, including application requirements.
PDF icon Request for Proposals113.65 KB

Questions from Potential Respondents, with CPB Answers:

FAQ Topic: 

For staff bios, would you like to see bios of the company principals as well as the producers, motion graphic designers and editors?

Please refer to Section III (A) (4) of the Request for Proposals (RFP).

For short form content, can we provide the samples as links embedded within the proposal (via VIMEO)? or do you prefer viewing another way?

Links may be embedded within the proposal.

Would you like us to supply any client references?

References will not be considered when evaluating the proposals, as set forth in Section IV of the RFP.

Is CPB open to vendors that are based primarily outside of Washington DC/Baltimore metro area? If so is travel to DC reimbursable?

Applicants outside the Washington, D.C. metro area should identify in their Cost Proposals travel costs for 1 and 2-person half and full-day shoots within the metro area.

FAQ Topic: 

In exhibit C, is the 2 man team referring to two cameras/shooters?

Please include rates accounting for all labor and/or equipment costs for filming on location (outside of studio) at broadcast quality for one and two-person crews. If respondent doesn't use one and/or two person film crews, please indicate that in the proposal.

FAQ Topic: 

In exhibit C, you are requesting a quote for a Studio/lights/control room, but there is no mention for this requirement in the RFP. What exactly is the requested service here?

If the applicant doesn't have an in-house studio/control room to use for production, please identify the costs, as well as any additional fees for providing that facility, equipment and/or personnel.