The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks the services of a consultant(s) (“Consultant”) to advise and assist CPB with identifying potential public television station-centered collaborative opportunities to strengthen public television services. The Consultant will 1) evaluate public television services in markets (approximately five) where stations, that CPB will identify, are not meeting CPB’s minimum service and eligibility criteria set forth in the television community service grant general provisions (General Provisions). The evaluation will provide alternate methods to provide those services with a priority toward local and regional collaborations and will identify the costs to implement a reconfigured service; 2) identify, with input from CPB, approximately five other vulnerable markets where stations can benefit from strengthening and/or increasing service through collaboration or consolidation; and 3) at CPB’s direction, work with selected stations to implement the reconfigured service.
This RFP seems less focused on evaluating the current financial health of the station in question, and more focused on the alternative service options. Please confirm.
That is correct.
Please confirm that CPB wants only hourly rates on the cost proposal, not a total estimate per station evaluation.
CPB is requesting hourly rates. The requirements for each evaluation may differ, so a per station/market fee is not required.