RFP for Crisis Communication Services

Agency: Washington County
State: Minnesota
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
  • 541613 - Marketing Consulting Services
  • 541618 - Other Management Consulting Services
  • 611430 - Professional and Management Development Training
Posted Date: Mar 21, 2023
Due Date: Apr 21, 2023
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Bid Title: RFP for Crisis Communication Services
Category: Washington County Office of Administration
Status: Open

Description:
Introduction

Washington County is the fifth largest county in Minnesota by population. The county government provides services and programs to more than 260,000 residents. As such, it has a major public presence and reputation to maintain and present to the public. To aid in the response of a natural or human-made disaster, a disruption in service, a proscribed action by county employees or leadership, or any other occurrence that would require rapid, widespread communication or management of public messages, the county is seeking assistance from a crisis communicator. The work could require coordination with local, state, and federal agencies.

Goals and Objectives

The goal and objective is to have a crisis communications contractor on retainer to Washington County in the event of a natural or manmade crisis that would necessitate communication with residents and the larger communication community, such as media outlets, to provide:

  • Safety and survival information for residents; and
  • To maintain and ensure the protection of the reputation and standing of Washington County.

It is expected that the chosen contractor would spend the appropriate time habituating to the county, its history, reputation, communication outlets, and allies. This research phase would include reviewing the current county Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Plan (Exhibit A), most recently updated in October 2019. Once the research is complete, the necessity of the crisis communication contractor would be on an “as needed” basis.

Proposal Questions

All questions regarding this RFP must be sent via electronic mail to the following contact: Tina Elam, Communications Manager, Tina.Elam@co.washington.mn.us For security reasons, you must enable JavaScript to view this E-mail address.

Only written questions will receive responses. Washington County reserves the right to disregard questions received after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. If a question pertains to a clarification of this RFP, the question and answer will be forwarded to all contractors who expressed interest in submitting a proposal. A copy of all written questions submitted, with responses, will be distributed to interested contractors no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Crisis Communications RFP Q & A

Posted: March 22, 2023
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Publication Date/Time:
3/1/2023 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
4/21/2023 4:00 PM
Contact Person:
Tina Elam, Communications Manager, Tina.Elam@co.washington.mn.us
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