RFPs & Grants

CPB RFP: NextGen TV Transition and Broadcast Engineering Expert

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of an expert(s) (Expert) knowledgeable in television broadcasting technology, spectrum, business operations and policy to advise CPB on issues relating to market transition considerations for NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0), FCC’s TV spectrum repack, 5G wireless technology, and other NextGen TV and spectrum-related issues as it relates to public broadcasting as described in more detail in Section IV of the RFP, Work Scope. In addition, CPB seeks the Expert to provide strategic planning assistance through multiple forms such as authoritative, technical reports and presentations.

CPB understands that individual firms may not have the necessary expertise to provide the services requested. Accordingly, CPB will consider joint proposals submitted by collaborating organizations. CPB will contract with the lead party which will be responsible for the final product. Additionally, CPB may apportion this work among the selected vendors.

CPB will compensate the Expert on an hourly agreed-upon rate. The contract term will be for 24 months (2 years) and thereafter, CPB will have the option to extend the term of the agreement for two additional six-month terms, at its sole discretion, at agreed-upon hourly rates, for any additional assistance CPB may require relating to NextGen TV or spectrum. Additionally, CPB requests that applicants include in their proposal the services of a copy editor to assist with any requested technical position papers and other documents that must be of publishable quality.

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Application Procedure and General Questions:

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

To gain access to the electronic grants management system, please send an email request to Shawn Richardson, Project Manager, at srichardson@cpb.org, no later than Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 5:00pm ET. CPB will provide access to eligible applicants within two business days. If your organization already has an account within CPB’s electronic grants system, you must still request access to this RFP.

Once access is granted, applicants will be able to upload the technical proposal and the cost proposal separately in the appropriate fields. Proposals are due Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:00pm Eastern Time. All questions related to this RFP must be submitted in writing no later than Wednesday, December 9, 2020 to Mr. Richardson at the email address above. The questions and CPB’s responses will be posted on CPB’s website without attribution.

Deadline Summary:
December 9, 2020 – Deadline to submit questions
December 10, 2020 – Deadline to request access to Grants Management System
December 17, 2020 – Proposal submissions due by 4:00pm ET

CPB- Web-Based Harassment and Bias Prevention Training

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) invites proposals to provide a hosted, interactive, web-based training Program for CPB and public broadcasting station employees that:

1) Addresses common types of harassment and/or discrimination and precautionary measures to take to prevent harassment and/or discrimination.
2) Teaches about stereotypes and biases, how they develop, and how to gain insights into one’s own perspectives and steps to take for their elimination.
3) Provides effective strategies for removing barriers to diversity, and for discouraging and preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

The Program must allow stations to set up and manage their station group user accounts independently from CPB.

The term of the agreement will extend for a period of 3 years, renewable under the same terms and conditions at CPB’s sole discretion for an additional 3 one-year terms.

Deadline: Oct 22, 2020
Eligibility: Open to all applicants.
Learn More: https://www.cpb.org/grants/Web-Based-Harassment-and-Bias-Prevention-Training

CPB — Collaborative Operations and Services Grant Program

The Collaborative Operations and Services (“COS”) grant program is intended to support multistation initiatives to fully develop and implement collaborations, strategic alliances and other forms of partnerships that will increase stations’ abilities and capacities to achieve more together than each can accomplish alone. The COS will provide smaller grants to assist stations with facilitation, analysis, and research (“FAR”) required for establishing parameters for collaboration efforts, as well as larger grants for the implementation of serious collaborative efforts.

Deadline: Rolling or Multiple
Eligibility: TV, Joint or Radio CSG recipients in good standing, collaborations of CSG recipients, and/or existing non-profit organizations that deliver services to, or represent, CSG recipients.
Apply: https://www.cpb.org/grants/collaborative-operations-and-services-grant-program

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