RFQ No. 2023-MBI-09
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“Mass Tech Collaborative” or “MassTech”), on behalf of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (“MBI”) is issuing this Request for Qualifications for Outreach and Engagement Services to Support Digital Equity Statewide Plans (RFQ No.2023-MBI-09) (the “RFQ”) to solicit responses from qualified organizations (“Respondents”) interested in receiving funding to provide services to support MBI’s stakeholder engagement process for Digital Equity Act (“DEA”) and Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (“BEAD”) statewide planning efforts as well as future implementation activities under these programs. Massachusetts-based organizations serving any of the “target populations” listed in Section 2 are eligible to apply. Respondents will be competing against each other for selection to provide the services set forth herein (the “Services”). The submissions of all Respondents shall be compared and evaluated pursuant to the evaluation criteria set forth in this RFQ, and multiple Respondents may be selected.
The purpose of this RFQ is to prequalify entities that have established trust and that work directly with one or more of the Target Populations to support MBI’s stakeholder outreach and engagement activities to gather information directly from impacted communities disproportionately impacted by the digital divide and inform the SDEP and BEAD Plan and Proposals and future implementation activities. Any community-based organization directly serving or representing one or more of the Target Populations may submit an online application to apply for funds to perform the Services under this RFQ.
|Team Lead||Josh Eichen, proposals (at) masstech.org|
|RFQ Issued||June 12, 2023|
|Bidders’ Conference - View Recording | Presentation (PDF)||June 22, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. EST|
|Questions Due||June 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST|
|Question and Answer File Posted||July 15, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. EST (updated 7/12/2023)|
|Applications Due on a Rolling Basis Through||August 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST|
|Notification of Award||On a rolling basis|
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