Response Due Date: October 23, 2020
Contract Period: December 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Request for Proposals
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) is requesting proposals from experienced firms, groups, or individuals to perform Economic Recovery/Tourism Planning Coordinator duties in the 12-county OVRDC region in southern Ohio. This is a contract-based position, and the selected contractor shall be responsible for all expenses incurred while performing services. Compensation which shall include related expenses will be negotiated but will include consideration for experience. This project and RFP are supported by CARES Act funding through the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA).
Background & Description
The successful RFP respondent will serve as the Economic Recovery/Tourism Planning Coordinator for the 12-county OVRDC region in southern Ohio under the general supervision of the OVRDC Executive Director.
Scope of Services/ Specific Responsibilities
This is an independent contractor/consulting position. The Economic Recovery/Tourism Planning Coordinator will be offered a contract of up to nineteen (19) months.
The firm, group, or person selected should be flexible and able to work independently, able to structure their own workdays and able to complete their work within the general timetable established by OVRDC per the contract.
Other relevant skills include the ability to work well with others and undertake joint projects; and a willingness to participate in special training programs, conferences, workshops, and classes as required. The work environment may involve flexible hours, including availability outside normal office hours, as needed. The Economic Recovery/Tourism Planning Coordinator must be available for travel.
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) is a public regional planning commission established in 1967 that serves as a Local Development District for the Appalachian Regional Commission, as an Economic Development District for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, and as a Regional Transportation Planning Organization for the Ohio Department of Transportation. OVRDC coordinates federal, state and local resources to encourage development and improve quality of life by offering technical assistance, planning and support for economic development, community development and transportation projects in 12 southern Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Clermont, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton.