Request for Proposals
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) is requesting proposals from experienced individuals, groups, or firms to perform Project Planning and Development Consultant 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. The total compensation fee, which shall include all related expenses to be paid by the consultant, may be negotiated but will include consideration for experience. This project and RFP are supported by American Rescue Plan Act funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) through the Ohio Department of Development.
Background & Description
The successful RFP respondent will serve as the Project Planning and Development Consultant for the 12-county OVRDC region in southern Ohio under the general supervision of the OVRDC Executive Director.
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.
Scope of Services/ Specific Responsibilities
This is an independent contractor/consulting position. The Project Planning and Development Consultant will be offered a contract of up to nineteen (19) months with the possibility for an extension. The individual, group, or firm 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 Project Planning and Development Consultant must be available for travel.
Point of Contact: John W. Hemmings III, Executive Director, Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission, phone (740) 947-2853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.