Fourth Economy Consulting announces posting of a Request for Information for a current client project. Submitting firms will be included in a one-stop-shop resource directory of best-in-class urban-regional + economic development planning firms. This directory provides client with stocked resource for direct RFP solicitation to leading firms.
Fourth Economy Consulting (FEC) is soliciting company information from urban-regional and economic development planning firms to be used in directory resource for a current client. FEC is presently working with a Midwestern client on the research and developmental stages of a large, multiphase statewide initiative. The client’s ambitious project has requested FEC to perform a preliminary expert study of successful regional economic and quality of life transformations in metro areas throughout the US.
The study will be part of a program toolkit to inform and equip state and local officials for long-term, coordinated urban-regional planning aimed at wholesale redevelopment and revitalization. Part of the toolkit, the directory will offer stakeholders an extensive listing of “best-in-class” urban-regional and economic development planning firms compiled through an interactive RFI targeting information relevant to the client’s goals and intended campaign. The directory will provide our client and their partners with convenient access to a stocked resource for direct RFP solicitation to leading firms for their eventual projects. This stands in contrast to the more common, general RFP circulation by reducing demands on the client’s time and improving the visibility of their requests.
This interactive RFI is entirely web-based, and will seek general and targeted company background and project experience information. A unique feature to this request is the targeted information requests, which focus on precise details that offer the client a concise profile of prospective firms with information that is directed squarely at their interests. Your firm will also benefit from extensive opportunities to share specific project examples and corresponding documentation that illustrates your firm’s qualifications and expertise.
The process of submitting your information and questionnaire responses is entirely online. We have built a web-based form for you to enter the information at the URL below. Please do not mail any materials to our location, but make use of file attachment features below each Section in the “Supporting Documents” file upload area.
- Review and download the PDF of the RFI. The PDF version of the RFI can be found here.
- Download the .DOC of the RFI and use the space provided within to develop the language that will be submitted in the web-form. The .DOC version of the RFI can be found here.
- Begin the application on our SurveyGizmo web-form by clicking the following link, or copying the URL below to the address bar in your web browser: RFI for Best-in-Class Planning Firm Profile & Practice Information You will be able to save your progress and return to it later. URL: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1779840/Best-In-Class-Planning-Firm-Profile-Practice-Information
The following timeline includes all dates for the lifecycle of this RFI.
|September 2, 2014||RFI published and released|
|September 9, 2014||Questions for FEC submitted|
|September 11, 2014||Answers to questions posted on FEC website|
|September 25, 2014||RFI responses due no later than 11:59pm EST|
|September 29, 2014||Notice of inclusion sent to submitting firms|
Deadline: All information should be submitted by no later than 11:59 PM EST on 9/25/2014.
Q&A: Questions about this RFI should be provided by emailed to Luke Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org. Supply the following information in the subject line: “RE: Planning Firm Resource Questions – [FIRM NAME and P.O.C]”