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2016 RFI - Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Plan

Request For Information:  Comprehensive Econocmic Development Strategic Plan (CEDSP)  
[ Click to download  RFI ]

Status:  Open
Closes: 5/11/2016 at 4:00 p.m. CST  No late submittals will be accepted!

Responses to this RFI are to be submitted electronically no later than 4:00 p.m. CST on May 11, 2016. All responses shall be delivered via e-mail directly to DQuinn@FriscoEDC.com.

The City of Frisco email limit is 10MB. If files are larger than 10MB, the vendor may mail or drop off a flash drive or DVD containing the information prior to the deadline to the attention of:
Dave Quinn, CEcD
Vice President
Frisco EDC
6801 Gaylord Parkway, Suite 400
Frisco, TX 75033

Submit questions to: dquinn@friscoedc.com.
All questions and answers will be posted on this page, www.FriscoEDC.com/BIDS

                                    TIMELINE for Frisco EDC CEDSP 

Milestone Dates
Issue RFI to market Thursday, April 28, 2016
Deadline to submit questions Friday, May 6, 2016
Deadline to submit RFI Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Score RFI submissions Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Issue RFP to selected service providers Monday, May 23, 2016
Deadline to submit RFP Friday, June 10, 2016
Score and shortlist RFP submissions Monday, June 20, 2016
Presentations by shortlisted service providers (no later than) Thursday, June 30, 2016
Selection of service provider Friday, July 8, 2016
Begin project with scope and sync up meeting by Friday, July 15, 2016
Present FINAL Report of CEDS Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

QUESTIONS: RFI Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Plan (CEDSP)
Questions Answers                        
What data subscriptions are available for the consulting firm to access for this planning project?
The FEDC currently has subscriptions to the following services: Avention, Costar and Xcelligent

How many other firms was this RFI sent to for response?
Emails sent out to 12 firms. The RFI posted online at FriscoEDC.com/bids and the City of Frisco's bid page, www.FriscoTexas.gov/bids. Circulated through the City's DemandStar account and pushed out through IEDC.
What date will answers be provided to submitted questions? We will work to answer questions as soon as possible. We will post a final list of answers to questions by Close of Business on May 9, 2016.
Can companies from outside U.S. send in a response for this RFI? 

Open to any vendor to respond, but it is necessary for the company to show understanding the U.S. market and economic development industry.
Is the consultant expected to come in person for meetings? Yes. The consultant will be expected on site for several meetings throughout the project.
Can consultant perform the tasks (related to RFP) outside of the U.S.?
Yes. However, it is important for the company to show understanding of information is relevant to the U.S. market and economic development industry.
Can RFI proposals be submitted via email?

Yes. All responses to this RFI should be submitted by email to Dave Quiin - dquinn@friscoedc.com by the deadline:
Wednesday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m. CST

Can you please post a link to the 2010 CEDS for the Frisco Economic Development Corporation so that previous work can be reviewed? Please click on the link to view the
2010 Frisco EDC CEDS.

Is there an annual document that showcases results against prior CEDS? Please click here to view the
Frisco EDC's Five-Year Project Summary 2011 - 2015
Has the Frisco EDC established a timeline for evaluating and awarding the project and for launching / completion of the project? Please see timeline for Frisco EDC CEDSP above.

Please provide information on the budget available for the CEDSP so that we may scale the scope of the project appropriately? The budget has not yet been set for this project; however, the Frisco EDC Board of Directors understands the value of strategic planning and has committed to providing the necessary resources to successfully complete the project.