RISE is accepting responses for the following open solicitations.

RISE Solicitation: Support in the Extension of the RISE Sustainability Plan

 

Responses are due by 5pm EDT, December 1, 2021.

RISE has completed a strategic plan and has been executing on it. Through this process, we have further honed in on our specific point of view, refined our value-add, and crafted a plan for growth that moves us – and our work – forward.

Our next step is to take that plan and extend it to shape, communicate and disseminate this next phase of innovation to position RISE for long-term sustainability. We require a partner who can complete the following tasks:

  • Funder Scan

To move RISE into the next chapter of supporting replicable and scalable resilience solutions, we need to partner with funders who support this vision. Using the information from our strategic refresh, we require a review of potential funders aligned with the type of capital we can attract (grants and/or some venture-level support.) That scan should include a streamlined list of partners who are a natural fit for us, shortening the fundraising cycle by creating more targeted outreach. The scan should also clearly identify the offering from RISE that coordinates the funders’ interests and strategic goals with RISE that can be encapsulated in RISE’s outreach to the funders.

  • Support the Extension of RISE’s Sustainability Plan

The materials and findings from 1 above will be incorporated into RISE’s 3-year Sustainability Plan. This Plan will be prepared by RISE with support and guidance from the consultant.

  • Event Plan

Identify year-long (2022) event plan to ensure participation and presence at key conferences and other gatherings.

Submission:

Responses are due by 5pm EDT, December 1, 2021. Please email your proposal and all questions to barbarawalker@riseresilience.org. Reponses should include:

  • Evidence of respondent’s prior relevant experience
  • Impact and outcome examples
  • Cost descriptions and estimates

 

Solicitation can be viewed HERE.

RISE Solicitation: Website Development and Marketing

 

Responses are due by 12pm EDT, September 3rd, 2021.

 

Scope of Work

RISE is looking for the following services:

Website Development and Design:

  1. Enhancement/redesign of RISE’s current website riseresilience.org while (preferably) maintaining the current domain and continuing to use WordPress. The primary goals of the redesign are to:
  • Provide content and information for our primary audiences, including interactive graphics and photography, video, and modern design that is optimized for mobile
  • Provide better UX for defined audience segments
  • Promote the upcoming 2022 Challenge
  • Provide supporting documentation/information for Challenge applicants
  • Install website analytics to enable visitor tracking
  1. Provide training to the RISE staff to manage the website content.
  2. The ability to provide website analytics and visitor tracking.
  3. Development of a native blog page and training for the RISE staff on updates and maintenance of content.

Marketing and Media needs:

  1. Design custom flyers for the 2021 Challenge and its multiple topic areas.
  2. Create an overview brochure about RISE, its programs and achievement.
  3. Capture or procure professional photos for website and marketing collateral of the Hampton Roads region and other relevant images relevant to RISE’s mission, programs and achievements.
  4. Provide guidance and support surrounding social media and digital strategies.

If you are interested in bidding, please provide your best itemized cost estimate (hourly rates) for the above tasking and portfolio samples.  Please indicate any tasks you are unable to complete.

The federal funds used for this procurement will require that the awardee must have a DUNS number and be registered on sam.gov. Respondents should indicate if they have the DUNS number and sam.gov registration, or if they intend to obtain them.  Either case will allow their response to be considered.

Proposals with cost estimates should be e-mailed on company letterhead and e-mailed to Barbara Walker, barbarawalker@riseresilience.org  with the subject line “Website Development and Marketing Services” Re-design cost estimate”. Please email with any questions or concerns.

Solicitation can be viewed HERE.

 

RISE Solicitation: Social Media and Digital Marketing Services

 

Responses are due by 12pm EDT, September 3rd, 2021.

 

Scope of Work

RISE is looking for the following social media/digital marketing services:

  • Planning: Collaborate with RISE to design comprehensive, holistic social media plans that meet determined objectives and address the needs of targeted audiences and campaigns
  • Production/Creative: Write, design, capture, and produce weekly social content, including copy, graphics, and photography/videography for RISE social media and digital channels:
    • Three content designs per week (approximately 12 per month) prepared for multiple social media platforms
    • One photo shoot per month, including location shoots within 25-mile radius, on a predetermined topic appropriate for posting on digital channels to promote brand awareness or specific campaign objectives
    • One video per month, including location shoots within 25-mile radius, on a predetermined topic appropriate for posting on digital channels to promote brand awareness or specific campaign objectives
    • Weekly check-ins and editorial collaboration to define brand voice and copy/content
    • Monthly check-ins to determine strategic goals and content calendar
  • Challenge Campaign Coverage: Planning and execution of campaign to encourage applications and awareness for upcoming Coastal Resilience Challenge, including development of copy, graphics and assets
  • Paid Media Strategy: Develop occasional unique platform-driven strategies to increase awareness, consideration and conversion of target audiences through paid media planning and buying including, but not limited to, targeted digital ads on multiple platforms when appropriate
  • Analytics and Reporting: Deliver reports to review campaign performance, provide analytics and insights based on mutually determined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Submission:

If you are interested in bidding, please provide your best itemized cost estimate (monthly rates) for the above tasking and portfolio samples. Please indicate any tasks you are unable to complete. Proposals with cost estimates should be e-mailed on company letterhead and e-mailed to Barbara Walker, betsyhnath@riseresilience.org with the subject line “Social Media and Digital Marketing Services.” Please email with any questions or concerns.

Solicitation can be viewed HERE.