2022 RFP Grant Writer Announcement

No longer on display. Expired on September 30, 2022, 12:00 PM

Purpose: This request for proposal (RFP) is to contract for grant writing and technical assistance services to be provided for the Syracuse Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) in order to apply to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program that was announced in September 2022. The contract is for a period of approximately 2 months lasting from October 1 to December 31, 2022. 

Information regarding the EPA RLF Program Guidelines and Requirements may be found here.

Who May Respond. Only applicants who have successfully secured funds through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program within the past 5 years (2017 or later) may respond to this RFP.

Instructions on Proposal Submission

1.  Closing Submission Date. One (1) electronic copy must be submitted no later than 12:00 PM on Friday, September 30, 2022.

2.  Submissions and Inquiries. Inquiries concerning this RFP should be mailed to:

3.  Conditions of Proposal. All costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal responding to this RFP will be the responsibility of the Offeror and will not be reimbursed by the Syracuse Economic Development Corporation. 

              Eric Ennis
Executive Director
Syracuse Economic Development Corporation
201 East Washington Street, 6th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202

And e‐mailed to: EEnnis@syrgov.net 

4.  Instructions to Prospective Contractors. It is important that the Offeror’s proposal be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked in the upper left hand corner with the following information:

                Request for Proposal
Company and/or Applicant Name

Failure to do so may result in premature disclosure of your proposal. It is the responsibility of the Offeror to insure that the proposal is received by SEDCO, by the date and time specified above. Late proposals will not be considered.

5.   Right to Reject. SEDCO reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received in response to this RFP. A contract for the accepted proposal will be drafted based upon the factors described in this RFP.

6.   Notification of Award. It is expected that a decision selecting the successful Firm will be made within one (1) weeks of the closing date for the receipt of proposals. Upon conclusion of final negotiations with the successful Firm, all Offerors submitting proposals in response to this Request for Proposal will be informed, in writing, of the name of the successful consultant. It is expected that the contract shall be used for the disclosed period of October 1 through December 31, 2022. The contract is based upon work performed within this time frame with a monthly retainer. Additional fees should be outlined on an hourly and flat monthly rate. 

Link to RFP here(PDF, 185KB)