CITY OF BINGHAMTON Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Job Marketing, Talent Attraction, and Business Support Services City of Binghamton, New York

DUE DATE: 10:30 a.m. on June 7, 2023

I. General Information

The City of Binghamton, New York is seeking qualifications from firms to assist the City in providing professional services to support City of Binghamton businesses with filling open jobs and attracting talent through marketing and job advertising services in the City of Binghamton. Firms are invited to submit their qualifications for consideration in providing a proposal for this scope of work. After evaluation of all submittals, a short list of firms will be invited to provide a formal proposal. The City of Binghamton reserves the right to reject any or all submittals.

The selected firm will report to the Planning Department and will also work directly with the Office of Economic Development and the Mayor’s Office, as needed.

The City of Binghamton will enter a contract with the successful bidder to provide the above services on an as needed basis dependent upon approved applications by City of Binghamton businesses for a total amount not exceeding $107,143.

The period of this contract shall run for one year from the date of execution with the possibility of an additional one-year extension. This contract may be terminated by either party with 30 days notice. Funding for this work will be provided by the Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV).

II. Scope of Work

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in the City of Binghamton have identified hiring of qualified candidates as a major barrier to business success. The City of Binghamton seeks to support these businesses by engaging an experienced, quality, capable, customer-service oriented firm on behalf of businesses to supply the following services:

• development of job advertisements

• development of marketing collateral for a hiring campaign

• placement of advertisements (social media, print, tv, etc.), and

• other marketing support as approved by the City of Binghamton

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