City of Brentwood Issues Marketing RFP
The City requires an experienced marketing and public relations
industry consultant to provide marketing services (“Services”) for its Project.
Consultants experienced in real estate development marketing, including mixed-use and
commercial office jobs centers, will create a branded, marketing program that is used to
present this new development opportunity to developers and end user businesses. The
City has completed a Master Plan with architectural renderings, a themed marketing
brochure and associated documents. All documents for the previously completed
Master Plan work is available in modifiable electronic format, including Adobe InDesign.
More information about the Innovation Center @ Brentwood can be found at:
The Services required for the Project may include design and branding services, creative
marketing strategy planning and execution, website/social media design/advisement and
creative services and advertisement purchases on behalf of the City.
The City is a general law city located in east Contra Costa County, with an estimated population
of 65,300. Additional information about the City is available online at:
Scope of Work:
Background and Vision
The City of Brentwood has recently completed a Master Plan and marketing brochure for the
Innovation Center @ Brentwood, a roughly 400 acre area with a core development objective to
become a next generation business and office park, and incorporating mixed-used residential
and commercial uses that attract employers and talent to the Brentwood market. The vision for
this area is a bold leap that would lead this region to a new reality: a world where next
generation workplaces are close to employee residences; where quality of life is a paramount
concern, where travel to work by pedestrian, bicycle, and quality transit would not only be
possible, but strongly preferred; where employers choose a location for headquarters and
satellite offices because they can attract talent.
Brentwood, being located in the San Francisco Bay Area, has key marketable assets that add to
the conceptual viability of The Innovation Center as an employment center:
• land availability for new, modern, healthy building focused development
• a talented, educated workforce that already commutes and is WFH for major employers
in the San Francisco Bay Area (ie Hub and Spoke Model)
• relatively affordable and contemporary housing for employees
• available infrastructure to meet demands of new development
• a supportive City government focused on economic development
• easy access to quality parks, trails and open space
• a family focused, safe community
Even with these marketable assets, the City is not known as being a jobs center and needs to
acquire a presence in the market. The City is looking for a marketing services consultant that
can guide the planning and execution of a marketing program with a real estate and
development focus that puts Brentwood, California and The Innovation Center @ Brentwood on
the map as the next location for office park developers and major employers within, and serving,
the San Francisco Bay Area.
The City is seeking a proposal from a marketing firm that can take previous work performed for
The Innovation Center @ Brentwood and make the project concept ready for consumption in
media, publications, and other outlets, in addition to creating traction with the development
community and major employers.
The marketing program may include the following services, but is not entirely defined. The City
looks for the consultant to provide a professional recommendation within its proposal to address
the needs of the City for this project.
The budget for this work is $55,000.
City of Brentwood
Request for Proposals
City Attorney Approved Version 060120
1. Brand Understanding and Brand Development
a. Review existing The Innovation Center @ Brentwood Master Plan, marketing
brochure, SWOT Analysis, and associated documents.
b. Review the City of Brentwood Quality of Life Platform: Better in Brentwood ™
c. Advise and create identifiable branding content or imagery that can be used in
marketing and media outreach, journals, publications, etc… to convey the real
estate and development opportunity.
2. Marketing Collateral
a. Create marketing content that is readily consumable for marketing and media
outreach. Build materials off of previous work on the project.
b. Assist the City with updating its website landing and marketing page:
c. Assist the City with creating an identifiable social media presence for the project.
3. Marketing Channels and Execution
a. Advise on marketing efforts that provide the City the best ROI for establishing
brand positioning in the market.
b. Execute the marketing strategy; provide content for media relations.
c. Act on the City’s behalf to foster partnerships in the development community.
d. Act on the City’s behalf to purchase creative advertising and deploy creative
content (reimbursable costs plus overhead)
Due Date: September 30
City of Brentwood
Economic Development Division
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513
C/O Joshua Ewen, Senior Analyst
City Manager’s Office – Economic Development
(925) 418-2418 direct
Project Webpage at: