Communications and Creative Services for University of Colorado Denver

Purpose:

CU Denver is seeking an agency partner or consulting team to augment in-house expertise and help deliver communications and creative services and activities, specifically the development of a strategy and plan for the chancellor’s social media presence and to create materials in support of the campus’ strategic planning process and external communications efforts. Identified deliverables will be co-created with members of University Communications, Chancellor’s Office, and other CU Denver units.

Background:

The University of Colorado Denver (herein after “CU” or “CU Denver” or “University”) Communications team serves as a strategic advisor and partner to units across campus, working to increase the image and reputation of the university, student enrollment, and engagement and loyalty among students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders. The team specializes in brand management, marketing, media relations, creative strategy, digital and social media, and communications.

Scope of Work:

All proposals submitted in response to this DQ will be reviewed for responsiveness by the Purchasing Agent prior to referral to the evaluation committee. A committee will then evaluate all responsive proposals in Description accordance with the criteria described below. The contract will be awarded to the offeror whose proposal is deemed to have the best evaluation determined by the University Evaluation Committee’s. If the University requests interviews by short-listed offerors, committee members may revise their initial proposal evaluation based upon additional information and clarification received in this phase. Please note that the date for interviews has not yet been set. If your company is invited to give an interview to the evaluation team, the dates will not be flexible. The University, at its discretion, may utilize a Best and Final Offer (BAFO) stage. If this phase is utilized, the Purchasing Agent shall submit to the offerors most likely to receive the award, requests for specific clarification and allow offerors to enhance their pricing. The Purchasing Agent shall coordinate the offerors’ responses for review by the evaluation team. The Purchasing Agent shall be the SOLE point of contact throughout the process for all offerors. Please note that the date for the BAFO stage has not yet been set. If your company is invited to participate in this stage, the dates will not be flexible. If the University requests Best and Final Offers by shortlisted offerors, committee members may revise their initial proposal evaluation based upon additional information and clarification received in this phase. The contract will be awarded to the offeror whose overall offer is deemed to be the most advantageous to the University as determined by the evaluation team. The PSC purchasing office, after review and approval of the evaluation team’s written recommendation, will notify all offerors via a posting on the electronic solicitation notification system of the results of the solicitation evaluation. The posting will be an announcement of award.

METHOD OF AWARD – BEST EVALUATION BASED ON WRITTEN PROPOSAL: It is the intent of the University of Colorado to award a contract to one supplier who receives the highest evaluation from the University’s DQ Evaluation Committee. The Committee will review written Proposals submitted by supplier and award based on the following criteria:

· Company profile 

· Supplier’s experience and qualifications

· Approach to the scope of work

· Client management and project management practices

· Creative work samples for the primary services requested

· Pricing 

· References OPTIONAL

Due Date:

10/16/2020 4:00 PM MDT

Address:

Katherine Gatwood katey.gatwood@cu.edu

Agencies to consider include Hunter PR and MWW PR.

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