Creative RFP Issued By University of California

clean energy smart manufacturing innovation institute

CESMII seeks seasoned Visual & Graphic Marketing Services (Independent Contractor) for supporting the development and delivery of world-class, professional presentations (PowerPoint), explainer videos, product demonstrations, etc.

The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) operates as a program at UCLA. CESMII is the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing (“SM”), ensuring the power of change and innovation is at the fingertips of everyone who touches manufacturing. CESMII is accelerating Smart Manufacturing adoption through the integration of advanced sensors, data analytics, platforms, and controls to radically improve efficiency, precision, performance, and energy productivity. CESMII is the Home of Smart Manufacturing, transforming US manufacturing by dramatically reducing the cost & complexity of using real-time data from operations to drive revenue growth and reduce operating costs to improve profitability.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, CESMII brings over $140 million in committed public-private investment through a consortium of partners from across industry, academia, and non-profit entities. CESMII is the 5th Institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the 9th out of 14 in the national Manufacturing USA network of institutes, each with a specialized focus to improve manufacturing competitiveness in the US. CESMII’s program and administration is with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and with HQ office in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, CESMII has an existing national network of Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers (“SMICs”), that are a collection highly visible, credible, high value, regional extensions of CESMII. The SMICs are also critical for disseminating CESMII’s service offerings to its national membership base and for providing the “voice of membership” back to CESMII. Complete detailed information about what is smart manufacturing and what CESMII does may be found on the website.

Scope of Work:

The CESMII Marketing Director will coordinate the work of the Visual & Graphic Marketing Services (Independent Contractor) in terms of contract scope, schedule, and verification of completed deliverables. This work deliverables will include any combination or portion of the following services:

• PowerPoint Services – creation of PowerPoint presentations and templates, as needed, to support CESMII Staff, headquarters, SMICs and member/partner organizations in delivering CESMII concepts and content through this medium

• Graphical Design & Illustration Services – development of CESMII-owned and branded graphics and illustrations, as needed, to convey complex ideas to both broad and specific audiences.

• Delivery of 3 Explainer Videos – Content to be determined, but CESMII technologies to be covered are SM Profiles, the SM Innovation Platform and SM Marketplace. Additional information on these CESMII Technologies can be found on,, and Program Management of 3rd -Party Collaborators – provide turnkey services to manage the use of any external, 3rd -parties needed to successfully deliver any presentations, videos, keynotes or demonstrations.

Due Date:

5/7/2021 2:00pm


Julius Tuazon

University of California, Los Angeles, Contracts Administration

1060 Veteran Ave, Ste 125 PO Box 951365

Relevant agencies to consider include Prosek Partners and Finn Partners.

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