North Miami, Florida is seeking a Federal Government Lobbying Services agency. They seek a firm able to represent the City of North Miami in pursuing legislative initiatives, grant applications and awards at the federal government level.
The City of North Miami, Florida (pop. 60,000) is a diverse community, ideally located midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale and encompasses approximately 9.5 square miles. As the fifth largest city of Miami-Dade County, North Miami is committed to growth in its business community, while also focusing on issues such as education, the arts, leisure activities and sustainability to provide a viable future for our residents and preserve the City’s rich history since its incorporation in 1926.The City provides a wide range of governmental services including public safety / police services, parks and recreation, public works, water and sewer, planning, building and zoning, code enforcement, and community development to its citizens.
SCOPE OF WORK
The selected Respondent shall advise, counsel, and represent the City in pursuing legislative initiatives, grant applications and awards at the federal level. The firm shall assist the City in preparing its federal and administrative agendas and shall strategize with the City as requested. The Respondent shall identify topics and areas of need to legislators, pertinent legislative leaders, federal agencies, committee chairs and administrative officials.
The firm shall perform functions such as preparing letters, verbal and written testimonies, arrange and schedule appointments, monitor legislative, executive, and administrative activities, and communicate effectively with the City and its elected and appointed officials and their staff, as well as those interest groups identified by the City. The Respondent should have a Washington D.C. office and considerable experience with federal agencies that are comparable to the City’s mission. The Respondent should be able to demonstrate its knowledge and previous experience working for and lobbying government officials, agencies and staff. The Respondent’s knowledge of the City’s major initiatives, projects and priorities is preferable and advantageous. Lastly, the Respondent should be very familiar with the various issues faced by local governments and the potential solutions that can be achieved through federal government support and participation.
Proposal Due by February 28, 2017
City of North Miami
Office of the City Clerk
City Hall, First Floor
776 NE 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33161-4116
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