Friday, March 29, 2024

Due Date for Proposals: Friday, April 19, 2024 by 5 p.m.

Link: file:///C:/Users/cbettencourt/Downloads/Communications-RFP-3_29_2024-1.pdf



The Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri (“Port KC”), a political subdivision authorized under RSMo Chapter 68 and chartered by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is inviting companies (each a “Proposer”) to submit their qualifications and all other required submissions as part of their proposal for performing the services specified in this RFP. Proposer’s submittal of a proposal in response to this RFP does not create any right in or expectation to a contract with Port KC.


Port KC’s mission is to grow the economy of Kansas City’s port district through transportation, global commerce and development.

Port KC is a political subdivision of the State of Missouri created pursuant to Section 68.010 et seq., RSMo and chartered by the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Port KC is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Kansas City. Port KC is granted broad governmental and business enterprise powers for the purpose of promoting economic development and job creation. The most important of these powers include the following:

• To acquire, own, construct, redevelop, lease, maintain, and conduct land reclamation, residential, commercial and mixed-use development, industrial parks, facilities, terminals, terminal facilities and any other type of port facility;

• To promote and expand inland and river port commercial throughput of cargo and freight;

• To identify and pursue redevelopment opportunities at blighted and historic preservation sites;

• To redevelop the Downtown Kansas City Riverfront to promote and develop new opportunities for residence, commerce and leisure; and

• To promote the full integration of multi-modal transportation assets to increase commercial opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. Port KC’s statutory powers of issuing bonds, land reclamation and the ability to enter into contracts to implement its development projects make it a unique and influential agency.


Port KC is seeking the services of a qualified Public Relations and Communications Company to provide marketing and public relations services. This RFP is an invitation by Port KC for Proposers to submit an offer, which may be subject to subsequent discussions and negotiations.

It is not a request for a competitive bid. By submitting a Proposal, the Proposer agrees that the Proposer does not obtain any right in or expectation to a contract with Port KC or a vested interest or a property right in a contract with Port KC, regardless of the amount of time, effort and expense expended by the Proposer. A Proposer shall be solely responsible and liable for all costs incurred by the Proposer.


The selected Proposer shall be responsible for providing a strategic development plan for public engagement, a communication strategy for education and informational purposes, media relations across various platforms, and digital content creation. Proposer will be expected to build graphics and copywrite content to be used in brochures, flyers, websites and more.

Proposer should utilize SEO experience and provide aid towards community outreach, risk assessment feedback, press release and media advisory. Additional services may include drone and photography aid.

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