The Southeastern Economic Development Commission (SEDC) works to create new jobs, retain existing jobs and stimulate economic and industrial growth. The SEDC was established in 1968 and designated as an Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), as authorized under Title IV of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, to foster and promote economic growth in the southeastern North Carolina.
The EDA provides yearly funding and, as such, defines SEDC's scope of work. As required by EDA, SEDC completes a Comprehesive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the District. The CEDS reports maintains the District's eligibility for EDA funding, a major source of infrastructure grants. Since 1968, SEDC has secured over $121 million dollars in EDA financial assistance for public facility projects within the twelve county district.
SEDC strives to create new jobs, retain existing jobs, and stimulate economic and industrial growth in southeastern North Carolina. Because of the financial need for projects such as public facilities and infrastructure, SEDC assist its member county governments with project development necessary for the solicitation of grant funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). By providing economic education and assistance, assembling EDA investment applications, and assisting in overall district project work, SEDC continuously endeavors to enhance the quality of life for all residents of its member counties.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RE-RELEASED)
Professional Services for Research, Analysis, Development and Planning Support - Comprehensive Economic Development Commission (CEDS)
The Southeastern Economic Development Comission (SEDC) hereby is solicating written Statements of Qualifications from professional consulting firms interested in contracting with SEDC to perform research, analysis, development and related professional planning support activities associated with the development of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the SEDC twelve county region.
This planning project is federally funded and will require adherence to all federal regulatory conditions required by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The firm selected will be eligible to negotiate a contract with the SEDC. No minimum order of work is guaranteed. If the selected firm is unsuccessful in negotiating a contract or does not maintain the minimum state requirements, SEDC, at its discretion, may select the next ranked firm(s) for contract negotiation.
A request for qualification package with detailed requirements and evaluation criteria is available here: https://Re-Release-RFQ-for-CEDS-Research--Development--Analysis--and-Planning-Support04072022-FINAL.pdf
Questions related to this request should be directed to Pamela Bostic, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responses shall not exceed 20 pages in length single sided and must be submitted to the Executive Director in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Statement of Qualifications", by 5:00 p.m. eastern, April 21, 2022. Responses received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Please furnish three (3) hard copies to Pamela Bostic, SEDC, PO Box 921, 707 W. Broad Street, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 via mail carrier or hand delivery. No responses will be received by facsimile or electronic mail.