Four Requests for Proposals Now Available!

Jul 11, 2022 | Jobs

OMEGA invites any firms, individuals, or groups to review and respond to the following Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for consulting services within our 10-county region.  The RFPs support two important program areas within OMEGA: 1) RISE Ohio – an initiative primarily funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, with support from JobsOhio, that largely focuses on Opportunity Zone planning; and 2) local planning and project development assistance, made possible by a U.S. EDA planning grant to the State of Ohio.

Please find below links to each of the four RFPs.  Respondents must submit proposals to each RFP individually.  Submissions to more than one RFP are welcomed and encouraged.

Local Planning and Project Development Assistance– the selected CONSULTANT will provide planning and implementation services throughout OMEGA’s 10-county footprint on a variety of topic areas as described in the RFP.

Downtown Steubenville South End District Opportunity Zone Planning– the selected CONSULTANT will provide market research and development recommendations in this unique historical area within the Steubenville Opportunity Zone.

Wellsville Opportunity Zone Planning– the selected CONSULTANT will provide market research and downtown redevelopment services along with recommendations pertaining to the Wellsville Community Foundation’s recently-acquired downtown property.

Zanesville Opportunity Zone Planning– the selected CONSULTANT will provide various analyses pertaining to Zanesville’s 2 urban core Opportunity Zones, including zoning, planning and streetscape improvement recommendations.

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