US drug policy RFP closer to release

WASHINGTON, DC: The long-stalled multimillion-dollar RFP from the White House Office on National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) seems to be coming closer to release.

WASHINGTON, DC: The long-stalled multimillion-dollar RFP from the White House Office on National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) seems to be coming closer to release.

WASHINGTON, DC: The long-stalled multimillion-dollar RFP from the

White House Office on National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) seems to be

coming closer to release.



Originally scheduled to be unveiled late last year (PRWeek, Nov. 8,

1999), the RFP - rumored to be in the range of dollars 2 million to

dollars 5 million annually - will soon see the light of day, according

to ONDCP senior advisor Alan Levitt.



Levitt explained the delay by noting that the RFP had to go through

several government vetting procedures. He promised, however, that

agencies can be assured that the RFP will be announced soon: by

congressional mandate, the ONDCP must spend this last ’10% of the money

before May,’ he said.



The RFP calls for an agency or agencies to create a campaign designed to

generate more interest in the government’s anti-drug efforts from

corporate America. It will be published in Commerce Business Daily.

Levitt strongly suggested that interested agencies should be patient and

not call the ONDCP for further information.



Several big-name corporates, including America Online and Disney, are

said to be interested in contributing to the ONDCP’s anti-drug push.

Among the activities being discussed are dollar-for-dollar matches of

every federal dollar spent and sponsorships of community events.



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