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.