HARTFORD, Conn: The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority is requesting qualifications from firms wishing to provide public relations services from July 1 through June 30, 2017.
CRRA, a subdivision of the state, is tasked with creating environmentally-friendly solutions and best practices for solid waste disposal and recycling “on behalf of, and in the best interests of the municipalities and residents of [Connecticut,]” according to the request.
Services CRRA is seeking in an agency includes customer relations, outreach, community relations and public events, management, message developing and issues management, digital communications, photography, graphic design, video production, media strategy and training, earned media and advertising and marketing services.
Applicants are asked to submit a statement of qualifications for one, all, or a combination of the named specialties, according to the request, and CRRA may opt to appoint more than one agency to provide services.
Currently, there is no overarching budget in place for the work because CRRA has not determined if and when they'll release a request for services, said Roger Guzowski, contracts and procurement manager at CRRA.
One form of the RFQ application asks for a submission of hourly rates, leaving room to give parties involved an idea of what kind of budget a firm will require when a specific project crops up, said Guzowski.
The public solicitation is in place to provide for a quick turnaround when a project presents itself, he said, as the amount of work can vary from year to year.