OCIE SBDC Affiliate Program
Request for Proposals

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is being issued from the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Program (OCIE SBDC) hosted by California State University, Fullerton (CSUF-ASC), which through a shared cooperative agreement with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), serves as host to the OCIE SBDC Lead Center. This RFP is intended to identify local partners to participate in the delivery of high-quality services to small businesses and new entrepreneurs allowing them to start and grow businesses, create jobs, increase sales, and gain capital and investment.

Purpose

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is being issued from the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Program (OCIE SBDC) hosted by California State University, Fullerton (CSUF-ASC) which, through a shared cooperative agreement with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), serves as host to the Orange County Inland Empire Lead Center. This RFP is intended to identify local partners to participate in the delivery of high-quality services to small businesses and new entrepreneurs allowing them to start and grow businesses, create jobs, increase sales, and gain capital and investment. The goal of this RFP is to utilize a competitive process to leverage resources and partnerships in a manner that will ensure the greatest outcomes for the small business community while ensuring accountability, transparency, and impact for the state and federal taxpayer dollars used to fund the program. The OCIE SBDC Affiliate program is looking to fund 5-10 organizations for the purpose of small business training programs, small business conferences or a combination of the two.

Key Dates

RFP Issue Date: Monday, October 2, 2023
Proposal Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2023
Notification of Winning Bidders/Notice Posted: Friday, November 10, 2023

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