Tech SBDC Request for proposals

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is being issued from the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Program (OCIE SBDC). 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 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 aims to utilize a competitive process to leverage resources and partnerships to ensure the most significant 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 Technology-Focused SBDC shall provide services, which include but will not be limited to; one-on-one consulting, technical assistance, and training. This SBDC focuses on working with technology-focused businesses or businesses that are highly scalable and seeking equity capital, including but not limited to Angel Investment, Venture Capital Funds, Strategic Partnerships, Acquisitions, SBIR/STTR, opportunities for commercialization, and other forms of investment. A typical SBDC Techcenter can assist clients with addressing their business plan, understanding their market, creating financials, and preparing for an equity capital raise. An SBDC Tech center should provide the needed services sought by the local community.

Key Dates

RFP Issue Date: Monday, June 13, 2022

Bidders Conference: Monday, June 20, 2022

Bidders Conference Link: https://fullerton.zoom.us/j/89212047863

Letter of Intent to Submit: Monday, June 27, 2022

Proposal Deadline: Monday, August 1, 2022

Notification of Winning Bidders/Notice Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2022

RFP Information & Documents

  • OCIE SBDC – 2023 Technology RFP
  • SBDC Tech Budget, Narrative, and Personnel List
  • SBDC Contact Information
  • Planned Milestones Sheet
  • Planned Closures
  • Certifications and Assurances  

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