usssThe US Secret Service, the presidential protectorate that has suffered from high profile gaffes among its elite agents, is on the hunt for media relations counsel.

The USSS has released an RFQ for a firm to provide media relations training for up to 30 staffers across the country, including preparation for TV and radio interviews and other "encounters with the media on routine matters as well as crisis situations."

A firm must have PR experience with government law enforcement agencies.

The Secret Service's latest PR crisis surfaced in March, when three members of the president's protective detail were sent home from the Netherlands after one was found drunk in a hotel hallway ahead of the president's arrival.  Four agents were fired in 2012 after a scandal involving drugs and prostitution in Colombia produced international headlines. 

The USSS expects to award a year-long contract with four option years. Firms interested in the work must submit a notification by May 15.

View the solicitation at