The Oregon Institute of Technology is on the hunt for a firm to handle regional and occasional national PR assignments as the institution unveils a new campus in the state’s tech corridor and seeks a higher profile in the Pacific Northwest.

OIT, based in Klamath Falls, has consolidated four of its Portland-area campuses to a single location in the state’s “Silicon Forest” city of Wilsonville, starting with the fall 2012 semester. The $30M move puts the new campus near tech companies like Xerox, Mentor Graphics and Flir Systems are among companies in the city and OIT is the only public institute of technology in the Northwest. Intel, located in nearby Hillsboro, has donated $150K in equipment for the new campus.

The university, which also has a Seattle campus through a partnership with Boeing, has released an RFP open through Aug. 22 for an “experienced team of public relations professionals” to support its three-person marketing and communication department.

Official unveiling of the new location is set for October.

The university, which offers bachelor’s and master’s programs, is part of the Oregon University system.

Expressions of interest to pitch must be received by Aug. 15.

View the RFP (PDF).

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