Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority is soliciting proposals from agencies that can provide public relations and marketing communications services to assist initiatives being carried out by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery program.

CDBG-DR funds recovery programs after FEMA funds, insurance and other federal or private sources are accounted for, with a focus on the needs of low- and moderate-income residents and businesses.

The United States Virgin Islands was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. The islands were still recovering when Hurricane Dorian hit last year, causing massive power outages.

VIHFA is looking for an agency that can provide communication support and planning, program outreach, strategic communication and media services, as well as Internet, social media and digital marketing.

Terms of the contract run for three years, with the option to renew for two additional years.

Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. (ATZ) on Monday, April 2 and should be sent to:

Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority
Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program
3438 Kronprindsens Gade
GERS Complex 1st Floor, Suite 4
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Attention: Nicole Roberts

Bidding agencies should include five labeled envelopes, one original containing an original hardcopy of all the materials and the other four containing copies. The contents of all envelopes should be divided into two sub-envelopes, according to the specifications listed in the RFP document. Bid packages should also include a USB flash drive in Microsoft Office Suite Software or PDF format. All envelopes must be clearly marked: RFP 004-2020-DR-STT/STX

Questions should be directed to CDBG-DR procurement officer Nicole Roberts, [email protected] or 340/777-4432 (ext. 4227) by Thursday, March 19. All inquiries must be completed using Attachment 2 of the RFP document. All email subject lines should say: RFP 004-2020-DR-STT/STX.

View the RFP (PDF).