County of Delaware

Delaware County is looking for a PR firm to provide strategic communications, advocacy and PR support as it moves to establish its own health department in January.

Delco, which borders Philadelphia, is the fifth-largest county in Pennsylvania. It has about 575K people.

It wants a firm to “engage all relevant audiences within Delaware Country to ensure that the mission of the health department is clearly communicated and the country maintains a high level of support for the initiative,” according to the RFP.

The selected partner will play a key role in crafting the message and creating and executing a multi-channel communications plan targeted at residents, elected officials, community groups, media, influencers, business, healthcare providers and leaders in the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health.

COVID-19 has somewhat reduced support for the public health department as “resentment emerged regarding the closures of schools and businesses, as recommended by the neighboring country health department to slow the spread” of the virus.

Delaware County says its vaccination program has the potential to either bolster or hinder public support for the health department.

Responses to the RFP are due March 26.

The go to:

Donna Burdett
Director of Purchasing
County of Delaware
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063

Download RFP (PDF).