First 8 Memphis is accepting proposals for a communications and public relations consultant that will aid us in our day-to-day communications work as well as facilitate an early childhood communications campaign for Shelby County. The consultant will work closely with F8M staff and our Board Communications Working Group to engage in both the day-to-day management of communications efforts and a communications campaign featuring early childhood and the impact of investing in early care and education. Since our inception, F8M has engaged two communications firms to launch our organization’s brand and to support day-to-day communications. The organization recently hired its inaugural Executive Director and with that role in place, the Executive Director and Board are partnering to think about the organization’s consultants to ensure alignment with organizational needs.
F8M intends to conduct a fair and extensive evaluation on the basis of criteria listed herein and select candidates who best represent the strategic direction and values of our organization. The result of this Request for Proposals (RFP) will be used to award a contract for a communications firm to manage both pieces of work or either one of the two.
Proposals will be accepted until February 1, 2021. The review and selection will occur in February and March with an intended start date on or before April 15, 2021.