6580 Valley Center Dr. • Ste 124 • Radford, VA 24141 • 540-639-9313

Request for Proposals

Public Engagement Tools

Issue Date: July 17, 2020

Due Date: August 18, 2020 by 5:00 PM

The New River Valley Regional Commission (NRVRC) requests proposals from qualified firms to provide a public engagement software tool which will assist in community surveys, education, and outreach. The solution must be available to NRVRC, local partners, and the community as an online Software as a Service (SaaS) tool.


NRVRC is a Regional Planning Organization which is involved in many planning efforts in the New River Valley region of Southwest Virginia. It partners with local governments within the region and undertakes many types of local and regional projects such as downtown plans, comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, and regional studies and plans. It also supports and manages various transportation, economic development, and housing programs. The NRVRC serves as a liaison between local, state, and federal governments, and provides planning services as requested by member organizations.

The primary purpose of the public engagement platform is to encourage citizen participation in our projects and programs, provide rich and intuitive tools for learning, and collect input. NRVRC would like to purchase a subscription which will allow our staff and staff from our member organizations to create, manage and publish discussion topics and surveys, which the public can respond to and interact with.

NRVRC seeks a provider to support the purposes described above. The scope of work will include a software service that will support, at a minimum, certain requirements detailed below and availability of technical support for a term of at least one year with annual renewal options.

Additional information is outlined in the Full version RFP.

If interested, please contact:

Christy Straight
6580 Valley Center Drive, Suite 124
Radford, VA 24141
Email: cstraight@nrvrc.org
Phone: (540) 639-9313