CMT seeking graphic design proposals for Fall Try and Ride campaign

todmorganselfieRequest for Proposals for Graphic Design to Citizens for Modern Transit For 2017 Try and Ride Program

Federal Project CMAQ-5456-612

Citizens for Modern Transit (“CMT”) is seeking a graphic design consultant to assist CMT with the 2017 campaign for CMT’s Try and Ride Program to promote ridership on the transit system.  The key will be to play up the benefits of using transit with “Test Driving Transit” for the work/education commute.

Work products will include creation of one direct mail piece, one billboard design, and two print advertisement tweaked to various sizes, and web graphics.  CMT will need all these files in pdf and jpeg formats. Other file types may be needed for printers as well. CMT will provide copy.

A detailed budget breakdown for each task/item listed above will need to be included with the proposal.

CMT encourages disadvantaged, small, women-owned, and/or minority business participation.

Proposals are due on July 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. local time to the following address:

“DRIVE Program” 2017 Try and Ride Program

c/o Kimberly Cella

Executive Director

Citizens for Modern Transit 911 Washington, Ste. 200 St. Louis, MO 63101

Late proposals will be returned unopened.  Three (3) printed copies and one electronic copy via email (kcella@cmt-stl.org) from a firm principal committing the proposal for a minimum of ninety (90) days.  Faxed proposals or proposals submitted with an inadequate number of copies will not be accepted.  Work product designs will need to be completed no later August 20, 2017.  All proposals submitted in response to a CMT request for proposal (RFP) will initially be evaluated using the following criteria (each weighted equally):

  1. Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work
  2. Proposal Quality
  3. Product samples – samples provided and/or on firm website need to be relevant to work being asked to be completed.

Once the proposals are narrowed down to the top candidates using these criteria, the final selection will be determined with consideration to price and the above criteria. The proposal providing the best value to the project will be selected.

CMT will award the work to the responsible firm whose proposal is most advantageous to the project, with price and other factors considered.  CMT reserves the right to reject any proposals deemed non-responsive to the RFP. CMT reserves the right to reject all proposals if the competitive process is not met and may reissue the RFP with or without changes.