The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) has issued a Request for Proposal #VTC 24-042 to enter into an agreement with a qualified vendor to be the exclusive and licensed vendor (except for the exclusions and exceptions identified in the RFP) for the design, creation, production, marketing, sale, and distribution of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC’s) Virginia is for Lovers (VIFL) branded apparel and merchandise, as well as for the design, build, hosting, and managing of an e-commerce site to be used to sell such VIFL merchandise. Sealed proposals are due not later than 5 p.m. EST on January 11, 2024. Full details are contained in the Request for Proposal. A Mandatory virtual pre-proposal conference will be held at 10 a.m. EST, on November 9, 2023, and requires pre-registration by 4 p.m. EST, November 6, 2023. All parties interested in submitting a proposal are required to attend this mandatory virtual pre-proposal conference. Proposals will only be accepted from those Offerors attended this mandatory virtual pre-proposal conference. See details in the RFP for pre-registration instructions.
Please be sure to read the eVA registration requirements immediately as you are required to be eVA registered by the proposal due date in order to submit a proposal. See Section IX, Item V. in the RFP for details.
Also, points will be allotted during the evaluation process for Offerors who are certified by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (VDSBSD) as a small business or to Offerors who submit a plan for subcontracting with Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity-certified small businesses during the contract. See Section V, B. 11. in the RFP. All Offerors and proposed subcontractors must be certified by the proposal due date and time and complete the form required in the RFP in order to be awarded the available points. Go to https://sbsd.virginia.gov to determine if you qualify for certification and to apply.
Should your firm be interested in submitting a proposal, the Request for Proposal #VTC 24-042 may be downloaded from the VTC website at https://www.vatc.org/VIFLMerchandiseRFP2023 .
All inquiries regarding the RFP should be sent via email to [email protected] or by contacting Terry Minor at (804) 545-5523.