Research Project, Business United for Conservation (BUC)

Posted on April 05, 2010

The Sustainable Business Network is excited to announce that we are seeking a research consultant to conduct a thorough needs analysis for a new Industry Partnership, Business United for Conservation (BUC).

SBN recently received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to create an Industry Partnership to support local companies that provide conservation and pollution mitigation services. BUC will identify barriers to industry growth, workforce needs, business-to- business procurement opportunities, industry best practices, and future technology for companies that provide stormwater infrastructure installation services. The need for an Industry Partnership of this kind was one of the key findings of the recently released fourth chapter of the Emerging Industries Project Report, “Gray to Green: Jumpstarting Private Investment in Green Stormwater Infrastructure.”

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia is a membership organization building a just and sustainable economy in the Philadelphia region by connecting, supporting, and promoting locally owned, independent businesses.

Click here to read the Request for Proposals

http://www.sbnphiladelphia.org/aboutus/sbnrfps/BUC-IP%20Research%20RFP.pdf

BUC Research Project RFP – Deadline to apply is April 9th

SBN is seeking a research consultant to conduct a thorough needs assessment of current and prospective participating businesses in Business United for Conservation (BUC), a new Industry Partnership, with an emphasis on workforce needs. This research must be completed by June 11, 2010.

How to Apply:
Proposal Due Date: Friday, April 9, 2010
Project Completion Date: Friday, June 11, 2010
We will prioritize applicants with extensive meeting facilitation, research, and design experience as well as companies that demonstrate their energetic commitment to this project for its short duration. As a membership organization, we give strong preference to qualified current member companies who bid on our projects.

Proposals must be submitted via e-mail to:
Kate Houstoun, Director of Green Economy Initiatives
E-mail: kate@sbnphi ladelphia.org
Phone: 215-922-7400 ext. 5#
No hard copies will be accepted.
No calls unless you have technical difficulties submitting your proposal.

Budget:
Proposed budgets should not exceed $20,000


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