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Posted on: January 23, 2023

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS HENRY COUNTY TOURISM REVITALIZATION

The Henry County, Illinois is seeking written statements of qualifications from qualified individuals to act as a nine-month tourism coordinator and identify strategies to reinvigorate tourism in Henry County including updating the Henry County tourism website, developing staffing recommendations along with a suggested and sustainable funding structure for the Henry County Tourism Bureau.  

CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS

The successful contractor will have the following qualifications:

  1. Previous experience and knowledge of Henry County, Illinois
  2. Knowledge of tourism industry
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with presentation skills
  4. Ability to participate in public and private meetings with some evening and weekend work required
  5. Ability to collect data from multiple resources, conduct analysis, write reports
  6. Ability to disseminate information to various audiences
  7. Possess vehicle for business related travel across Henry County
  8. Excellent organizational, planning, and accuracy skills  
  9. Strong computer skills
  10. Previous experience with rural development, planning, and or research, report writing, public involvement, and grant writing
  11. AA or BA in Economic Development, Planning, Geography, Public Administration, or similar degree required  

 PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Cover letter.
  2. General qualifications of the contractor including resume.
  3. Minimum of three specific examples and references of similar projects conducted.
  4. Understanding of tourism.
  5. Approach to the project with consideration timeframe presented required to complete the project.
  6. The estimated cost range for a nine month project as described is $45,000 or $50,000 and a travel allowance.
  7. Progress payments will be made on a monthly or biweekly basis upon receipt and approval of performance reports.

Applications may be obtained during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the County Administrator’s Office, Henry County Courthouse, Cambridge, IL, until noon on February 23, 2023. For any questions please call 309-937-3402 or email here. The full RFQ can be viewed by clicking here.


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