Request for Qualifications and Letter of Intent – Project Evaluation

Seeking a firm, consultant or organization to provide evaluation services for two grant projects, one Michigan-based and one national, starting in summer 2018 and continuing through July, 2022.

The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) has a vision of a thriving economy, equity, and sustainability for Michigan, the country, and the planet through regional, sustainable food systems. CRFS joins in MSU’s legacy of applied research, education and outreach. Our work is about catalyzing collaboration and fostering innovation among the diverse range of people, processes, and places involved in regional food systems. Our national and Michigan programmatic food systems areas include farm to early care education, farm to institution, healthy food access, healthy food financing, local and state food policy, food hubs, good food value chains and the Michigan Good Food Charter.

The Michigan Good Food Charter (Charter) sets forth a vision of a food system that prioritizes food produced and processed in Michigan and embodies the values of healthy, green, fair and affordable across the supply chain. Many groups across the state have come together to support this vision. For more information on CRFS and the Charter, visit: www.canr.msu.edu/foodsystems/index

CRFS has recently received two grant awards, one national and one Michigan-based, that involve programming in the areas of farm to early care education, farm to institution, healthy food access, healthy food financing, local and state food policy, food hubs, the Michigan Good Food Charter and good food value chains. We are seeking a firm, consultant or organization (or partnership of firms, consultants and organizations) to provide a set of evaluation services for these two grant projects starting in summer 2018 and continuing through July, 2022. There are significant links in the work of these two grants and we want one entity or team to provide evaluation services for both projects.

Please see the attached PDF for information about eligibility, how to apply, and other details.

Letters of intent must to be sent as a Word document or PDF e-mail attachment by 6:00 pm EST on Monday, May 7, 2018. Please send to Rich Pirog, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, at rspirog@msu.edu.

For additional questions about this Request for Qualifications and Letter of Intent, contact Rich Pirog, Director, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems: rspirog@msu.edu.

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