2021 Regional Food System Program Request for Proposals: Farm Business Support and Technical Assistance Strategic Initiative Project

King Conservation District (KCD) seeks to identify a qualified consultant or team of consultants to lead and manage a comprehensive farm business support and technical assistance program in King County. This program will coordinate current service providers to assist farmers in accessing business planning and management opportunities and connecting to technical assistance to create viable farming operations. Local food businesses would be eligible to participate in this comprehensive programming if they could demonstrate they are sourcing products substantially from King County farms.

Proposals are requested from a consultant qualified to lead and manage a farm business support and technical assistance program that assists farmers decrease start-up and expansion costs; enhance recruiting, training, and technical assistance programs for new farmers, with consideration of diverse cultural and language needs; and increase sales of King County farm products (Goals identified in the King County Local Food Initiative).

Proposers must follow the directions presented in this RFP, and must submit a proposal packet no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 15, 2021.

Written questions deadline: February 1, 2021

Response Deadline: February 15, 2021

Submit Electronically to: mary.embleton@kingcd.org

RFP – Farm Business Support Project (Acrobat PDF)

2021 KCD Regional Food System RFP Budget Worksheet (Excel Spreadsheet)

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