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Delaware County IDA Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Agricultural Support Services

Delaware County IDA Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Agricultural Support Services

The Delaware County Industrial Development Agency is seeking to enter into a contract with an independent professional with experience in the agricultural field for the provision of services to support the agricultural industry within Delaware County. Primary services to be provided include assisting individuals in the agricultural industry to successfully navigate the various public and private agencies, resources and programs available to support agriculture and agricultural producers at all stages of the business cycle. Successful navigation to entail: assisting farmers in identifying issues impacting their operation, developing a strategy or course of action to address those needs through collaboration with existing service providers and agencies, and ongoing support to the individual to aid in implementation. Additional services include working cooperatively with the Delaware County Department of Economic Development in the development and implementation of projects and initiatives to support the growth and sustainability of the agricultural industry.

It is anticipated that such services will be made available and provided on a part-time contractual basis from April 2020 through the end of the year. Contract terms to be negotiated separately based upon qualifications.

Interested parties should submit a letter of qualifications and resume to the Delaware County IDA by Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Respondents to this RFQ shall provide sufficient information and data to allow a complete evaluation of their qualifications for the provision of services summarized above including: relevant experience, knowledge and expertise within the industry; knowledge and experience in working with public and private agricultural related agencies and resources; and other relevant information. Respondents shall additionally include a statement regarding proposed compensation rate and weekly availability.

Submittals should be addressed to: Glenn Nealis, Delaware County IDA, One Courthouse Square, Suite 4, Delhi, NY 13753. Any questions or requests for clarifications can be made to Glenn Nealis at (607) 832-5123 or