Requests for Proposals

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The Swetland Center regularly engages with outside vendors and contractors to fulfill research and project needs requiring specialized expertise. Please review the descriptions below of our current requests for proposals. 

Contact information for each proposal is included in the accompanying full RFP documentation.

In 2022, the Swetland Center developed version 1.0 of FM Engage, a web application designed to connect farmers’ markets and customers by providing up-to-date information about market options so families can prepare for market day.

This tool was developed in partnership with partners at Ohio SNAP-Ed and Produce Perks Midwest. FM Engage includes features such as: allowing market managers to send messages to subscribers of their markets; update market day inventory based on growing season; and share information about market events and vendors. Customers can subscribe to specific markets to receive updates, learn about market options, and create shopping lists for market day.

When piloting FM Engage 1.0 with market managers and SNAP consumers, instructional content such as short videos about how to use Produce Perks and SNAP tokens at the market was highly requested. 

We have plans to further develop and enhance in FM Engage early 2023, including the addition of this requested educational video content for inclusion within the FM Engage web application and/or the Produce Perks Midwest main website.

We are seeking a firm to provide the deliverables included in the RFP from March 2023 - June 2023 which includes the development of two unique short-form video

CLICK HERE to view the full RFP.

We are seeking a consultant to support the Nourishing Power Network as it works to build capacity among its Advisory Council (10 community leaders + 2 staff), the leadership team (3 organizational leaders + 2 Advisory Council members), and other partners (i.e., Fellows, Mentors) to engage authentically at the intersection of race, power, and food systems.

This capacity has been identified as a leverage point to tip the food system to fairness in Greater Cleveland. This is particularly important because of the Network’s goal to bridge community power with organizational power to root and grow a food system that works in Black, Latino/a/x, Asian, and Indigenous communities.

In short, we need the skills to engage across diverse and intersectional social positions to achieve our bold goals.

Specifically, we are seeking a consultant to provide the included deliverables from February 2023 to October 2023.


CLICK HERE to view the full RFP.