RFP - Downtown Information Services

Purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP)

The City of Rochester requests proposals for qualified individuals or organizations to manage and execute a Downtown Information Services program.

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With the recent reorganization of the Rochester Police Department, a section office was opened in Downtown (Central Section). Due to this opening, the Downtown Special Services contract was not renewed.

The non-renewal of this contract has eliminated the service that provided dissemination of information specific to Downtown. The Mayor and City Council feels there is value in providing this service for downtown business, residents and visitors. It should be noted that the other element of the Downtown Special Services was safety and security and that is adequately being.


Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Feb. 24, 2016. The Review Committee will select the preferred proposal by March 24, 2016. A request for approval for a professional services agreement with the selected Consultant is expected to be submitted to City Council for their consideration at their April 20, 2016 meeting.

Proposals should be submitted to:
Andrea M. Guzzetta
Chief of Staff, City Council
City of Rochester
30 Church Street, Room 301A
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 428-7538