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Why Join The Chamber?

The Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce has been proudly serving the Greater Poplar Bluff Area since 1938! Check out the short video above to hear from some of our members and learn more about the benefits and programs the Chamber has to offer.

Our VISION:

To effectively represent the special interests of all businesses in the Greater Poplar Bluff Area and to be the leader in economic and community development in Southeast Missouri.

Our MISSION:

To provide leadership and service to promote economic growth and industrial development to the greater Poplar Bluff area.  (Leadership, Economic Development, Education, Advocacy, Networking & Tourism).

Special Announcement

June 28, 2019

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

PROFESSIONAL GRANT WRITING AND ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

The Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce requests proposals for preparation of a grant application and subsequent administration services to provide funding for the development of a regional retail market analysis to be partially financed with Economic Development Administration (EDA) funds.  $25,000 will be requested in EDA funds.

Grant application preparation shall include, but is not limited to, preparation and submittal of all completed grant forms within a reasonable time period as determined by Chamber officials, LMI determination, coordination with the duly procured consultant, etc.  Administrative services shall include, but are not limited to, the implementation of the project in conformance with the following EDA compliance areas: environmental review, financial management, procurement, contract management, labor standards, equal opportunity/civil rights, citizen participation, acquisition/relocation, and close-out.

Contracting for grant application and administration shall occur separately and costs/payments associated with each will be clearly defined.  Contracts executed for grant administration shall be contingent upon the award of the grant and commitment of all project funds.

Information provided to the Chamber shall include:

  • The firm’s specialized experience and technical competence with respect to grant preparation, administration and related work;
  • The past record of performance of the firm with respect to such factors as accessibility to clients, quality of work, and ability to meet schedules;
  • The firm’s proximity to and familiarity with the area in which the project is located;
  • Cost of services (clearly separate the cost associated with grant preparation and the cost associated with administrative services);
  • Capability of carrying out all aspects of grant related activities;
  • Documentation of E-Verify requirements; and,
  • References from previous clients of related work with the firm within the past five years.

1, 2, and 4 above shall receive priority weighting in the final selection.

The above information should be submitted no later than Friday, July 19, 2019, at 4:00 pm via electronic mail or regular mail to the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce, 1111 West Pine Street, Poplar Bluff, MO  63901 or e-mail to jtownsend@poplarbluffchamber.org.  For more information contact Jeannette Townsend at (573) 785-7761.  The Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and invites the submission of proposals from minority and women-owned firms.

Sincerely,

Steve Halter
President