Government agencies (local, state and federal) have responsibility for administering funds in a timely, efficient and effective manner. Each government agency operates on a funding cycle and needs to expend their funds within that timeline while accomplishing the goals identified in their strategic plans.
They also work and operate in a dynamic environment with new policies being passed, budget constraints that need to be followed and leadership changes. We understand these challenges and are here to help.
- They do not have the capacity to implement new programs. We can help take new legislation that has passed or grants received and support the start-up and implementation period for a government partner. We develop the policies and procedures to get the program set up and running. (i.e., EEMG and OMY).
- They lack the time to convene partners and cultivate public-private partnerships to make recommendations and improve the system. Often, the partners are also contractors and “too close” to the government agency. Having a third party facilitate public-private partnerships can be an excellent opportunity to bring both sectors together.
- They do not have the specific expertise or systems to develop effective RFP’s or analyze incoming RFP’s
- They need a third party to oversee large programs or projects.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
Procurement and Grants Program Oversight
A successful program begins with an effective procurement process. We assist organizations in the development, implementation and management of a transparent and efficient process. Given our experience, we can create, oversee and execute the entire RFP process to ensure the best partnership and solution for your program.
You received the funding for a new project but don’t know where to start or have the internal capacity to implement. We can come alongside your team for the short or long-term to augment your capacity. We will review the program, develop a project plan and timeline and ensure implementation of the program goals and objectives.
Funders are very interested and supportive of public-private partnerships for programming and services. Having an external, third-party consultant facilitate the partnership development can be an effective strategy. We can help you identify the best stakeholders for your project, assist in the relationship cultivation and facilitate partnership discussions to secure their commitment. We can support the facilitation of your public-private partnership effort, which could include staffing the meetings, developing agendas, meeting with leadership on the strategy, developing annual reports and strategic plans and other resources to provide the “backbone support” for your initiative.