Request for Statements of Qualifications for Research, Development, Analysis, and Planning Support-EDA CEDS

The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (KTRCOG) hereby solicits written Statements of Qualifications from professional consulting firms interested in contracting with KTRCOG to perform research, analysis, development, and related professional planning support activities associated with the development of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the KTRCOG region (Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, and Warren Counties).

This planning project is federally funded and will required adherence to all federal regulatory conditions required by the US Economic Development Administration (EDA).  The selected firm will be eligible to negotiate a contract with KTRCOG.  No minimum order of work is guaranteed.  If the selected firm is unsuccessful in negotiating a contract or does not maintain the minimum stated requirements, KTRCOG, at its discretion, may select the next ranked firm for contract negotiation.

A Request for Qualifications package with detailed requirements and evaluation criteria is available HERE.  Questions related to this request should be directed to Michael Kelly, Regional Planning & Economic Development Director at

Responses shall not exceed 20 pages in length and must be submitted in Word of PDF format.  Submit all proposals to Michael Kelly via email at by Friday, April 8, 2022, 12:00 pm (EST).