Strategic Plan RFP

Join Us in Shaping the Future of Oyster Recovery 

ORP is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for strategic planning consultants. As we celebrate over 30 years of impactful achievements in oyster restoration, we are preparing to develop a strategic plan to guide our efforts from 2026 to 2030. We invite experienced consultants, particularly those with a background working with environmental nonprofits, to submit their proposals. To review all details and requirements, download the full RFP.

Key Details: 

  • Proposal Deadline: July 19, 2024, by 5:00 PM EDT 
  • Budget Range: $30,000 – $50,000 
  • Project Kickoff: September 2024 
  • Completion: May 2025 

Scope of Work: 

  • Collaborate closely with ORP’s Strategic Planning Committee and Executive Director 
  • Conduct interviews with ORP Board and staff  
  • Engage with key stakeholders, including oyster harvesters, the aquaculture industry, and other partners 
  • Review and analyze relevant documents to identify critical issues and priorities 
  • Develop a comprehensive strategic plan addressing oyster restoration, sustainable fisheries, public outreach, education, and fundraising 

Proposal Requirements: 

  • Firm’s background and relevant experience 
  • Primary consultant’s qualifications and experience 
  • Detailed task plan with a proposed approach and timeline 
  • Cost estimate and project-related expenses 
  • References and examples of similar projects 

For inquiries or to submit your proposal, please contact Ward Slacum, ORP Executive Director, at [email protected]

We look forward to partnering with a dedicated consultant to ensure the continued success of our oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.