The San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency has re-issued a request for proposals on a promotional video project after questions arose over the initial process.
The county board at a March meeting approved a $12,000 contract with Schipper Design to produce a three-minute promotional video aimed at social media. Schipper submitted the lone bid on the work before initially being awarded the contract.
At the time when questioned, Deputy Director Enrique Arreola with Community Services Workforce Development noted how he thought HHS promoted the RFP, first released in November, on social media and a local media site. In the March discussion, he also said the agency reached out to local video businesses before awarding the bid and that some just weren’t interested.
Arreola at an April board meeting said after consulting with staff, it turns out there was no promotion on social media or a local media website as previously stated and that the county would re-issue the RFP.
The county decided to re-issue the RFP to make the process more transparent.
The following is the announcement on the RFP and the actual RFP:
San Benito County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) is soliciting proposals for companies/firms to provide video and audio production services for the production of a three- to four-minute informational video.
See the RFP document below this story.
The Health and Human Services Agency is the agency within the County of San Benito government that provides a broad range of health and social services to promote wellness, self-sufficiency, and a better quality of life for individuals and families in San Benito County. The mission of HHSA is to promote personal responsibility, independence, and self-sufficiency of individuals and families through a responsive and accessible system that acknowledges the dignity of all individuals we serve and by providing services with respect and compassion.
San Benito County has a population of over 56,000 and shares a border with Santa Clara County and lies adjacent to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Performance period: Aug. 1-Oct. 31
Date RFP issued: May 3
Contact: Deputy Director Enrique Arreola at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due date: 4 p.m. May 31