Request For Proposal


Request For Proposal

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), is soliciting proposals from organizations to serve as a host partner for the Central Indiana Small Business Development Center. The ISBDC Network is sponsored and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) State of Indiana and regional private and public partners. This is a competitive match grant contract program. All interested parties must submit a proposal for consideration.

ISBDCs are designed to stimulate business formation and contribute to long-term business success and sustainability. In addition to assisting a qualified host organization achieve their economic development mission, the benefits of serving as a regional ISBDC host partner include:

  • credit for direct and measurable economic impact,
  • visibility for the organization within the community,
  • enhanced understanding of business community needs,
  • opportunity to provide service outreach directly to the business community,
  • enhanced partnership opportunities with institutions of higher education and economic development organizations in the region and state,
  • opportunity to provide students with real world entrepreneurship  learning opportunitie
  • collaborative opportunities with strategic public and private sector partners,
  • availability of special resources through a partnership arrangement, and leverage of funding from federal and state resources.

A copy of the RFP and all required applicant forms can be found below. Completed proposals must be received no later than February 11, 2014.


Jacob Schpok

Jacob Schpok
ISBDC State Director


2014 ISBDC Host RFP

RFP Attachment 1 – Proposal Cover Sheet

RFP Attachment 2 – Host Organization Contact Information

RFP Attachment 3 – Certification of Cash and In-Kind Match


RFP Notable Dates
Issuance Date December 3 2013
Letter of Intent to Submit January 14 2014
Proposal Deadline February 11 2014
Applicant Notification March 1 2014


Contact Information:

Lisa Spalding

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