SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR BIDS: 5:00 p.m. ET, September 30, 2020,
AIDS United is a national, non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, whose mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the United States through strategic grantmaking, capacity building, policy, and advocacy. AIDS United (AU) bridges policy with grantmaking and capacity building; linking the world of HIV service and community-based organizations with the public health, medical, advocacy, and social justice communities to respond to the domestic HIV epidemic.
This engagement would involve the contractor working with key members of the AU Programs team to target emergent federal, private and other funding opportunities and submit funding requests to support our work in the Southern US; with people who use drugs; and our capacity building services in affected communities.
Scope of Work
AIDS United is seeking bids from seasoned proposal writers, with core experience in these areas:
Conceptualization and development of federal funding applications for submission to the Department of Health and Human Services – with primary emphasis on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA), and potentially National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Conceptualization and development of funding requests and applications to multiple corporate and foundation funders; both current and potential
This will be a limited engagement of approximately 5 months
Dependent upon the federal funding cycle during the period of engagement, the contractor will be expected to work with key Program Department staff to support the development of 2-3 federal applications, and 3-4 proposal templates on designated focus areas.
A contractor with work primarily with the VP of Program Strategy, Director of Program Operations and Director of Grantmaking, with additional engagement with Senior Managers for key project areas
This engagement has the potential to be extended beyond the initial contract period
Consultant Bid Submission
Please submit a proposed scope of work (SOW) for carrying out the required items highlighted above, in accordance with the following:
Period of performance estimated to be late October 2020 – March 30, 2021
SOW should be no more than 4 pages in length, and should include a cost estimation for the work outlined in the SOW; cost should correspond directly to the items outlined in the SOW
Related attachments (not part of the 4-page count) should include:
Current CV/resume, or appropriate organizational capability statement detailing experience in the leading process for and developing federal funding applications, as well as corporate/foundation applications
a non-returnable, recent writing sample
2-3 professional references
Please submit your bid package by no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 30, 2020, to [email protected].
About AIDS United
AIDS United is a non-profit organization that works to end the HIV epidemic in the United States through strategic grantmaking, technical assistance and capacity building services, policy and advocacy. AIDS United’s Public Policy Council (PPC) of 53 HIV service organizations, national and regional coalitions is the largest and longest-running community-based HIV domestic policy coalition in the country. AIDS United additionally represents more than 200 grantee and subgrantee organizations serving people living with and vulnerable to HIV throughout the United States.
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