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Tompkins County -H Acres

Bid Requests

CCETC Strategic Planning Consultant RFP

(February 22, 2021) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCETC) is currently engaged in a strategic planning process for our 2021-2025 plan. This process is led by a Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) made up of staff and Board members. The SPC has already begun the process and collected certain data, including one community meeting, a draft list of stakeholders, and interviews with the organization’s Leadership Team members.

The SPC is seeking an external consultant to help finalize the strategic planning process by carrying out the scope of work outlined at: http://ccetompkins.org/resources/strategic-planning-consultant-rfp

We expect that the consultant will meet with the SPC biweekly.

Deliverable Deadlines

  1. Strategic Process Outline: March 31, 2021
  2. Working Draft of Strategic Plan: May 15, 2021
  3. Final Draft of Strategic Plan: July 15, 2021


We are seeking brief proposals which contain the following:

  • Your experience in strategic planning and facilitation, especially your experience in facilitating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive process and your experience working with a comparable organization with diverse program areas. Please provide links to previous strategic plans for which you have led the process.
  • Your experience with CCETC (not required), and/or your experience ability to develop strategic plans in collaboration with a committee.
  • Questions you have in regards to the strategic planning process.
  • Proposed cost. We are seeking competitive proposals under $15,000.

Proposal Timeline

Proposals are due by EOD March 5. The SPC plans to interview potential facilitators and make a decision by March 15.


Please send proposals and questions to Amina Omari at ao33@cornell.edu . Please put “Strategic Planning RFP” in the subject line of your email.

Greenhouse Assembly & Bike Shelter Construction

BID DEADLINE: 4:00pm. EST on 9/25/2020

Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Tompkins County (“CCE-Tompkins") seeks one proposal for two building projects at the main office located at 615 Willow Ave. Ithaca, NY 14850.

1. Full Assembly of a Sturdi Built redwood 9’ X 12’ Lean-to Greenhouse.(https://www.sturdi-built.com/). Inclusive of a 2” X 6” treated mud sill bolted to existing pad, staining AFTER the roof and side wall sections have been assembled. Installation Manual available upon request. Sturdi-Built representative also available for specific questions/concerns.

2. Design/Construct an “Attached” 8’X12’ Bike Shelter which would have similar lines/wood finish of the Greenhouse above. Utilizing Polycarbonate Glass for roof to withstand high winds/heavy snow loads and rot resistant wood such as locust properly secured re: foundation. (back and right side likely to be existing building).

All questions should be referred to Kathy Jett at kjett@cornell.edu by 4pm Friday, September 18, 2020. 

Responses to questions will be posted on the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Tompkins County web site ( http://ccetompkins.org/) by 4pm Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

All proposals are due by electronic submission to to Kathy Jett at kjett@cornell.edu by 4pm on Friday, September 25, 2020.

Any bid received after the specified date and time will not be considered. The successful bidder shall be required to enter into a contract/construction agreement (inclusive of insurance certification) with CCE-Tompkins in the manner and form approved by CCE-Tompkins’ Board of Directors. CCE-Tompkins reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any informality to the extent permitted by law and reserves the further right to make an award to the lowest responsible bidder determined to serve the best interest of CCE-Tompkins.

Last updated September 1, 2021