The deadline has passed to a submit Letter Of Intent (LOI) has passed. Are LOIs still being accepted?
Though the deadline has passed, LOIs will continue to be accepted. However, any entity or organization interested in submitting an LOI is strongly encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
What is process to avoid conflicts of interest if a 1 Million Strong Task Force member is affiliated with an entity or organization that has submitted an LOI or is invited to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP)?
Entities and/or organizations affiliated with 1 Million Strong Task Force members are allowed to submit LOIs and could potentially be invited to respond to an RFP. However, no task force member will be allowed to participate in the evaluation (including scoring, discussions, deliberations, etc.) of the entities/organizations they represent.
All information submitted within the LOIs and during the RFP process is strictly confidential and shall not be shared or utilized for any purpose outside the official business of the 1 Million Strong Task Force. In addition, each task force member will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
How many implementation partners will be selected for each pillar?
The number of implementation partners ultimately selected will widely depend on the proposals that are submitted. The 1 Million Strong Steering Committee and Task Force will provide feedback in determining the number of implementation partners selected for each pillar.
A webinar will take place March 18, 2016 for entities/organizations invited to participate in the RFP process. Are task force members required to participate?
Task Force members are not required to participate in the webinar, but are certainly welcomed to join as listening participants.
How often will Task Force meetings take place?
Task Force meetings will be held bi-weekly (every other Friday) via conference call. Task Force meetings being promptly at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time and will last no longer than one hour.
Will the 1 Million Task Force convene any “in-person” meetings?
In conjunction with the National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC), the 1 Million Strong Task Force will convene the afternoon of April 27, 2016 in Chicago, IL for a strategic planning session.