LCBP Seeks Proposals for Structured Decision-Making Process

For Release: Immediate
Regarding: LCBP Seeks Proposals for New RFP
Date: May 29, 2013
Contact: Eric Howe, LCBP Technical Coordinator, (802) 372-3213

Facilitation of the Development of a Structured Decision-Making Process for the Lake Champlain Basin Program

Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for technical services to facilitate the development of a structured decision-making process for the Lake Champlain Basin Program. This project will improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and defensibility of the LCBP’s decision-making process around phosphorus management by providing the LCBP with a formalized and rigorous procedure for explicitly connecting the Program’s strategic management goals with the annual budgeting process. This project will support the management of phosphorus loadings by aiding planning and prioritization efforts as outlined in the LCBP’s long-term management plan: Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin. This RFP is supported by US EPA funds provided to New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) in partnership with LCBP.

This project will develop and execute a repeatable methodology for use by the LCBP Steering Committee to refine management goals, evaluate competing management strategies, estimate the outcomes of those strategies, choose preferred actions, and promote learning over time.

This Request for Proposals is available from the Lake Champlain Basin Program website. Look for the link on our homepage at To receive a copy of the RFP via US Postal Service, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program office at (802) 372-3213 or toll free at (800) 468-LCBP in New York and Vermont.

To facilitate the review process, applicants must submit proposals in both paper and electronic format. Please see the RFP and the attached proposal format information for complete details.

Hardcopy (10 copies) and electronic versions (no facsimiles) of proposals must be RECEIVED by the Lake Champlain Basin Program office by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT) on July 10, 2013.


The successful applicant will be notified by late August 2013.

For further information about grant criteria and guidelines, visit the LCBP Grantee Toolkit page at or contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program office at (802) 372-3213 or call (800) 468-5227. Proposals must be submitted by July 10, 2013 by 4:00 p.m. to the LCBP office located at 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, Vermont.



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