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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR WET LABORATORY BUSINESS INCUBATOR FEASIBILITY STUDY
The Board of Governors of the Leon County Research and Development Authority (Authority) is soliciting sealed responses from firms seeking to conduct a wet laboratory business incubator feasibility study for the Authority. Sealed responses will be received in the Innovation Park Administrative Center, 1736 West Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32310 until Thursday, January 15th at 2:00 p.m. EST for the following: RFP Number: 14-02 Wet Laboratory Feasibility Study.
Specifications may be obtained as follows: (1) by emailing Ron Miller at email@example.com, or (2) by downloading the specifications below, AND officially registering as a Respondent by completing and emailing the Respondent registration form, included with the RFP, to Ron Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Addenda to the specifications and future notices regarding the RFP, if any, will be posted on this website. The Authority reserves the right to reject any or all responses in the best interest of the Authority.
The mission of the Leon County Research and Development Authority is to work in affiliation with Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College to:
- Promote scientific research and development activities.
- Foster economic development and broaden the economic base of Leon County.
The Leon County Research and Development Authority owns and manages Innovation Park by an appointed Board of Governors, comprised of prominent business and community leaders, working together to guide the growth and development of Innovation Park.
Board of Governors
Chair: Kristin Dozier, Leon County Commissioner
Vice-Chair: David Ramsay, (Retired, SunTrust Bank)
Treasurer: Holly Newell, Florida State University
Tom Allen, Capital City Bank Group
Keith Bowers, Alternate Designee, Florida A&M University
Dr. Susanne Cappendijk van Engelen, Md2G
Timothy Edmond, The Edmond Group
Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Florida A&M University
Dr. Eric Holmes, Alternate Designee, Florida State University
Anne Longman, Lewis Longman and Walker, PA
Kimberly Moore, Alternate Designee, Tallahassee Community College
Dr. Jim Murdaugh, President, Tallahassee Community College
Dr. Jason Robotham, BioFront Technologies
[Vacant], City of Tallahassee Commissioner
Innovation Park is a research and development park located in Florida’s Capital City. It is located on 208 acres of scenic woods and rolling terrain with building sites available for immediate development.
For the past 25 years, Innovation Park has been the heart of Tallahassee’s technology future. The university-related research park was established as a unique location for technology industry and government scientists to work hand-in-hand with Florida A&M University and Florida State University
Innovation Park is home to a wealth of high-tech and research-based organizations that are creating the technology of tomorrow. Community members represent the university, governmental and industrial sectors. To learn more about the community please click here.
With the technological infrastructure already in place and a positive business climate supported by state and local government, Innovation Park is a prime location for companies seeking an edge over the competition.
This exciting competition helps to support the development of innovative technology into commercial products and/or services, fostering economic development right here in Leon County.
February 3, 2015 @ 4:00 pm = Grant Application Orientation, Knight Administrative Centre, located at 1736 West Paul Dirac Drive (not mandatory)
March 10, 2015 = Complete Applications Due
April 7, 2015 = Five Finalists Announced
May 14, 2015 = Elevator Pitch Night Event