US Government Contract to Promote Free Press in Armenia

US Broadcasting Board of Governors to make a deal with Armenian Radio Station

Saint Petersburg, Florida, UNITED STATES

Washington, DC, Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The US government is soliciting a telecommunications company capable of transmitting democracy-friendly mass-media in Armenia. Uncensored news, responsible discussion and open debate are among the goals of the programming which fall under the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL) project. The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will provide 1-1.5 hours of RFERL content Monday through Saturday to the company who wins the contract. On December 19, 2017, the BBG will make their awardee selection based on an offer containing the lowest price technically acceptable.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty programming broadcasts from 500 points in eleven time zones. Since the company who wins this contract will broadcast from their own facility to a multi-city area in Armenia, the government award will go to a site that has coverage in Armenia. The contractor needs to demonstrate at least three-years of experience in broadcasting radio programs and have the personnel, equipment and transmission services to receive and transmit to multiple cities in the required area. The contractor will not produce content, only receive and transmit the programming.

The contract will last for 12 months with the option of an additional 12 months if the awarded company is chosen to extend their contract. The BBG expects to make a decision by January 28, 2019. Interested companies should contact Adam Gartner, the BBG Overseas Contracting Officer, at

Companies able to meet the solicitation’s requirement also need to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) before submitting a quote to the government. SAM registration is free, but help is available for a fee to companies who need assistance filling out the form. This assistance can greatly accelerate the process for acquiring a contract and is recommended for businesses that might not have the manpower, time or expertise to quickly turn themselves into an eligible government contractor.

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