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2014 Hall of Fame Vendor Proposal
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2014 Hall of Fame Vendor Proposal

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.  Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation.  Many of NABJ's 4,000 members also belong to one of the dozens of professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide.

Every year, NABJ pays homage to legendary black journalists who have made outstanding contributions to the industry. On April 5, 1990, seven distinguished journalists became charter members of the NABJ Hall of Fame. Over the last 23 years, NABJ has inducted 55 journalists into the esteemed Hall of Fame. Nominations are approved by the NABJ Board of Directors. New inductees are installed annually at the NABJ Hall of Fame Banquet and Inductions.

Submission Instructions:

NABJ is accepting bids for our annual Hall of Fame production support needs.  Your bid should be submitted via the online application and proposal submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF.  A hard copy of additional materials may be mailed; however, you must complete the online application. Visual support or samples of work are helpful.  Please include at least four references (contact information only).  Experience on similar type projects a plus. The vignettes should be completed by December 6, 2013.

The ceremony takes place on Thursday, January 16 at the The Newseum in Washington, DC.

Please submit your bid by Friday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

All proposals should be submitted online. Additional support materials (optional) can be mailed to the address below:

Maurice Foster, Esq.

Executive Director

National Association of Black Journalists

1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100
College Park, MD  20742

Phone: (301) 405-0248                   

Fax: (301) 314-1714


Please itemize your bid and include any support service costs, i.e. electricity, or audio patches.

Decision Process

The following factors will be considered in the RFP process:

•                Responsiveness

•                Timeliness

•                Availability for 45 min. Q/A session

•                Creativity, flexibility, and willingness to ask questions

Production Responsibilities

The scope of work shall include producing seven 1-3 minute video vignettes on each Hall of Fame Honoree. The contractor will work under the supervision of the Hall of Fame show producer. Visual content should be compiled to properly represent the life achievements of the honoree.  The written script for each vignette should be submitted to the producer for approval.  Contractor shall provide a fullscreen graphic of each honoree, and chyrons that match the graphics look of the Hall of Fame program.  The vignettes should be completed by December 6, 2013 and submitted via DVD and movie file.  The honorees are located in various cities.

Preliminary Schedule

A production schedule should be developed and submitted for approval by the NABJ show producer.


NABJ is seeking a winning bid in the $15,000 - $18,000 range. 

NABJ’s decision will be based on competitive pricing, inventory availability, customer service, and client references.

Work For Hire

The services provided are a work for hire.  The final product is the Property of NABJ and cannot be reused, disseminated, or rebroadcast in any form without the express permission of NABJ.


Click HERE to submit your proposal.

The 2013 Hall of Fame Vendor Contract was awarded to VMC Media & Events, LLC. Selection Reason: Best Overall Bid

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