Request for Proposals

ATTENTION: The time for proposal submissions for Network Partner VFEP RFP 2016-17 has expired. Thank you to all institutions which submitted proposals.

Four institutions are selected for in-person presentations to the Veterans Florida Board of Directors on October 11, 2016 to determine two network partners to be added to the program.

Entrepreneurship Program Network Partner Selection Meeting
October 11, 2016, 9:00 A.M. CDT
Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Sandestin Boulevard South, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550, United States

Join the call:
Dial in number: 877-619-2945
Alternate number: +1 850-610-2158
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The institutions invited to present are:

1) Florida A&M University
2) Florida International University
3) Tallahassee Community College
4) University of Central Florida

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program is entering its second year.  The program graduated 167 veterans through our five Network Partners (UWF, UNF, HCC, FGCU and FAU) in its first year.  This year we are expanding the program to seven Network Partners by renewing the original five partnerships and seeking two additional partners through an open and competitive RFP process.
The attached RFP details the program, submittal requirements and deadlines.

Network Partner VFEP RFP 2016-17 Final

Questions are to be submitted to

RFP Submissions should be sent to NLT 5:00 pm EDT Friday, September 30, 2016.

Questions and Answers for this RFP:

1. I was wondering if there is an expected match requirement, and if so is that a cash match or an in-kind match?
Answer: thank you for your question. There is no ceiling or floor for match. And it can be cash or in-kind toward the program. Let me know if you need anything else, thank you,

2. Q&A Teleconference with Florida International University

3. What is the maximum administrative cost allowed by network partner?
Answer: The maximum allowed is 5%

Last Year’s Program Information:

The program for 2016-17 is designed differently than in 2015-16, but for those who would like a reference: