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Aug 24, 2016 The U.S. Census Bureau has awarded the 2020 Census Integrated Communications Contract to Young & Rubicam (Y&R). To respect the integrity of the award debrief and protest stages of the federal procurement process and the laws that govern it we will not comment on the award until the protest period has ended. Until that time you can find all publicly available information on or the Business Opportunities page on

Oct 15, 2014 The Census Bureau is planning to award a contract to design, plan, produce, integrate, and implement an integrated communications program for the 2020 Census. The contractor will be responsible for providing services in multiple communications areas to support building awareness and promoting self-response for the 2020 Census. The solicitation process is anticipated to begin in mid-December. The tentative schedule for the 2020 Census Integrated Communications Contract is posted below.

RFP posted below. (updated Jan 27, 2016)

Tentative Schedule for the 2020 Census Integrated Communications Contract

(Subject to available funds. All dates are subject to change)

Updated as of January 27, 2016

Date(s) Activity
December 11, 2015 Census Bureau issues draft Request for Proposal (RFP)
December 18, 2015 Census Bureau holds Pre-Solicitation Conference and Vendor Expo at the Census Bureau in Suitland, MD
December 28, 2015 Vendors submit questions to the Census Bureau on the draft RFP
January 8 and 12, 2016 Census Bureau issues written responses to questions on the draft RFP
January 21, 2016 Census Bureau issues final RFP
January 25, 2016 Vendors submit questions to the Census Bureau on the final RFP
January 27, 2016 Census Bureau issues written responses to questions on the final RFP
February 22, 2016 Offerors submit written proposals to the Census Bureau
March 25, 2016 Census Bureau announces competitive range determination
April 11 to May 5, 2016 Census Bureau conducts oral presentations and discussions
May 20, 2016 Offerors submit final proposal revisions to the Census Bureau
August 24, 2016 Census Bureau makes source selection (award) announcement

It is the Census Bureau's intent to use full and open competition for this procurement. The agency will post the draft Request for Proposal (RFP) and the final RFP on the FedBizOpps website and the Business Opportunities website according to this tentative schedule. However, please note that the dates are subject to change and to availability of funds.

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