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Posted on: March 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Economic Development Authority Announces Request for Qualifications for Technical Assistance

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for area service providers to deliver direct technical assistance to Black and Latinx micro-entrepreneurs (five or fewer employees). These business owners were pre-qualified for Norfolk’s Technical Assistance Clinic as previous awardees of the Capital Access Program (CAP) and/or Coronavirus Relief Fund (CORE) grant programs.

The goal of this RFQ is to build a roster of Service Providers that will deliver direct technical assistance to the Clinic’s participants.  Service categories include Branding and Marketing, Accounting, Website Development and E-Commerce, and Business Consulting.

Service Providers with successful submissions will be individually chosen and contracted by Clinic participants based on the identified needs. All services will be paid for by the EDA.

Norfolk was one of 12 cities selected to be part of The Rockefeller Foundation Opportunity Collective (ROC)–a $12 million investment aimed to increase access to credit and capital for BIPOC small businesses. The Norfolk Technical Assistance Clinic has been made possible with a $225,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation Opportunity Collective.

For more about The Rockefeller Foundation Opportunity Collective:

Norfolk Announcement in The Rockefeller Foundation Opportunity Collective - Norfolk Department of Economic Development (

View the RFQ webpage here:  

City of Norfolk Small Business Initiative Technical Assistance Program - Norfolk Department of Economic Development (

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