RFQ | E3 Durham Hispanic Outreach

February 3, 2022


The E3 Durham engagement is a two year SBA grant funded program designed to help underserved and under-connected entrepreneurs in the region to equitably start, grow, and scale businesses. In order to effectively reach all entrepreneurs in the service region, a Hispanic outreach contractor is being sought out for translation and interpretation services.



The following serves as a list of the specific responsibilities that will be undertaken by the contractor during this 21-month contract period. Total time is not to exceed approximately 16 hours per month of services.

  • Translation services for outreach materials being created by the Forward Cities Marketing & Communications team - up to 2 hours/month
  • Outreach and promotion to potential Spanish speaking clients to engage them through promotion of the web-based intake form and/or recurring program convening - up to 5 hours/month
  • Interpretation services for these clients as they receive counseling services - up to 5 hours/month
  • Interpretation services for one program convening each month - 2 hours/month
  • Coordination meetings with Forward Cities team - 2 hours/month


  • Must be fully fluent in English and Spanish languages - verbal and written
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience providing translation services
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in business development, business coaching, and/or entrepreneurial support
  • Must have be located in and/or familiar with the Durham community
    Knowledge of and familiarity with the Durham small business community a plus

The contractor can either be an individual or an organization. If interested, please submit your qualifications, including name, contact information, examples of past work in this space, two references, a brief narrative, and cost of services in document form to Brett Brenton at bbrenton@forwardcities.org no later than February 11, 2022.



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