The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal) collaborates with organizations in both public and private sectors, across government, academia and industry, to strengthen the region’s aerospace and defense manufacturing economy. Led by the Price School-USC Center for Economic Development, AMP SoCal is focused on the southernmost ten counties in California, a federally designated Investing in Manufacturing Community Partnership (IMCP) region. AMP SoCal’s shared goal is to provide aerospace and defense manufacturers and their supply chain with the tools, talent, and capacity to master the future.
LAEDC, through its Industry Cluster Development Department and the LAEDC’s Southern California Aerospace Council (SCAC) and regional partners, has worked to strengthen the defense industry in Los Angeles County to mitigate impacts to their business due to defense cuts and the winding down of long term defense contracts. The SCAC was founded to assist contractors and their manufacturing suppliers to respond to the rapidly evolving technological advances in the industry, to gain and share market intelligence, and to develop policies that remove barriers to doing business in the region. SCAC partners include public agencies, educational institutions, workforce development organizations, capital managers and investors, and elected officials who have committed to ensuring the health and strength of the defense industry and related manufacturing firms.
LAEDC has received grant funding to identify and support firms that have been adversely affected by reduced Defense Department procurement and contracting and to work with economic development agencies within Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Ventura counties to assist them. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is to develop and conduct a survey of defense suppliers that will enable the AMP SoCal team to understand the needs of these firms and identify those that are interested in receiving services. Please click the link below for RFP specifications.
Submit Proposal by Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Notification by Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Services Begin Monday, September 12, 2016
Results Reported & Services End on Wednesday, October 5, 2016*
* End/ report Date may be negotiated.