Cape Cod Commission Releases RFI for Military-Community Communications Plan

In support of the Upper Cape communities in Massachusetts and Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC), the Cape Cod Commission is seeking information on how an interested contractor could develop and/or modify tools and procedures to standardize and improve communication and coordination between the military installation and surrounding jurisdictions across a wide range of subjects and where appropriate to propose different, more proactive and modern tools and mechanisms to achieve effective military-civilian communication and coordination.

The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is to obtain responses from experienced vendors in this field with guidance or insight on the most effective tools and mechanisms to include in a potential Upper Cape regional communication and coordination platform that would also have the benefit of improving community-JBCC coordination. Responses from this RFI may be used to assist the Cape Cod Commission to develop conceptual requirements for a regional communication and coordination platform. 

Through a grant program administered by DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment, the Cape Cod Commission —a regional planning and regulatory agency for the 15 towns comprising Barnstable County — completed a joint land use study (JLUS) update with JBCC (formerly Massachusetts Military Reservation) and the four Upper Cape communities of Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee and Sandwich in October 2013. The JLUS update recommended improvements to military-civilian communication and coordination. More information on the JLUS and other related planning documents is available on the commission website.

Submission requirements and the full RFI also can be found on the commission website. Please contact Sharon Rooney, chief planner, with any written questions at

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