Back to top

Cooperative Agreement - Production of Various Live Internet Broadcasts and Taped Video Productions and Training

Cooperative Agreements Cover
Dec 2017

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 for the development and production of various live and taped video productions (up to 54 Hours) over a three year period (funds permitting). This furthers NIC’s mission by building the capacity of federal, state, local, and tribal correctional agencies to innovative training and information dissemination regardless of their geographic location.


Live Internet broadcasting is training/education between trainers/facilitators at one location and participants as they receive instruction at other locations via technology. NIC uses internet broadcasting economically to reach audiences from federal, state, tribal, and local corrections and criminal justice agencies, as well as partners and vested stakeholders who have a common interest in and/or contact with offender populations. The typical consumer of our broadcast is participating via a laptop, tablet, mobile device, or desktop computer system in their office or a remote location. They may also be participating as a group at a site that is projecting the broadcast via a larger screen in a training room at a facility site.

NIC is expanding its use of video into the micro video learning realm with the use of live to tape productions of information dissemination and training, in easily consumable “bites” of learning of 5, 10, 15, 20, or 30 minutes or up to 1 hour in length, depending upon the defined performance outcome. Micro video learning as NIC is defining it is learning that is short term, chunked to follow the science of learning and performance into practice, and is easily accessed by the learner when they need it “just in time”.

NIC, as a leader in correctional learning, continually seeks to use and integrate various forms of visual media to support and enhance learning within its full continuum of technology leveraged delivery strategies.

Program-Specific Information

The purpose of funding this initiative is to produce various live internet broadcasts and taped video productions and training (up to 54 Hours) over a three year period, with up to eighteen hours (18) of product being produced each year of a three year agreement, pending funding availability each year and NIC’s yearly video production needs. NIC will accept proposals for the creative use of up to 18 production hours each year.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on February 20, 2018.

Please note effective July 1, 2013 the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) was merged to the System for Award Management (SAM).  The SAM registry and Frequently Asked Questions can be reached at  Please note that the registration process can take up to 1-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly.

Questions and Answers:

Question: Are we responsible for providing the internet service provider as well? 

Answer:  Yes, the awardee would be responsible for providing internet connections as described in the solicitation to support live internet broadcasts. As well as the corresponding technical support as detailed in the solicitation.

Question: We are a little confused whether you are just looking for funding, or a vendor to produce the various broadcasts. We saw on the title page that the vendor must agree to waive any profit for services so clarification on this would be appreciated.

Answer:  We are looking for a production partner to help us create and develop the various types of video products including live internet broadcasts as detailed in the solicitation.

We are not looking for funding. As we are a federal agency, there is no profit involved for us or our production partner.