Purpose:  The purpose of this document is to provide a clear understanding of services needed, and to request a bid for graphic artist services only, in relationship to and in connection with the Oakland Bay Area Chapter of The Links, Incorporated’s (OBAL) Cotillion. Your response does not constitute a contract.

The services described below are continuing up through, including and subsequent to the OBAL Cotillion which will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel, Saturday, February 26, 2022. Please read this SOW  carefully and state your price(s) in the areas indicated.

Please submit your proposal, via email, no later than October 1, 2021 to:  Sabrina Brutus.  Obal1950@gmail.com

OBAL will award the final contract based on the following criteria so please address these components in your response:

Summary of Criteria

Cotillion Graphic Artist Services RFP Summary of Criteria

  • Cost
  • Experience/Depth
  • Flexibility
  • Collaborative Relationship
  • Project Coordination


Summary of Services

Cotillion Graphic Artist Services RFP Summary

  • Design the cover of the OBAL Cotillion Souvenir Journal
  • Consult with the OBAL representative concerning the event theme
  • Cover Stock: Carolina CIS
  • Ink (Cover): Three different foils, two silver, one Pearl, Embossed Title
  • Preparation of match-ups or soft copies (pdf) of 2-4 cover thematic design options to be selected by the Cotillion Chair or designee prior to a designated date



By completing and submitting this SOW, you are committing to OBAL that, if selected, you have adequate resources and staffing to meet the needs of the OBAL and the OBAL Cotillion through the completion of your contract.


Have you or your company provided prior services to OBAL?  Y/N

If so, provide a brief summary of the date(s) and type(s) of service(s).


If selected, you may be required to provide proof of insurance and indemnification to OBAL.


The Links, Incorporated is one of the Nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. To that end, OBAL seeks to contract and work with businesses and individuals committed to, including, qualified minority-owned businesses, who provide quality products and performance at reasonably competitive prices and who are committed to diversity in the Bay Area Community.


The price(s) quoted herein shall be valid as of the date signed and if accepted, continue in effect until the contract is fully performed.


Total Compensation Bid $___________________________________


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Graphic Artist Service Provider                        Date

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