Reno. NEV. — As Nevada gears up for its year-long celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of statehood, the Nevada 150 statewide planning committee is seeking to identify interested marketing and merchandising-related professional services and consultants for consideration by the Statewide Commission for opportunities related to the Sesquicentennial Celebration. All qualified Nevada-based businesses that specialize in fundraising, public relations/communications, merchandising and website development are invited to participate in a request for qualifications and proposals.

The current statewide planning committee will begin the process to identify the most qualified local businesses; however, it will be the expanded committee, appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval in February that will make the final selections.

Request for qualifications or proposals as well as criteria and scope of services for all four business opportunities are accessible and available for download beginning today at

Below is a schedule of deadlines
January 11, 2013, 5 p.m. PST Deadline for questions about RFPs
January 16, 2013, 5 p.m. PST Answers provided to all respondents
January 22, 2013, 5 p.m. PST RFP responses due
January 25, 2013 Planning Committee reviews and ranks proposals
February 2013 (expected) Statewide Commission awards contracts
March 2013 (expected) Selected firms commence work

Proposals must be delivered to Mary Ann McAuliffe, Interim Executive Director by 5 p.m. PST on January 22, 2013 one of the following ways:
Faxed: 775.687.6159
Mailed or hand delivered: Mary Ann McAuliffe, interim director of Nevada 150
Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
401 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial planning committee, formed by Governor Brian Sandoval, has been laying the foundation for the year-long commemoration of Nevada’s 150th statehood anniversary that kicks off on Nevada Day 2013 (October 31). To learn more, please visit