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Marketing Master Contracts

The Marketing Master Contracts are individual master contracts — already in place — for marketing services between the State of Vermont (through the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Office of the Chief Marketing Officer) and a select group of marketing firms. These individual firms were awarded a master contract following a full competitive bid and selection process. 

The Marketing Master Contracts allow state entities to obtain marketing services from these firms without having to go through an additional full RFP process for each project. In addition to saving administrative time, the contracts were negotiated at a state level and include a uniform set of established rates.  

The Chief Marketing Office administers three sets of Marketing Master Contracts:

Master Contracts Creative Services

Master Contracts Media Buying

Master Contracts Photography

To take advantage of the master contracts, a Statement of Work process is followed which includes just three steps:

  1. Requesting proposals;
  2. Selecting a firm and determining a defined project scope; and
  3. Executing the Statement of Work Agreement.

A step-by-step guide to the process, including contract numbers and hourly rates, is included in this downloadable Guide to Using with Marketing Master Contracts.

While some departments still prefer to draw up their own sub-contract documents when they work with master contractors, that is not a statewide requirement. If you’re not sure what your department’s policy is, check with your business manager.

Contact Us

Heather Pelham, Chief Marketing Officer
(802) 477-2727
heather.pelham@vermont.gov

Erin Salls, Marketing Manager
(802) 828-3208
erin.salls@vermont.gov

1 National Life Drive
Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620

Pre-qualified Marketing Vendor Application

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Pre-Qualified Vendor Database

Guide to Working with Master Contractors

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