The National Tobacco Control Foundation, created by state attorneys general pact, announced a fast track approach to picking an agency for what it's now saying could be up to a $250 million a year account for advertising, media buying and public relations. On June 21, the foundation will put its request for bid on the Web anti-tobaccorfp.org. On June 30, it will conduct a bidders conference in Washing-ton. Questionnaires are due July 16, and the plan is to pick finalists between July 19 and July 30, with site visits in August. As expected, the foundation chose to use a two-year contract, renewable for two years.
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