Mason requires Consultants for strategic initiatives, benchmarking analysis, financial modeling/analysis, organizational assessments and suggested operational improvements, communications and change management, and new-partnership oriented ventures. We are interested in market and opportunity assessment, due diligence, operational and financial planning, modeling and launch support for new ventures associated with George Mason University. George Mason University is positioning itself to engage in innovative ventures that will support the mission and the strategic plan of the University and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia; we are looking for consultants to help us identify, evaluate, and launch new ventures in higher education, most of which will involve partnerships with companies and other educational institutions. We are particularly interested in firms with deep experience helping large public and non-profit universities enter into some public-private partnerships. Mason is also looking for consultants to assist with Higher Education Research and Analytics as well as other strategic initiatives. It is anticipated that one or more offerors will be awarded a contract as a result of this RFP. Once selected, consultants shall be engaged as needed and shall submit individual scopes of work with estimated hours for each project.