MCBC Issues Request for Proposals for State Lending Reports & Online Data Exploration Tool  

September 25, 2019

For immediate release

Contact:   Regan St. Pierre, Executive Director

Contact information:

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) was established in 1990 to bring together community organizations and financial institutions to affect positive change in the availability of credit and financial services across Massachusetts.

To inform its membership and programming, MCBC commissions annual reports on mortgage lending and small business lending trends in the state of Massachusetts. The reports include annual data on lending trends in low-income and minority neighborhoods in Massachusetts with comparisons to local demographic characteristics. The primary goal of these reports is to contribute to improved credit flows to homebuyers and small business owners across Massachusetts, particularly in minority neighborhoods, by presenting a careful description of lending trends.  Prior reports can be accessed on MCBC’s website

Over the last 10 years, the mortgage lending and small business lending reports were each authored by a different individual with whom MCBC would contract and oversee the development, production, and promotion of the reports. To improve operational efficiencies and ensure congruity of its reports, MCBC desires to contract with an individual, a team of individuals, organization, and/or team of organizations to develop:

1/ the two lending reports and

2/ an online data exploration and visualization tool that will serve a companion to the reports.

The online data exploration and visualization tool will provide interactive dashboards and charts derived from national databases related to the topics of mortgage and small business lending in Massachusetts.

This RFP is available for download MCBC Lending Reports RFP.

MCBC Request for Proposals for State Lending Reports & Online Data Exploration Tool – Questions and Answers – October 7, 2019

MCBC Request for Proposals for State Lending Reports & Online Data Exploration Tool – Questions and Answers – October 16, 2019

Electronic responses should be submitted in one consolidated pdf and electronically delivered by 5:00p.m. EST Thursday October 24th, 2019 to: Regan St. Pierre at

Questions raised by applicants concerning the RFP must be submitted in writing via e-mail to ensure a fair and impartial process. Telephone or other types of inquiries will not be accepted. Applicants shall contact Regan St. Pierre before 5:00 p.m. on October 9, 2019 via using the e-mail subject line “MCBC Lending Reports RFP Question”. All questions received by 5:00pm on October 9, 2019 will be answered by 4:00 p.m. on October 11, 2019. No other question sessions or conferences will be held. All questions and answers related to this RFP will be posted on this website and supplied to registered firms and individuals.

All applicants intending to respond to the RFP must register here: 

MCBC Lending Report RFP Registration Form

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All qualified contractors will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability and familial status. Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBE) are encouraged to submit proposals.

The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council is an equal opportunity employer.  We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. MCBC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction.