Architectural Services Request for Proposal
POTTSTOWN, PA – On January 22, the RFP for Architectural Services was released to the public by the Pottstown School District. The RFP, dated January 20 (the Wednesday before the Thursday General Board meeting when the voting to proceed occurred), is a six page document and is available on the Pottstown School District website.
As part of the wonderful service Save Pottstown!! provides (free of charge!) to the taxpayers of Pottstown, we have included the RFP documents here for your viewing and reading pleasure:
The RFP was released Friday, January 22 with a due date of 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2. Yes – that’s right folks – seven business days (six if you don’t include the day the proposal is due).
Now, we here at Save Pottstown!! don’t know much about proposals or how a proposal gets put together, but if we had received this RFP and had to adhere to the stringent requirements (organization charts, project listings for the past five years, firm’s management approach, five step firm methodology process, etc.) within a seven day turnaround, we would think that most companies would have a rough time assembling such a collection of information in such a short window of time (sorry…we just couldn’t resist the pun).
Unless of course, the company considering to bid had advance notice of the forthcoming RFP. And we all know that could never happen in Pottstown.
Now, isn’t it funny how complete this RFP is? We here at Save Pottstown!! were wondering who may have helped assemble this RFP. Hmmm. Things that make you go hmmm.
We guess we’ll just have to wait until next Tuesday to see how many firms submit proposals. Who knows…maybe someone already has proposals in hand and is reviewing them right now!
Let’s just hope that the winning firm is a local one….and not from Pittsburgh.