Update to this post, 3 hours after posting it: I e-mailed the purchasing guy, this evening. The RFP has not yet been issued, but will be issued soon. Go to the City's web-site, select the "business" button, then go to the RFP opportunities. The RFP will be up soon.
Well, apparently, the City of Costa Mesa, CA examined its “in-house” reprographics services operations and considered outsourcing as an option, and as a by-product of the internal study that the City undertook, the City decided to seek proposals for “Reprographics Services”.
I scanned through the RFP document (that document is now on the street), but did not see any “large-format services” mentioned, but that does not mean that there will not be any large-format services required or proposed. My scan of the document was a very fast run though, so I might have missed something.
Schedule, as per the RFP document:
Release of RFP – November 2, 2011
Deadline for Written Questions – November 17, 2011
Responses to Questions Posted on the Web – November 23, 2011
Proposals are Due – December 1, 2011
Interview (if held) – December 14, 2011
Approval of Contract – to be determined
All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the City!
Questions about the RFP must be directed in writing, via e-mail, to:
Richard Amadril, RFP Facilitator
I placed a copy of the document I found (the RFP is at the end of the document, so you have to scroll through it to get to the RFP). This document, now in my Google Docs library, is a long one, some 70 pages, so give the document some time to load up.
Here’s the link:
But, probably best if you access the RFP document at the City of Costa Mesa’s web-site!