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General News · 13th June 2012
Joy Adams Bauer
Request for Proposals process for new library on Cortes Island

NANAIMO, June 13, 2012 - Members of the Board of Trustees for Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) voted at their June 9, 2012 Board meeting to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) process for a space of 660 to 2750 square feet for a new library on Cortes Island.

"An RFP process is a formal and regulated process with specific deadlines," said Ronna-Rae Leonard, Board Chair. "Proposals will be received and rated according to the site selection criteria of Vancouver Island Regional Library.”

The Request for Proposal process aims to identify a long term solution for library services on Cortes Island as quickly as possible.

The deadline for sealed submissions is July 31, 2012. RFP evaluations and site visits will take place August 2nd to 15th. The Board of Trustees will review the recommendations made by staff, vote on the successful respondent, and notify him or her by September 28th.

The award of the contract will be made public as will the reasons for the success of the winning respondent. In the meantime, Vancouver Island Regional Library continues to search for a temporary holds pickup location on Cortes Island.

Vancouver Island Regional Library is committed to providing an environment for library services on Cortes Island that is appealing, comfortable, inviting and safe.

For more information contact:

Joy Adams Bauer
Communications Officer
(250) 729-2316