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Friday, August 1, 2008

Gleason Library restoration project moves forward

The Gleason Library Building Restoration Committee met on July 24 to approve the final wording of the Request for Qualification (RFQ) document for hiring the project designer for the library restoration. Use of an RFQ allows the committee to get a sense of the applicants’ qualifications for the project and to understand their approach toward solving the problem. After the committee ranks the applicants according to their qualifications, the top three applicants will be interviewed and the fee for the design work will be negotiated.

The committee voted to accept the RFQ and authorized Library Director,Angela Mollet to make changes as suggested by Town Counsel. Mollet expects that the RFQ will be posted by the week of August 4. The committee then outlined the remainder of their schedule for the summer and fall.

Beginning immediately a small subcommittee will develop a decision-making process and matrix that will help committee members rate and rank the applicants. A site walk for all interested applicants will take place at the library on August 20 at 10 a.m. Completed applications are due at the library by noon on September 12 and will be opened at 1 p.m. The committee will reconvene on September 18 when the applications will be distributed to committee members for individual review. At the same meeting, members will review the methods for rating applicants and will assign particular members to make site visits and to check references.

The committee plans to select the top three applicants by October 2 and to conduct interviews during the following week. If all goes as planned, the project designer will be selected and the fee negotiated before November 7. ∆

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