RFP Facilities Master Plan
- Request for Proposal
- 2020 RFP Data
- 2019 Annual Report
- Main Branch Pre-Bid Meeting Attendance
- Edwardsburg and Howard Branches Pre-Bid Meeting Attendance
Branch Floor Plans
Q: Do you have the approximate square footage of each library?
A: The Main Branch is 17,132 square feet, Howard is 1,232 square feet, and Edwardsburg is 3,159 square feet without the basement; 4,509 square feet with the basement. All measurements are approximate and date from 2000.
Q: The RFP notes, on the bottom of the first page, that the District consists of “five” branch locations, but only lists the name of three?
A: Yes, we do have 5 locations but only 3 are included in this study. The 1909 Local History Branch (Carnegie Library) is undergoing a full restoration at this time and the library leases the Mason/Union Branch location.
Q: If the Deliverable for the Master Plan Study is to provide Schematic Plans for the proposed upgrades for each location and if Schematic plans are requested, please confirm if it would be just floor plans or would it include elevations and/or 3D computer renderings?
A: The deliverable plan does not need to include floor plans or fully executed designs for upgrades but I do feel the Board would find great value in seeing what spaces could look like (snapshot images, mockups). We are not looking for anything set in stone at the end of this process and will be considering each branch individually, as our budget allows in the coming years.