The Rochester Public Library (RPL) seeks a planning and architectural firm to assist in the development of a long-range plan for its branch libraries serving the City of Rochester, New York. The Request for Proposals and associated attachments can be accessed here.
The selected consultant’s primary work scope will be to project anticipated population growth in branch service areas, identify a peer grouping of libraries for comparison, establish the number, size, and capacities of library facilities needed for the RPL, evaluate current branch facilities, gauge public priorities for use of library facilities, and assign an action matrix based on agreed categories. Where approved by the RPL, additional recommendations and cost analysis may be expanded for priority actions. It is essential that the consultant demonstrates a solid understanding of public libraries and has the necessary skills and resources to address the diverse mix of services, programs and infrastructure challenges that this project will present.
This project is funded through the Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, a separate charitable 501c3 supporting the Rochester Public Library.
Proposals are to be submitted no later than 2:00pm, Friday, December 8, 2017 to:
Brie Harrison, Finance Officer
Rochester Public Library
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604