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Office of Planning and Development

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Request for Proposals

Programming in the Silver Spring Library

Download the REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
(Due date extended to March 17, 2015)

Download Updated Floor Plans
January 28, 2015 Basement , First floor , and Second floor
February 3, 2015  Third, Fourth and Fifth Floor Plans

The Department of General Services will be conducting a second walk-through of the available space on March 2, 2015 at 3pm. The walk-through is not a tour of the new library space and will be limited to the basement, 1st and 2nd floor areas that are the subject of the solicitation. Space is limited and organizations are requested to RSVP. Please submit name of organization and representative to Greg.Ossont@montgomerycountymd.gov to RSVP.

Montgomery County, Maryland through its Department of General Services, Silver Spring Regional Center, and Public Libraries is seeking proposals from one or more organizations to be included in the new Silver Spring Library located on Fenton Street between Wayne Avenue  and Bonifant Street in downtown Silver Spring.

The County is seeking Proposals that can achieve the following objectives:

  1. Contribute to the mission of the Montgomery County Public Libraries creating a synergy that enhances the enjoyment and use of the Silver Spring Library.
  2. Enhance and strengthen a cultural destination space in the Silver Spring Central Business District.
  3. Provide cultural and educational opportunities to the residents of Montgomery County and enhance the quality of life in the County.
  4. Contribute to the development of cultural opportunities in Montgomery County by making available public space for studios, public exhibitions, education, and/or development of creative partnerships.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to solicit proposals for organization space to be incorporated into the overall project that will be provided for use under a revocable license with the County. The County will consider licenses with one or more Applicants. Space in the current program that is designated for arts functions includes:

  • 2,970 square feet in the basement floor
  • 3,930 square feet of the ground floor
  • 9,023 square feet of the second floor

Notices and Contacts

RFP Release
          January 13, 2015
Pre-Submission Meeting
          January 28, 2015
Attendee List
Deadline for Questions
          February 4, 2015
Questions and Responses (updated as of 02/19/2015)
Walk-Through Tour
           March 2, 2015 3:00 PM
Attendee List
Proposals Due
March 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM (extended)

Contact:
Greg Ossont (Deputy Director)
Department of General Services
101 Monroe Street, 9th FloorRockville, Maryland 20850
240-777-6192
Greg.Ossont@montgomerycountymd.gov

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