The Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. (SMRLA) is requesting proposals for a consultant or organization who will study the current regional library delivery system. The study will determine and recommend possible changes in workflow and design of the system, the vendors currently involved, and potential costs of changing the system. The purpose of this RFP is to hire a consultant to evaluate SMRLA’s current delivery system and to make recommendations for improvement. SMRLA’s goals are to receive an analysis of the current and future delivery needs of SMRLA and the public libraries in the region. SMRLA seeks to maximize cost effectiveness and efficiency as it relates to the continuation of service and staffing.

Notice of Request for Proposals (pdf)

SMRLA’s RFP Committee will hold a pre-bid conference Tuesday, Oct. 11, to answer questions or requests for clarifying information. Please mark your calendars for the pre-bid conference on Oct. 11, 1 p.m. Please see https://smrla.org/rfp/ for conference details.

Reply to Pre-Bid Queries
Below are documents related to queries from potential bidders.
RFP Bidder Query Responses (pdf)