NGDC RFP Status Update

I just got off the phone with Jay in Purchasing. They are ready to announce the award of the RFP today (Horray!). Please continue to not discuss the RFP with any third party until after the announcement is made.

Next is a process of having the winner sign the contract, then having our legal review the contract, then having our administrators sign the contract. Jay estimated this would take 2-3 weeks. He is shooting for an begin date of May 15th, but that date is not firm. He said we should not hold our meetings with the winner until after the contract is signed.

I did let him know that we had fixed deadlines for having the system configured and functioning as needed for the start of the Fall semester, and asked that they would do whatever they could to keep the process moving as quickly as possible.

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