Quote for today … “This article leaves some unanswered questions: Was Mr. Strickler school board president during the time period when a shared superintendant postion was being investigated, debated, and negotiated with Elanco school district? It sounds like possibly yes, since his vacant position on the board is still unfilled. Does Mr. Strickler have the qualifications to do the job? Were any other candidates considered? This whole deal smacks of impropriety.” – Comment following to this “Insider” LNP – Always Lancaster article: “Columbia residents question hiring of former school board president.”
Another quote for today … “Timoney came here with this really bizarre idea; the idea that the police should be doing police work.” – From this New York Times article about the death of former Philadelphia police chief, John. T. Timoney.
- Across the River: John Wright Restrauant gets blasted in restaurant inspection. C’mon … it takes more than a view! – The York Daily Record
- Columbia Police Department citations, charges, incidents
- “Our Lady of the Angels is seeking a Director for our after-school Angel Care program. This part-time position requires planning and coordinating activities for children in Preschool through 8th grades and supervising children from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Qualified applicants must have all clearances. If interested please call the school office.”
- Is leaving out part of the story a lie? Of course. Truth is full disclosure | the good, the bad and the ugly. A letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster shows there is more to truth than the “press release” shared with media: “AC article didn’t tell the full story.”
- YEP … HE LIES! He can swim; can he lie, too? – Pennlive
- The truth or a news release? Reader comments following this LNP – Always Lancaster article question ask other sides of the truth triangle: “Lancaster city zoning board approves parking plan for psychiatric hospital.”
- To stay at the trough, wear flip flops | “Sen. Pat Toomey changes course, will oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership” – Philly.com
- This isn’t one of those lawyer jokes – though the one about “what’s lower than whale poop” applies | “Chesco lawyer gets 5-10 years for letting father, 92, die.” – Philly.com
- On the topic of lawyer jokes, we like this one: Q: Why did God invent lawyers?
A: So that real estate agents would have someone to look down on.
Market House “Plan”
At the meeting, it was stated a Request for Proposals (RFP) would appear in LNP – Always Lancaster yesterday. It was not in the newspaper yesterday nor today.
While searching for it via google, we did happen, though, to come across the Columbia, SC Website – it has a page for Public Notices and RFP’s.
And Manheim Borough’s RFP is in the newspaper and at the Website: Manheim Borough is Seeking Proposals For Professional Auditing Services – 2016 Auditor RFP.
It is, as promised, posted at the Borough Website; according to the date on the RFP, it was issued on August 9, 2016:
Accepting Requests for Proposal for Consultant Market House Manager
NOTE: In the RFP are several issues which “confuse” and “combine” the roles and narratives of an independent contractor and an employee. According to most legal findings, the assignment of responsibilities (e.g., defining the way an assignment is to be performed) classifies an employee rather than a contracted role. It’s always prudent to review and test against the “IRS 20 Factor Test on Employment Status.”
What’s the difference between an RFI, an RFP, and an RFQ? This Humboldt State University delineation offers the clearest and most succinct explanation.
A Request for Information (RFI) is used when you think you know what you want but need more information from the vendors. It will typically be followed by an RFQ or RFP.
A Request for Quote (RFQ) is commonly used when you know what you want but need information on how vendors would meet your requirements and/or how much it will cost.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) is used when you know you have a problem but don’t know how you want to solve it. This is the most formal of the “Request for” processes and has strict procurement rules for content, timeline and vendor responses