In December 2018, the Board of Health authorized staff to cancel the client agreement with Kidder Mathews and remove the Rucker Building from the market. The Board had also indicated a preference to remain in the Rucker Building and to begin looking at options for leasing out vacant space.
In July 2019, the Board of Health authorized the Interim Administrator to release a request for qualifications (RFQ) to solicit real estate services needed to lease space in the Rucker Building. The RFQ was open from 8/13/2019 to 9/9/2019 with no response from potential service providers.
At the September 25, 2019, Executive Committee meeting, legal counsel Mr. Grant Weed noted that generally engineering and architect services will need to go through an RFQ process but that other types of professional services can to through an interview process instead. Since we didn’t receive responses previously, he felt comfortable if the committee recommended interviewing interested firms. This could be accomplished by reaching out directly to potential firms. The original direction to go through the RFQ process was an action taken by the Board; therefore, Mr. Weed recommended any further direction come from the Board as well.