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Bid Creation Timeline

Action Taken                                                Time Required
Collaborative Development of                    2 weeks – several months
Terms, Conditions, Specifications               (depends upon scope
                                                                          & current workload)
Advertisement of Legal Notice                    2-3 weeks prior to
                                                                           bid opening

Evaluation of Proposals Received                Minimum one+ weeks
                                                                          (background, reference and
                                                                          other checks are needed)
Award of Contract                                         Depends upon next Board of
                                                                          Trustees meeting date;
Time to allot from Recognized Need until Contract Award:
Six Weeks to Three or More Months