The RFQ was advertised on October 7th for a designer for the project and was available on October 16th. Thirteen firms requested the RFQ. There is a designer briefing at the Howe School on October 30th at the site. RFQ proposals are due on November 13th. This office met with BATV and their legal counsel to discuss next steps. BATV would prefer to enter into a lease which would have to be put out to bid. The town will work with counsel to advance this request. In the interim I have provided BATV with a draft agreement for their review. The BOS will need to approve the lease. This office will forward a working draft document to the BOS in the next month. BATV Counsel expressed concern about financing their portion of the project and that a lease would be advantageous for financing purposes.
The Town has engaged Left Field LLC to help write the RFQ for design of the Old Howe. Check back soon for the RFQ and the results.