RFP – Library Outreach Vehicle Consultant

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposals will be received by the Lackawanna County Department of Planning and Economic Development, Lackawanna County Government Center, 123 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503, until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

The Lackawanna County Library System operates ten libraries and one bookmobile. The bookmobile was purchased in 2000. Due to its age, the vehicle has reached the limits of its usefulness and reliability.

The Library System seeks a consultant to assist in the development of a modern, future-oriented outreach vehicle to provide library services throughout Lackawanna County.

The vehicle’s mission will be to reach portions of the underserved population who face barriers to making in-person use of our ten libraries, to include those living in low-income areas, minorities, the homeless, the homebound and institutionalized, and those without transportation. The service plan will place an emphasis on children and the elderly who have no access to other library outlets.

The consultant will work with a team of librarians and trustees to explore opportunities and develop a vision for vehicle-based outreach services for Lackawanna County that will meet the needs of our residents today and into the future. The consultant is expected to work with the team throughout the process of designing and procuring the outreach vehicle, from vision to delivery.

Date Posted: 9/20/2021