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Request for Proposals

Millennium Cafe Request for Qualifications
The Library Foundation is requesting a presentation of qualifications for a café vendor that will offer great food and service to the 200 employees and 2,200 daily visitors to the Library. Stormont Vail Hospital is across the street from the Library and hospital visitors and staff also frequent the Café. A restaurant entrepreneur with business savvy and great fare to offer could grow his/her café and catering business around this built-in client base. The vendor is required to propose a catering component for events in the Library’s meeting rooms as part of its business plan.

Proposals Due September 20, 2019 at 2:00PM

Thad Hartman
Chief of Staff
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave
(785) 580-4481

Cafe Request for Qualifications

RFQ Tentative Timeline

August 9, 2019: RFQ Issued
September 20: RFQ Responses Due
Week of September 23: RFQ Responses Reviewed
Week of September 30: Interviews Conducted
Week of October 7: Tastings and Menu Review Conducted
Week of October 14: Recommend a Vendor of Choice; Library Foundation Approves
Week of October 21: Negotiations Completed and Contract Executed
January 2, 2020: New Operator Begins Service

Annual Professional Auditing Services
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is soliciting bid proposals from qualified certified public accounting firms to prepare and audit the Library’s financial statements.

The staff recommendation for a multi-year bid is for the three years ending 12/31/2019, 12/31/2020 and 12/31/2021 with audits beginning each January in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Audit Services Request for Proposal


Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm CDT
Place: Hughes Room, 205 (2nd floor), Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS
Attendance at the bid receiving is not required. Those who do not attend shall ensure the bid is received by the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library prior to 1:00 PM CDT.