City Finance Committee throws back bids
2 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough
City using $100,000 state grant to develop Safe Routes to Schools advertising campaign
The Quincy City Council’s Finance Committee rejected four bids for develop an advertising campaign for the Safe Routes to Schools campaign.
Four local advertising agencies submitted bids for the campaign, with the low bid of $2,950 from AdForce, but with a caveat to bid the printing and disbursement of brochures separately.
Rethink Media Group had a bid of $6,200, Reed Promotional Media had a bid of $14,300 and Rokusek Design had a bid of $30,500.
Planning and Development Director Chuck Bevelheimer recommended redoing the bids because he didn’t believe he properly communicated the scope of the work for the project.
“I’ve broken down the cost and I’m uncomfortable with the range of the bids,” Bevelheimer said.
Bevelheimer is going to solicit assistance from the Quincy Convention and Visitors Bureau and Great River Economic Development Foundation to redo the bids, saying those organizations have experience in these types of campaigns.
He said the campaign would launch for the fall back to school season. It would stress bicycle and pedestrian safety with printed brochures and the production of radio and television commercials to run as public service announcements.
The City received a $100,000 state grant for the campaign.