Briefs and Groaners

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A roundup of some of the shadier — and just plain odd — things that happen around Ryerson’s downtown campus.

Ryerson has issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for four wind turbines for an electrical engineering research project on March 11, 2011. No word on cost, but the purchasing office says these turbines are for a farm north of Guelph. Pity, we were hoping to turn one into an impromptu Ferris wheel atop Kerr Hall. This RFP closes on March 22, 2011.

Rye high has also issued an Request for Qualification (RFQ) for Architectural Consulting Services on Feb. 28, 2011. While the details are spotty and don’t name any particular projects, they do specify a project value range of $50,000 up to $1 million. Whether this means more residence space, program expansion space or a long-hoped for carnival in the quad, we’re all a flutter here at the office. The RFP will close on Feb. 3, 2012.

Going hand in had with the call for new projects is an RFQ that sounds sweet to our ears: a call for Demolition and Environmental Contractors on Feb. 28, 2011.

Rye is looking for folks to root out our old asbestos walls, contaminated soil and perhaps even blow some shit up. The RFP closes on Jan. 18, 2012.

In order to combat the student housing crunch, Ryerson has also issued an Request for Information for a firm willing to design, build, finance and operate student housing on non-Ryerson land.

It was issued on June 28, 2010 and after that massive Pitman bender, who does Ryerson think will want to house students and eat the costs of the damage? The RFP closes on June 6, 2011.

So, Ryerson’s Office of University Advancement produces a magazine for “alumni and friends” twice a year, boasting the achievements of current stars and notable graduates.

The university is seeking an outfit to distribute the glossy. Good news: Ryerson will reimburse the mailing costs for postage and even provides the envelopes.

The selected company just needs to get each edition of the magazine (Spring 2010 and Winter 2011) to 95,000 destinations. Of course, you can be environmentally-friendly and read the Winter 2011 edition online on the Ryerson website. The RFP closed on March 15.

— Eyeopener Staff

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