What's in a Deadline? City's Still Looking For Someone to Take Over Dallas Farmers Market.
I called Michelle Charnoski, the buyer for the city handling that particular RFP, and asked her: What gives? To which she replied: Yet again, the city has extended the bid deadline, this time till 2 p.m. on December 1. As you may recall, the original deadline was September 22. Then, October 22. But as City Manager Mary Suhm told us on October 1, she fully expected that deadline to get drawn out to a later date. And it was: November 17. And now, December 1.
"As of right now, we didn't feel there was enough participation to close," Charnoski says. "So we were going to go ahead and extend it to the first and make further outreach efforts. It's the city's policy to reach out to as many people as we can."
Fine. I'll do it. Me and Tom Spicer.