A note from Brad Ives, associate vice chancellor for campus enterprises
The University issued a “Request for Proposals,” or RFP, on January 11, 2016, to invite outside companies to submit proposals for management of the operations of UNC Student Stores under a time-limited arrangement with the University. Responses to the RFP are due on February 18. Respondents will have the opportunity make presentations about their bids after responses are submitted.
Bids and presentations will be reviewed by an Advisory Committee that will be appointed by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises. The Advisory Committee will have two representatives from the Employee Forum as well as student, faculty and administration members.
No decision has been made on whether outsourcing is best for UNC Student Stores. The University will make a determination on whether to outsource UNC Student Stores by spring 2016. If a decision is made to outsource, a transfer of operations would occur sometime in early July 2016.
More information about the RFP process can be found on the Campus Enterprises website at: http://fa.unc.edu/enterprises/student-stores-outsourcing/
A note from the editor: The Employee Forum has been working with Finance and Administration to provide input on the Request For Proposals document, and we expect to be represented on the committee that will be responsible for reviewing proposals. We will provide updates as we receive new information.