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San Miguel Fire District Extends RFP Deadline to March 23

The RFP allows for an Extension of Due Date in Section 8 –d: “SMCFD reserves the right to extend the Due Date and/or time when it is in the best interest of SMCFD.”

Agencies interested in the possibility of taking over aspects of 's mission and public service will now have an additional two weeks with which to submit their proposals to the District.

The deadline, which was originally March 9, has been moved to March 23 at 4 p.m. after an unnamed agency requested an extension, according to San Miguel Fire public information officer Leonard Villareal.

The agency submitted a Request for Proposal in late January, as a way to determine if there were any aspects of service that could be contracted out in order to save money. The District is currently facing a $1.3 million defecit for the next fiscal year, its third consecutive million-dollar defecit.

in February, saying that the District is not shutting down, but rather they are "trying to do is figure out if there’s a better way to do business."

Villareal said that he could not speak on which, if any, agencies have submitted proposals, as all submissions remain sealed until the day of the deadline.

Information about the RFP, the district's budget, the general fund, a Q&A and more can be downloaded from the district’s website.

Super Terrific Response March 02, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Tha San Miguel Fire District must make some very difficult decisions in the coming months. I hope the proposals in response to the RFP are the first step in righting the fiscal ship at SMFD.
Kevin George March 02, 2012 at 11:26 PM
From the Districts website: "The District operates through an effective labor/management process known as Relationship by Objective (RBO). This successful process has allowed labor and management to work cooperatively to identify all products and/or services that the customer and employee receive from the District." Apparently not so successful.
Army Grunt March 04, 2012 at 03:03 AM
I'm sorry , but Augie Ghio income as being $214,000.00 is just alittle too "Rich" for this position. The payscales are way out of line in the fire departments, a active duty soldier or Marine doesn't make anything near these costs. Too big for efficienty.
rudy reyes March 05, 2012 at 03:29 AM
The county is failing to support its fireteams during this economic stain. They have been in these same seats too long! County supervisors also have become alittle too "Rich" for their positions too. As a burn survivor I find this appalling and would like to fix or at least help. I'm running for county supervisor to try. www.reyesforsupervisor.com

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