RE: [nc-budget] Job description v3
You did a good job of integrating the tasks into one set of objectives, but the end result convinces me more than ever that we need to separate the technical/operational tasks into a separate job description. I am afraid if we solicit proposals to provide all of this support, we will receive proposals way beyond our budget. At a minimum I think we would need to have bidders separate technical/operational support costs from other support costs with the understanding that resulting contracts may include some subset of the total support listed in the job description.
Another approach would be to start off with Erica's original, shorter (higher level) job description and request expressions of interest. After identifying the best expressions of interest, we could then provide the detailed job description for detailed proposals.
I'm curious as to what others think.