Occasionally, the library seeks proposals for services. Requests are published here.

The Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library is requesting quotes for snow & ice removal for the 2022/2023 winter season.

The contract will consist of snow removal and ice treatment on parking lots and sidewalks at the following locations when snow accumulates 1” or more and icing occurs:

    • Main Library & Annex, 140 S. Paint St., Chillicothe
    • Northside Branch, 550 Buckeye St., Chillicothe
    • Kingston Branch, 29 N. Main St., Kingston
    • Frankfort Branch, 167 Springfield St., Frankfort
    • Richmond Dale Branch, 770 Main St., Richmond Dale
    1. Quotes will be accepted for individual locations, or any combination of locations as a group.
    2. The Main Library/Annex and Northside Branch locations must be cleared by 8AM Monday through Saturday and by noon on Sunday. All other locations must be cleared by noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and by 9 AM on Wednesday. All locations should be kept clear of snow and ice during regular business hours.
    3. Please quote hourly rates for laborers and the type of equipment you have available for use. (Ex: pickup truck w/ blade, skid loader, dump truck, front end loader, etc.). Also please quote price(s) for calcium chloride or magnesium chloride ice melt.

All contractors are required to provide proof of workers’ compensation coverage and $1,000,000 general liability and $300,000 automobile liability coverage. Upon award of contract, contractor should submit a cut sheet detailing the ice melt product to be used.

All quotes must be received no later than Friday, September 30th. Email to cstout@crcpl.org or mail to:

Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library

Cassie Stout, Chief Fiscal Officer

PO Box 185

Chillicothe, OH 45601

Please contact Scott Arnett, Facilities Director, with questions: sarnett@crcpl.org or 740-702-4171.

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July 26, 2022

Project Owner: Board of Trustees of the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library

Project Name: Main Library Remodel and Expansion/Connector Project

Project Location: 140 South Paint Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Delivery Method: General Contractor, pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code

Deadline to Submit Qualifications: August 24, 2022 by noon

The Board of Trustees of the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library (the “Library” or “Owner”), is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (“SOQs”) from qualified individuals or firms to provide Design Professional Services for its Main Library Remodel and Expansion/Connector Project (the “Project”). The Library anticipates that it will use a general contractor for the future construction of the Project.

Qualifications received may be retained in a file maintained by the Library for design professional qualifications, unless the firm specifically requests not to be included in this file; each firm is requested to provide annual updates to the qualifications to keep them current. The file maybe used for projects or design needs for which design fees are estimated to be less than $50,000.


Interested individuals or firms must submit one hard copy and electronic access (via a flashdrive or cloud service) in PDF format of their SOQs, enclosed in a sealed envelope. The envelope shall be plainly marked on the outside “BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CHILLICOTHE AND ROSS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – MAIN LIBRARY REMODEL AND EXPANSION PROJECT DESIGN PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS.

SOQs must be delivered to the following address, before the submittal deadline above:

Board of Trustees of the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library

Main Library Annex Building

ATTN: Cassie Stout, Chief Fiscal Officer

140 South Paint Street

POB 185

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Hand deliveries to this location may be made between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays and must be made before the deadline. Note that the Annex Building is separate from the Main Library and located directly behind the Main Library.

The Library reserves the right to waive any defect or technicality in any SOQ received or to eliminate any firm that submits an incomplete or inadequate SOQ or that is not responsive to the requirements of this RFQ.

PDF of Full RFQ:  Main Library Remodel and Expansion Project