When Animal SOS received the Request for Proposals (RFP) from the City in April, it was easy to get excited about the possibility of Columbus Animal Care and Control (CACC) being privatized. They included requirements asking a vendor to supply services way beyond what is currently being provided. Services that our community expects and deserves. If you would like to review the entire 22 page RFP, here’s a link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lJhythyHi4VeXeKwCElF4U6gObcMi8e4lKXjEhHAZWc/edit?usp=sharing.
Below is a comparison of some of the requirements from the RFP and current city services. The left side of the table are sections from the RFP. We’ve bolded areas that caught our attention. The right side discusses the city’s current offerings. Questions for you to consider are at the bottom.
Will the city meet the standards required in this RFP if the contract does not move forward? Will their budget expand to include all these requirements not being funded today? Or will the excuses continue?
You should be hearing more about this possible contract in the coming weeks. We hope the discussion does not attempt to compare the apples of today's CACC to the oranges expected from the winning vendor.
We believe our citizens expect Columbus’ animal services to meet the standards set under this RFP.
Do you support the extra costs to provide these worthy services?
How would you rate the City’s performance today on a 1 -10 scale?