BuroBox Request for Proposals

The City of Hagerstown is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to explore the possibilities of recruiting an outside operator of the Burobox with the goal of higher utilization of the space for entrepreneurship development and/or creating a co-work space. The RFP provides for the exploration of concept proposals on an ongoing basis. The City is seeking proposals that demonstrate the following:

 

  • Highest and best use for the facility and positive impact for businesses and the community.

  • Entrepreneurship development, fostering business growth and economic impact for the downtown.

  • Highest utilization of the facility to include entrepreneurs and expansion of membership eligibility to also include existing businesses and telecommuters.

  • A commitment to operate the facility for a minimum of 2 years.

  • A self-sustaining business plan and financial model.

  • Coverage of operational costs such as copier lease, utility expenses, etc.

  • No management fee or ongoing operational costs to the City.

 

BuroBox RFP packet and application

 

Completed applications or inquiries may be submitted to:

 

Chris Siemerling, Economic Development Specialist City of Hagerstown

Department of Community & Economic Development
14 North Potomac Street, Suite 200A

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

301-739-8577, ext. 822

Email:  csiemerling@hagerstownmd.org