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Case Western Reserve University
Student Competition: Redesign the First Floor of KSL. Request for Proposals
Criteria. Proposals will be evaluated by the Evaluation Panel based upon the creativity, cost‐
effectiveness, practicality, and sustainability of the proposals.
Evaluation Panel. The composition of the evaluation panel will be announced at a later time. The
panel will include a broad representation of expertise and perspectives from both within and
outside of the university community. Once announced, team members are prohibited from
contacting panel members (informally or formally) for purposes of gathering information directly
related to this RFP.
There must be at least two (2) teams that submit proposals for any prizes to be awarded. The total
number of prizes awarded will not exceed N+1 of the number of submissions, e.g., there must be at
least three (3) qualifying teams for the granting of a second prize, etc. No more than three (3) prizes will
First Prize $ 2,500 to the team
Second Prize $1,500 to the team
Third Prize $ 750 to the team
By submitting a proposal, all team members must agree to the following:
KSL reserves the right to suspend the competition if there are not at least two qualifying teams, and
to notify any teams that may have submitted or intended to submit a proposal.
The Evaluation Panel may disqualify any proposals that do not comply with the specifications of this
Teams must agree that the intellectual property of all submissions becomes a property of Case
Western Reserve University, and that the submissions, in whole or in part, may be made available
through a Creative Commons license.
Teams must agree that KSL may use any ideas from any teams (regardless of whether the team
received an award) without providing any remuneration other than that specified under the Award
section of this RFP.
No guarantee is implied that program plans will be used in their entirety or in part by KSL.
Any questions about this competition or the contents of this RFP that are not asked during one of the
pre‐proposal informational meetings must be directed in writing to Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost
and University Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org). Answers will be shared with all teams that have
filed a Statement of Intent.