Don’t you think it makes sense to have vendors bid on a discovery before trying to get them to promise to poorly defined deliverables?
You can propose a discovery rather than an implementation. At this time there is no $ for a subsequent project (more on this $ below), but as you know, 2016 is a whole new mayoral administration and a new budget approach and it is certainly possible that a great plan will garner more funding for the future.
It’s hard to tell from this project, but is the contract for this some sort of Master Service Agreement that can be used by the company to go after bigger contracts?
No. This is a standalone opp. and not tied to a master service agreement or any kind of pre qual list.