General Conditions Statement


The following general conditions apply to all RFPs issued by Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS (LAMB), whether published publicly or circulated only to invited bidders. The conditions also apply to any proposal made by a vendor to LAMB independent of an RFP process, whether provided “cold” by a vendor or requested by LAMB. By submitting any proposal of any kind, vendors agree to these conditions.

Acceptance of a proposal neither commits Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School (LAMB) to award a contract to any vendor, even if all requirements stated in the RFP are met, nor limits the school management’s rights to negotiate in LAMB’s best interests. LAMB’s Board of Directors reserves the right to contract with a vendor for reasons other than the lowest price. The pricing, terms, and conditions offered in any vendor’s response to any RFP must remain valid for 90 days from the date the proposal is delivered. Expenses incurred in the preparation of proposals in response to any RFP and any follow-up information provided is the vendor's sole responsibility. Except in cases in which the school has published an RFP or related information, any information contained in any RFP or released in relation to any RFP is confidential and may not be disclosed without the express written permission of LAMB. All RFPs and all information released by LAMB or its agents related to RFPs, whether published publicly or circulated by invitation, constitute the intellectual property of LAMB and may not be reproduced without express written permission. Only managers—generally the Board Of Directors may obligate the school to a contract.

Conflicts of Interest: Vendor must disclose in proposal any potential conflicts of interest presented by the project. CBE Registration (optional/a plus): Contractors may submit their registration number as a DC Community Business Enterprise (“CBE”) if registered with the DC Department of Small & Local Business Development. Such registration will be a factor—but not necessarily a sole or determining factor—in the school’s consideration of bids.

Non-debarment: By submitting a bid, contractors affirm that they (and lessors/subcontractors, if any) are not an excluded party by or disbarred from doing business with or accepting funds from either the U.S. federal government or the government of the District of Columbia. RFP Amendments: Unless otherwise indicated, amendments and extensions of RFPs—if any—will be published exclusively on the school website— (with e-mail notice to bidders who have already submitted proposals including email addresses).

Contact: For further information regarding any RFP contact Brian Nielsen at Further information about LAMB—including our nondiscrimination policy—may be found at