Thursday, August 18, 2016

Airport Advertising RFP

Proposals were due August 16, 2016 for a three-year contract for the Airport's Marketing and Advertising.

Here is a link to the RFP.

Clear in the RFP is that the winner will report to the Potted Plant.

Staff Oversight:
Services of the firm shall be under the general direction of the Marketing Manager or their designee who shall act at the City’s representative during the performance of the contract.

I received the photo below from a reader.  Normally I would not post a photo of an event like a wedding, but when the Airport Marketing Manager is getting married and its important to invite the Airport's advertising contractor, you have to question her independence.


  • Does the Potted Plant sit on the selection committee?
  • Does she chose the members of the committee?
and the biggest:
  • Does attendance at the Marketing Manager's wedding and how nice your GIFT was have influence on her decision?
  • Did she declare the gift from a City contractor?
Who else got an invite?

I will be ALL OVER the emails, videos, presentations and evaluations and other documents on this bid and the time leading up to it being issued!


Anonymous said...

I give up - who is the guy with the red arrow pointed at his head?

Anonymous said...

How to get ahead in Pensacola...
1. Be born to someone that is well connected.
2. Go to all the right schools (Catholic High ranks number 1 on how to meet all the friends that will promote your future after college). Most of the other kids born to the well connected should be your classmates.
3. Go to the college of your choice for 7 years if you rush getting into the job market since your not paying for college yourself.
4. Move to a big city like New York or Atlanta thinking your going to be a big star because you've always been treated as such growing up. Claim you will never come back to live in Podunk Pensacola Florida because their is so much to do in your new big city.
5. After a few years of struggling to get ahead move back to Pensacola claiming it's a better place to raise a family not that you realized it's tough in the real world without a community support system to help you get to the top quickly without much effort. Get a nice house near the Bayou or Bay and start raising a family even though you cannot afford that house without special help from friends in the Banking Business.
6. Get a new well connected job, thanks to all your previous connections growing up, with little effort. Take over your families business which has been around for quite sometime and benefits from local cronyism. Better yet get your mom to use her clout in local government to create a well paying seniority job with benefits, not offered to most in the commercial sector, for you even though you have no prior experience.
7. Become a member of one or more of the following...the Fiesta of Five Flags, Mayoki Indians, Daisy Dukes, etc. to further your connections to the well connected.
8. Join the PYP and start hanging out with your fellow PYP's at Five and a Half Bar for those interesting discussions of the recent books you all read on how to be young and successful.
9. Be the Mayor's school chum. This means you probably also did a whole bunch of cocaine beginning at a young age in High School but it does not matter because white cocaine users are not shunned, but black youth smoking pot will not be tolerated by the criminal system and you will be jailed for years while having your rights to vote removed for life.

Anonymous said...

I believe that's GOB Chip Henderson.

Anonymous said...

Very well put!

Anonymous said...

That violates Ethics Laws. She shouldn't have invited him to the wedding and if she did, he should have declined to attend because he is a contractor that does business with the government (in this case, the City of Pensacola - and she works for the City in a position of authority working with contractors). Both of them are in violation. This is what you get when you hire friends and not people with actual experience, qualifications, and training for these positions. We need a clock ticking away the days until the Mayor's term is up.

Anonymous said...

Go Crusaders.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:38 - Exactly what Ethics law does it violate? What statute? Look, what they do shocks me to the core, however, it is not illegal for a vendor to attend a wedding or anything with the COR, POC or what ever they call the contact person for the contract.