Informal Proposal

Topic: Informal Proposal
Paper instructions:
I am currently in my 3rd year of electrical engineering technology
program and need a proposal done for a fully automated wet well. I have
already completed the PLC programming just need write up done. Here is
the scenario:

The PLC Assignment Scenario

The Set Up

You were told by an acquaintance at Metro College, a community college in
Nickel Ridge, that the college was looking to automate the currently
manually overseen two pump sewage lift station that is located in one of
its college buildings, the building that most staff has their offices in.
The college has asked for brief but informal proposals from several
independent firms to do the job.

The Current System

The current wet well collects sewage from the Glennys Ford building in a
gravity fed system of piping. The level is monitored using a Johnny ball
system. The system has two pumps that move the sewage out, the first
activated when the level hits a specific number (approximately 25%) the
second when the level hits a second number (approximately 50%). Your
friend at the college tells you that the %-ages are a bit of a guess on
his part but that you will get the numbers in due course. The pumps are
relatively new since they were both replaced recently, one 18 months ago,
currently the lead pump, and the second 4 months ago, currently the lag

The Corporate Gift

A corporate patron of the college recently gave a gift of equipment to
the college – the patron says that the equipment is all PLC related and
is enough to automate the wet well system. The patron, however, does not
do PLC programming himself, particularly because he is under
investigation in a municipal bribery scandal. No documentation of any
kind was included with the equipment, but the college’s request for
proposal says it includes everything that is needed to do the proposed

What the College Wants

The college has asked for an informal proposal to do the following job:

· Explain the benefits of an automated system
· Inventory and test the donated equipment
· Prepare a set of spec sheets for the “main components”
· Assess if enough equipment is included to do the proposed job
· Write and test the PLC and SCADA programming to do the job
· Give a statement of the length of time and costs related to
doing the proposed job

You note that outlining the problems of the current situation and
outlining the benefits of the proposed project are large parts of what a
proposal does anyway, so you don’t need to include them in the tasks
required to complete the proposed job.

Your Task

Prepare a proposal that meets the college’s wants. Set the proposal up
as a memo formatted report that is addressed to Samuel Davis, Facilities
Manager, Metro College.

Include a clear schedule chart (aka a Gantt chart). (I can do this if it
is to much for you)

Make sure you address the full list of the college’s wants.