Guam - The request for proposal for new office space has been issued on behalf of the Guam Election Commission. Agency Executive Director John Blas said he had to modify his original bid specifications after the first proposals came back for more than what the Commission could afford.

He said, "In terms of amending it, I had to reduce the amount of space I was requesting for, so in the September specifications I was asking for 5,000 [square feet]. That bid came in above and beyond what the Guam Election Commission could afford to sustain us through September 2011, so my specs are now down by another 1,000 square feet."

The bids are expected to be opened at the end of the month. The GEC must vacate the GCIC Building by the end of the year.  Blas says they're looking for office space in Central Guam.