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TRANSIT CITY


Call to Artists: Request to Prequalify

REFERENCE NO.:  R14PG09808


The TTC is looking to pre-qualify Artists to become members of the design teams for the TTC’s Transit City Light Rail and Scarborough Rapid Transit Line. As members of the design team, Artists will participate directly in the design of transit facilities such as stations, light rail transit lines and transit stops, and to develop an integrated artwork or artworks for such facilities.

The Artist will be required to work collaboratively with the design team to develop the design of the facility and, where applicable, the facility’s connection to the local community. The Artist may also be responsible for the design and development of integrated artwork(s) that may result from the station design, including overseeing the production of contract documents for the tender, manufacture and installation of the artwork or artworks.

The Artist’s Scope of Work will include all stages of the development and oversight of the installation of the artwork from conception to completion, including but not limited to:

  • Working with the design team to achieve an accepted concept within the schedule set for the project;
  • Working with the TTC’s art consultant and the station design team to present the concept to the station Art Design Review Committee for approval;
  • Conducting technical research and providing samples of the proposed technique of integrating artworks into the station design;
  • Working with the TTC’s art consultant and the station design team to present the concept and artwork(s) to both public and TTC events, as required;
  • Working with the design team to develop a complete set of contract documents for the manufacture and installation of artworks;
  • Working with the TTC’s Construction Department to oversee installation of artworks and integration with proposed designs;
  • Working with the design team to address maintenance requirements for the artworks.

The Artist will be required to attend, in person, a minimum of six (6) meetings with the design team, a minimum of two (2) meetings on site, a minimum of two (2) meetings for the purposes of presenting their design proposal to the public and/or to the TTC, a minimum of three (3) meetings for the purpose of presenting their design proposal to the Art Design Review Committee and to attend additional meetings scheduled as required.

The winning artists’ design fee, based on a minimum assumed Scope of Work, is $24,000 (plus GST) minimum. This design fee may be adjusted upwards depending on the actual Scope of Work for each project. Artists will be reimbursed for travel expenses associated with the delivery of their services to a maximum of $5,000 (plus GST).

The Toronto Transit Commission is inviting Artists to submit the materials required for Stage 1 of the Competition: Artist Pre-Qualification. Interested Artists are invited to obtain the document “Pre-Qualification Statement – Artists” which outlines the submission materials required for Stage 1 of the Competition.

An electronic copy of the Pre-Qualification Statement – Artists is available by visiting the TTC's Materials and Procurement Website accessed at www.ttc.ca under "Business with the TTC" or go directly to http://www2.ttc.ca/html/frameset.htm , then choose “Current Tenders”, then double click R14PG09808 under the ‘Tender/Proposal No. field’.

Hard Copy of Pre-Qualification Statement – Artists can be picked up at:
Materials and Procurement Department
Project Procurement Section
5160 Yonge Street - 6th floor (use west elevators)
Toronto, Ontario
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

For additional information, please contact:
Sheila Dahonick, Senior Contract Administrator
sheila.dahonick@ttc.ca
Phone - (416) 393-4119
Fax - (416) 338-0121

CDs and paper copies of the submissions must be received by September 14th, 2009, 2:00 p.m. at the address above.

Submissions will be kept for a period of one year minimum and will be reviewed, as required, by independent juries convened for individual projects. For each facility, a short list of Finalists will be selected either to be interviewed or requested to prepare design proposals, depending on the project. Finalists requested to prepare design proposals will be paid an honorarium of $1,800 (plus GST).

All Finalists, whether chosen for interview or to prepare design proposals, will be reimbursed for travel costs to a maximum of $1,000 (plus GST), for costs associated with travel outside a 200 kilometre radius of the TTC Offices, 5160 Yonge Street, Toronto.

Artist interviews will be conducted in October 2009.