City of Hamilton
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE
Contract Number: C3-04-12
PROFESSIONAL ARTISTIC SERVICES REQUIRED FOR THE PUBLIC ART COMMISSION AT BATTLEFIELD PARK
Closing 3:00:59 pm, Hamilton time
Thursday September 27, 2012
Sealed Proposals for the above noted Request for Proposals, addressed to the Procurement Manager, City of Hamilton, Procurement Section, Standard Life Building, 120 King Street West, 9th Floor, Suite 900, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4V2 will be received at only the Procurement Section on or before the date and time stated above.
SCOPE OF WORK
Invitation to Artists
The City of Hamilton is honored to extend an invitation to artists with a working knowledge of the historic legacy and cultural traditions of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabek communities to make a submission to the Public Art Competition at Battlefield Park either as an individual artist or as part of an artist-led team. This competition provides a unique opportunity for artists to imagine what the legacy of the Battle of Stoney Creek and the War of 1812 mean on their 200th anniversary to both the aboriginal community and citizens of Hamilton and to add a new layer to the already rich history of Battlefield Park.
All proposed work will be judged in part on how successfully it addresses the following theme:
Public art at Battlefield Park will interpret the meanings and outcomes of the Battle of Stoney Creek and the War of 1812 focusing on healing and reconciliation in a way that is meaningful and respectful both to the aboriginal community and the citizens of Hamilton.
The site for the proposed work(s) is in the northwest section of Battlefield Park near the corner of King Street and Centennial Parkway in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada.
This is a 2 stage competition with an honorarium of $2200 for short listed artists and an award of $220,000 for the fabrication and installation of the successful proposal.
Proposals will be evaluated by a volunteer jury according to the competition theme and other criteria and requirements set out in the request for proposals. The Jury is comprised of members of the local community, members of the aboriginal community, artists, arts professionals, and other external advisors where required. City staff is involved as non voting members, and participate in an advisory capacity.
NOTE: The Successful Artist will be required to show proof of Commercial General Liability Insurance coverage in the amount of $2,000,000 and furnish a WSIB Clearance Certificate or letter of exemption from the WSIB prior to commencing work.
OPTIONAL INFORMATION MEETINGS:
There are two optional information meetings scheduled. Artists are encouraged to attend, however failure of an Artist to attend these meetings will not result in the rejection of any Proposal submission by that Artist.
|Location:||Grandview House at Battlefield House Museum and Park
77 King Street West, Stoney Creek, Ontario.
|Date:||Wednesday July 18, 2012.|
|Time:||7:00 PM, Hamilton time|
|Location:||Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, Ontario.
|Date:||Tuesday July 24, 2012|
|Time:||7:00 PM, Hamilton time|
TO OBTAIN DOCUMENTS
Fee: $30.66, non-refundable, tax included + applicable Biddingo fees
Hardcopy (in person):
Fee: $45.99 non-refundable, tax included
Method: cash, debit, credit card, money order, bank draft or company cheque made payable to the City of Hamilton. Personal cheques must be certified.
Location: City of Hamilton, Procurement Section, Standard Life Building,
120 King Street West, 9th Floor, Suite 900, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4V2
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
If using a courier service to pick up and pay for documents on your behalf, ensure you provide them with the applicable fee payment and return courier waybill.
To help with the processing of couriered documents, email the following information to:
Subject: Contract number · Company name, address and fax number
· Contact name and telephone number
· Courier's name
· Courier account number
Documents will not be released by collect courier shipment, and the City will not be responsible for any lost fee.
TO REVIEW DOCUMENTS
A complete copy of the Request for Proposals will be available for viewing at the Procurement Section at the location stated above, at the Optional Information Meetings and at the following location:
City of Hamilton Tourism Information Centre, The Lister Building
28 James Street North Ground Floor, Hamilton Ontario.
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturdays (Saturday until labour day only)
Documents at this location are for review only. Documents cannot be purchased or copied at this location.
In order to ensure that Artists have a complete set of documents, including addenda, documents must be obtained through the City of Hamilton Procurement Section or through www.biddingo.com/hamilton as noted above.
For more information contact:
City of Hamilton
Corporate Services Department
Phone: 905 546 2773
Fax: 905 546 2327
Senior Procurement Specialist
Telephone: (905) 546-2424, extension 2797
For more information about public art in the City of Hamilton see www.hamilton.ca/publicart
Battle of Stoney Creek Monument, Jeff Tessier; Battle of Stoney Creek, C.W. Jefferys; Gage House, Ken Coit; John Norton, Solomon Williams; Zig Zag Wampum, Six Nations Legacy Consortium.