RFP: Request for Proposals for Bingham Junction Public Art Installation (DEADLINE AUG 31)

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Request for Proposals for Bingham Junction

Public Art Installation

Project Budget $75,000
Application Deadline August 31, 2017

The Redevelopment Agency of Midvale City has created the Bingham Junction Public Art
Program to provide opportunities to integrate public art into private developments or public
space within the project area.

Description of Desired work
The Agency seeks proposals for a project that includes one aesthetically pleasing, imaginative,
and iconic piece that will be a welcome feature and identification for the City’s newly improved,
Bingham Junction Park. The winning proposal must make a strong visual statement and use
classical form and natural materials to create a unique element that establishes a sense of
place. Power for lighting will be provided.

The Bingham Junction project area consists of 390 acres on the west side of Midvale City.
Formerly listed as a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency, the area has
experienced significant redevelopment since cleanup of the site 2009. Current development in
the area includes housing, retail, open space, and a corporate office park. The Agency has
created the Bingham Junction Public Art Program to provide opportunities to integrate public
art into private developments or public space within the project area. Bingham Junction Park’s
design was inspired by the high-tech aspect of the industry in the area.
Bingham Junction Park Welcome Feature Site Description
This public art opportunity includes the design and construction of a single welcome feature at
the western border of the park entrance.

Project Budget
The total budget for the project is $75,000 including design, supplies, fabrication, installation
and travel.

Project Goals
Artists are encouraged to create artwork that:
• Is welcoming and complimentsthe unique characteristics, and cultural diversity of
Midvale and Bingham Junction Park.
• Is of the highest aesthetic quality.
• Consists of natural materials.
• Is of classical design, not abstract.
• Incorporates the park’s name, Bingham Junction Park.
• Meets all public safety, structural, and maintenance standards.
• Is constructed of time and weather tested materials.

Submission guidelines
Applicants must submit all required information in the form of a single .PDF file or flash drive
labeled with applicant’s name and contact information. Paper copies or emails will not be
accepted. Flash drives will not be returned.
All submissions must include the following:
• A letter of interest not more than one page. This letter should include the artist’s
reasons for the interest in this project in particular. In doing so, the artist should also
describe how his/her work and/or experience relates to the project.
• A visual rendering and written description of the artwork proposed not more than five
pages; detailing dimensions, medium, and materials to be used in the piece.
• A detailed budget for the artwork not to exceed one page
• A professional resume not to exceed two pages. Teams must submit one resume with all
team members included.
• Images of recent work up to 10 images with identification of title, completion date,
materials, client and budget.
Please do not include supplemental materials beyond the above listed requirements.

Mail or deliver printed materials to:
Midvale City/Public Art RFP
Annaliese Eichelberger
7505 South Holden Street
Midvale City, UT 84047

The Agency will not be responsible for submissions delayed or lost in transit. While all
reasonable care will be taken in the handling of materials, the Agency will not be liable for late,
lost or damaged submissions. Faxed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.
DEADLINE: Submission packages must be RECEIVED on or before 5pm on August 31, 2017

Selection Criteria/ Eligibility
A Design Advisory Board will review the materials submitted and forward a recommendation to
the Agency Board of Directors for approval of the commission. In selecting the artist/team for
this project, the following criteria will be applied:
• Artwork that is one-of-a-kind, site specific, and meets the project goals.
• Artistic excellence, innovation, and originality as evidenced by representations of past
work and other supporting material.
• The artists’ work has the potential to contribute to a sense of place, relating to
Midvale’s identity, cultural context, and relationship to surrounding development.
• The artist’s professional experience is adequate to meet the demands of the project
including the ability to work with others on the design and construction teams.
• Assessed ability to meet deadlines and budget, and to perform work in timely,
professional manner.
• The artist’s work meets all operational, maintenance, Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA), safety, schedules, and stated budget requirements.
• Artist will be required to provide proof of insurance and enter into a written agreement
with for the installation for the project.
Selection Process
The Design Advisory Board is an advisory group of staff, citizens and a City Council
representative selected to oversee the Agency’s public art program. They are selected for their
related expertise and willingness to serve the community. The Design Advisory Board is
directed to make recommendations to the Agency Board of Directors for final approval on artist
selection for each public art project.
Depending on the scope of the project and associated selection process, the Design Advisory
Board may select a short list of semi-finalists who will be invited to interview and present a full
The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all applications, to reissue the “Request for
Proposals”, or to terminate the selection process or project at any time without prior notice.
Project Schedule
Proposal Deadline: August 31, 2017
Anticipated Artist Selection Meeting: September 6, 2017
Contract Signed: No later than September 26, 2017
Installation of Art: No later than May 31, 2018
Further Information
All questions regarding this Request for Proposals are to be directed to:
Annaliese Eichelberger
Midvale City
(801) 567-7232
Please include artist name and phone number in all correspondence.

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