Canby Livability Coalition

Request for Proposal for Artistic Benches

Deadline to submit RFP: Friday, April 28, 2017

Project Description
The Canby Livability Coalition is issuing a request for the creation of two benches designed by an artist or artist team to provide seating in the Canby Bike Hub/shelter.

Site Description
We recently installed the bike hub/shelter in the Canby Art Park located at the corner of NW Territorial Road and N Holly Street in Canby, Oregon. The Canby Art Park is a 9,300 square foot corner lot and is designed to celebrate our town’s agricultural, historical, and river-based cultural heritage through public art. (See visual: Art Park Original Design.pdf)

The Canby Bike Hub is the first structure to be built in the Canby Art Park. (See visual: Bike Hub station and kiosks.pdf). This covered 12’ x 18’ shelter will house a bicycle repair station to supply tools for cyclists to make repairs and adjustments. It will also contain tourism kiosks with information about businesses, attractions and services in Canby.

Program Goals
The Bike Hub is designed to provide cyclists with a positive experience and to encourage cycle tourism in Canby. Artistic benches may help the Bike Hub blend into the mission of Art Park.

Specific Considerations
The shelter can accommodate two, 5 to 6 foot benches which will be positioned in an “L” formation in a corner of the hub. (See visual: Layout of bike hub fixtures.pdf).
The 2 benches need to have back support and armrests, be comfortable and together allow for 4 to 6 people to be seated.
A single corner-shaped bench that fills the same space and also allows for 4 to 6 people to be seated may be considered. Because of limited space, the footprint must fit within the shape and size of the footprint of 2, 5 to 6 foot benches in an “L” formation.
It would add value if the benches incorporate bicycle themed elements. The design must support the Art Park mission.
Design and material needs to be durable, appropriate for exterior installation, low maintenance and easy to clean.
The benches must be designed for surface mounting onto a concrete base.

Application Guidelines
Proposals will include the following:
A current resume that references previous work.
A conceptual drawing that lists materials.

The budget for the project is $2,000 including delivery and installation.
An initial compensation of 50% ($1000) will be paid within two weeks of a signed agreement.
The remaining 50% ($1000) will be paid upon installation of the benches.

To Submit an Application
The timeline is:
The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, April 28, 2017.
The selection of artist will be announced on Friday, May 5, 2017.
Deadline for installment is Friday, June 9, 2017.

Proposals will be submitted by email to Canby Livability Coalition President Bob Tice:
Direct questions related to the Art Park, Bike Hub or Bike Hub Bench Proposal to JillMarie Wiles: Cell/Text: 503-312-4946


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