RFQ: Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner- Tucson, AZ

  • Commissioning Entity

    Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


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  • Location of Commission:

    AZ, USA, Tucson

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Woods Fairchild

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    520.624.0595 ext. 3

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    In collaboration with Pima County, the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is seeking a qualified Public Artist or Artist Team for commissionthrough a Request for Qualifications application process.  Pima County is currently in the design phase and the design is scheduled to be completed October 2022.  The construction timeframe is anticipated to be between 12-18 months and start December 2022.  The new facility will provide the PCOME and staff the appropriate space required to meet the current increased demand and allow for future growth within Pima County and the region.  The design of the new facility will also incorporate current medical examiner trends, including current technology to improve the quality of their services and increase efficiency.  The public interface will be developed to improve the experience as many of these interactions are highly sensitive. The facility will educate visitors to the high number of migrant deaths from crossing the border and the efforts the facility is taking to respectfully identify and return remains.  Via the Indigent Internment Program (IIP), the OME assists provides a proper and dignified disposition of low income or unclaimed decedents.    The Artwork Theme will be developed in collaboration with the selected artist and the Art Selection Panel through the artwork design phase process. However, it is envisioned that a thoughtful artwork honoring the personal experiences of members of the public as well as the significance of the services provided by the Medical Examiners staff would be highly appropriate.  The work the OME does to support the indigent with respectful treatment of their remains in the columbaria is expected to inspire consideration.  Applications are due on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59PM Arizona Time. Please see commission document for full application instructions and find the application portal linked here. -RFP Team