The purpose of this RFP is to solicit Proposals from qualified Proponents for provision
of Artwork for the Lickman Road Roundabout. The RFP has been prepared to solicit
interest from Artists or Artist Teams experienced with public art, budgeting, fabrication
and installation. The successful Proponent will design, fabricate, deliver and install the
outdoor public art of which the City will arrange to have traffic control and provide
support to allow the installation in the center button of the Lickman Road Roundabout.
This request is open to all artists.
The Work includes the provision of all labour, materials, and equipment necessary to
design, fabricate, deliver and install outdoor public art in the center button of the Lickman
Road Roundabout in accordance with the Project Deliverables shown in Section 2.3.
Proponents should prepare a Proposal that meets or exceeds these requirements.
Proponents should not exceed the Project budget of $70,000.00, including all applicable
taxes in Canadian Funds. The lump sum price is inclusive of all associated project costs,
including but not limited to artists fees, studio overhead including WorksafeBC and
insurance coverage, artwork fabrication, materials, labour, supplies, engineering,
installation, contingencies and taxes. Failure to meet the budgetary requirements may
result in disqualification.
The City will provide the footing installation, electrical connection (including external lighting
system if required), traffic control and crane services if required at the roundabout.
The City of Chilliwack is not obligated to accept the Proposal with the lowest dollar amount.
- The artwork must be completed to the satisfaction of the City and delivered no later
than October, 2024.
- Successful proponent will undertake the detail design for the Project and provide
drawings, specifications and shop drawings. These services will include structural
and electrical engineering design, liaison and obtaining all necessary permits and
approvals from the City and other agencies. Engineering, detail design and shop
drawings shall be submitted in hard copies and electronic files.
- Proponent will provide structural and electrical engineering design services for the
artwork as well as the base foundation. The City will provide and install the base
in accordance with these drawings however the structural engineer is to provide
inspection, certification and as-built drawings of the base and artwork installed.
- Proponent to provide engineering inspection and implementation of quality
assurance program during fabrication.
- Proponent to provide bi-weekly update including photos of details of progress and
current status for design and fabrication.
- Proponent will provide schedule of design, construction, delivery date as well as
any other key milestones.
- Proponent to provide details of the safety plan and procedure for installation at the
roundabout and what equipment (i.e. crane) is required as well as the date for
installation. Artist(s) must be willing to collaborate with the City for the installation
of the Work.
- Proponent to provide details related to durability, expected life cycle, on-going
maintenance costs including expected replacement parts for all components
including art structure, lighting and mechanisms.
- Proponent shall provide two (2) complete sets of documentation covering
installation, operation and maintenance of all system components as well as onsite training. The training shall cover all aspects of the system operation
(mechanical, electrical and maintenance. The cost of this training shall be included
in the Proposal Price.
- Artwork to have UV and weather protected finishes and anti-vandalism coatings.
Project Objectives & Requirements
The goal of the Artwork for Lickman Road Roundabout is to meet the City of Chilliwack’s
public art program vision to enrich the visual environment of the community by placing
works of art in strategic locations throughout the City. The Lickman Road roundabout hosts
a significant amount of local traffic as well as siting from both east and west bound Highway
#1 traffic. Establishing a piece of public art in this location will present a visually impactful
first impression of Chilliwack and furthers the introduction of public art to the community.
The objective of the commissioned Artwork is to:
- Create and establish a piece of Artwork that enhances the streetscape by providing
an additional focal point along Lickman Road corridor. Artists are asked to design
a kinetic compass and/or weather vane. The piece will have it’s four due points
accurately displayed and ideally be decorated with vignettes of local activities,
- Present a high-quality piece of public art that is visually appealing from all
approaches but will not impede traffic flow in any manner including through the use
of reflective material.
Please see commission document for full project information and application instructions.