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Bid Title: RFP FOR COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD MONUMENT
Category: Administration
Status: Closed

Description:

Community & Project Overview

The City of Fishers (City) in collaboration with the Fishers Armed Services Commission (FASC) seeks an artist, artist team, or creative company to design a monument or structure to honor the City of Fishers Country and Community Service Awardees. The Fishers Country and Community Service Award aims to recognize and honor individuals with Fishers ties who have went above and beyond in service to our country through military service, as well as our Fishers community. The monument is to memorialize the recipients of the award and to serve as a location for all to recognize and reflect on the outstanding service by individuals in our community. 

Awardees will be nominated by the FASC and approved by the Mayor for inclusion on the monument/structure. Awardees will meet specific Country and Community Service Award Guidelines, but in general will be exceptional residents who have contributed meaningfully to our country while in military service, as well as at home within the community. 

The City of Fishers is a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, located in Hamilton County and was named “#1 Place to Live” in the US by Money Magazine in 2017. Under the leadership of Mayor Scott Fadness, Fishers is known as a Smart, Vibrant, and Entrepreneurial city though its neighborhood development, dedication to supporting high-growth companies and innovative city processes. With an estimated population over 100,000 Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and has received national accolades for entrepreneurship, livability, and safety.

Commission Background

The purpose of the Fishers Armed Services Commission is to further the City in becoming a community in which military service is honored and recognized as a key component to our community’s vibrancy; incorporated and promoted in programming, policy decisions, and protocols to ensure recognition and appreciation towards military service is woven throughout our community and understood as a critical component to our sense of place. Those serving, those who have served, those desiring to serve, and our entire community for benefiting from military service, will be positively impacted by this new commission.

Scope of Service

Design and install a monument along the Nickel Plate Trail in Fishers. Exact location is TBD.

  • Design is recommended to be, but not limited to a weather resistant stone.
  • Design must be able to accommodate plaques and/or engravings of current and future award recipients.
  • Please provide plaque and engraving design if applicable.
  • Easily maintained / repaired and projected to withstand outdoor conditions for up to twenty-five (25) years.
  • The concept reflects / considers the following elements: Community-oriented, patriotic, reflective, educational (also think smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial).
  • Design should not exceed 20 feet in depth.

Budget

The budget for teh project should not exceed $50,000.

Publication Date/Time:
1/1/2023 8:30 AM
Closing Date/Time:
3/1/2023 4:30 PM
Contact Person:
Please submit full application via email to hultgrene@fishers.in.us or via hard copy to Fishers City Services (3 Municipal Drive Fishers, IN 46038) Attention Elliott Hultgren by March 1 at 4:30 PM.
Qualifications:
Artist Eligibility
- 18 years of age and live in the United States
- Have a demonstrated ability to design, fabricate, and install large-scale sculptural projects
- Carry personal liability insurance for the duration of the project ($1,000,000 per occurrence)
- Be willing to meet contractual obligations, adhere to the budget, and proposed timeline
Special Requirements:
Application Requirements
A Cover Letter, please include:
1. Why you/your team are interested in this project
2. A paragraph describing the concept for the memorial feature and how your unique style would be applied for this project
- A Professional Resume
- Images of Previous Work, no more than 10 images (via email, hard copy, or web link)
- A description List that corresponds with the images of Previous Work
- Proof of Concept
Miscellaneous:
RFQ Timeline / Announcement
- The RFQ will be open from January 1 - March 1, 2023
- Selection Process March 1 - 31, 2023
- Expected Announcement: April 2023
- Final Proof of Concept Announced May 29
- Install Expected Fall 2023
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