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Opportunities: City of Driggs, Idaho, Request for Proposals

ASLA’s Opportunities and Events page provides users with the latest information on everything from conferences and meetings to calls for papers, requests for qualifications, consulting opportunities, and competitions. Below, an RFP for a city center plaza. Have anything to promote? Visit http://asla.org/SubmitEvent.aspx.

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City of Driggs Request for Proposals – City Center Plaza Design Project
Design Services – Landscape Architecture/Urban Design
Submission deadline: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Contact person: Doug Self, Community Development Director
Ph: 208-354-2362
Fax: 208-354-8522
Email: pzdriggs@ida.net

SUMMARY OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The City of Driggs, Idaho, is soliciting proposals from qualified architecture, landscape architecture, or engineering firms with landscape architect personnel for assistance in the design of the Driggs City Center Plaza. The Driggs City Center Plaza, to be situated on an approximately 20,000-square-foot area in front of the Driggs City Center building at 60 South Main Street, will be a permanent arts-focused public space that will draw on surrounding geographic features and celebrate physical and historical elements that define the sense of place felt in Teton Valley. The project is located in the heart of the Driggs historic central business district and is part of a larger downtown revitalization effort. The plaza will provide space for organized events such as Shakespeare in the Park, an annual snow sculpture competition, and farmers’ markets, while also beckoning visitors and children to explore and encouraging spontaneous informal gatherings and activities.

The plaza will also include permanent artworks (separately commissioned) as well as art built into the hardscape (art-imbued walls, paths, etc.). The project is funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. A copy of the full Request for Proposals may be obtained on the City of Driggs website, or by contacting Doug Self at the City of Driggs.

The City of Driggs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related federal policies and executive orders, hereby notifies all proposers that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to the invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.



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