REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – COMMUNITY-BASED INTERPRETIVE DESIGN SERVICES
The Nisqually Indian Tribe is seeking interpretive planning services for a community-based design process for up to six interpretive panels to be installed at the new Nisqually State Park parking lot. Nisqually State Park is located approximately 7 miles from Eatonville, WA. The final product will include fabrication-ready panel design as well as a graphic design template for future interpretive projects at the State Park.
Generally, project themes may include tribal history/resilience; seasonal round/tribal material culture; and environmental renewal/restoration (focusing on the tribe’s efforts to restore salmon and chinook runs). Nisqually State Park encompasses areas of great historical significance to the Tribe including fish camps, a prairie village, an Indian Shaker church site, and a massacre site (Moxon Massacre, 1856.) Prior, successful experience with a community-based design process is required.
- Determine interpretive message through community-based content & design process.
- Communicate historic & continuing tribal presence to park visitors.
- Complete final proofs for six (estimated number) interpretive panels by December 1, 2014.
- Develop design template for interpretive installations at Park.
A. NISQUALLY STATE PARK DESIGN TEMPLATE
- Contractor will develop three distinct conceptual design template alternatives (mock ups) for tribal review and comment.
- Based on tribal comment, contractor will incorporate preferred graphic design template into final interpretive panel design.
B. NISQUALLY STATE PARK INTERPRETIVE SIGNS
- Based on meeting and site visit with Tribal focus group, contractor will develop conceptual thematic content and narrative copy for six (estimated) 24” x 36” interpretive panels.
- Contractor will finalize theme statements and narrative copy for interpretive panels and will present to focus group for review and comment.
- Contractor will incorporate Tribal comments and selected design template into detailed design layout, and present to focus group at review meeting.
- Contractor is responsible for securing the use of images and/or illustrations. All design layout elements will be approved by the Tribe prior to final editing.
- Contractor will develop preliminary cost estimate for fabrication and installation.
PROPOSAL SUBMITTAL INSTRUCTIONS
Please respond with:
- Description of proposed approach and timeline.
- Proposed project personnel and their relevant experience, particularly with community-based design. Include proposed subcontractors if any.
- Summary of similar recent projects (include graphics). Community-based projects preferred.
- Cost proposal. Assume 5 on-site meetings including 1 field visit to Nisqually State Park.
- Contact information for three recent clients for similar projects, including clients with community-based design projects.
- No more than 15 pages including attachments.
Ten hard copies must be received by Thursday, June 12 at 3:00 pm, by either U.S.P.S or courier service.
The Tribe anticipates conducting interviews with finalist firms in late June.
Tribal Procurement Officer
RE: NISQUALLY STATE PARK
4820 She-Nah-Num Drive SE
Olympia, WA 98513
Please contact Lisa Breckenridge, Parks Development Specialist, at 360-456-5221 for questions about this project.
The Nisqually Tribe reserves the right to:
- Amend, modify, or withdraw this request
- Require supplemental statements or information from potential vendors;
- Extend the deadline for responses to this request
- Accept or reject any and all proposals pursuant to this request, in whole or part;
- Waive or correct any irregularities in proposals after prior notice to potential vendors; and
- Negotiate with alternative potential vendors if initial contract negotiations are unsuccessful.
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