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Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places: Current Opportunities

RFP # 168: Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

The Minnesota State Arts Board, on behalf of the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, requests proposals from working, professional artists or artist-led teams for permanent, site-specific public artwork at Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf–Frechette Hall. We encourage you to read these documents carefully, as each document may contain important information including the requested scope of work; opportunities for artwork placement; instructions for submitting a proposal; contact person; Q&A and submission deadlines.

Eligibility: Working, professional artists or artist-led teams residing in the United States are eligible to apply. Responders submitting qualifications shall be at least 18 years of age. Preference will be given to artists who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, signers, late-deafened, deaf-blind, seeing, or CODA.
Budget: $66,000, all-inclusive with a $2,000 finalist design proposal contract
Deadline: 11:59 P.M. (MT), Tuesday, June 8, 2017
RFP Download: Click here to download the full RFP document
How to Apply: Click here to submit an application through the CaFÉ™ system
RFP Questions: Send an e-mail to Ben Owen at PercentforArt@state.mn.us. The deadline to submit questions regarding this RFP was 4:30 P.M. (CT), May 30, 2017.
RFP Addenda:

Any necessary addenda to the RFP will be posted on this webpage, and a copy will be sent to all known responders.

Construction Docs:

Click here to view construction documents and renderings of spaces available for artwork placement

Responder Responsibility
The Arts Board is not responsible for any alterations to the attached documents, whether as the result of transmission errors or alteration by any recipient. In case of any discrepancy between the content of the original Request for Proposals, including any addenda, and any documents submitted in response to this Request for Proposals, the original document on file shall control. It is the responsibility of the responder to determine the accuracy and completeness of documents received via any electronic transmission. Responses containing discrepancies from the original RFP may be found non-responsive and rejected.

NOTE: Responders are advised that until the RFP due date, all posted RFPs are subject to amendment through addendum posting on this webpage. It is the responder's responsibility to check this site often throughout the process for updated information.

CaFÉ™ Registration
The Arts Board will use CaFÉ™ to manage proposals for this project. Creating an artist profile in the CaFÉ™ system is a requirement of the application process and must be completed before beginning an application.  Online instructions for creating a CaFÉ™ profile, work sample formatting requirements, and uploading work samples to your CaFÉ™ portfolio are available at CaFÉ™.


Sample Contract
Responders should be aware of the State of Minnesota’s standard contract terms and conditions in preparing their response. Much of the language reflected in the contract is required by statute. If responders take exception to any of the terms, conditions or language in the contract, responders must indicate those exceptions in their response to the RFP; certain exceptions may result in the responder’s proposal being disqualified from further review and evaluation. Only those exceptions indicated in the response to the RFP will be available for discussion or negotiation. Use this link to download a sample State of Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places Program Professional and Technical Services Contract.