RFP 21-313 East End Kiosko Artist/Architect Call



Addendum 1


QUESTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS: Jolene Merry at jmerry@cityofboise.org

DEADLINE: July 14, 2021 at 3 PM Mountain Standard Time



Boise City invites a project team, consisting of an architect and/or landscape architect and a public artist, to apply for the opportunity to gather community and stakeholder input to create a schematic design for a neighborhood gathering place and kiosko. The project site is located on Boise City Parks property in the East End Neighborhood adjacent to the Pioneer Cemetery. The project will serve the community as a gathering space that will be utilized for parties, life celebrations, picnics, performances, and more.

A kiosko is a structure typically located in town squares and found in Mexico and areas in the United States where Mexicans settled. The structure consists of one or two stories and is used for gatherings and performances. This kiosko should feature historic interpretive information and public art related to the impact and contributions of Idaho Mexican Pioneers in the development of Boise and the Treasure Valley. Artwork, artifacts, historic interpretive information and the structural design of the kiosko will serve to celebrate Boise’s Hispanic and Latino heritage and contemporary culture and provide a context for how our local community relates to the larger national narrative.

The selected artist/architect team will be expected to conduct meetings, gather community and stakeholder input, provide presentations and deliver a project narrative, exhibition program, schematic site plan and schematic design of the kiosko for use in securing a Boise City Design Review approval.

The project deliverables from this phase of work will be used to develop a fundraising effort to identify funding for design development, construction documents, and implementation. A target budget of $500,000 - $750,000 should be considered for fundraising and design development.


By Mail:

Items 1-5 can be included in the package in hard copy, printed form or if applicant has the necessary technology, the items can be included in a CD or thumb drive. 

The submission package or envelope must be sealed and plainly marked for delivery as follows:

ATTN: Purchasing Department
Boise City Hall
150 N. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702

E-Bids: Electronic Proposals submitted through DemandStar (www.demandstar.com) or BidNet (www.bidnetdirect.com) will also be accepted for this project. Proposals must be signed and submitted in same required format. Submit one (1) electronic copy if using E-Bidding. After uploading your proposal, Proposer’s are encouraged to verify the successful upload of the document.

We encourage persons with disabilities and those who require language assistance to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact Jennifer Yribar, 208-608-7051 or email jyribar@cityofboise.org, as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the application is due. To request assistance, you may also dial TTY 1-800-377-3529.