RFQ 21-278 Valley Regional Transit Artist Roster



QUESTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS: Jolene Merry at jmerry@cityofboise.org
DEADLINE: July 9th, 2021 at 1 pm Local Time


The Boise City Department of Arts & History (the City) is seeking Statement of Qualifications (applications) from qualified individuals (Artists) for an opportunity to be included in an Artist Roster on behalf of Valley Regional Transit (VRT). Multiple artists may be selected by VRT from the Artist Roster and commissioned to complete individual public art projects for VRT infrastructure and community sponsorship opportunities. Project commissions may consist of but are not limited to vinyl wraps for transit shelters and transportation vehicles, artist-designed bike racks, artist designed graphics or posters, and more. Artists from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Artists selected for the roster are not guaranteed to receive a commission or project. Qualified artists may receive multiple commissions or projects over the lifetime of the roster. Individual project budgets may range from $500 (Five Hundred Dollars) – $25,000 (Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars). The City will facilitate the qualification and artist selection process but will not be involved in the process of commissioning the artists directly. VRT will coordinate with community sponsors to identify project type, conceptual themes, project budget and select artists from the roster, based on artists’ past work portfolios, and will contract with the artist(s) to complete the projects as funding becomes available. Artists selected for the roster will be considered for projects for a period of 5 years.


  1. Mail/ Hand delivery: 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

    RFQ 21-278 VRT Artist Roster

    Solicitation Number: RFQ 21-278

    Project Name: VRT Artist Roster

  2. E-Bids: Electronic Bids/Proposals submitted through DemandStar (www.demandstar.com) or BidNet (www.bidnetdirect.com) will also be accepted for this project. Bids/Proposals must be signed and submitted in same required format. Submit one (1) electronic copy if using E-Bidding. After uploading your bid/proposal, Bidder’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.