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File #: 16-3774   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Audit Committee
On agenda: 6/21/2016
Posting Language: Public Artist and Art Professionals [DCCD]
Related files: 17-1187
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TO: Sheryl Sculley, City Manager

FROM: Debbie Racca-Sittre, Interim Director, Department for Culture & Creative

COPY: Audit Committee; Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Ben Gorzell Jr., CPA, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, CPA, Director, Finance; Kevin Barthold, City Auditor

SUBJECT: Pre-Solicitation Briefing for FY2017 Call for Public Artist and Art Professionals
Request for Qualifications

DATE: June 21, 2016

The Department for Culture and Creative Development (DCCD) will present a pre-solicitation briefing on the FY2017 Call for Public Artist and Art Professionals Request for Qualifications. This briefing will allow an opportunity for input and direction from Committee members.

This pre-solicitation briefing will cover estimated contract value, projected timeline, high profile designation, scope of the project, terms of the contract, audited financial statements, proposed scoring criteria, evaluation committee members, project considerations, local preference program applicability, veteran owned small business preference program applicability and SBEDA Program requirements.

The City of San Antonio's public art ordinance, approved by City Council in 2011, creates an overall balance in public art throughout the City by designating funds for public art services. In 2012, voters approved public art to be included as part of the 2012-2017 Bond Program and City Council adopted a public art plan and authorized the process to pre-qualify artists through the 'Capital Projects Artist Pool'. Recommended public artists result from an open-call, competitive process, and are authorized to the list for a period of two years. The last Open Call for Artists and Art Professionals was done in 2015.

DCCD plans to advertise an Open Call for Artists and Art Professionals in July 2016 as part of a...

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