Request for Proposals

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 1.19.27 PM.pngRequest for Proposals for Rendezvous Park Bench Design and Construction Program

Now that reclamation of the former gravel-pit is almost complete, “phase two,” the design and construction of visitor amenities is underway.

Rendezvous Lands Conservancy (RLC), the nonprofit owner and operator of R Park, requests design and construction proposals for benches to be located in R Park. Funding is provided by a donor grant of $36,000. The goal is to install unique, non-production benches that complement the park’s natural setting and enhance the visitor experience. RLC desires to leverage the donation to construct as many benches as possible.

Selected proposals will provide and include design, construction, and installation services. RLC shall provide installation support and coordination with the goal of installation by mid-summer of 2016. The selected artist and/or craftsman will have documented and demonstrated skills and experience in similar types of projects.

RFP Details: (1) complete RFP, (2) design guidelines, and (3) bench locations map

Project Schedule: It is the intent that RLC shall adhere to the following schedule for receipt, review, evaluation, and selection of qualified submittals. RLC has the sole discretion to deviate or change the schedule to achieve the best results for the program.

March 11, 2016                     RFP distribution

March 23 and 30, 2016      On-site meetings at 11 AM for interested parties

April 8, 2016                       RFP submittal date deadline, 5PM MDT

April 19, 2016                       Completion of submitted RFP evaluations

April 21-29, 2016                Interviews with selected Proposals (if needed)

May 13, 2016                         Award of contract(s)

June 15-July 15, 2016          Completion Date and Installation in Park

Inquiries: Steve Foster | Rendezvous Lands Conservancy | 330 N. Glenwood St. | PO Box 6430 | Jackson, WY 83002 | 307.690.2350 |


Rendezvous Lands Conservancy improves the quality of life in rural Intermountain West communities by protecting, owning, and creating locally significant keystone conservation properties as public access parks. In 2011 the Jackson Hole Land Trust and the LOR Foundation founded RLC and its inaugural project, Rendezvous Park, began.

Rendezvous Park, a project of Rendezvous Lands Conservancy,  is a 40-acre public natural park that fosters nature, wildlife, creativity and passive recreation for people of all ages and backgrounds. At the nexus of Jackson, Wilson, and Teton Village, sitting on the bank of the Snake River, R Park connects the West Bank to Jackson via the new Snake River Pedestrian Bridge and community pathways.