Forest Stage Request for Proposal

BASS COAST FESTIVAL “NEW FOREST STAGE” REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Bass Coast is hiring a STAGE DESIGN, ILLUMINATION & BUILD TEAM and is accepting proposals in response to this Request for Proposal in order to find a qualified source to provide a new stage environment at the annual electronic music and art festival. 


DETAILS

Festival Dates: July 8 - 11, 2022. Merritt BC, CANADA

Compensation: $126,500

3 Instalments: 2022: $65,000,  2023: $30,000,  2024: $31,500 

Contract Duration: 3 years


APPLICATION TIMELINE

Round 1: Feb. 28, 2022 - March 18, 2022:  APPLY HERE

Round 2: March 22, 2022 - April 5, 2022:  BY INVITATION

WORKPLACE VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Bass Coast Festival requires all volunteers, artists, staff, suppliers, vendors, and crew to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to support health and safety in the workplace and in the surrounding community. If unable to provide valid proof of vaccination, they will be refused access to the festival site, volunteer deposits would be forfeited and all related contract payments or deposits must be refunded in full to Bass Coast Project Ltd.  All Bass Coast volunteers, artists, staff, volunteers, vendors and crew are required to be fully vaccinated as defined by the B.C. Ministry of Health. Proof of vaccination must be provided on or before April 15, 2022.



PRIMARY GOALS 

  • Create a world class immersive stage experience unique to Bass Coast
  • Deliver a stage design complete with a lighting plan and/or illumination concepts 
  • Collaborate with a lighting team provided by Bass Coast or propose an alternative lighting supplier and plan. 
  • Agree to abide by the Bass Coast Code of Conduct
  • Work within the festival Sustainability Guidelines
  • Create a safe &  accessible environment 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The process will consist of two rounds. 


ROUND 1: Resume and Concept Proposal

Only qualified individuals or firms with prior experience should apply

  • Submit a 3D model of your concept using the provided design assets. 
  • Submit 3 projects of reference that are substantially similar to this project, including references for each.  

The top 3 designs will advance to round 2 and will be paid $400 to submit their detailed technical proposal.


ROUND 2: Technical Proposal


This technical proposal must provide a detailed overview of the stage design & lighting design.  Collaborate with a lighting team provided by Bass Coast or propose an alternative lighting supplier and plan. Provide additional documentation that supports all the requirements listed in the Design Requirements section below.  


IMPORTANT LINKS:

PHOTOS OF STAGE LOCATION AT BASS COAST         


DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

Please submit:

  • 3D Images of the stage design & surrounding environment
  • 3D render or design plan for lighting  the stage, DJ, performance artists and crowd
  • Budget to include build labour, transportation, materials, lighting rentals, lighting install & operation, certifications, safety equipment and any additional costs ext
  • Timeline of pre-build, shipping, build, teardown, inventory & pack
  • Milestones with dates for each phase of the process
  • Labour schedule: pre-show,  onsite, teardown
  • Volunteer requests: include a schedule for prebuild, set up, & tear down
  • Heavy Machinery Request: Bass Coast will provide limited use of lifts.
  • Resumes of team lead and crew and references
  • Engineering plan if required
  • Proof of Vaccination for all team members by April 15th, 2022

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Lighting team requirements: rental/installation/operation. This can be subcontracted but must come out of the stage budget. Please email liz@basscoast.ca
  • Evolution: A minor evolution/improvement must be planned for each year. Designs to be submitted for review / feedback in December of each year. 
  • Built to British Columbia building codes, provide engineering stamp if needed
  • Set up stage and lighting < 7 days (Open to public Friday July 8 9am)
  • Tear Down <3 days (Begins noon July 11)
NEED TO EDIT
  • Consider the DJ monitors in design. 1 Large Sub with a speaker stacked on top on either side of the DJ table. Speaker faces the DJ 
  • Sightlines to DJ are vital. Place DJ as far forward as possible on stage with protection from rain/elements
  • Work around audio system design.  See Appendix 
  • DJ TABLE: Mandatory dimensions: 10' LONG, 2' DEEP, 36" HIGH
  • BOOTH: Minimum size 16’ x 16’. Consider the DJ monitors in design. 1 Large Sub with a speaker stacked on top on either side of the DJ table. Speaker faces the DJ. Open floor space for guests behind DJ/Producer. 
  • STAGE DECK: Stage deck should be between 2 - 4 feet off the ground. Sightlines to DJ are vital. Place DJ as far forward as possible on stage with opportunity to pull back if sideways rain is an issue. 
  • VIBRATION CONTROL: must be considered for DJ table when booth floor shakes
  • STAGE ROOF: must cover the entire booth with overhang and drainage.
  • GREEN ROOM: a covered 10’ x 20’ area beside booth with floor/carpet and stairs to booth.
  • FENCING: 6ft high minimum to secure entire backstage area with 1 secured entrance.
  • FOH BOOTH: Minimum size 16’ x 8’, floor must be minimum of 1 ft off ground with room for 2 x 2’x 8’ tables and sightlines from back of crowd to DJ and stage. 
  • LIGHTING DESIGN: must illuminate the DJ at all times and light up the crowd, stage and surrounding trees. See photo gallery
  • LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS: rental/installation/operation. This can be subcontracted but must come out of the stage budget. Bass Coast can suggest a Lighting Designer and Supplier. Please email liz@basscoast.ca

BASS COAST WILL PROVIDE

    • 12  festival passes for the build team
    • 2 meals/day pre and post show for build team
  • Can provide onsite volunteers (up to 12) to support the build  & tear down
    • Install and light the streamer installation over the crowd See Appendix
    • Can provide DJ table: 10' LONG, 2' DEEP, 36" HIGH 
    • Limited access to bucket lift, telehandler & fork lift
    • Storage post festival: all component of stage design must fit inside a standard 20’ C-Can (provided by bass coast and stored off site)
    • Contacts for a lighting designer and team. This can be subcontracted but must come out of the stage budget. Please email liz@basscoast.ca

    OWNERSHIP AND INSURANCE

    The successful contract will own the stage design and materials. A $5 million liability policy is required and must list Bass Coast Project Ltd. as additional insured. 


    Bass Coast reserves the right to be the only festival using this stage design for the duration of the contract. The bidder may use elements of the stage for other contracts providing it does not replicate the stage design at Bass Coast. 



    IMPORTANT DATES 2022

    Request for Proposal. Round 1

    Feb 28 - March 18, 2022

    Selection of Top 3 Bidders /

    Notification to Unsuccessful Bidders

    March 22, 2022

    Round 2 submission deadline

    March 22 - April 5, 2022

    Contract Award /

    Notification to Unsuccessful Bidders

    April 8, 2022


    BUDGET

    Bass Coast’s budget for the project is $126,500


    Broken into 3 instalments:

    2022: $65,000

    2023: $30,000  

    2024: $31,500 


    ROUND 1: APPLY HERE

    Bass Coast reserves the right to award to the bidder that presents the best value and creative design to Bass Coast as determined solely by Bass Coast in its absolute discretion.


    APPENDIX

    PREVIOUS SPEAKER LAYOUT 

     

    PREVIOUS DJ BOOTH LAYOUT

     

    UPLIGHT SURROUNDING TREES














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