San Bernardino County December 2nd Memorial

Organization    San Bernardino County Community Arts

Location    San Bernardino, CA

Type    Request For Proposal (RFP)

Entry Fee    n/a

Deadline    July 16, 2018, 5:00 PM


This is an invitational call for submittals of interest to create a site-specific memorial in San Bernardino, California.

The memorial will be located on the San Bernardino County Civic Campus located at 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino on a 40,000 sq. ft. site with views of the San Bernardino Mountains. The San Bernardino County December 2nd Memorial Committee envisions that the memorial will be a permanent legacy that honors and celebrates the victims of the attack, acknowledges the bravery of the first responders, and focuses on life, love, peace, tolerance, and San Bernardino County historic and enduring tradition of strength, determination, and resiliency.

Criteria for Submittals

The call is open to everyone. Artists or their representatives are asked to submit documentation of the following five items:

  • A statement of interest
  • Examples of past projects or artwork
  • A resumé
  • Three professional references
  • Availability to start the project in January 2019

Submittals should consider the semi-arid environment of the County, the state-wide goal of water conservation, public safety and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility.

The County is not obligated to pay any costs incurred by artists in the preparation of the initial submittal and all participants agree that all costs incurred in developing the initial submittal are the artist’s responsibility.

Criteria for Selection

Submittals will be vetted for:

  • Artistic vision
  • Examples of past work
  • Suitability of materials
  • Past experience or the ability to team with experienced architects and engineers
  • Evidence of the artist or team completing past projects on time and within budget


Submittals of interest from artists and architects begin May 14, 2018 and are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 16, 2018.

In early September, five artists will be chosen from the submissions. The selected artists will be commissioned to develop and submit detailed proposals and maquettes for which they will be paid $5,000. Based on the criteria established by the Committee and advisory team, a finalist will be chosen by the end of 2018.

This Invitational Call for Submittals does not commit the County to award a contract. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. The County also reserves the right to terminate this process at any time.