REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Artwork Commission for Terminal B Renovations and Improvements Project
The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is seeking an artist for acquisition
and installation of artwork for MPA CONTRACT NO. L1129-D1, Renovations and
Improvements at Terminal B, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA. The
Authority is seeking artists with successful installations in public spaces. The Artist must be able
to work closely with the Authority and other interested parties in order to provide artwork in a
timely and effective manner.
Logan International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest air terminals, is in the midst of
constructing a connection between Pier A and Pier B in Terminal B to facilitate passenger flow
post-security. The Connector will be an active space highlighted by a ticketing hall, baggage
claim, security checkpoint, eight (8) boarding gates, and concessions. The Authority is
committed to the incorporation of works of public art within its facilities, and seeks to
incorporate up to two (2) new works within the Terminal B space.
The Authority expects to select one (1) artist. However, the Authority reserves the right to select
a different number if it is deemed in its best interest to do so.
Goals and Objectives for the Public Art Piece (s):
To bring aesthetic interest and life to a heavily trafficked airport facility.
To integrate with the current designs of Pier A and Pier B established by the architect and
other design professionals at the Authority.
To enhance the passenger experience in Terminal B.
Economic support of the New England artistic community.
The submissions shall be evaluated on basis of:
(1) geographic location of the artist,
(2) proposed schedule,
(3) estimated budget for the artwork
(4) established track record of successful public art installations,
(5) proposed artistic concept and ability to enhance the new Terminal B design,
(6) past performance for the Authority, if any.
Supplemental information, including the submission requirements, will be available to interested
parties beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2013, by contacting Cindy Monahan at
A Pre-proposal Briefing will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM at Authority’s
Capital Programs Department, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, East
Boston, MA. Attendance at the briefing is not mandatory, however, it is strongly encouraged in
order to best familiarize yourself with the project details and the selection process.
The procurement process for these services will proceed according to the following anticipated
Solicitation Release Date September 25, 2013
Briefing Session October 1, 2013– 9:00 am
Deadline for Submission of Written Questions October 8, 2013
Official Answers Published (Estimated) October 15, 2013
Solicitation Close Date/Submission Deadline October 22, 2013 – 12:00 Noon
Questions may be sent via email to CPBidQuestions@massport.com subject to the deadline for
receipt stated in the timetable above. In the subject lines of your email, please reference the MPA
Project Name and Number. Questions and their responses will be posted on Capital Bid
Opportunities webpage of Massport http://www.massport.com/doingbusiness/_
layouts/CapitalPrograms/default.aspx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice
and on Comm-PASS (www.comm-pass.com) in the listings for this project.
Complete Proposals must be received no later than 12:00 Noon local time on October 22, 2013.
This submission shall be addressed to Houssam H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, Director of Capital
Programs and Environmental at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One
Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any
submission which is not received in a timely manner shall be rejected by the Authority as nonresponsive.
Any information provided to the Authority in any Proposal or other written or oral
communication between the Proposer and the Authority will not be, or deemed to have been,
proprietary or confidential, although the Authority will use reasonable efforts not to disclose
such information to persons who are not employees or consultants retained by the Authority
except as may be required by M.G.L. c.66.
OWNERSHIP OF RFP PROPOSAL
The Artist assigns to the Authority all rights of the media on which her/his Proposal is submitted,
but shall retain all rights, title, and interest in to any intellectual property in the ideas expressed
in the Proposal.
MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY
THOMAS P. GLYNN
CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR