Request for Qualifications: Terry Fox Sculpture at Port Coquitlam Community Centre

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
RFQ 2023-36 – Terry Fox Sculpture at Port Coquitlam Community Centre

The City of Port Coquitlam is seeking to develop a shortlist of qualified Artists or Artist teams as the first step in a two-step competitive procurement process to commission a new, permanent, site-specific, sculptural artwork honouring Terry Fox’ legacy – with a focus on his childhood and youth in Port Coquitlam.

Terry Fox is a Canadian hero and inspiration, but first, he is Port Coquitlam’s hometown hero. Growing up in Port Coquitlam, he is a significant figure for the community. The new sculptural artwork aims to honour and perpetuate his legacy.

While the artwork is intended to be sculptural, it could also incorporate elements such as sound, lighting, projections or other interactive features. This may help create a public artwork that is unique across Canada, and therefore an attraction that draws both residents and visitors to Port Coquitlam.

Closing Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 2 pm (Pacific Time)

Questions Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 2 pm (Pacific Time)

Budget: $340,000.00

The City utilizes Bids&Tenders as the Bidding System for this RFQ. To view and register for the opportunity, visit

In order to submit a response to this RFQ, all bidders will require a Bidding System Vendor Account and to be registered as a Plan Taker for this opportunity, which will enable bidders to download the Bid Documents, receive Addenda email notifications, submit questions, download all documents without the watermark “preview” on them, and submit their bid.

The onus is on the Bidder to create a Bidding System Vendor account and be registered as a Plan Taker for the bid opportunity at Only registered Plan Takers will receive addenda notifications, including notification of any amendments to the Closing Date.