Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) seeks proposals from qualified vendors to design, install, manage and store winter lighting displays Downtown Grand Rapids.

The successful bidder will work in partnership with DGRI and the City of Grand Rapids to install the equipment. The Downtown Development Authority will award the contract to the successful bidder.

The scope of work includes the conceptualization, installation and storage of winter decor in targeted locations around Downtown from October through February, and general tree lighting along Monroe Center year-round.

The qualified vendor will work with various City departments to obtain the correct permits for any pole banners and decor being installed as well as working with the City's preferred vendor that manages electricity for any and all light installations.

The selected consultant will work with a committee of individuals from DGRI, the City of Grand Rapids, and other potential stakeholders. DGRI staff will be the primary point of contact and will manage the project. The contract will be facilitated through DGRI.

DGRI invites the following information from qualified vendors:

  1. Proposal of design ideas for the project areas
  2. Installation and de-installation costs
  3. Storage costs
  4. Maintenance costs

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