Call For Evaluators/ Help Select The Design Team
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The 1 October Memorial Committee (“1OMC”) invites anyone who has a perspective, interest or expertise which may be useful in evaluating responses to Request for Qualifications (RFQs) to apply. Anyone, regardless of where you live, may participate.
Before proceeding, please carefully review Introduction, Our Story, Project & Process Overview for important information and context -- Intro & Overview.
This participation pathway -- Call for Evaluators -- will result in the creation of a seven-member jury tasked with evaluating all RFQ submissions and recommending finalists to the 1OMC. The finalists will develop proposals, including a design concept, model and budget for the memorial.
The jury’s role is essential to determining which professional teams responding to the RFQ are most qualified to build a world-class permanent memorial. Jury members will complete an empirical evaluation of all submissions based on considerations such as qualifications and expertise of the firm and its team, experience in building public projects, and adhering to budgets and schedules. Additionally, jury members will consider the firm’s experience in community engagement and evaluate their overall commitment to the vision, mission and goals for the memorial.
Composition of Jury
The jury will be comprised of six representatives from the public (and alternates) and one representative from Clark County’s Real Property Management department. The six public representatives will be identified from the following stakeholder groups:
- One family member of a person who died on 1 October
- One survivor
- One first responder who took part in the events of 1 October or its aftermath, including police, fire, medical &/or hospital personnel
- Three people with subject matter expertise (SME) in a professional discipline relevant to developing a permanent memorial. This can include but is not limited to expertise as an artist, architect, construction, cultural historian, engineer, landscape architect, museums &/or memorials, musician, etc.
A member of 1OMC will chair and serve as a non-voting member of the jury.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Applicants may reside anywhere; participation is entirely virtual
- If selected as a jury member or alternate, you may not participate in the Call for Creative Expressions or RFQ process
- Attend a mandatory virtual training session on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. PT.
- Willing and available to commit time required to participate. (All evaluations need to be completed during the month of November 2022. If we receive many submissions, as we anticipate, careful review may require a significant time commitment. Evaluations will be conducted independently, at your convenience and online; however, if response is large, flexibility and commitment will be especially important.)
- Diligence and fairness in evaluating RFQs.
- Willing to maintain anonymity and confidentiality throughout the jury process. (To ensure integrity, independence and fidelity in the process, it is important to preserve confidentiality of names of other jurors, alternates, and the contents of all RFQ submissions. However, once the jury has completed its work, the names of the members of the jury will no longer be confidential and will be available via public records.)
Jury Selection Process
Step 1 – Clark County staff will anonymize all applications, redact personally identifying information and verify eligibility.
Step 2 – Members of a sub-committee of the 1OMC will independently review all eligible applications and identify their preferences in each category – family, survivor, first responder, and SME, then meet as a group to create consensus on qualified candidates in each category.
Step 3 – If needed, the sub-committee will utilize a lottery to select a jury member and alternate for each category.
This is a volunteer role; no compensation will be provided.
- July 31, 2022 – Application deadline
- By Sept. 15, 2022 – Selected jury members and alternates will be notified
- Thu, Oct. 13, 2:00-5:00 p.m. PT – Mandatory virtual training session for jury members and alternates
- November 2022 – Jury members independently evaluate all RFQ submissions
- 14, 2022 – Jury chair presents jury’s recommendation for finalists to 1OMC
The application is online and requires contact information, your stakeholder group &/or subject matter expertise, and a narrative of up to 500 words explaining why you want to participate. If you are applying as an SME you will be required to upload a resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
To apply, click here or use this QR code -
Please note: Application form is available only in English.
The process to achieve a world-class permanent memorial will be enhanced by your participation. Thank you!