RFP – Consultant Services for Pedestrian Wayfinding Strategy and Plan
Travel Portland, in partnership with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), is seeking a qualified consultant to develop a comprehensive pedestrian wayfinding strategy and plan. The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a strategy for creating a cohesive and user-friendly wayfinding system that helps pedestrians navigate the city, enhances the pedestrian experience, and promotes a sense of place. The submission deadline is Dec. 4, 2023.
Questions from Applicants
Do the client team and stakeholders broadly buy into the two parts of the scoping study cited in the RFP?
-Insights from surveys/engagement + observations
-Hub and orientation sign density
-Maintenance, operations, other capital costs
-Project plan/next steps
While the scoping study may be used for foundational elements of this work, applicants should feel free to use their creativity and technical expertise to build upon these.
Are there specific elements or recommendations we need to be aware of that could guide our response, i.e., your appetite for integrating digital as part of the Wayfinding solution?
What is the extent of the branding required in year 1? Is this just a visual identity – system identifier, colours, typography, design principles? Or are you expecting this to include more detailed aspects, such as sign layouts and industrial product design for the physical signage?
Is the visual identity planned to be used for communications or marketing purposes in the initial stages of the project? Or is it being developed in year 1 to start the process and communicate the intended approach?
Are there existing brand standards for the city or other organization to be used as a reference or a starting point when developing the Wayfinding system brand?
Are the strategy and design of the system anticipated to be developed in year 2? This would include the development of placement plans, sign content and naming, the detailed design of signage, mapping and the interim/temporary elements.
Will there be interviews for the top candidates? If so, when will those interviews take place?
Is there a sample contract that can be provided for initial review?
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