The Crown corporation responsible for promoting the capital is seeking prequalified artistic teams to design and produce a new sound and light show on Parliament Hill for four years starting in 2015.
Mosaika has run on Parliament Hill since 2010. Photo courtesy the National Capital Commission.
“The goal ... is to combine spectacular content, a compelling storyline and state-of-the-art technology in a new sound and light show that will celebrate our shared heritage through key figures, events and achievements in Canadian history,” the National Capital Commission wrote in tender documents posted to Buyandsell.gc.ca, a procurement site for federal tenders.
The NCC will provide video, lighting and other equipment.
The sound and light show has run on the Hill regularly since 1984, according to the tender documents, and has become an important draw for the city’s tourism operators.
The latest version is Mosaika: Canada Through the Eyes of Its People, which has been in place since 2010. Mosaika has won 13 awards to date, including the 2011 Ontario Tourism Award for Tourism Innovator of the Year.
Statistics from an on-site survey of 600 visitors in 2012 show that 64 per cent of Mosaika’s viewers are from outside of the National Capital Region, including six per cent from the United States and 17 per cent international visitors.
Tenders must be submitted by Sept. 30. From those, three companies will be chosen to further develop their concept and make a presentation to a jury in November.
The contract is expected to be awarded by Dec. 20.
Teams will be evaluated for a combination of experience, understanding the scope of the work, professional references and other considerations.