Call for interest for Radio-Canada’s non-heritage furnishings and props
Radio-Canada is seeking one or more Canadian cultural/educational institutions, businesses or organizations, one or more non-profit organizations with a social mission, or one or more businesses specializing in second-hand goods and furnishings (hereinafter the “Institution”) to acquire, as is and without charge, one or more portions of its inventory of some 55,000 second-hand props and furnishings identified as having no heritage value and that have been used in various productions over the years (hereinafter the “Inventory”).This invitation constitutes a call for interest and in no way limits Radio-Canada’s ability to give the Inventory to one or more interested Institutions. Radio-Canada is not committed to accepting the Institution’s proposal or any other specific proposal. It may consider any factor that it deems to be in its best interest. Radio-Canada will prioritize educational and/or cultural Institutions (schools, theatres and so on), followed by non-profit organizations with a social mission, and finally businesses specializing in second-hand goods and furnishings. Offers from individuals will not be considered.
The Inventory consists of second-hand items belonging to the following categories (numbers are approximate and provided for illustrative purposes only): 34,000 miscellaneous props and devices, household goods and dishes; 12,000 table cloths, draperies and household linens; 7,000 contemporary pieces of furniture and 1,100 wigs. Institutions interested in acquiring all or part of the Inventory must intend to give these items a second life. Furthermore, they must show that they have a place of business in Canada and that they are able to pack, handle, pick up at Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal and carry away the Inventory or the portion of the Inventory of which they take possession, all at their own cost.
Call for Interest Procedure:
- Expression of Interest Form – Interested Institutions can express their interest by completing the following online form. Completing the Expression of Interest Form does not, in and of itself, constitute a formal commitment.
- On-site visit and pick-up – Institutions that have completed the Expression of Interest Form to Radio-Canada’s satisfaction will be invited, in the order of priority described in the second paragraph (above) and by random draw, to visit the Maison de Radio-Canada warehouse in Montreal to take stock of the Inventory. They will then be permitted to take possession of the portion of the Inventory selected during their visit or by the prescribed deadline following their visit.
Institutions interested in acquiring one or more portions of the Inventory that Radio-Canada wishes to donate must submit their expression of interest by completing and submitting the following form online by April 19, 2018. Any form received after this date shall not be considered.
Only those Institutions having completed the Expression of Interest Form to Radio-Canada’s satisfaction shall be invited to visit the Maison de Radio-Canada warehouse in Montreal to take stock of the Inventory and take possession of the selected portion. Access to the warehouse will be limited and the Institution must assume all risks and liabilities related to individuals representing it during the visit and throughout the process of taking possession of the Inventory.
The application period to submit the Expression of Interest Form is closed.