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Subject: RFP: Temperature and relative humidity controlled exhibition cases

RFP: Temperature and relative humidity controlled exhibition cases

From: Doris Hamburg <dham>
Date: Thursday, June 6, 1996
The following announcement of a Request for Proposal (RFP) from the
Library of Congress for the design, fabrication and installation of
two temperature and relative humidity controlled exhibition cases
might be of interest.  All inquiries and questions regarding the RFP
should be directed to Ruth R.  Nelson, the LC Contracting Officer
cited below. Please note that the RFP can be requested in hard copy
only.  No machine-readable version will be distributed.

    Commerce Business Daily
    Library of Congress, Contracts & Logistics Service,
    1701 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785

72 - EXHIBIT CASES SOL RFP96-12 DUE 032596 POC Ruth Nelson,
Contracting Officer, 202-707-8610.  The Library of Congress requires
the design, fabrication and installation of two self-contained,
environmentally controlled exhibition cases that will attractively
display, on a rotating basis, some of America's greatest document
and book treasures to the highest preservation and security
standards.  Environmental systems incorporated into the cases shall
allow temperature, relative humidity, pollutant and lighting
controls independent of the exhibition hall's ambient conditions.
The cases shall protect the treasures against security  threats,
such as defacement, theft, water, smoke, fire, firearms, etc.  The
cases will be used in a major, multi-year exhibition, "The Treasures
of the Library of Congress," which will open in April 1997.  The two
cases are to be aesthetically compatible with the basic design for
the Treasures exhibition, the other surrounding cases and the
architecture of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.
Interested parties may obtain the solicitation document upon written
request to the Contracting officer, facsimile 202-707-8611.  Time is
of the essence (0053).  Solicitation will be available week of June
6, 1996.

Doris A. Hamburg
Head, Paper Conservation Section
Conservation Office
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4531
202-707-1035
Fax: 202-707-1525

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:84
                   Distributed: Monday, June 10, 1996
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