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Subject: RFP: Conservation of outdoor sculpture

RFP: Conservation of outdoor sculpture

From: Patricia Favero <patricia.favero>
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Proposals sought for 1999-2000 Maintenance of Sited Public Artworks,
The City of Seattle Arts Commission

The Seattle Arts Commission is seeking proposals for the major
maintenance of its permanently-sited artworks.  Proposals are sought
from US consultants for a variety of services including but not
limited to repairs, structural repairs, repatination and/or painting
of metal sculpture, repairs, cleaning and/or sealing of stone
sculpture, murals, and wood sculpture and graffiti removal from
works in all media.

Conservators and/or maintenance consultants are invited to submit
proposals on all of the maintenance work available.  Contracts will
be awarded on the basis of conservator's and sub-consultants'
qualifications, references, past work, method, schedule (consultants
must be able to commence work beginning in June, 1999 and complete
the work required by October 31, 2000) and cost.  The specifics and
weighting of the evaluation criteria are outlined in the RFP. The
City of Seattle will determine which maintenance efforts to award on
the basis of proposals received.

As part of the conservation contract conservators will be required
to submit, prior to commencing work, a maintenance proposal for each
artwork specified and to prepare a written conservator's treatment
report after treatment describing the work performed and
recommending specific regular maintenance requirements and the
approximate cost to provide such maintenance for each of the
artworks they have conserved/repaired.  Consultants will have to
meet the City's insurance requirements and will have to provide
adequate safety protection for its workers and the general public
during the performance of the contract.

The approximate value of the contract will be:  $60,000.00. Similar
work on additional artworks may be added to the contract and the
contract amended for any such work. A description of each artwork to
be maintained is available in the RFP.

The selection of the consultant is subject to Seattle Municipal Code
Chapter 20.44, pertaining to prevention of discrimination in City
contracts and Chapter 5.44, pertaining to license requirements.  The
complete text of these City codes is available at the Seattle Arts
Commission office, the City Clerk's office, and the Seattle Public

An informational conference will be held on Monday May 24, 1999 at
10:00 AM at the Seattle Arts Commission Offices at 312-1st Avenue
North, Seattle, WA.

Written proposals are due at the Seattle Arts Commission offices,
312 First Avenue North, Seattle, WA  98109 by 5 PM on Tuesday, June
1, 1999.  For further information please call Ruri Yampolsky at the
Seattle Arts Commission (206) 684-7309.  For a copy of the RFP,
please call Alice Joseph at 206-684-4186.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:89
                  Distributed: Thursday, May 20, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-89-013
Received on Wednesday, 19 May, 1999

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