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Subject: Request for capability statements

Request for capability statements

From: Steven Charles <scharles<-at->
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Request for capability statements
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC)

The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is posting this announcement for
planning purposes and no formal solicitation exists at this time.
All qualified concerns may submit capability statements for
consideration. Capability statements received will be reviewed to
determine the technical, experience, administrative, management, and
financial capability of such offerors to perform this type of work.

The potential project work involves the examination, analysis, and
documentation of paint colors and finishes in selected areas of the
heritage asset buildings under the care of the Architect of the
Capitol. Spaces that will be investigated in this contract will
include public and private interior spaces.

The Conservator/Historic Paint Research Specialist awarded this
contract will perform paint analysis on historically significant
architectural features including but not limited to: doors; windows;
door and window frames; walls; baseboards; ceilings; decorative
plaster; wood moldings, etc.

The goal of this project is to understand and document early
decorative schemes and to preserve information before repainting or
for future restoration.

Access to perform on site work such as sampling and exposure windows
will be dependent on the schedule of the United States Congress.
Flexibility is required and work hours will be limited to
non-business night/early morning on weekdays, weekends, holidays and
congressional recesses.

The work is to be performed by a Key Person/Project director who is
Conservator/Historic Paint Research Specialist; a professional whose
primary occupation is the practice of paint analysis and
conservation science and who, through specialized education,
knowledge, training, and experience, works in accordance with the
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.

The Key Person/Project Director will conduct and direct the work and
is required to be on site the majority of the time that work is
under way. All members of the team working on site will be required
to submit to a security check and to wear identification badges at
all times.

Key Person/Project Director who is a Conservator/Historic Paint
Research Specialist and their personnel must have experience in the

    Knowledge of historic priming and paint materials and
    characteristics, historic paint application techniques, period
    decoration and decorative painting techniques, and stylistic
    features of historic decorative painting.

    Knowledge of paint sampling techniques and the ability to
    identify locations where complete stratigraphies are likely to
    exist, and where original paint colors are least likely to have

    Laboratory analysis/interpretation of samples of architectural
    paints from buildings of similar complexity and age as those in
    the Architect of the Capitol's inventory of buildings.

    Ability to provide extended materials analysis such as FTIR.
    FTIR must be done be a qualified laboratory.

    Ability to prepare small (2 inches x 2inches) and large (10
    inches x 10 inches) exposures to reveal decorative painting.

    Documentation of stratigraphy and color for all architectural
    surfaces in a space and preparation of clear specifications that
    provide all information, including dimensions and sketches,
    necessary to conserve, restore or replicate the recommended
    decorative scheme.

The following must be submitted in the Capability Package:

    Resumes showing relevant experience of Key Person(s)/Project

    Resumes showing relevant experience for all proposed personnel.

    A sample of a paint analysis report.

    Demonstration of the company's past experience in performing
    paint analysis for projects involving full room(s) stratigraphy
    and color documentation of 20 or more layers of paint on
    numerous architectural elements, documentation of multiple
    layers of historic decorative painting schemes, and
    documentation and specification to a level sufficient to
    conserve or restore, or replicate period colors schemes and
    decorative work.

All responses shall include the following information: (1) company
name and address; (2) point of contact to include e-mail address and
telephone number; and (3) business size and type (8(a), HubZone,
Small Business, etc).

Capability statements are to be submitted no later than June 30,

Should you be interested in this effort, please submit a capability
package in PDF format to Martin Shore by e-mail at mshore<-at->aoc<.>gov

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:3
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
                        Message Id: cdl-27-3-025
Received on Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

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