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Subject: Request for proposals--Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP)

Request for proposals--Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP)

From: Brian S. Jaeschke <jaeschkeb<-at->
Date: Monday, November 4, 2013
Request for Proposal
Conservation of Historic Objects from Underwater Environment
Proposal Deadline: Monday December 2, 2013

Objective: Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP) issues this Request
for Proposal (RFP) to obtain the services of a conservator for the
treatment of objects from an underwater environment.  A group of
20-25 items need to be assessed, photographed, treated and
stabilized for exhibition.

Background: Mackinac State Historic Parks, administered by the
Mackinac Island State Park Commission, includes six parks located in
the Mackinac Straits region of Northern Michigan: Mackinac Island
State Park; Fort Mackinac; the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac
Art Museum; Colonial Michilimackinac; Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse;
and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.  The collection of
historical objects includes over one million items used to fulfill
the institutions educational mission.  In the past, conservation has
been done by a staff conservator which the park does not currently
employ.  The objects that need to be treated will be placed on
exhibition in a Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck exhibit at Old
Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

Contract Administrator: Brian Jaeschke, registrar, will oversee the
contract and act as liaison.

Scope of Work: Conservation services will include:

    Preparation of a contract setting forth terms and fees.

    Removal of items from MSHP premises.

    Conservation of the objects which included metal
    (iron,steel,brass) items, wood, glass, and ceramics.  The
    objects need to be assessed, photographed prior to treatment,
    treated and stabilized.

Conservation of the objects needs to be completed by Monday, March
3, 2014.

Application Process: Applicants should mail (not fax ) three copies
of a proposal.  Proposals need not be lengthy or elaborate, but
should include:

    Cover Letter indicating the name of the applicant, cost proposal
    and a brief summary demonstrating that the vendor understands
    the scope of work.  References from previous contracts or
    educational institutions should be included.

    Narrative Proposal: of the project, minimally including:

        Itemized listing of fees.

        Conservation laboratory location, including type of security
        and environment conditions.

        A timetable describing the work plan, from removal of the
        objects from MSHP premises to return of the conserved

Submission of Proposals: Submission of a proposal shall be deemed
evidence that the applicant has carefully examined the terms,
conditions and requirements of the project.

A proposal is to be made only on the basis of this RFP.  Deviation
from the specific terms, qualifications and requirements set forth
in this RFP are not permissible.

The proposal must be enclosed in sealed envelopes clearly marked
"Conservation Project."

Deadline for receipt of proposals is: Monday, December 2, 2013.
Proposals received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Proposals should be sent to:

    Brian Jaeschke
    Conservation Project
    Mackinac State Historic Parks
    PO Box 873
    Mackinaw City, Michigan 49701

If you have any questions you may call or email

    Brian Jaeschke

Evaluation of Proposals: Proposals will be evaluated on the
qualifications and experience of the company, ability to complete
the project within the established parameters and cost of services.
The decision of the evaluation team as to the firm selected will be

Brian S. Jaeschke
Mackinac State Historic Parks
PO Box 873
Mackinaw City, Michigan 49701

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:21
                 Distributed: Friday, November 8, 2013
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Received on Monday, 4 November, 2013

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