For this months, Solicitation of the Month, we venture down to Olympia’s most sacred John L. O’Brien Building. For those of you who don’t know, the O’Brien Building houses our elected House of Representatives. Now, it needs a new facade.
The John L. O’Brien Building is one of the only neoclassical structures in our great state. Back in 2009, construction begun on a $46 Million restoration, with the intention of brightening its brilliant design and finishes. You can learn more about the project by following this link.
The general contractor on this project is Berschauer Phillips Construction, an Olympia, WA builder. But, they have recently published a solicitation for bids to procure a mason to help with the cleaning and restoration of the sandstone and granite facade. The solicitation information can be found on the General Administration’s website, but here are the pertinent details:
BID PACKAGE DESCRIPTION: THE JOHN L. O’BRIEN BUILDING IS A HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURE THAT HAS AN EXTERIOR ENVELOPE CONSTRUCTED PRIMARILY OF SANDSTONE AND GRANITE. THE SCOPE OF THE WORK INCLUDED IN THIS BID PACKAGE INLCUDES:
1. CLEANING OF THE AIRBORNE POLLUTANTS AND ORGANIC GROWTH FROM THE SURFACE OF THE STONE.
2. REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF THE MORTAR IN 40% OF THE STONE JOINTS.
3. INSTALLATION OF SEALANT AND LEAD CAME IN THE SKYFACING JOINTS.
4. REMEDIATION OF AREAS WHERE STONE IS SPALLING, DELAMINATING, OR EXFOLIATING.
5. THE REMOVAL AND REINSTALLATION OF A PORTION OF THE NORTH ENTRY GRANITE PAVING AND STAIRS TO ACCOMMODATE A NEW DE-ICING SYSTEM (DE-ICING SYSTEM INSTALLED BY OTHERS).
Bids are due by 2:00 p.m. on April 21, 2011. A pre-bid walk-through is planned for April 13, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the building location on the Washington State Capitol Campus.
Best of luck to all bidders.