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Issue Date: 08/20/2020 Contract Number: RFP 2277

Two-Dimensional Art Conservation


Description:

This solicitation is being released by the New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Division of Financial Administration on behalf of the OGS Curatorial and Visitor Services. OGS is seeking a qualified conservator to provide comprehensive maintenance, conservation and treatment of the two-dimensional art collections in the custody of OGS in Albany and other various locations within the state of New York. 

This solicitation outlines the terms, conditions, and all applicable information required for submitting a proposal.  Bidders should pay strict attention to Section 1.3 - Key Events to ensure compliance with the solicitation requirements and to prevent possible disqualification, Bidders should follow the format and instructions contained in this document.

The artwork listed in both Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2 have been broken up into two lots as described herein; Bidders have the option of bidding on one or both lots.  An award will be made for each lot.  Should a bidder be awarded both lots, a single contract will result. 

The State considers the following qualifications to be a pre-requisite to be considered as a qualified Bidder for the purposes of the solicitation.

  1. The Bidder must maintain or have access to a secure, climate/humidity-controlled treatment laboratory/facility within 300 miles of the City of Albany.
  2. Bidder must have been in the business of professional art conservation services for a minimum of five years immediately preceding the issuance of this solicitation. However, a Bidder that has less than five years of the requisite experience may nevertheless respond to this solicitation provided Bidder has been in business for no less than six months AND currently employs senior management personnel who have a minimum of five years’ experience in two-dimensional conservation. OGS’ determination as to whether subject personnel serve or served in senior management positions shall be final.
  3. Bidder must designate a Lead Conservator with a minimum of ten years of experience in professional art conservation services.
  4. Bidder’s must have a minimum of five years of professional experience with established collections from eras and media aligned with the lot that they wish to submit a proposal for.

All interested parties must register with Lee Amado at Lee.Amado@ogs.ny.gov at least 48 hours in advance of the mandatory site visit on September 17, 2020.  Bidders who do not re-register with Ms. Amado will be unable to attend the site visit and will therefore be unable to bid.

When available the soliciation document can be found here: https://ogs.ny.gov/procurement/bid-opportunities

Due Date: 11/24/2020 2:00 PM

Contract Term: 5 years

Location: Albany, NY

Ad Type: General


Primary Contact:     General Services, NYS Office of
Financial Administration
Financial Administration
Lee Amado
Contract Management Specialist 1
Corning Tower, 32nd Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
United States
Ph: 518-474-5981
Fax:
Lee.Amado@ogs.ny.gov

Secondary contact:     General Services, NYS Office of
Financial Administration

Erin Datri
Contract Management Specialist 3
Corning Tower, 32nd Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
United States
Ph: 518-474-5981
Fax:
erin.datri@ogs.ny.gov
Secondary contact:     General Services, NYS Office of
Financial Administration
Financial Administration
Lee Amado
Contract Management Specialist 1
Corning Tower, 32nd Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
United States
Ph: 518-474-5981
Fax:
Lee.Amado@ogs.ny.gov