Request for Proposals: Qualified Consultants to Assist with Planning for a WV Historic Preservation Training Center
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, in partnership with Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., is seeking
qualified consultants for the purposes of planning for a West Virginia Historic Preservation Training
Center (WVHPTC). The consultant’s contract will involve two major tasks:
This contract will be completed in close conjunction with staff from both the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) and Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. (AHI) and will be funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Grant.
Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
Responses may be submitted electronically via email to Danielle (LaPresta) Parker, PAWV Executive Director at email@example.com or by letter to 421 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241.
All questions should be submitted to Danielle by Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Email is preferred for communications.
Project Overview & Scope of Work Goals
The proposed West Virginia Historic Preservation Training Center will provide workforce development resources and engaging training to support and grow the local preservation trades community in West Virginia. Our goal is to create a program that will involve local students and members of the workforce and impart technical preservation skills that can be translated into rewarding careers in historic building preservation.
The consultant hired to assist with this project will help PAWV and AHI manage the feasibility and
planning phases of this project with the goals of:
Project Timeline & Scope of Work
November 15 – December 15, 2022: PAWV distributes request for proposals. Questions can be submitted to Danielle (LaPresta) Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 29, 2022, and answers to questions will be provided to all interested bidders by November 30, 2022.
December 15 – December 30, 2022: PAWV & AHI will review proposals and select consultant.
January 3, 2023: PAWV will make the consultant award and begin contract period.
January 3 – April 30, 2023: Phase 1 – Survey & Research
May 1 – July 31, 2023: Phase 2 – Operating Plan
July 31 - August 31, 2023: Phase 3 – Comment Period
September 1 - September 15, 2023: Phase 4 – Draft Update
September 16 - September 30, 2023: Final Report
Assumptions and Agreements
Required Proposal Format
The proposal must contain the following sections: Technical, Costs, Qualifications, and References.
Questions from bidders must be submitted by email to Danielle Parker by Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. EST. All relevant questions and responses will be compiled and emailed to all known bidders by Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
All bids and proposals are due by 5pm on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Proposals may be submitted via email to Danielle Parker or by letter to 421 Davia Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241.
Project Coordinator and Point-of-Contact
Danielle (LaPresta) Parker: email@example.com, 304-642-0693
Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, 421 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241
Basis for Award of Contract
Award Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
This RFP does not commit PAWV or AHI to award a contract or to pay costs incurred by bidder in the preparation of a proposal to this RFP. PAWV and AHI may accept other than the lowest bid, waive minor informalities, and award a contract based only on the written proposal without any discussions with bidder. Issuance of a contract will be subject to the approval of PAWV and AHI. PAWV and AHI reserves the right to reject any or all proposals because of non-responsiveness to RFP requirements, insufficient funds, evidence of unfair bidding procedures, financial insolvency of bidder, or if, in the opinion of PAWV’s Executive Director, the best interests of the program will be served.
The Greenbrier Historical Society (GHS) requests proposals from qualified masonry contractors to provide services to repoint the 1834 Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia Law Library and Study building, also known as the “Pink Library”, in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Interested contractors must submit a written or electronic proposal by 3:00 pm on Friday, November 18, 2022, to Al Emch, Greenbrier Historical Society (firstname.lastname@example.org; 814 Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901).
The “Pink Library'' was built in 1834 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is in need of selective masonry rehabilitation due to water intrusion from faulty gutters and downspouts and the application of a latex paint over brick. This project is funded in part by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia in partnership with the Paul Bruhn Rural Revitalization Grant provided by the National Park Service. As such, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archaeology and Historic Preservation must be followed.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
The project will include:
Add-Alternate pricing is requested for the following:
Contractors must meet the following qualifications and submit the following:
Contractor selection will be based on experience, proven ability to complete a project and cost. All proposals must provide 30 days for acceptance from the due date.
The GHS and PAWV reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive minor administrative oversights. The contractors will be reimbursed for services rendered up to the contract amount. All changes in scope must be pre-approved by the GHS and PAWV. Contractors will not be reimbursed for travel expenses, or any costs incurred in preparation of this proposal. The contractor will be paid in increments based on satisfactory completion of specific stages of the project. The balance will be paid after approval of the work by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.
Lewisburg, West Virginia
August 22, 2022
On Thursday, August 18, 2022, David Arbogast, architectural conservator, of Davenport, Iowa received a mortar sample from Sandra Scaffidi of Practical Preservation in Fairmont, West Virginia. The sample was taken from the Pink Library in Lewisburg, West Virginia and was submitted for analysis to determine its composition.
The analysis commenced on Saturday, August 22, utilizing the acid digestion testing procedure developed by E. Blaine Cliver, former Regional Historical Architect of the North Atlantic Region of the National Park Service. This relatively simple procedure dissolves the lime and/or cement content of the mortar using a 20% solution of hydrochloric acid. The carbon dioxide released as a result of the reaction displaces water, which is then measured and used to calculate the soluble content of the mortar. The insoluble fines and sand remaining from the reaction are factored into the equation resulting in a final result. In the case of cement samples, the remaining fines are used to calculate the cement content of the mortar. The remaining sand is then carefully sieved and graded by grain size to provide a means of identification of the various sand types encountered.
The sample was brown and exceedingly soft in its consistency. It had a fast and foamy reaction which resulted in a moderate water displacement. The sample filtered rapidly with the filtrate color being the typical yellow-green. There was an exceedingly large proportion of brown fines. They most likely were dirt. All of the aforementioned attributes are indicative of mortar consisting of lime and sand only. The sand sieve analysis revealed very fine sand. All of it passed through the largest sieve with nearly exactly 3/5% stopped in the second largest sieve. Some of it was present in the third largest sieve, although not enough to register any weight with almost exactly 1 3/4% caught in the fourth largest sieve. A smidgeon more than 19 2/5% remained in the finest sieve with just less than 78 1/4% travelling through all the sieves to the base.
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