The National Park Service will accept sealed bids on August 23rd, 2010, for exterior painting work on two houses at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY. The historic site, which was donated to the federal government in 1945 as a gift to the American people, includes the Springwood Estate—the birthplace, home, and burial place of President Roosevelt.
The project, which is restricted to Small Business sources, includes repainting the exterior surfaces, including siding, shakes, trim, doors, shutters, windows, storm windows, and screens, of two structures at the historic site: the Val-Kill Factory and the Roosevelt Ice House. Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt’s cottage, was originally a furniture factory that was later converted into the First Lady’s retreat home. Built in 1881, The Roosevelt Ice House was used as a means of storing ice before the Springwood estate had electricity.
The exterior surfaces will be hand sanded, spot-primed, and refinished with oil-based paints. The woodwork will be painted with exterior-grade latex paint and semi-gloss finish, while the metalwork will be coated with exterior gloss metal enamel. Both structures are assumed to have trace amounts of lead paint in the existing coatings. The contract requires disposal of all debris and residue. The project, which also includes glazing windows, has an estimated value of $25,000- $100,000.
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