Request for Qualifications Architectural Services New Salem Old Academy Building Renovation Project The Selectmen and

Historical Commission seeks proposals for architectural and other services for the renovation of the Old Academy building according to MGL C. 7, 38A ½-O. Funding is from the Commonwealth, the Save America’s Treasures program, and from the New Salem Historical Commission. Work includes exterior repairs including clapboard repair, oversight of the removal of lead paint or hazardous materials, repainting the exterior, chimney repairs, design of period shutters that replicate the shutters on hand, repair of the front door and its hardware, installation of window hardware, ADA accessibility into the building and a variance request, installation of accessible bathroom(s), electrical work throughout the building, a fire suppression system, cleaning and repair of the pressed tin ceiling, painting the interior of the building, stabilize arched walls on third floor, plaster repair, restoration of the two main staircases including balustrade at the second floor landing, site drainage system for the building, attic insulation, HVAC system that best meets the needs of archival materials in at least one (1) room. The project work to be done in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and includes compliance with all local, state, and federal standards, including State Wage Rates. Additional services might include an archeologist and oversight of work on the variance request for ADA compliance by another firm that has already been contracted for this work. Architectural services sought include site survey, paint analysis of building interior, review of existing plans and specifications, zoning and permit evaluation, development of preliminary and final drawings, final project specifications, cost estimates, budgets, public review of plans, submissions and coordination of all permitting and variances, including ADA, zoning, engineering, geotechnical survey and archeological survey if they are required, attendance at all project meetings, coordination of the advertising process, contact potential contractors, coordination of bidding process, architectural oversight during renovations, design changes as required, design submittals to funding agencies, evaluation and approval of payment requests, representation at public forums, preparation of a monetized punch list, and oversight of the work until complete, and project closeout documentation, including preparation of a draft contractor evaluation form. Proposal packages (RFQs) are available on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 after 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the New Salem Town offices or electronically by contacting the Town at or by calling (978) 5446437. A briefing session will be held at the Stowell Building on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 1:00 PM. A tour of the Old Academy Building will follow. Proposals must be received by the Town Coordinator at the New Salem Town Offices in the Stowell Building, 19 South Main Street, New Salem, MA 01355 by 4:00 PM, Monday, April 12, 2010. Postmarks will not be considered. Proposals submitted by fax will not be considered and the Town is not responsible for proposals submitted to another agency, representative or board of the Town. The fixed fee for this project is $23,000.00, including all expenses, except the cost of reproducing bid documents, mailing costs of bid documents, and any costs of ads for the project’s bidding. The estimated cost of renovations is $311,600.00. New Salem Board of Selectmen New Salem Historical Commission

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