The National Park Service is inviting bids for painting the exterior of the birthplace of President John F. Kennedy in Brookline, Mass.
Bids are due July 30. A recommended pre-bid site visit is scheduled July 20.
National Park Service
Built in 1909, the National Historic Site preserves the birthplace of the youngest elected president of the U.S. The 35th president spent the first four year of his life in the “modest,” three-story, wooden-frame home in the Boston suburb, according to the Park Service website.
The Kennedy family donated the house to the Park Service in 1969 as a “gift to the American people,” the Park Service said.
Tours of the home are offered seasonally. A virtual tour of the home is available here.
The project involves changing the existing green color to a gray shade, and the existing yellow to a lighter hue. Paint colors will be provided by the Park Service.
According to project details, one coat of an alkyd primer and two latex coats shall be applied by brush to the exterior substrates. Spraying and rolling are specifically prohibited.
The exterior substrates include shingles/siding, horizontal and vertical trim, windows and glazing, gutters and downspouts, skylight (full glazing), exterior doors, front porch, columns and others.
Prior to paint application, the entire house is to be “scrubbed clean using environmentally-safe (green) products,” the Park Service said. Carbide/metal scrapers and sandpaper are to be used manually; the use of electric sanders or wire brushes is prohibited.
The contract is reserved for Small Business sources/vendors.
The estimated cost of the project is $25,000 to $100,000.
Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.