Art Conservation Services – Paintings (USA)

  • : 47PA0118R0003
  • : Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in the Federal Acquisitions Regulation Subpart 12.6, “Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items,” as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation is being issued. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC 2005-97), effective Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

This is a total small business set-aside. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 711510 – Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers; and the small business size standard is are $7.5 million average annual receipts.

The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of Chief Architect, Art in Architecture and Fine Arts Division, located in Washington, DC is seeking the services of a contractor to provide care and preservation of Government-owned work of arts involving the assessment, analysis and treatment of paintings in/on Government-owned property in GSA buildings and offices.

GSA/PBS intends to establish a single award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for a base period of 12 months, and four (4) one-year option periods to the responsible offeror whose proposal constitutes the most advantageous approach to meeting the Art Conservation Services for Paintings, outline in the solicitation. The minimum guarantee for the base contract is $2,000.00. The contract will include a clause for four (4) options and may be exercised at the discretion of the Government. The maximum ordering limitation for the Paintings IDIQ contract is $1.75 million for each one year period. Services will be procured, as necessary, by the issuance of Firm-Fixed-Price task orders. All potential offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award (

The offeror must be able to demonstrate their experience to perform the work that is relevant to the Art Conservation Services – Paintings requirement. Offerors that submit proposals in response to this synopsis/solicitation are required to have been in business for three years or longer. The firms must demonstrate that 90% of the required services will be accomplished with the firms’ own employees. One (1) firm-fixed-price IDIQ contract will result from this solicitation. Offerors that submit proposals who do not meet this requirement will be disqualified and eliminated from competition.

All interested companies shall provide proposal(s) for the attached solicitation. Award shall be made to the Offeror whose proposal offers the best value to the government. The government will evaluate information based on the evaluation factors in the attached solicitation.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: Offeror is to furnish proposal electronically to, with a copy (cc) to no later than 2:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. All offers received after the due date and time will be considered late and will not be evaluated for award.

SUBMISSION OF QUESTIONS: All questions concerning this solicitation must be submitted to, with a copy (cc) to on or before 11:00 am Eastern Time, Friday, May 11, 2018, using the format in Attachment A – QA Format Template. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be answered with an amendment to this synopsis/solicitation.

–Request for Proposal: Solicitation_Number_47PA0118R0003.pdf
–Standard Form 1449: SF1449-Paintings_IDIQ.pdf
–Conservator Qualifications
–GSA Form 527: GSA_Form_527.pdf
–Questions and Answers Template: Attachment_A_-_QA_Format_Template.xlsx
1800 F Street
Room 6318
Washington, District of Columbia 20405
United States
The services may be performed at any location, building, facility or site directed by the Government which is located within the United States.

Evangela Brown, Contracting Officer,