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99 -- FINE ART INSURANCE

Solicitation Number: SALMEC-06-R-0109
Agency: Department of State
Office: Office of Acquisitions
Location: Acquisition Management
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SALMEC-06-R-0109
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Presolicitation
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Added: August 7, 2006
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 of the FAR as supplemented with additional information included in the notice. This announcement and the SF 1449 (UPLOADED) constitutes the solicitation.

MUST SUBMIT proposal ON ALL-OR-NONE BASIS. LOWEST PRICE TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE. MUST MEET ALL SPECIFICATIONS.



Dept. of State P.O.C.: Alphonso X. Johnson (703) 875-4558. E-mail all questions to Dept. of State P.O.C. at JohnsonAX@state.gov by August 15, 2006; 3:45pm EDT. The Dept. of State reserves the right to not answer (or receive) any questions after the August 15, 2006 3:45 PM EDT deadline.



OFFERORS SHALL FAX THE FIRST TWO PAGES OF THE SOLICITATION ONLY BY THE DEADLINE TO (703) 875-6292 AND SHALL CALL ALPHONSO X. JOHNSON AT (703) 875-4558 to ensure receipt. Offerors shall sign Box 30a, print name and title in Box 30b and put the date in Box 30c before faxing. Offerors shall type or print total proposed amount (OF CLIN 0001) in Box 26 on page 1).



Period of Performance: 08/28/2006 - 08/27/2007







The Department of State (DOS) Office of Logistics Management, on behalf of the Office of Overseas Building Operations, Operations Management, and Division of Art in Embassies anticipates awarding a 12 month, All Risk (excluding War and Terrorism coverage) insurance contract. The contract shall insure $70,000,000 worth of art, properties or items displayed at (and in transit to and from) Department of State properties worldwide. The art, properties or items insured under this contract shall be insured at all times from the commencement date of the contract until expiration. This requirement shall be a small business set-aside. Offerors interested in submitting a proposal shall download the uploaded solicitation and read it in its entirety before asking any questions or proposing. SEE UPLOADED SOLICITATION.



AN INVENTORY LIST OF THE ART IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION



The Bureau of Overseas Building Operations has extensive programs and divisions functioning specifically for Safety, Health and Environmental Management and Fire issues at each embassy. Diplomatic Security also is very involved in the operations at each embassy along with marine security units assigned to each embassy. Average value of Fine Arts per shipment: 50% $50,000-$100,000; 30% $100,000-$500,000; 10%$50,000,000-$1,000,000; 10%$1,000,000-$5,000,000. Fine arts broker does the shipping. We use fine art brokers, especially Masterpiece International which is used exclusively by the National Gallery of Art.





ART IN EMBASSY LOSS HISTORY



a. 1998-1999 - 7 losses $9,044.00

b. 1999-2000 - 7 losses $15,510.00

c. 2000-2001 - 7 losses $9,044.00



d. Jan. 1, 2002- July 31, 2004



1) 1/20/2002 Luanda, Meike Armstrong, Harlem Valley, Value:$15,000, Settled: 10/21/2002, $3,788.75; Painting damaged in transit;



2) 2/15/2002 Hanoi, Berry-Hill Gallery Weisman, Reach, Value: $3800, Settled: 10/18/2002, $3800 Sculpture damaged during packing for return to US;



3) 6/17/2002 Port Louis, Shoshana Wayne Gallery Friedman, Breathing Value: $6000 Settled 7/18/2003, $6000, Painting damaged during packing;



4) 9/23/2002 Dar Es Salaam, Charlestown Renaissance Gallery Richart, Echo River, Value; $185,000, Settled 7/18/2003, $28,950 Painting damaged in transit



5) 10/10/2002 Mexico, Jesus Moroles Sky Diamond Back, Value: $22,000, Settled 8/22/2003, $22,000 Sculpture damagaed in transit;



6) 10/22/2002 Mexico, Atthowe Fine Art Services Garcia, A Mexican, Value: $12,000, Settled: 7/7/2003, $650 Painting damaged in transit;



7) 11/21/2002 Ouagadougou, Annette Sinesio Raku Tile, Value: $200, Settled: 11/17/2003, $200 Ceramic damaged at embassy;



8) 1/22/2003 Cotonou, Kat Tomka Imago, Value: $1500, Settled: 7/7/2003, $1500 Ceramic damaged in transit;



9) 3/23/2003 Brasilia, Julie Kahn Finding Home (San Francisco) Value: $1500, Settled: 11/13/2003, $1500 Photograph damaged at the embassy;



10) 4/4/2003 Abuja Therman Statom Two Reconciliations, Value: $9200 Pending Improper Storage. Adjuster advises reporting to previous carrier, Hartford;



11) 5/27/2003 Bridgetown, Tyler White Gallery Moore, Marche aux Fleaurs, Value: $2000, Settled: 12/18/2003, $2000; Painting Damaged at Embassy;



12) 7/17/2003 Brussels, Rockwell Schnabel Orlavski, Double Butterflies, Value: $2500, Settled: 10/29/2003, $2500;



13) 9/11/2003 Rabat, Marilyn Henrion Two textiles, Value $3500, Settled: 11/7/2003, $3500 Textiles displayed improperly at embassy, severely faded;



14) 1/22/2004 Vilnius Zoe Hathaway Tides 1 Value: $950 Settled: 6/22/2004, $950 Glass damaged in transit



15) 01/21/2005, Damaged Piece of Art by Chihuly, Valued at $20,000; Status: Open



16) 05/09/2005, Damage to "Pemaquid, Maine, 1975" by Donald Resnick, Valued at $2000; Status: Open



2005-2006



1) 2005 -2006, Japan, Antique baseball glove damaged. Damage reserved at $5000. Status: Open





AN INVENTORY LIST OF THE ART IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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Department of State, Office of Logistics Management, Acquisition Management, P.O. Box 9115 Rosslyn Station, Arlington, VA, 22219
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US DEPARTMENT OF STATE1701 N FORT MYER DRIVE
ARLINGTON, VA
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Alphonso Johnson, Contract Specialist, Phone 703-875-4558, Fax 703-875-6292, Email JohnsonAX@state.gov - Kevin McGhee, Contract Specialist, Phone 7038754566, Fax 7038756292, Email mcgheekt@state.gov