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KY Seeks Bridge Painting Consultant

Monday, November 26, 2012

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking engineering proposals from qualified consultants for a term contract to perform management and QA services for upcoming bridge painting projects statewide.

The duties will include proposal preparation, project management, and/or quality assurance coatings inspection services.

JFK Bridge - Louisville, KY

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Containment structures encapsulate portions of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge for cleaning and painting operations in June 2007. This photo is from a previous bridge painting contract.

The selected firm will provide on-site project management, which includes project coordination, claim processing, calculation of pay estimates, preparation of final documentation, and workmanship inspection.

The consultant must provide a minimum of one contract manager, in addition to various field managers and/or inspectors as requested by the KYTC on-site inspection.

Contract Requirements

Proposals will be evaluated on six factors, including relative experience with bridge painting management and coatings inspection for the KYTC and/or other similar agencies; past experience with similar projects; and special or unique expertise.

In addition, the consultant will provide project managers who are NACE- or SSPC-certified and certified in lead paint (SSPC C-3). Project managers must also be trained in and familiar with OSHA requirements for fall protection, horizontal lifelines, lead abatement, and respiratory guidelines.

Proposals are due Dec. 12. The contract, which has a $4 million budget ceiling, begins Feb. 20, 2013, and ends June 30, 2015.

Lessons Learned

At least one Kentucky bridge has a troubled painting history. In the mid-2000s, scandal marked the painting of the John F. Kennedy Bridge, a seven-lane cantilever bridge that carries Interstate 65 over the Ohio River, connecting Louisville, KY and Jefferson, IN.

JFK Bridge - Louisville, KY

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Earlier failed painting projects drove up the cost of the last painting job to $59 million.

Those years included painting projects abandoned, contractors fined, and a fatal fall by a painter during the work.

Between the late 1990s and 2006, the state twice paid contractors to repaint the bridge, who then failed to do so. The attempts cost more $23 million, with little apparent result. The first of the two contracts, awarded in 1999, ended two years later in a bribery scandal that resulted in criminal prosecution.

On Dec. 5, 2007, the painting of the bridge, built for $10 million, was completed at a cost of $59 million, which included the two previous failed painting projects.  

Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.

   

Tagged categories: Bidding; Bridges; Coating inspection; Contract awards; Engineering; Government contracts; Paint BidTracker; Project Management; Quality control

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