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Francis Scott Key Bridge Span Coating Contract Awarded

Thursday, March 8, 2018

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The Maryland Transportation Authority has awarded a contract to Manolis Painting Co. in the amount of $6,675,000 for the cleaning and coating of approach spans on the Francis Scott Key Bridge, located in Baltimore, Maryland.

The project bid Dec. 6, 2017.

Francis Scott Key Bridge
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Manolis Painting Co. will clean and coat approach spans to the Francis Scott Key Bridge, in Baltimore, on a $6.7 million contract.

Manolis Painting was the lowest of nine bidders. Additional bidders included:

  • Alpha Painting & Construction Co. Inc., in the amount of $7,254,388;
  • Klicos Painting Company Inc., in the amount of $8,687,620;
  • Blastech Enterprises Inc., in the amount of $9,160,000;
  • Saffo Contractors Inc., in the amount of $9,250,000;
  • Titan Industrial Services, in the amount of $9,839,000;
  • Olympus Painting Contracotrs Inc., in the amount of $11,472,200;
  • Atsalis Brothers Painting, in the amount of $14,416,000; and
  • Abhe & Svoboda Inc., in the amount of $21,876,770.

Scope of Work

The contractor will oversee cleaning and coating of approach spans and structural steel members on the Francis Scott Key Bridge, constructed in 1972. The dual-span drawbridge and approaches reach a total of 10.9 miles in length.

The contractor will perform preparation and coating of bearing areas and structural steel members. The steel will require abrasive blast-cleaning to a Near White (SSPC-SP 10) standard and coating with the MDSHA System C, which consists of an organic zinc-rich primer, an epoxy intermediate, and a urethane finish.

Owner-approved manufacturers for structural steel liquid coatings include Baril Coatings, Carboline, International Protective Coatings, PPG, Sherwin-Williams, TNEMEC and Wasser. The project also includes 4,690 square feet of protective coating of concrete surfaces.

The existing coatings contain lead. Class 1A containment according to SSPC-Guide 6 is required. SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certifications are also required. MDSHA personnel will perform coatings inspections services.

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Tagged categories: Bidding; Bridges; contract painting leads; Contracts; Government contracts; NA; North America; Paint BidTracker; Program/Project Management

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